Clinical Teacher Educator, ESL and SEI
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BPE’s mission is to drive exceptional outcomes for all students by developing great teachers and great schools. For three decades, BPE (formerly the Boston Plan for Excellence) has devised solutions to the toughest challenges faced by Boston’s students and teachers by weaving together expertise in teacher training and school development. We believe ambitious teaching (which we define as instruction that consistently engages all students in rigorous content) requires not only effective teachers, but also systems that support great teaching and methods for continuous improvement. We have prepared over 500 teachers for Boston’s public schools through the nationally recognized and replicated Boston Teacher Residency program. And we have pioneered scalable, cutting edge data tools and whole school improvement strategies. Today, we are redesigning schooling for students and teachers by creating neighborhood-based Teaching Academies, which are in-district, PreK-12 schools which provide a world-class education for all students while preparing outstanding new teachers for the Boston Public Schools. We launched our first Teaching Academy, the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School, in 2012. In 2013, we created the Dudley Promise Corps to leverage the power of national service to expand learning time, engage families, and provide extra support to students in the Dudley neighborhood.
Boston Teacher Residency
As the teacher preparation program for the Boston Public Schools (BPS), the Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) 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) leads the instruction and coaching of Residents, mentors, and graduates. CTEs work to bring together the BTR coursework and fieldwork components, helping Residents and graduates experience a coherent, aligned and focused preparation/induction program.
BPE is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Clinical Teacher Educator in the following content areas:
This .5 FTE position reports to the Director 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 summer and year-long SEI and ESL courses to include a range of clinical experiences that advance the technical 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 Director, 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 preferred; ESL certification, strong SEI knowledge/background;
- 5+ years teaching experience in a k-12 setting;
- Previous mentoring or coaching experience, preferably with novice teachers for 3+ years;
- Demonstrated learner in PARCC and the on-going local and national discourse on new testing standards;
- Experiences teaching students with a range of disabilities, and English language learners;
- Knowledge about naming and using specific classroom management practices and pedagogical decisions;
- Deep knowledge of secondary English language arts literacy instruction, instructional coaching or mentoring, and curriculum development;
- Understanding of the Common Core State Standards and current secondary literacy research;
- Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to share research-based instructional approaches and provide advice, mentoring, and coaching to teachers and other staff;
- Strong organizational skills and project management skills;
- Unwavering belief that all students can learn rigorous material and while developing a love of learning;
- Demonstrated belief that all educators, at all stages, continue to learn and adapt their practices in support of our students.
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package, including group health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and vacation allowance.
Please visit http://bpe.atsondemand.com/ to submit an application for consideration.
BPE is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.