The nation's first personalized learning teacher residency program will begin in California this fall.
The Summit Learning Residency Program builds on Summit Public Schools' success nationally in student centered education. A diverse group of teachers will be prepared for the roles of mentor, teacher, and leader in classrooms of the 21st century.
“Personalized learning asks teachers to take a different approach in the classroom. From how to use data to make in-the-moment decisions to tailoring lessons for each student to creating lesson plans that are flexible enough to lead whole class, small group and individual instruction, this is an adjustment for even the most veteran of teachers,” said Pamela Lamcke, Director of Summit Teacher Learning Residency. “Summit residents will get to experience personalized learning first-hand as students while acquiring the skills to lead a personalized learning classroom before becoming a teacher of record.”
The residency program lasts a full year. It mirrors the student experience at Summit schools, personalized, self directed, and project based. Residents will be placed in each of Summit's California schools in the fall.
“We must give teachers the training, tools and professional development needed to set them up for success in our current and future classrooms,” said Diane Tavenner, founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools. “If we want to prepare our students with the knowledge, skills and habits of success that will allow them to pursue the lives they want, we must change the approach of how we prepare teachers for our public schools.”