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Lead future teachers


You teach future leaders.

This summer, lead future teachers.

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Lead future teachers


You teach future leaders.

This summer, lead future teachers.

The Summer Academy Directorship


The GT STEAM Academy Directorship

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The Summer Academy Directorship


The GT STEAM Academy Directorship

GROW THIS SUMMER

If you see all students as "our" students and all families as "our" families, if you build community for students, teachers, and leaders of all ages, if you are able to rise above challenges, and if you never rise too high to pick up a piece of trash on our campus, you should lead our GT STEAM Academy. 

As a Director or Assistant Director, you will share responsibility for the safety, support, and development of 125 - 150 students, 2 Teacher Coaches, 2 Deans, 1 Operations Dean, and 30 undergraduate and high-school fellows. You will develop and support Teacher Coaches and Teaching Fellows as they create a positive culture consistent with the Generation Teach core values. Year-round GT team members will train and support you.  

You will rekindle your own passion for teaching as you instill in a new generation belief in the power of teaching and the urgency of an excellent education for all students. We invite inspiring educators to lead classrooms during the year and our Academy during the summer.

The GT Summer Director is the mission-driven instructional leader of the GT STEAM Academy. She or he knows every student; engages every Teaching Fellow; develops every coach and dean; and is accountable for the safety and success of the entire GT STEAM Academy.

The GT Assistant Director partners with the Director to build program culture. She or he oversees the Dean of Operations and manages student and family services; supports the success of every Teaching Fellow; collaborates with coaches and deans; and invests in the experience of every member of the GT STEAM Academy family.

GT Summer Academy Leadership Team


"I was given invaluable opportunities and responsibilities to put my leadership to the test. Whether I was organizing testing schedules, working with parents and the community, or supporting students who needed academic or behavioral assistance, each day provided a unique opportunity to grow."

- Assistant Director

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GT Summer Academy Leadership Team


"I was given invaluable opportunities and responsibilities to put my leadership to the test. Whether I was organizing testing schedules, working with parents and the community, or supporting students who needed academic or behavioral assistance, each day provided a unique opportunity to grow."

- Assistant Director

DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DIRECTOR

7:30 a.m. Arrive; greet custodial staff and Teaching Fellows

8:05 a.m. Lead Staff Huddle

8:15 a.m. Greet students as they arrive

8:30 a.m. Supervise breakfast; greet cafeteria staff

8:40 a.m. Lead community greeting and dismissal from breakfast

8:50 a.m. Verify all classes start with entry procedure and Do Now

9:05 a.m. Observe class with Teacher Coach

9:20 a.m. Meet with Assistant Director about Community Day

9:35 a.m. Manage hallway & class transitions

9:40 a.m. Observe reading classes to identify PD needs

10:30 a.m. Observe science Teaching Fellows

11:30 a.m. Debrief science instruction with Dean of STEM

11:50 a.m. Observe elective classes and leave feedback notes

12:05 p.m. Supervise hallway transitions to and from lunch

1:00 p.m. Observe speech & debate lesson rehearsal

1:55 p.m. Meet with Assistant Director about attendance

2:40 p.m. Observe; give feedback on lesson rehearsal

3:30 p.m. Appear in student-written Community Meeting skit

3:55 p.m. Supervise student dismissal

4:15 p.m. Lead daily staff meeting

5:30 p.m. Rest tonight to lead well tomorrow

DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

7:30 a.m. Arrive at school

8:05 a.m. Lead Staff Huddle

8:30 a.m. Present daily announcements and Word of the Day

8:50 a.m. Work with Operations Dean to call families of absent students

9:05 a.m. Meet with Community Day Committee

9:20 a.m. Meet with Director to confirm Community Day schedule

9:40 a.m. Administer RenSTAR assessments

10:00 a.m. Conference with parent about student

10:30 a.m.  Administer RenSTAR assessments

11:50 a.m. Observe elective classes and leave feedback notes

12:10 p.m. Supervise recess and lunch

1:00 p.m. Observe Fun Fitness class with coach

1:50 p.m. Check in with student on new behavior plan

2:00 p.m. Create schedule for new student

2:40 p.m. Meet with Teaching Fellows about student IEP

3:00 p.m. Observe engineering department meeting

3:30 p.m. Supervise Community Meeting

3:55 p.m. Assist with dismissal

4:15 p.m. Attend daily staff meeting

5:30 p.m. End successful day investing students in learning and fellows in teaching

Leadership Quotation


"Generation Teach captures the mentor in each of us and uses the fundamentals of teaching and the growth mindset to build an extremely strong foundation for future teachers." 
- Director

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Leadership Quotation


"Generation Teach captures the mentor in each of us and uses the fundamentals of teaching and the growth mindset to build an extremely strong foundation for future teachers." 
- Director

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FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

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FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION & SELECTION EXPERIENCE

What are the application deadlines?

Our final deadline is May 15. 

What are the steps in the selection process?

You will submit an online application with your resume, sample teaching or coaching video, responses to essay questions, and recommendation from your supervisor. We will invite top candidates to a Skype interview and will send a brief assignment in advance to discuss during the interview. Members of the GT team will send automated and personal updates from different email addresses; be sure to check your spam so you don't miss an interview invitation or offer letter. 

What is your ideal candidate profile?

We seek outstanding teachers, coaches, and leaders who mirror the students and families we serve. We are eager to attract bilingual candidates. 

  • Denver Directors and Assistant Directors must be employees of Denver Public Schools or Denver charter schools.
  • Providence Directors and Assistant Directors must be employees of Providence Public Schools.
  • Western MA Directors or Assistant Directors must be employees of Teach Western MA Partner Schools

 

    SUMMER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

    Who are my students?

    We enroll up to 150 students entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grades at each site. Students are nominated by teachers for their motivation, desire to participate fully, and potential to benefit from the summer learning experience. Our Teaching Fellow to student ratio is 5:1.

    What content areas will I oversee?

    We teach math, engineering, social studies, fitness, and reading. We select coaches with pedagogical content knowledge in math, science, literacy, and social studies to support our Teaching Fellows. 

    What are the program dates?

    Pre-summer training will be scheduled on three weekend dates in the spring. Generation Teach is closed on July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. 

    Denver Dates (7-week commitment: June 12 - July 28)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 12 - June 23

    GT STEAM Academy: June 26 - July 28

    Boston Dates (6-week commitment: June 19 - July 28)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 19 - June 30

    GT STEAM Academy: July 3 - July 28

    Providence Dates (7-week commitment: June 26 - August 11)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 26 - July 7

    GT STEAM Academy: July 10 - August 11

    Western MA Dates (7-week commitment: June 26 - August 11)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 26 - July 7

    GT STEAM Academy: July 10 - August 11

    SUMMER LOGISTICS

    Do you provide housing?

    We do not provide housing for directors or assistant directors.  

    What are the hours?

    Directors and Assistant Directors typically work 50 hours/week. Directors should also plan an hour of weekend work to send weekly updates to their teams; templates will be provided. The program is closed on July 4. We have four evening events: Open House, Careers in Education, Ed Expo, and Wrap-Up. 

    What is the stipend?

    Compensation is based on the length of the commitment and the local cost of living. Returning Directors and Assistant Directors receive a $200 bonus.

    • Denver: (7 weeks): Directors: $7,700; Assistant Directors: $7,000
    • Boston (6 weeks): Directors: $6,600; Assistant Directors: $6,000
    • Providence (7 weeks): Directors; $7,700; Assistant Directors: $7,000
    • Western MA (7 weeks): Directors: $5,500; Assistant Directors: $5,000