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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, Assistant Director, or Dean of Operations, you will share responsibility for the safety, support, and development of 150 - 175 middle-school students, 8 coaches, and 32 undergraduate and high-school fellows. You will develop and support 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 co-create an inclusive community and empower a new generation to end educational inequity. We invite inspiring educators to lead classrooms during the year and our Academy during the summer.

The Summer Director is the mission-driven instructional leader of the GT STEAM Academy. The Director 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 Assistant Director partners with the Director to build program culture. The Assistant Director manages all student and family services, communication, and events; supports the success of every Teaching Fellow; collaborates with coaches; and invests in the experience of every member of the GT STEAM Academy family.

The Dean of Operations invests in the success of all students, fellows, and coaches by ensuring the GT STEAM Academy runs smoothly. From supplies to technology, attendance to transportation, schedules to transitions, emergency procedures to field trips, the Dean of Operations ensures we live our core value of excellence.

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. Observe engineering department meeting 

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

9:40 a.m. Administer RenSTAR assessments

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

10:30 a.m.  Administer RenSTAR assessments

11:50 a.m. Create schedules for new students

12:10 p.m. Supervise recess and lunch

1:00 p.m. Observe electives and give feedback

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

2:00 p.m.

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

3:00 p.m. Meet with Community Day Committee

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?

Application deadlines are the 5th of each month, beginning December 5. 

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 Google Hangout interview and will send a brief assignment in advance to discuss during the interview.  

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 - 175 students entering fifth, 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, and reading. We select coaches with pedagogical content knowledge to support our Teaching Fellows. 

    What are the program dates?

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

    Denver Dates (7-week commitment: June 4 - July 20)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 4 - June 15

    GT STEAM Academy: June 18 - July 20

    Boston Dates (6-week commitment: June 18 - July 27)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 18 - June 29

    GT STEAM Academy: July 2 - July 27

    Providence Dates (7-week commitment: June 25 - August 10)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 25 - July 6

    GT STEAM Academy: July 9 - August 10

    Western MA Dates (7-week commitment: June 25 - August 10)

    Teaching Fellow training: June 25 - July 6

    GT STEAM Academy: July 9 - August 10

    SUMMER LOGISTICS

    What are the hours?

    Directors, Assistant Directors, and Deans of Operations 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 five evening events: Student & Family Orientation, Open House, Careers in Education, Ed Expo, and Wrap-Up. 

    Is this a paid opportunity?

    Yes! Compensation is based on the length of the commitment. Returning Directors and Assistant Directors receive a $200 bonus.

    • Denver: (7 weeks): Directors: $7,700; Assistant Directors: $7,000; Deans of Operations: $4,200
    • Boston (6 weeks): Directors: $6,600; Assistant Directors: $6,000; Deans of Operations: $3,600
    • Providence (7 weeks): Directors; $7,700; Assistant Directors: $7,000; Deans of Operations: $4,200
    • Western MA (7 weeks): Directors; $7,700; Assistant Directors: $7,000; Deans of Operations: $4,200

    Do you provide housing?

    We do not provide housing for directors, assistant directors, or deans unless they are alumni of our summer teaching fellowship.