91% of Breakthrough participants are students of color.
Breakthrough Collaborative is proud to announce the launch of our national search for outstanding teachers to serve as Instructional Coaches for Breakthrough’s award-winning nine-week summer teaching residencies. Breakthrough’s Instructional Coaches (ICs) provide intensive training, coaching, and support to our Intern Teachers — top college and high-school students from across the country who compete for 750 positions in our prestigious teaching internship. Together, intern teachers and Instructional Coaches provide transformative summer learning experiences for primarily low-income students, the majority of whom will be the first in their families to graduate from four-year colleges.
Intern teachers bring energy, commitment, and a willingness to learn, as they serve as full-time teachers for six-week summer sessions. Instructional Coaches bring experience, knowledge, passion for preparing the next generation of urban teachers, and a commitment to equity and excellence. Coaching with Breakthrough is a life-changing opportunity to learn, teach, and lead.
Instructional Coaches receive intensive training and materials to support teachers while they implement Breakthrough-specific teaching strategies and curricula. ICs help intern teachers differentiate lessons, engage challenging students, and assess student work. ICs work closely with each other and Breakthrough Directors to ensure all intern teachers receive the support they need to be effective teachers. Click here to download the full job description.
Please read the Instructional Coach Affiliate Directory to learn about local program details, time commitments, compensation details, and position availability. If you have additional questions about specific Affiliates, please contact the directors. On the Instructional Coach application, you will have the opportunity to select up to three Breakthrough Affiliates in order of preference. If you are selected to coach at Breakthrough, you will receive an offer from only one Affiliate.
Because housing is not available for Instructional Coaches, please apply to Affiliates located in cities where you reside or where you can stay with friends or family members.
The Instructional Coach application (below) is live. If you are interested in coaching at our newest site, Breakthrough Birmingham, please visit www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/birmingham/coach. For more information, please contact Heidi Erbe, Director, Teacher & Leader Development at (415) 442-0605 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What does the rest of the selection process look like?
Following the submission of your application, you may be contacted for a classroom visit or a video submission of a sample teaching presentation; submission of your academic transcript(s); an interview; and/or a mock coaching session. You will be contacted directly by a director if you advance to the next stage in the selection process.
What does it mean to be part of the Breakthrough network?
Your Breakthrough experience may be beginning this summer, but it won’t end when the summer does. You will join tens of thousands of Breakthrough Alumni who are working across the country to transform education. You will be eligible to participate in our regional trainings and future Leadership Summits and to engage with Breakthrough coaches across the country. Breakthrough has the potential to change the DNA of our public schools, and we are thrilled you are joining us on this exciting journey.
What are the dates for the Regional Instructional Coach Trainings?
Training sessions will all be on Saturdays, from 8 am to 6 pm.
Some Affiliates will host local IC trainings in place of the Regional Training. Reach out to Affiliate directors for specifics.
If you are interested in coaching at our newest site, Breakthrough Birmingham, please visit www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/birmingham/coach.
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