All Other Positions - Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
Position: All Other Positions
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Teacher-in-Residence
Job Location: Bridgeport, CT
Beginning: Jul 01, 2017
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Achievement First Bridgeport Academy
Bridgeport, CT 06608
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Start Date: July 1, 2017
Location:  Bridgeport, CT

About the Role
We strongly believe that you learn best by doing, receiving support and guidance, and trying again. As a teacher in residence at Achievement First, you have a unique opportunity to receive high-quality training while gradually taking on more teaching responsibility. The residency, a partnership between Relay Graduate School of Education (Relay GSE) and Achievement First, is designed specifically for recent college graduates and career changers who are looking for an innovative pathway into the teaching profession. The residency is for those who want to be at the center of this work, engaging with hard-working students with unlimited potential, while taking master’s-level courses specifically designed to sharpen pedagogical knowledge. The teaching residency will lead to a culminating understanding of what it means – and what it takes – to be an effective classroom teacher. You will become the driver of high-quality instruction that builds strong content knowledge and a lifelong love of learning. You will become your students’ champion who believes all students are capable of greatness and achievement far beyond what society has been conditioned to accept. You will become a demander of excellence for yourself and your students, the warm and unyielding classroom presence that encourages and accepts nothing less than students’ best and most thoughtful work. Upon successful completion of your first year, you will be able to demonstrate pedagogical mastery and have a clear pathway into a lead teaching position.
At Achievement First, you will grow as a passionate and constant learner who thrives on feedback, enjoys regular one-on-one coaching and nurtures a voracious appetite for professional development. You will cultivate classroom cultures built on strong structures, communication and lasting relationships. Every day, you will shake the hands and contribute to the education of children who will go on to become first-generation college students and return to our communities as the next generation of game-changers.
As a teacher in residence at Achievement First, your typical week would include the following, and so much more:
  • Observe and co-teach in a Resident Advisor’s classroom- a veteran teacher who serves as your mentor and coach
  • Attend weekly Deliberate Practice with fellow Teachers in Residence across the network to practice and receive feedback on your execution of an upcoming lesson plan
  • Lead Book Club with a group of 3-7 scholars daily
  • Grade and analyze exit tickets to determine which scholars need small group intervention
  • Stay after school to moderate a Quiz Bowl competition
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