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?
The Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers (KSI) is a highly-selective, fully-funded fellowship that provides an intensive, graduate-level professional learning experience for teachers with 2-5 years of full-time teaching experience. Participants in this highly-selective program explore curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment design in their teaching discipline, informed by current research and practice in three key areas: mind brain education; equity, inclusion, and belonging; and, social-emotional learning - all to better understand and design for how students learn, grow, and thrive. As a KSI participant, 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 with a cohort of fellow teachers from around the world.
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.
If accepted, you will receive a fully-funded fellowship for the program, which covers all tuition, fees, housing and meals during the program. Upon successful completion of the academic program, you'll earn four graduate-level credits from Teachers College, Columbia University which may be applied to future 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.
KSI is intensive residential professional learning program held at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Outside of class, you will enjoy delicious meals and enjoy the beautiful campus. Take a walk around the lake, visit the gym, or meet up with your study group on the dining hall terrace. 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.
Your KSI experience begins with your application via the Teachers College Office of Admissions. Applications will open soon for Summer 2024.
Learn more about the Program requirements and the application process in the FAQ section.
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