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Black Teacher Collaborative | Baton Rouge, LA
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Black Teacher Collaborative


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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Black Teacher Collaborative believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) seeks to ensure that all Black children will have challenging, affirming, and innovative learning environments staffed by a critical mass of Black educators who are equipped to maximize their shared racial identity to push students’ academic growth, sociopolitical consciousness, and socio-emotional well-being.

Black Teacher Collaborative seeks to transform the educational experience for Black students by creating an innovative, job-embedded professional learning experience for Black educators that serve as sacred learning spaces. BTC Staff will facilitate high-quality, practice-based, teaching & learning opportunities for Black educators that will allow them to tap into their full potential as exceptional Black teachers of Black students. The BTC experience supports Black teachers by creating a learning experience that builds the mindsets, knowledge and skills needed to actualize their effectiveness and impact in racially congruent learning environments; with the ultimate goal of the advancement of Black children, our families, and our communities.

THE BTC EXPERIENCE

BTC’s current programmatic scope focuses on improving teacher impact in shared racial identity learning environments (SRILE). BTC has developed an innovative pedagogy, professional development curriculum and teacher fellowship for Black teachers. BTC launched a pilot version of the 2-year Fellowship with 45 fellows in three cities (Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA and Atlanta, GA) in the 2019-2020 school year. 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in BTC’s mission, who thrive in an entrepreneurial and dynamic virtual work environment, and who demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for the role along with a record of achievement. 

Successful candidates for the BTC Training Facilitator position will have a proven record of facilitation and training success, specifically working with Black teachers who serve Black students. In addition, BTC facilitators should demonstrate an ability to develop highly interactive and participatory training sessions that equip BTC Fellows to implement the Shared Racial Identity Learning Environment (SRILE) Pedagogy in their classrooms. BTC Facilitators will be able to develop dynamic training sessions for both virtual and in-person learning environments, and will demonstrate high expectations for both Black students and Black teachers. They will also have strong organizational and communication skills. 

SUMMARY

BTC Facilitators are integral members of the Program and Innovation Team whose work will ensure that BTC Fellows are well equipped to increase student achievement in SRILEs. The goal of BTC’s Fellowship Program is to ensure every BTC Fellow is supported and prepared to achieve immediate, measurable success with their students. Facilitators will work closely with a dynamic team to ensure all program participants and schools partners have an exceptional experience. 

BTC’s training approach, based on the Shared Racial Identity Learning Environment (SRILE) Pedagogy, focuses on four prioritized elements per year that we believe are essential to Fellow success in the program. Throughout the school year, BTC Facilitators will support Fellows in 8-9 learning experiences that will happen both virtually and in-person with small, school-based groups. During these sessions, Fellows will receive training and resources in these four prioritized elements. Facilitators will collaborate with BTC Instructional Coaches to ensure alignment between training sessions and coaching sessions. Further, the Facilitator will also work with members of the BTC Design team to ensure full understanding of the materials and/or resources identified to support each training session. This is a 1099 contractor position.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

BTC Facilitators are experienced and successful teachers and/or trainers, who will play a significant role in developing Fellows’ teaching skills. The responsibilities of the Facilitator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Actively develop Fellows toward proficiency of the four critical elements by:
  • Planning and executing virtual and in-person training experiences at least once per month for several schools
  • Providing specific, actionable, on-the-spot feedback to Fellows during training sessions
  • Using LMS to engage with Fellows online and provide additional resources that extend the learning from a training session
  • Collaborating with BTC Instructional Coaches to ensure alignment of small-group and individual learning experiences which support Fellow’s acquisition of prioritized knowledge and skills
  • Deeply internalizing the BTC SRILE Pedagogy and aligned instructional techniques 
  • Using session evaluation data to adjust sessions to maximize impact
  • Keeping accurate records of Fellow performance and attendance in BTC’s program data systems
  • Establish a culture of achievement that drives Fellows to ensure that all students achieve at high levels by:
  • Influencing and motivating Fellows to reach ambitious goals with Black students 
  • Promoting analytical self-reflection in Fellows in order to accelerate growth and student achievement
  • Contribute to the Program and Innovation team by:
  • Implementing interventions and support structures to ensure all Fellows improve their teaching practice
  • Meeting with other program team members to plan meaningful training activities and norm on Fellow performance standards

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum five years teaching experience with proven results
  • Minimum two years of successful training and/or facilitation for educators
  • Demonstrated knowledge of existing resources and/or curriculum that promotes Liberatory pedagogy
  • Experience in modifying training to meet the needs and/or size of the intended training group
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire Black students and adult learners
  • Experience and comfort observing and providing direct feedback to teachers, both written and verbal, that leads to immediate improvement (as needed based on collaborations with BTC Instructional Coaches)
  • Exceptional skills in time management
  • Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities while maintaining a positive outlook and flexibility in a high-impact, fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to connect with adult learners quickly and to build strong working and mentoring relationships
  • Evidence of working successfully in teams or cooperative settings
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to support decision-making
  • Some experience in using LMS to provide additional training resources and/or tools
  • Some experience using virtual platforms to facilitate engaging live sessions for adults
  • Flexibility with work schedule, minimum of 25 hours per month
  • Willingness to travel to local BTC partner schools, as needed
  • Willingness to travel to regional, organization-wide meetings at least 4 times per year

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Black Teacher Collaborative believes in the genius and beauty of Black children and the unique role of Black Teachers in cultivating their gifts. The Black Teacher Collaborative (BTC) seeks to ensure that all…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume on Black Teacher Collaborative Career Page.

Location

Baton Rouge, LA

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