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TNTP Teaching Fellows

Program Enrollment Requirements

You must satisfactorily complete all of the enrollment requirements below. Enrollees who do not meet the requirements will be withdrawn from the program.

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PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

In late June 2018, you’ll begin your commitment with a rigorous six-week pre-service training program. You will study proven teaching techniques that great teachers use every day to advance student learning and you can expect to practice these techniques intensively, both with peers and with real students in summer-school classrooms.

Rather than overwhelming you with training that is a mile wide but an inch deep, our instructors and coaches will prepare you to teach by focusing first on mastery of foundational teaching skills before shifting to more advanced practices.

Outstanding local educators will prepare you to raise student achievement by teaching you how to deliver the content your students must learn and to keep students focused and engaged in your lessons. You must demonstrate an emerging proficiency in these fundamental skills by the end of pre-service training to earn teaching eligibility for the fall.

A Typical Day During Pre-Service Training

Pre-service training is a full-time commitment, running from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each weekday. The program is extremely demanding and does not allow for absences.

7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Field Experience in a Summer School Classroom

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Skill-Building Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Responsive coaching and preparation for the next day

PST Preview

Once enrolled, you will be expected to attend a PST Preview event in March where you will gain a better vision of the PST training model while meeting other enrollees and staff. To do that, you’ll spend time learning and practicing a couple of Teach Like a Champion techniques. Expect more information, including the dates, when you enroll.

Orientation Week

Once enrolled, you must attend a mandatory three-day orientation in May. During your visit you will understand and embrace the vision for PST, learn how your performance will be measured over the summer, meet Baltimore city’s students and explore its schools and communities, cultivate relationships with other enrollees, BCTR staff and alumni, complete and submit employment paper work with Baltimore City schools. This will also be a great time to meet members of your cohort, alumni, staff, and other individuals working in education. Expect more information, including the dates, when you enroll.

 

Pre-service Training Handbook

During Orientation Week you’ll receive the Pre-Service Training Handbook to help you make the most of your summer training experience. The handbook explains our innovative training model, including the fundamental skills you will be expected to master (“Fast Start” skills), the techniques we’ve adapted from Teach Like a Champion, skill-building sessions, diversity and inclusion sessions, field experience, and coaching and evaluation methods. The handbook will also include more information on the summer schedule and logistics.

CERTIFICATION

During your first year as a full-time teacher, you will also complete TNTP Academy certification coursework under the guidance of outstanding Baltimore teachers and BCTR staff.

The first year is the most important of a teacher’s career and our approach is designed with that understanding in mind. While many teacher training programs treat teachers’ first year like a warm-up, we see it as a critical opportunity to help teachers develop essential skills and determine whether they can make a successful career teaching.

Shortly after you begin teaching in the 2018-2019 school year, you will begin TNTP Academy to bolster your instructional impact. TNTP Academy will focus on the most critical knowledge required in your subject area, are responsive to your development areas in the classroom and help you develop the planning skills needed to teach that content effectively.

TRANSCRIPTS

You must send two official degree-conferred, sealed transcripts from the college or university where you earned your undergraduate degree to the program office as soon as possible but no later than June 8, 2018. Advanced degree-conferred transcripts should also be sent in addition to your undergraduate transcript. (Masters, PhD, JD, etc.)

Download a transcript request form.(not required)

All degrees, especially those conferred outside of the U.S., are subject to further review to determine equivalency and eligibility as determined by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Visit Rules and Restrictions for more details and a list of state-approved agencies.

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND FINGERPRINTING

All Residents must be fingerprinted and disclose any prior criminal record. Fingerprinting, will take place during Orientation Week at 200 E North Avenue (Room 120), Baltimore, MD 21202.

More information

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Topic Details
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

In late spring, you’ll begin your commitment with a rigorous six-week pre-service training program. You will study proven teaching techniques that great teachers use every day to advance student learning and can expect to practice these techniques intensively, both with peers and with real students in summer-school classrooms.

Rather than overwhelming you with training that is a mile wide but an inch deep, our instructors and coaches will prepare you to teach by focusing first on mastery of foundational teaching skills before shifting to more advanced practices.

Outstanding local teachers will prepare you to raise student achievement by teaching you how to deliver the content your students must learn and to keep students focused and engaged in your lessons. You must demonstrate an emerging proficiency in these fundamental skills by the end of pre-service training to earn teaching eligibility for the fall.

A Typical Day During Pre-Service Training

Pre-service training is a full-time commitment, running from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each weekday. The program is extremely demanding and does not allow for absences. Fellows find that the training schedule is too intense for them to hold a separate job during the training period.

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Field Experience in an Indianapolis Summer-School Classroom

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch / Lesson Planning

1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Skill-building Sessions and Responsive Coaching

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Meetings / Lesson Planning

 

Pre-Service Training Handbook

In the spring, we’ll send you the Pre-Service Training Handbook, which explains our training model, including the fundamental skills you will be expected to master, the techniques that help you demonstrate those skills, skill-building sessions, field experience, and coaching and evaluation methods. The Handbook also provides more information on the summer schedule and logistics.

 

Orientation & Site Visits

You must attend a mandatory orientation webinar and in-person site visit in the weeks leading up to pre-service training. You will learn more about teaching and living in Indianapolis and effective instructional strategies. You will also be able to meet members of your cohort, alumni, staff, and other individuals working in education. Expect more information, including the dates of all sessions, early this spring.

CERTIFICATION

During your first two years as a full-time teacher, you will also complete certification coursework through our partnership with Marian University, where you will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree through the Transition to Teaching (T2T) program. The T2T program is specifically designed to meet the needs of alternate route teachers; in fact, Indianapolis Teaching Fellows and Teach For America corps members are the only participants.

The First Year

The first year is the most important of a teacher’s career and our approach is designed with that understanding. While many schools and teacher training programs treat teachers’ first year like a warm-up, we see it as a critical window of opportunity to help teachers develop essential skills and determine whether they can make a successful career teaching.

Shortly after you begin teaching, you will enroll in certification coursework to bolster your instructional impact. These courses will focus on the most critical knowledge required in your subject area and help you develop the skills needed to teach that content effectively.

The Transition to Teaching Permit

You will begin teaching under a Transition to Teaching permit, an initial certification issued by the Indiana Department of Education through Marian University. The Transition to Teaching permit allows you to teach full-time while working towards your Initial Practitioner License. During your first year of teaching, we will use the Assessment of Classroom Effectiveness (ACE) to ensure that you remain on track to become a great teacher.

If you successfully complete all program requirements, including passing all tests, and meet our performance standards, you will be eligible to apply for an Initial Practitioner License in Indiana at the end of your second year in the classroom.

TRANSCRIPTS

You must send official degree-conferred, sealed transcripts from each college or university you have ever attended to Marian University before you enroll in Indianapolis Teaching Fellows. If you prefer, you may send official transcripts electronically to Marian University, though these must be official transcripts coming directly from your university. Marian University can NOT accept electronic transcripts directly from an enrollee, even if they say “official” on the document. The specific steps for sending transcripts will be available during the Finalist stage of the selection process for Indianapolis Teaching Fellows.

Download a transcript request form.

All degrees, especially those conferred outside of the U.S., are subject to further review to determine equivalency and eligibility as determined by the Indiana State Department of Education. If you have a degree outside of the United States, we strongly recommend beginning the process of requesting and having your transcripts evaluated immediately.

Rules and restrictions

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND FINGERPRINTING

You will complete a background check and fingerprinting through www.in.gov/inkless. You will receive more information about the specific steps to complete this background check on our 2018 Cohort Website once you join Indianapolis Teaching Fellows.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

Indiana CORE Assessments for Educator Licensure
Information about the CASA and Content Area exams

State Impact Indiana
Information on state education policy

Indiana State Department of Education
Information about schools throughout the state including recent student achievement data and salary information

MARIAN UNIVERSITY ADMISSIONS

One of the last critical steps you will take before becoming an Indianapolis Teaching Fellow is apply to Marian University’s Transition to Teaching Program, where you will earn your teaching certification and Master of Arts in Teaching.

You will apply to Marian immediately before enrolling in ITF by filling out the online application, and submitting official, degree conferred transcripts from every university you have ever attended for review. These transcripts must come directly from the university you attended – Marian can NOT accept official copies from enrollees. The steps for completing Marian’s application will be communicated to you by our Recruitment Associate.

Topic Details
PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

In late spring, you’ll begin a rigorous, seven-week pre-service training. You will study proven teaching techniques that great teachers use every day to advance student learning and practice these techniques intensively, both with peers and real students in summer-school classrooms.

Rather than overwhelming you with training that is a mile wide but an inch deep, our instructors and coaches will prepare you to teach by focusing first on mastery of foundational teaching skills before shifting to more advanced practices.

Outstanding local teachers will prepare you to raise student achievement by teaching you how to deliver the content your students must learn and to keep students focused and engaged in your lessons. You must demonstrate an emerging proficiency in these fundamental skills by the end of pre-service training to earn teaching eligibility for the fall.

A Typical Day During Pre-Service Training

Pre-service training is a full-time commitment, running from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each weekday. The program is extremely demanding and does not allow for absences. Most find that the schedule is too intense for them to hold a separate job during the training period.*

7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Field Experience in a Summer School Classroom

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor-Led Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Skill-Building Sessions or Literacy Sessions

*Subject to change

Pre-Service Training Handbook

In early spring, we’ll send you the Pre-Service Training Handbook, which explains our training model, including the fundamental skills you will be expected to master, the techniques we’ve adapted from Teach Like a Champion, skill-building sessions, field experience, and coaching and evaluation methods. The Handbook also provides more information on the summer schedule and logistics.

Orientation

You must attend a mandatory on-site orientation appointment at the start of pre-service training. You will learn more about teaching and living in Nevada and effective instructional strategies. You will also be able to meet members of your cohort, staff, and other individuals working in education. Expect more information, including the dates of the sessions, this spring.

LICENSURE

Following pre-service training, during your first year as a full-time teacher, you will also complete TNTP Academy licensure coursework under the guidance of outstanding Nevada teachers.

The first year is the most important of a teacher’s career and our approach is designed with that understanding in mind. While many teacher training programs treat teachers’ first year like a warm-up, we see it as a critical opportunity to help teachers develop essential skills and determine whether they can achieve a successful career teaching.

Shortly after you begin teaching in the 2018-19 school year, you will enroll in licensure coursework designed to bolster your instructional impact. These courses will focus on the most critical knowledge required in your subject area and help you develop the planning skills needed to teach that content effectively.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

You must obtain three official undergraduate transcripts from each undergraduate college or university you attended prior to enrolling.

Download a transcript request form.

All degrees, especially those conferred outside of the U.S., are subject to further review to determine equivalency and eligibility as determined by the Nevada Department of Education.

Rules and restrictions

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND FINGERPRINTING

All Corps members must be fingerprinted and disclose any prior criminal record.

More Information

HELPFUL RESOURCES
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PRE-SERVICE TRAINING

In late spring, you’ll begin a rigorous, five-week pre-service training in New Orleans. You will study proven teaching techniques that great teachers use every day to advance student learning and practice these techniques intensively, both with peers and real students in summer-school classrooms. 

Rather than overwhelming you with training that is a mile wide but an inch deep, our instructors and coaches will prepare you to teach by focusing first on mastery of foundational teaching skills before shifting to more advanced practices.

Outstanding local teachers will prepare you to raise student achievement by teaching you how to deliver the content your students must learn and to keep students focused and engaged in your lessons. You must demonstrate an emerging proficiency in these fundamental skills by the end of pre-service training to earn teaching eligibility for the fall.

A Typical Day During Pre-Service Training

Pre-service training is a full-time commitment, running from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each weekday in New Orleans. The program is extremely demanding and does not allow for absences. Most find that the schedule is too intense for them to hold a separate job during the training period.

7:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Field Experience in a Summer School Classroom

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch/travel time to main PST site

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Instructor-Led Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Skill-Building Sessions or Literacy Sessions

Pre-Service Training Handbook

In late spring, we’ll send you the Pre-Service Training Handbook, which explains our training model, including the fundamental skills you will be expected to master, the techniques we’ve adapted from Teach Like a Champion, skill-building sessions, field experience, and coaching and evaluation methods. The Handbook also provides more information on the summer schedule and logistics.

Orientation

You must attend mandatory orientation sessions in the days leading up to pre-service training. At orientation, you will learn more about teaching and living in Greater New Orleans and Baton Rouge, effective instructional strategies, and the education landscape in Louisiana. There will also be several opportunities for you to meet members of the cohort, alumni, staff, and other individuals working to close the achievement gap. More information on these dates will be released this spring.

CERTIFICATION

During your first year as a full-time teacher, you will also complete TNTP Academy certification coursework under the guidance of outstanding New Orleans teachers.

The first year is the most important of a teacher’s career and our approach is designed with that understanding in mind. While many teacher training programs treat teachers’ first year like a warm-up, we see it as a critical opportunity to help teachers develop essential skills and determine whether they can make a successful career teaching.

Shortly after you begin teaching, you will enroll in regular Content Seminars to bolster your instructional impact. This coursework will focus on the most critical knowledge required in your subject area and help you develop the planning skills needed to teach that content effectively.

You will also participate in Responsive Coaching Sessions over the course of the school year. During these sessions, you will learn more techniques great teachers use to advance student learning, building on the fundamentals you mastered during pre-service training while shifting focus to more advanced skills. In both cases, content coursework will be continually customized to address your individual development priorities.

TRANSCRIPTS

You must upload a PDF of your official transcript to the Checklist on TT2 within two weeks of enrolling.

All degrees, especially those conferred outside of the U.S., are subject to further review to determine equivalency and eligibility as determined by the Louisiana Department of Education.

Rules and restrictions

BACKGROUND CHECKS AND FINGERPRINTING

All candidates offered positions with teachNOLA partner schools must be fingerprinted and have a background check. Fingerprinting, along with other employment processing, will take place during the week of Orientation after you have your summer school placement and then again through your school's HR department when you accept your fall teaching position.

Rules and regulations.

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The New Orleans Parents’ Guide to Public Schools
Information on all of the city’s public schools, including charter and traditional schools.

Louisiana State Department of Education

Teach Louisiana

NOLA.com
Information on living and working in New Orleans; website for the daily Times-Picayune newspaper

The Advocate
The Baton Rouge newspaper

Jefferson Parish Public School System

New Schools for New Orleans