The Klingenstein Center at Teachers College Columbia University is seeking accomplished educators to co-lead curriculum groups at the Klingenstein Summer Institute, a two-week professional learning experience for early career teachers. This position represents an opportunity to work in collaboration with other exceptional Independent School educators in ways that many lead teachers have described as their own best professional learning experience.
We are seeking educators in the following curriculum areas. With the exception of Elementary Education (PK-5), each curriculum group focuses on middle and upper school (generally 6-12th grades) education in these particular disciplines:
Lead teachers embrace the work of instructing, coaching, and mentoring adult learners. Together with their co-lead, this educator plans and facilitates relevant discipline-specific curriculum group sessions throughout the institute that are in alignment with wise practices in teaching and learning, practices that are taught and practiced in the larger Klingenstein Summer Institute curriculum.
Lead teachers co-facilitate group conversations to deepen participants’ understanding of equity and inclusion work in Independent Schools, a key component of all participants’ learning during the Institute.
This educator also partners with their lead teacher colleagues to cultivate an effective professional learning community beyond the scope of their assigned discipline and diversity, equity and inclusion groups.
Traits, Practices, and Qualifications:
Exhibits a positive way of being, as a teacher, leader, and community member
Finds joy in working with adult learners on the art, science, and culturally inclusive practices of teaching
Stays informed through own practice and professional learning regarding most effective practices in education
Demonstrates commitment to equity and inclusion learning and/or work in a school setting
Demonstrates ability to foster sustained collaboration and professional growth within a team
Has at least eight years of teaching experience, an advanced degree, and is able to reside on the host campus while the Institute is in session.
Currently teaches in an independent school.
Please submit the following materials by October 28, 2019. Note that, as per university policy, candidates must hold an advanced degree to be considered for this position as KSI participants are earning graduate credits through this program that could be applied towards an advanced degree:
Cover letter answering the following questions:
Why you are interested in the position?
What are one or two areas of strength that you bring to this work?
In what ways will this work help you grow as an educator-leader?
Resume or C.V.
List of references, at least one of whom must be a current supervisor, with their contact information.
Anonymized sample of written feedback you have provided a colleague or student.
The Klingenstein Center and Teachers College Columbia University are committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
About Klingenstein Center Teachers College Columbia University
The Klingenstein Center is the premier professional learning program for independent and international school educator-leaders. From our beginning in 1977, we understood that continuous professional growth positively impacts student learning and leads to thriving students and schools. Today, our nearly 4,000 alumni lead, create, design, and innovate in education across the globe. We design and provide degree programs, non-degree programs, and workshops that support educators to learn to lead in organizations at every stage of their professional journey.