A unique coalition of New York state stakeholders, has conceptualized and implemented a pilot teacher residency program — the Classroom Academy — designed by practitioners to advance effective teaching, student learning, and financial sustainability through a pioneering approach that can be a model for other districts, regions, and states.
Funded with a programmatic grant (Great Public Schools) from the National Education Association, the Classroom Academy is dedicated to the principles of accomplished teaching established by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. It tightly aligns high quality graduate level college academic preparation with two-year classroom residencies overseen by expert lead teachers. The Classroom Academy is unique in this teacher led approach-with a comprehensive mix of stakeholders, National Board principles, strong assessment and evaluation components, and a groundbreaking incorporation of “shared services” model financing that solves a persistent challenge for residency programs across the nation: financial sustainability.
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Potential Resident Candidates
Potential Lead Teachers
Potential District Partners
Potential Higher Education Partners
Residents for the 20-21 school year, from graduate programs in SUNY Plattsburgh, SUNY Empire, or Sage Colleges, can be matched and placed in Cambridge, Hoosick Falls, Hudson Falls, Beekmantown, Stillwater, Schenectady City School, or the WSWHE BOCES.
This is the greatest teacher education program ever!!! This should be the only way prospective teachers are educated!" -Scott Cutaiar, Attending Teacher
In the 2020-2021 school year we are excited to expand to additional districts, including Hoosick Falls, as well as welcome candidates from our new higher education partners SUNY Empire State College and Sage Colleges Esteves School of Education.
Anytime two teachers are in the classroom and work so well together, children will benefit!" ~classroom parent
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