PTR needs Philadelphia teachers with InstructionalII certification to be classroom Mentors for its Residents. Mentors model excellent teaching, planning, and assessment practices and provide multiple opportunities for continual reflection on the teaching practice. Mentors are expected to co-teach with their assigned Resident (the PTR program participant) for the entire school year as part of the Residents’ Masters Degree program and certification requirements at the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education or the Drexel University School of Education and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Mentors also co-plan with their Resident; assess the Resident’s progress; and discuss the assessment with the Resident.
PTR needs experienced educators to coach its Residents and their Mentors. The Site Director’s overarching role is to support the professional relationship between the classroom Mentor and his or her Resident. Site Directors will be assigned Resident-Mentor pairs in one or two Philadelphia high schools. On a weekly basis, Site Directors visit the school sites and observe the classroom interactions with an eye on specific student–teacher competencies and certification standards.
If you would like to participate in the Philadelphia Teacher Residency as a Resident, visit How to Apply.