What if, in just two weeks, you could hone your teaching skills, become a more confident educator, build a network of amazing colleagues from around the world, and return to your school with fresh eyes and new energy?
Join teachers from around the world for two weeks in late June to explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, and issues facing independent schools. The Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers (KSI) is a fully-funded fellowship and a non-degree, graduate level course at Teachers College, Columbia University. You'll learn from experts in various aspects of independent school education, master teachers from schools across the country, and fellow educators in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor, self-reflective discovery, and collegial support.
In daily whole-group sessions, you'll cover current issues in education such as equity and inclusion, and cognitive science. You'll meet regularly with fellow teachers from your academic discipline and Klingenstein Center instructors to examine current teaching practice and to develop curriculum and assessments that you can use immediately. Curriculum groups include Elementary Education, English, History, Modern and Classical Languages, Math, Science, Arts, and Experiential Education.
While held online in 2021, KSI has traditionally been an intensive residential program. As it returns to an in-person format, KSI will be held at The Hotchkiss School. Outside of class, you will enjoy delicious meals and enjoy the beautiful campus. Between classes, join your classmates in a game of ultimate frisbee, kayak on the lake, or just relax and enjoy nature. When you depart at the end of your two weeks, you'll be a part of a global network of educators who will be a part of your professional learning network for years to come.
If accepted, you will receive a fully-funded fellowship for the program, which covers all tuition, fees, and boarding costs (when applicable). Upon successful completion of the program, you'll earn four graduate credits from Teachers College, Columbia University which may be applied to future graduate study, including the Klingenstein Center's Masters Degree Programs in Independent School Leadership. Most essentially, you'll finish the program affirmed, inspired, and equipped to continue to improve as a teacher and advocate for your students.
Your KSI experience begins with your application via the Teachers College Office of Admissions. To be notified when the Summer 2022 application opens, please complete our contact us form.
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