We're thrilled you want to apply to become one of four Teachers Guild Chapters for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Teachers Guild Chapters program is a two-year partnership to activate innovative school cultures through teacher-led, principal-supported change.
Over the partnership, we provide 20 hours of coaching, 15 hours of in-person training, and unlimited access to an online innovation lab. This is not just professional development. It's change.
We are accepting applications through January 20th, 2019.
A year with The Guild is a year of designing, problem solving, and risk taking. We work with districts to identify a cohort of teacher leaders who we train to be local catalysts. This cohort receives individualized attention and cohort coaching, as we support them to lead other educators in a design process.
At the same time, we activate district-wide excitement with three immersive, in-person events spread across the academic year. These Guild-led events deepen teachers' belief in themselves, advance creative mindsets, and spark new connections.
1) Teacher-led: Believe in teachers and their ideas to create meaningful change across school systems.
2) Diverse: Serve high-need student populations, including ELLs, those with special needs, and those who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.
3) Committed: Have the ability to secure time, space, and funding to support teachers on their innovation journeys.
4) Motivated: Demonstrate eagerness and interest in developing an innovative culture and aren't afraid to take risks.