Summer Resident Academy is a 5-week intensive new teacher training academy that takes place the summer between graduating from Georgia State University College of Education and Human Development and the first year of teaching. We believe that teaching practice, with the first attempts closely monitored by expert instructional coaches, will yield more effective teaching, a greater sense of success with teaching, and better conditions for relationship building in the classroom.
A cohort of beginning teachers who, empowered by their knowledge and experiences, enter their first year of teaching confident and prepared to lead each student to academic and social emotional success starting the first day of school.
Opening School Experience
Residents prepare and practice lessons to create a safe, welcoming, culturally responsive classroom.
Skill Building - think “Teacher Toolbox”
Residents learn research-based instructional skills that contribute to joyful, high achieving, compassionate classrooms.
Curriculum and Assessment
Residents plan, implement and assess the effects of a rigorous, standards-based curriculum and practice assessment techniques to enhance student learning.
Focus on Identity, Race and Equity
Residents grow awareness of what the inequities in our schools look/sound/feel like and develop readiness and willingness to examine their own identity, potential biases, and roles in perpetuating inequities.
Residents learn and practice strategies for maintaining mental and physical health and learn the importance of prioritizing self-care.
Residents grow their repertoire of strategies and techniques for classroom and personal organization, communication and collaboration.
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