BPE combines the experience of two organizations that have led the way in urban school improvement: the Boston Plan for Excellence and Boston Teacher Residency (BTR). BPE builds upon its legacy of more than 25 years of driving education outcomes and innovation and commits to nothing less than student success. We believe that every child should have the right to a quality public education and that Boston can be the first city to fulfill this basic promise of our democracy. To accomplish this vision, we engage in three major strategies: 1) preparing and supporting diverse, highly effective teachers for Boston's schools through a best-in-class teacher preparation and development program; 2) ensuring broad student success in partner schools by cultivating ambitious instruction in every classroom with a coherent, data-driven approach to school improvement; and 3) creating break-the-mold new schools that ensure all students are prepared to succeed in college and career.
As the teacher preparation program for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Boston Teacher Residency drives significant student achievement gains through the preparation, support and retention of exceptional teachers in Boston. BTR is centered upon a yearlong internship (the "Residency") during which Residents work closely with mentor teachers in BPS classrooms and engage in extensive on-site coaching and graduate-level coursework intended to prepare them to become highly effective urban teachers. Upon successful completion of the Residency, Residents earn a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and a master's degree in education (with the option to earn a dual license as a Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities or as a Teacher of English as a Second Language after their first year as a teacher of record in BPS). Residents commit to teach for at least three additional years in BPS.
A team of Clinical Teacher Educators (CTEs) lead the instruction and coaching of Residents, mentors, and graduates. CTEs work to bring together the BTR coursework and fieldwork components, helping Residents experience a coherent, aligned and focused preparation program.
BPE is seeking qualified candidates for the position (0.5 FTE) of Clinical Teacher Educator with a focus on Elementary Literacy. This a temporary position that reports to one of two co-Directors of Clinical Teacher Education.
Primary responsibilities of the Clinical Teacher Educator include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Developing the skills of Residents and mentors through use of content-focused coaching methods that keep student understanding and achievement, instructional practices and content at the center of their work
- Teaching the year-long content-methods class to include a range of clinical experiences that advance the technical and content-knowledge needed for teaching (in-class coaching, instructional rounds, lesson studies, high leverage content activities, analysis of assessment data to measure student achievement and plan for instruction)
- Establish and maintain trusting, and professional relationships with Residents and mentors
- Communicating regularly with principals and/or headmasters and other school-based support staff
- Facilitating school-based professional learning among Residents, mentors and their colleagues
- Conferring with BTR Directors, other CTEs, Residents and mentors to coordinate and plan for targeted support
- Participating in a professional learning community to study and learn from our practice with pre-service teachers
- Maintaining up-to-date files on Residents and submit documentation of work with Residents and mentors in database
- Actively contributing to the support of overall program goals by building personal leadership capacity and assuming leadership responsibilities
- Master's degree in education
- Undergraduate or graduate degree in the content area or equivalent work experience
- Minimum five years teaching in the content and/or grade level
- Experience in planning for and facilitating adult learning
- Experience with supervision and/or observation and feedback
- Experience in collaborating and co-facilitating and/or leading professional development sessions
- Experience working with early career teachers in their own development
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Experience working with a range of student learners and learning styles (ELL, Learning Disabilities, etc.)
- Familiarity with Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards
- Experience with analysis and the use of data to inform instruction
- Passion for social justice and educational equity
- Sense of humor
How to apply
Step 1: Complete an Employment Application at the following link: http://goo.gl/3gtFV
Step 2: Email your thoughtful, well-crafted cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF format) to email@example.com. Please put "Clinical Teacher Educator (Elementary Lit)" in the subject field.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
BPE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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