A comprehensive approach to
rigorous, culturally responsive, and community-oriented corps member training.
TEACHERS PREPARED TO LEAD SUPPORTIVE, ANTI-RACIST, AND RIGOROUS
Together, we can develop bold and creative leaders that shape the future of education.
Our Pre-Service summer teacher training equips corps members with a core set of knowledge, skills, and mindsets that position them for continued learning in their region and introduce the foundations to facilitating challenging, inclusive and empathetic classrooms that are accessible to all students.
To make sure corps members regularly reflect on the alignment between their values, decisions, actions, and impact, we help them cultivate self-awareness and community through a shared commitment to our foundations and diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
To do this, during our training program, we focus on four domains of learning: instruction, learning environment, diversity, equity and inclusion, and reflection. These four domains are designed to equip corps members to teach virtually, blended, or in-person.
Develop a rigorous vision for student learning and instructional design anchored in culturally relevant pedagogy.
Develop vision-based practices for creating an inclusive learning environment guided by child development knowledge, trauma-informed practices, and social-emotional learning.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Build awareness and skills in relationship-building, self-awareness, and systems-level thinking that are necessary in the creation of equitable and anti-racist classrooms.
Regularly reflect on the alignment between values, decisions, actions, and impact. Realign behaviors, decisions, and actions based on lessons learned.
AT A GLANCE
The TFA corps member Pre-Service training experience
The Pre-Service program takes place over five phases, beginning with Launch in May and extending through your first 90 days teaching in the fall. Throughout the Pre-Service experience, corps members will engage in a mix of “live” synchronous sessions with other members and asynchronous content that they complete on their own.