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Teach


Becoming an excellent teacher takes years.

Start this summer. 

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Teach


Becoming an excellent teacher takes years.

Start this summer. 

Teach This Summer


Join the 2019 Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship

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Teach This Summer


Join the 2019 Generation Teach Summer Teaching Fellowship

WHO YOU ARE

1. You are an undergraduate or high-school student who shares our core values and our commitment to ending educational inequity. 

2. You value contributing to a diverse community of learners who challenge and support one another.

3. You want to invest your summer in the success of others. As a GT Summer Teaching Fellow, you will focus on your middle-school students - their experiences and their success.

4. You are eager to receive feedback and coaching to become the teacher your students deserve.

WHY YOU ARE HERE

You believe all kids deserve teachers who share their experiences, backgrounds, and communities.

You may be committed to a career in education or you may want to try teaching. About 25% of GT fellows are majoring or minoring in education; the rest of you are figuring out if teaching is for you.

You want to have a highly structured, strongly mentored opportunity to decide whether to join or prepare for our most important profession.


WHAT YOU WILL DO

1. Complete 2 weeks of training in identity, relationships, instructional practices, and content-area pedagogy while building a loving community of colleagues, practicing teaching, and preparing to meet your students. 

2. Teach middle-school math, engineering, reading, or social studies; design and teach fitness, language, humanities, or STEM electives; co-lead fun events and community meetings during our 4- or 5-week GT STEAM Academy.

3. Receive daily feedback and support from your Teacher Coach and a taxable scholarship to offset living costs. 

4. Join the GT Alumni Community and receive individual career counseling.


WHERE AND WHEN YOU WILL TEACH

DENVER

June 10 - July 26

BOSTON

June 17 - July 26

PROVIDENCE

June 24 - August 9

WESTERN MA

June 24 - August 9

Local district and charter schools host our programs. You teach in the schools your students attend, in the neighborhoods where they live, in cities where you grew up or attend school, and in the communities you may choose to serve professionally. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Apply early for the 2019 summer teaching fellowship to increase your chances of teaching your first-choice academic subject in your first-choice city. Applications open November 1, 2018.

APPLICANT NOTIFICATION

We review and respond to all applications within four weeks of each application deadline. You will receive either an interview invitation or a decision notification.

AFTER YOUR GT SUMMER

When you are a college senior, we provide individual career counseling and support through your job application process. All alumni are eligible to receive letters of recommendation, monthly alumni newsletters, and ongoing support, as requested.

Impact of Teachers


"Through this fellowship, I made lasting friendships. I grew as an educator and learned how to better serve my students. At GT, we grow as a family, and there is a huge sense of belonging. This fellowship has truly been rewarding!"

- Teaching Fellow

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Impact of Teachers


"Through this fellowship, I made lasting friendships. I grew as an educator and learned how to better serve my students. At GT, we grow as a family, and there is a huge sense of belonging. This fellowship has truly been rewarding!"

- Teaching Fellow

DO I NEED TEACHING EXPERIENCE?

No experience required! Your summer teaching fellowship will introduce you to the complex and intellectually demanding work of teaching. You will complete two weeks of full-time training, where you will create a community with your colleagues, deepen your understanding of yourself, develop lifelong strategies for building relationships with colleagues and students, learn core instructional strategies, and practice key teaching skills.

Your coach will observe your teaching every day. You will meet with your coach individually or collectively for daily feedback and support. You will meet with your colleagues and directors every afternoon to continue your development and reflect on your growth. 

WHAT WILL I TEACH?

We provide hands-on, engaging curricula grounded in social justice issues. Students study topics such as the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Flint Water Crisis, the immigrant experience, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, and issues of identity and intersectionality.  

We provide two weeks of training, which includes four lesson rehearsals. We provide Common-Core-aligned curricular materials, including daily lesson plans, student handouts, PPT slides, and course guides, for all academic courses.

You will collaborate with your coach and department to differentiate the academic curriculum for your students. You will design your elective class.  

 

HOW IS THE GENERATION TEACH FELLOWSHIP UNIQUE?

In a GT teaching fellowship, you are the teacher. From day one, you will greet your students at the classroom door and welcome them to your class. You will solo teach academic and enrichment classes. 

Your coach and directors will support you. Your experience will shape your career goals, introduce you to the rigors of a teaching career, and connect you with peers and mentors who will inspire you for a lifetime. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION PROCESS

Do I need to pursue an education major or minor to apply?

No! Our summer teaching fellows come from a range of majors; this may be the first time you're considering teaching. 

Am I eligible to apply?

You are eligible if you are a high-school sophomore, junior, or senior, or a college freshman, sophomore, or junior. College seniors who have completed Generation Teach summer teaching fellowships are eligible to return the summer after they graduate.  

You are eligible to apply if you are an undocumented student; our summer teaching fellowship is not a job, and it does not require employment eligibility verification.

Unfortunately, high school freshmen and international students are not eligible to apply. High school students are eligible to apply only to programs in regions where they live.

Do I need to submit official transcripts?

No, please submit unofficial transcripts unless you have official transcripts readily available. We do not want you to spend money securing transcripts for your application.

How competitive is the selection process?

We select fewer than 30% of applicants. However, that doesn't mean we're not looking for YOU. We prioritize candidates local to the communities we serve. Our Boston fellowship is for current college juniors who are interested in teaching after graduation with one of our Boston partners (Boston Collegiate, Brooke Charter Schools, Bridge Boston, Match, UP Education Network).

How can I be a competitive applicant?

Read and follow our guide to applying successfully to GT

Can I submit separate applications to to Boston, Denver, Providence, and Western MA?

Please submit only one application. You will be asked to indicate your preferred city and whether you would like to be considered for other cities.

I don't live in the cities GT serves, but I really want to teach. Do you provide housing?

We do not provide housing. We encourage you to connect with local fellows to identify summer housing options.

What happens after I submit my application?

We will review your application and invite promising candidates to a Google Hangout interview. You will have your decision within four weeks of the application deadline. On average, you will have three days to decide whether to enroll.

FELLOWSHIP EXPERIENCE

Who are my students?

You will teach rising fifth-, sixth-, seventh-, or eighth-grade students from our district and charter partner schools. Our students enroll voluntarily and have a wide range of academic preparation.

What will I teach?

Every fellow teaches one academic class (math, reading, engineering, or social studies) and one elective class (languages, fitness, humanities, STEM). We provide curricula for your academic class and guidance for your elective class.

Who will my colleagues be?

You will learn and teach alongside 31 other undergraduate and high-school fellows from across the city and country, all selected through a competitive application process and committed to educational equity.

How big are my classes?

You will teach two academic classes of 6 - 12 students and two elective classes of 6 - 12 students.

How is the High School (HS) Fellowship different than the Undergraduate Fellowship?

The HS Fellowship offers you the same exciting opportunities as the Undergraduate Fellowship, including your own class, your own coach, lesson plans, and your own students. Uniquely, the HS Fellowship offers you the opportunity to think earlier about the experience of teaching. 

Are there policies regarding work outside of the GT Fellowship? I am wondering whether I can balance part-time work with the demands of the fellowship.

The GT Summer Teaching Fellowship is a rigorous program that demands a high level of commitment, engagement, and preparation. Because your experience as a fellow and our success as a program depend on everyone's full investment, additional commitments outside of the fellowship are strongly discouraged.

FELLOWSHIP LOGISTICS

What are the hours? 

The hours are 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Five pre-scheduled evening events extend until 8:30 p.m.; these events are Student & Family Orientation, Open House, Teach Local Night, Ed Expo, and Wrap-Up Night.

Is there a stipend?

We provide a taxable scholarship to help cover living expenses for students who do not have summer internship funding from their colleges or high schools. The scholarship is $2,752.91 and consists of $1,500 deposited in your bank account in three installments and an AmeriCorps Education Award of $1,252.91 upon successful completion of the fellowship.

Where is the program located?

Our programs are hosted by our district and/or charter partners, including Boston charter schools, Denver Public Schools, Holyoke Public Schools, and Providence Public Schools.

My college offers summer internship funding. Can GT sign my paperwork to confirm I have completed the program and met the requirements?

Yes! We are happy to help you with your paperwork. GT will not duplicate external funding, but we are happy to support you in securing a larger scholarship from another source.