Professional Development

Personalized Learning Residency Places Teachers at Summit Public Schools

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As personalized learning (PL) made headlines this week for improving student achievement in math, one nationally recognized public school system operating 11 schools in California and Washington has added a new PL professional development opportunity for teachers.

Summit Public Schools (SPS), known for its personalized learning model used by 300-plus schools across the United States, Thursday launched a new teacher residency program.

According to a prepared statement from SPS, its yearlong Summit Learning Residency Program is designed to mirror the experience of Summit students — training residents how to be self-directed, self-paced and project-based.

This fall, 24 residents will be placed at each of SPS’ California schools, where they will engage in a project-based learning curriculum while completing the credentialing coursework necessary to receive a California Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential. (Notably, the program provides priority hiring for full-time teaching positions at SPS sites the year following the residency.)

Applications for the 2018-19 school year will be available Nov. 1. Learn more about the residency program here.

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