SEEKING INDUCTION MENTORS with SOCIAL JUSTICE VISION

| July 14, 2014

Job Summary:
The Teaching Residents at Teachers College (TR@TC) Induction Program has been designed to support newly certified teachers who are working in urban, high-need schools The induction program is connected to TR@TC’s 14-month federally funded graduate level teacher preparation program.Our induction team seeks experienced teachers who are interested in enthusiastically supporting the growth and development of new teachers within a social justice vision.

As a member of our team, you will:
· engage with new teachers in their classrooms as co-teaching mentors and observers
· work with new teachers to develop on-going, reflective individual growth plans
· engage with new teachers in learning opportunities, such as guided observations and curriculum planning
· collaborate with the induction team to develop and enact professional development for new teachers
· work with the induction team as we engage in on-going development of the induction program

Minimum Qualifications:
· Master’s degree in an education related field
· Minimum 3 years of teaching experience at the secondary level
· Experience working with students who are labeled as English language learners or with a disability (certification in one of these two areas preferred)
· Excellent communication and writing skills
· Ability to effectively interact and engage with others in unfamiliar contexts
· Ability to develop strong, positive, and professional relationships

Preferred Qualifications:

· Familiarity with high-needs urban schools, especially at the secondary level, and in NYC
· Experience mentoring/supporting beginning teachers
· Experience building partnerships and collaborating with diverse groups
· Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multi-layered system

CONTACT:
Suzanne Pratt
TR@TC Induction Coordinator
sp2801@tc.columbia.edu