NEW TEACHER INSTITUTE

Designed specifically for the new boarding school teacher, this interactive workshop includes interactive sessions and discussion as well as the opportunity to present live lessons and receive rounds of coaching by experienced faculty. You’ll join conversations and explore case studies around subjects like creating a culture of learning and belonging, classroom management, evaluations and grading. Upon completion of the institute, participants will possess a working and applicable knowledge of curricula perspectives guided by experienced faculty; and augmented by shared discussion and the problem solving necessary for different perspectives and scenarios.

When

Tuesday – Thursday, July 25-27

where

Boston University

who

Faculty and teaching fellows in the first year of their teaching careers

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Examine the fundamental role of the teacher in the academic, emotional, cognitive and social development of students in a boarding school setting.

Learn strategies for planning rich and robust learning experiences, assessment tools, and feedback mechanisms with students’ essential understandings and skills development as your compass.

Build a toolkit of pedagogical tools and strategies to create and manage the dynamic of your classroom and cultivate environments that support specific learning goals.

Gain real-time practice and feedback about your own instruction through robus lesson demonstration workshopping.

Unpack the latest research about how you can most effectively support the array of learning differences you may encounter in your classroom.

Learn how to design assessments and grading structures and policies that provide students with rich, timely feedback that advances their learning and contribute to a culture of equity in your classroom.

Prepare your “plan for entry” as you anticipate your first moments with your students.

Brainstorm, strategize and problem-solve with a personal network of new teachers and teaching mentors from across the boarding school industry.

FACULTY

JENNIFER RUNDLES

Associate Director of Upper School, Darlington School, GA

Jennifer Rundles has worn many different hats during her time at Darlington School and Saint Mary’s School over the past 17 years. She taught Chemistry and Physics and continues to teach Chemistry, was the Association Dean of Teaching and Learning, Interim Dean of Students, Associate Dean of Students at Saint Mary’s, and now the Associate Director of Upper School at Darlington School. Jennifer graduated from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, MS with a B.S. in Chemistry. The first few years after graduation, she worked for a pharmaceutical service company, Ingenix, and for Coca Cola Enterprise in Atlanta, GA. After recognizing education was her passion she started working on her M.A.T. in Secondary Education with the University of Phoenix. Working on her master’s degree lead her to pursue her career as an educator where she started working with Saint Mary’s in 2003. During her time at Saint Mary’s Jennifer was also a part of the residential program. She has served as a dorm faculty, A-Team leader, and as a Dorm Head. This is Jennifer’s 10th year teaching new teachers with TABS New Teacher Academy.

What Do People Say?

I feel ridiculously more prepared now than I did before the workshop began.
Thomas Iorio
THE KISKI SCHOOL
The workshop made me feel immensely more prepared for the upcoming school year!
Ben Custer
AVON OLD FARMS School

Institute Schedule Overview

TUESDAY

JULY 26

8:00am

Registration

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions

5:00pm

Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY

JULY 27

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:30pm

Afternoon Sessions

5:30pm

Wrap Up

THURSDAY

JULY 28

8:30am

Morning Sessions

12:00pm

Lunch

1:15pm

Afternoon Sessions

4:30pm

Wrap Up