TNTP seeks summer Good to Great Math Classroom Innovators. This position is based in New Orleans and is available in Spring 2019.
Who We Are
TNTP is a national nonprofit founded by teachers that believe our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality and achieve their goals for students. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.
Good to Great is a coaching and learning experience that helps experienced teachers and school leaders internalize high standards and align their practice around the belief that all kids—even kids who are far behind—can master challenging content.
Seeing what’s possible. Teachers believe their students can master more challenging material when they’ve seen them demonstrate success. Good to Great gives teachers a safe and supportive environment to deliver high-quality academic content without watering it down. They can watch first-hand as students rise to the challenge—and feel more confident about adopting higher expectations in their own classrooms.
Coaching and practice on key skills. Teaching to higher standards requires instructional shifts that can feel daunting, even for experienced teachers. Good to Great helps experienced educators make this crucial pivot. Participants observe classroom innovators model the changes, so they can reflect on gaps in their own instruction. Each day, teachers work with experienced coaches, classroom innovators and their peers to practice identifying, planning for, and delivering challenging content—and receive immediate feedback to use as they hone their skills.
What You’ll Do
In this role, you are responsible for acting as a Common Core/Louisiana Student Standards aligned instructional model and trainer for a group of 8-12 participating math teachers. Math innovators will plan and implement a Number Talk, a Task and/or a Eureka Lesson as a model in your own classroom this spring and participate in independent and group preparation activities prior to the start of the Institute. During the institute you will be responsible for facilitating trainings, leading afternoon reflection protocols, providing in the moment coaching support, modeling instruction aligned with Louisiana Student Standards and shifts, and reporting overall trends and needed changes to the institute director.
You will be expected to:
What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.
Classroom Innovators are experienced educators who have a demonstrated track record of success implementing common core aligned instruction in their classrooms, and deep understanding of the common core standards and shifts. Innovators hold high expectations for what students and teachers are capable of, and have strong organizational and communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have:
What We Offer
TNTP offers a highly competitive salary for Institute work and Classroom Innovators can expect to earn up to $8000; those who relocate to New Orleans for the Institute will be provided with housing and travel costs, and some meals.
Classroom Innovators can expect to complete about 25 hours of virtual and independent training and preparation in the spring, including filming in their classrooms, as well as during the two days of spring training in May (May 11 and May 18). They will work full time for the three-week Institute in June 2019 (June 5-21).
If you are interested in applying, please submit your application and a detailed cover letter describing your expertise and interest in the Classroom Innovator position online.
TNTP is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment. TNTP does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other personal characteristic protected by applicable law.