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.
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 Instructional Coach position will have a proven record of academic success working with Black students in SRILEs as well as a record of success providing support to teachers that leads to immediate improvement. BTC Instructional Coaches will be able to support teachers in both virtual and in-person learning environments while demonstrating high expectations for both Black students and Black teachers. They will also have strong organizational and communication skills.
BTC Instructional Coaches 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. Coaches 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 Instructional Coaches will support Fellows via goal-driven individualized learning experiences that are aligned to the four prioritized elements. BTC Fellows must demonstrate proficiency in these competencies in order to complete the training experience to maximize the benefit of SRILEs. BTC Instructional Coaches will collaborate with BTC Facilitators to ensure alignment between training sessions and coaching sessions.
BTC Instructional Coaches are experienced and successful teachers who will play the most significant role in developing Fellows’ teaching skills by supporting Fellows in several schools towards proficiency in the prioritized BTC elements throughout the year. The responsibilities of the Instructional Coach include, but are not limited to:
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…