Summer 2017 Breakthrough Instructional Coach Application

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Thank you for your interest in Breakthrough. Instructional coaches are integral to the success of Breakthrough teaching fellows and students and we are thrilled you are applying to coach. You'll grow your instructional, leadership, and coaching skills while inspiring others to enter the classroom. 

The deadline to apply to be a Summer 2017 instructional coach is Thursday, April 6.

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After submission of your application, the director at your site of choice will be in contact with you directly if you are advanced in the selection process. You may be contacted by phone or email. To avoid missing critical communication, please add teach@breakthroughcollaborative.org to your safe-senders list. 

If you have questions about the process please email teach@breakthroughcollaborative.org. Specific questions about your site of choice should be directed to the director at that site.
Personal Information





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Your Experiences

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Cover Letter and Resume


Cover Letter: Please speak to your interest in the instructional coach position. As you craft your letter to Breakthrough, you may wish to consider:
  • Why are you a strong candidate for the position? How do you hope to grow as a coach and professionally?
  • What is your experience working with motivated students in under-resourced schools? What are the most important skills for them to successful in the most academically rigorous settings?
  • What are the most important skills for novice teachers to develop? What fundamental teaching skills do you imagine our teaching fellows might struggle with and how would you coach them to overcome these challenges?
Resume: Please be sure your resume is up-to-date. The resume should include: your role or title (Chemistry Teacher); company or school and its general location (Rogers Elementary, Minneapolis, MN); the duration of your position (August 2009-Present); and a bulleted list of your responsibilities. We are interested in work, volunteer, and leadership experiences.

Your resume should be comprehensive but not overly detailed. A general guideline for professionals is two pages.
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Your Preferences

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Select Breakthrough City
Please select the Breakthrough program at which you are interested in coaching. Please note that housing is not available, so please select cities where you would have guaranteed housing.

For contact information, summer dates, stipend amounts, and additional information, please see this instructional coach site directory.

If you notice that a participating site listed on the instructional coach site directory is not listed here, they have filled all of their positions.


References
Please provide the name, organization, title, and email for two references who know you as a leader and educator. You may include supervisor(s), colleague(s), and/or someone you have coached or mentored. Directors may reach out to your references in the coming weeks.
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Submission

Thank you for your interest in coaching with us this summer. The deadline to apply to be a Summer 2017 instructional coach is Thursday, April 6. Upon successful submission, you will receive a confirmation email. Selection is rolling and we will be in contact with you in the coming weeks. 

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