Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a one year, full-time AmeriCorps service program that recruits talented college graduates, career changers and community members and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS). Teacher Residents spend the full academic year in a BPS classroom, teaching alongside an experienced mentor and applying theory to practice through rigorous coursework. Their commitment earns them a master’s degree in education from UMass Boston, a Massachusetts Initial Teacher License and credit toward a dual license in Special Education or English as a Second Language.
BTR’s mission is to drive significant student achievement gains through the recruitment, preparation and support of exceptional teachers in Boston.Since graduating its first class in 2004, BTR has prepared a growing network of over 500 highly effective teachers who continue to raise the bar for excellence in schools throughout Boston.The program has made remarkable progress on the district goals, attracting national attention for its unique approach and contributing key learning to emerging Residency programs. BTR is recognised for its' pioneering work in practice based Teacher education in the US.
Jodo Gyan is a non-funded, not-for-profit social enterprise working to find workable solutions to the problems in classroom practices. Since 1998 they have worked closely with students, teachers, teacher-educators and parents, particularly in mathematics and science education, to introduce innovative methods through which children will understand and enjoy what they are being taught. Conducting workshops, mainly in-service as well as for trainee teachers, designing, producing, procuring and distributing low-cost teaching and learning materials (TLMs) for promoting activity-based education; have all been a part of their endeavour.
The Heritage School is a leading group of progressive schools in India offering child–centric education based on experiential learning. With over 5000 students and 500 teachers across their three campuses in the National Capital Region, they are one of the pioneer schools to bring progressive education into the mainstream. Over the last decade, the schools have built a reputation for providing meaningful education through benchmark classroom processes and experiential labs. Freedom, empowerment and continuous learning are the ethos of the school’s work culture. They strive to maintain their high Teacher training man-days through national and international training programmes.The Heritage school, Gurgaon, is ranked amongst the top ten schools in India. (Education World School Rankings, 2014)