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Capital Teaching Resident For Sy17
Capital Teaching Resident For Sy17 Job Description
The Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is a nationally recognized, highly selective teacher training program that provides a pathway for new teachers to develop into outstanding educators prepared to serve in high-need schools in Washington, D.C.
CTRs make a commitment to teach for a minimum of three years in D.C. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher. CTRs are initially placed in KIPP DC or E.L. Haynes, two high performing D.C. public charter schools. During their residency year, CTRs are provided the opportunity to obtain their teacher licensure and train in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Math, Science, Social Studies, or English Language Arts classrooms. CTRs commit to two additional years of teaching beyond their residency year at KIPP DC, E.L. Haynes, or partner public charter schools across D.C. Early Childhood and Elementary CTRs have the opportunity to earn an accelerated one year master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in year three of their CTR commitment with discounted tuition. Secondary CTRs can participate in a second year of coursework in year two of their commitment to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching free of charge if their CTR commitment is completed.
CTRs have the opportunity to train and work alongside results-driven educators and administrators who are committed to students’ success. Through our gradual release model, CTRs are set up for success by becoming an integral part of the school community and gaining more and more responsibility in their classroom over time. Throughout this residency, CTRs are supported as they develop into skilled educators through extensive coaching, consistent work with a highly-effective mentor teacher, focused professional development coursework, and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom.
KIPP DC is a non-profit network of high-performing, college-preparatory public charter schools in Washington, D.C. Our sixteen schools and Learning Center recruit and educate over 5,700 students on six campuses in the city’s most educationally underserved communities. At KIPP DC, we empower students to access opportunities that lead to a choice-filled life. Highly skilled teachers and leaders, more time in school, a rigorous college preparatory-curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students climb the mountain to and through college and a choice-filled life. As a CTR, you could play an active role in our mission!
Capital Teaching Resident Job Description
- Participate and contribute as a member of his/her particular school community.
- Attend all school level professional development (PD) sessions.
- Attend and actively participate in all PD and certification coursework specific to area of training (scheduled on designated week nights, as well as a few Saturday sessions).
- Complete all required coursework assignments.
- Take and pass all required certification exams.
- Track, analyze, and use data to drive teaching and instruction.
- Participate in weekly meetings with mentor/host teacher.
- Participate in goal setting, observations, and debrief meetings with school leader.
- Participate in mid-year and end-of-the year evaluations by school leaders.
- Implement feedback from observations by school leaders and mentor teachers into classroom practice.
- Conduct purposeful observations of mentor and other excellent teachers.
Washington Teacher Job
Capital Teaching Resident For Sy17 Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree with 3.0 minimum GPA (preferred).
- Compelling passion and commitment to be a teacher in an educationally under-served community.
- Belief that all students can and will learn.
- Unquestioned integrity and commitment to CTR’s mission and the school community.
- Openness to feedback and willingness to constantly reflect, improve, and learn.
- Ability to function as a “relentless achiever" by setting high goals and meeting or exceeding them.
- Strong work ethic coupled with a willingness to go above and beyond one's work.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and develop strong relationships with parents and colleagues.
- Flexibility, tenacity, perseverance, resourcefulness, and teamwork.
- High level of organization and professionalism.
- Residents are expected to pass their Praxis II exam, as well as the CORE exam, before they begin their residency year in the fall.
- We will not, however, ask CTRs to take the Praxis exam until they have been admitted to the program, and we reserve the right to decline the admission of any accepted applicant that does not pass the required Praxis exams.
Residents are provided a competitive salary and benefits through the schools by which they are employed. The salary and benefits packages vary and are determined by the CTR training sites.