Harvard Teacher Fellows provides new teachers, local impact

first_imgFor five years, Harvard Teacher Fellows (HTF) has provided Harvard undergraduates with an innovative pathway into teaching, preparing fellows for the complex world of education through five semesters of coursework, summer student teaching, and a yearlong teaching residency. In schools from Oakland, Calif., to New York, fledgling HTFers have grown into accomplished educators.Last spring, HTF was preparing to send its new fellows out of state for teaching residency placements when school closures threw the program into turmoil. Faced with uncertainty about licensing requirements, summer teaching, and travel, HTF pivoted, placing all of its 2020–21 fellows in the Boston area and doubling down on its expertise in online teaching and learning. In past years, finding new placements on such short notice would have been impossible — but the pandemic actually made it easier.“As it became clear that COVID would continue to impact local schools throughout the fall, the schools began to say, ‘We need more people, because we have no idea what remote learning is going to look like,’” says HTF fieldwork administrator Emily Hess. “Our fellows were able to start to fill that need.”In Greater Boston, a strong community impactOf the 28 fellows working in schools across the Boston area, half are working in the Chelsea Public School District (CPS), in a city The New York Times once called the “epicenter” of the pandemic in Massachusetts.CPS is one of HTF’s longstanding partners, and “it was gratifying to partner with the district’s educators and to offer the support of a group of recent college graduates who had been learning and practicing to teach for eight months prior,” says Lecturer Noah Heller, director of HTF. “Our fellows spent the spring developing foundational pedagogical knowledge and the summer rehearsing teaching practices and learning to implement instructional technologies. They were eager to apply these skills in the challenging remote settings that currently exist in Chelsea and elsewhere.”CPS, a district where more than 80 percent of students are classified as high needs and over 40 percent are classified as English language learners, found homes for the new fellows as teachers of record and co-teachers. While Chelsea normally accepts HTFers for hard-to-fill positions like high school chemistry and math, this year, fellows are filling positions across the board, bringing their expertise in both STEM and the humanities to CPS students.All fellows are being mentored by master teachers in Chelsea as they continue to develop under the supervision of HTF. “The HTF fellows, in addition to having a growth mindset and being open to feedback, are really knowledgeable about their content,” says Sarah Kent, assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Chelsea Public Schools. “Some of the new humanities fellows are bilingual, which has also been helpful.”In another local placement, the impact of this year’s HTF fellows is even more pronounced. The Academy of the Pacific Rim (APR) Charter School, in Boston’s Hyde Park neighborhood, is a smaller school, and the five new HTF fellows have become valuable contributors to the community. Read Full Storylast_img read more


QLD’s cheapest house and land has sold for a ridiculous $25,000

first_img5 Temple Street, Dulacca, was owned by the Anglican Church.QUEENSLAND’S cheapest house and land has gone under contract for a dirt cheap $25,000 — though it is missing a bathroom.Sold off by the Anglican Church’s diocese of Brisbane, the former church is located about five hours northwest of the Queensland capital in gas territory.The two room, double car space building sits on a massive 1,012 sqm block of land west of Miles.How huge is this block?FORMER ORIGIN STAR STILL KICKING GOALS IN 2018 RAFTER COUNTRY: HOW PROPERTY FULFILLED A CHAMPION FAMILYGET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS FREE & DIRECT TO INBOXThe property had been on the market for 80 days before finding its new owner, according to CoreLogic records.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoAgent Julie Morris of Ruralco Property Gdl Real Estate — Dalby had marketed the property as a “well priced renovator”.“This is a renovators delight, appealing timber church with potential.”It’s not too bad, is it?MARGOT ROBBIE’S SECRET WEDDING ESTATE FOR SALENRL TITANS OWNERS MADE MILLIONS SELLING NSW PROPERTYThe church building consists of one gigantic room and another smaller one, and has timber flooring and features throughout, and is even fenced.The only catch is that there are “no bathroom or kitchen facilities” at the moment.The property was in a tiny town called Dulacca — population 249 at last census, and was considered “a renovators dream at a fantastic price”.FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOKVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:41Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:41 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCheap homes on the market00:41last_img read more