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pilotED Identity Fellowship
An Elementary Education Curriculum Design & Practice Fellowship for Teachers
- Applications are due by Wednesday 5/26 at 11:59pm EST and applicants will be notified if they have been selected by COB Monday 5/31 (i.e. Memorial Day)
- Reach out to Lauren Hall, LHall@pilotED.org (Director of Identity Program) or Jacob Allen, Jacob@pilotED.org (Co-Founder/CEO) with any questions
pilotED believes deeply in the power, expertise, and leadership of teachers. Through this fellowship, pilotED will select a cohort of talented, values-aligned teachers who will:
- create, implement, and revise lesson- and unit-plans as well as accompanying assessments in alignment with pilotED’s curriculum vision;
- hone their data collection and analysis skills to improve their instructional decision-making and practice; and,
- leverage community-engaged research skills to evaluate and iterate upon their curriculum design and implementation.
This fellowship will provide a $5,000 stipend as well as one-on-one professional development, coaching, and support. This fellowship will cultivate fellows’ sense of collective power and prompt their collective knowledge-building. It will enhance their capacity to engage in critical, courageous dialogue and collaboration as they further the individual and collective work required to create anti-racist, multicultural, and liberatory classrooms and school communities.
Identity Curriculum Vision
pilotED’s Identity curriculum will be co-created by teachers. It will include unit and lesson plans that support students in mastering standards-aligned knowledge and skills as well as equip them with the tools they need to engage meaningfully in democratic discourse and action. This curriculum will center self- and collective-reflection, dialogue, and relationship-building as these are vital to increasing equity, justice, and self-determination in our classrooms, schools, and society. This curriculum will: be rooted in the tenets of pilotED’s Identity program; draw upon social studies and social-and-emotional learning standards; and integrate culturally sustaining teaching (CST) and multicultural education practices.
- Summer 2021 - 5 weeks, Monday June 14 - Friday July 16
- 1x weekly 3-hour full-group learn-and-work sessions
- 2 total one-on-one coaching and planning session (30-60 minutes)
- Fall 2021 - 5 months, Monday August 2 - Friday December 17
- 1x monthly 3-hour full-group learn-and-work sessions
- 1x monthly classroom observation and coaching session
What: Fellows will increase their skills as anti-racist educators who are adept at multicultural, liberatory teaching and curriculum development. They will create, get feedback on, implement, evaluate, and iterate upon at least one unit plan. Ultimately, each fellow must revise and submit at least one unit plan--including at least four weeks of daily lesson plans and accompanying formative and summative assessments. Fellows will reflect on their mindsets, decision-making, and learnings throughout this process. They will deepen relationships within their school communities and with other fellows as they learn and practice the skills of community-engaged research and leverage these to improve their curriculum design and pedagogical approach. Fellows will benefit from monthly classroom observations and feedback, as well as one-on-one coaching calls with the pilotED’s Director of Identity Programming. At the close of this fellowship, fellows will: receive a summative evaluation of their professional growth and their finalized unit plan(s); be welcomed into the pilotED community of practice; and learn about opportunities for ongoing engagement as curriculum writers, trainers, and teacher mentors.
When: Fellows will engage in five-weeks of summer training and development beginning on Monday June 14th and ending on Friday July 16th. This five-week session will include one-time weekly three-hour learn-and-work full-group cohort meetings, as well as two total one-on-one coaching conversations lasting thirty-to-sixty minutes with pilotED’s Director of Identity Programming. Additionally, during the Fall 2021 semester, fellows will continue meeting once monthly as a full-group cohort for three hours and once monthly in one-on-one coaching conversations accompanied with once monthly classroom observations. The exact dates and times of these sessions will be determined once fellows are selected so that fellows can contribute to this decision-making.
Where: Over the summer, this fellowship will take place virtually. During the school year, fellows will continue to meet either virtually (if they do not live/work in Indianapolis), or in-person Bethel Park Elementary (address: 2710 Bethel Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203) to engage in cohort, and one-on-one coaching sessions. The classroom observations will take place in fellows’ classrooms.
Fellows will be accountable to upholding and furthering the pilotED Identity Program’s vision through co-creating, implementing, and giving feedback on pilotED’s Identity curriculum. They will be expected to partner with other fellows, their school leaders, and their broader school communities. They also must actively engage students and their families to ensure the tenets of pilotED’s identity program manifest in the relationships, curriculum, and programming they develop through this fellowship.
The ideal fellow is someone: who has done significant work to understand their own, and diverse others’, identities and backgrounds; who can analyze the intersectional nature of how people experience oppression and privilege; and who seeks to further their own learning and development alongside students and our broader school community to further anti-racism and liberation. They prioritize relationships with students, families, and colleagues, and are driven to further students’ academic achievement through the social and political consciousness-raising innate to pilotED’s identity program.
Importantly, fellows must get written approval from their school leadership to participate in this fellowship. This fellowship will require that fellows are able to have flexibility in implementing new curriculum during the Fall 2021 semester, and requires the investment and support of their school leadership to be able to do so effectively. Additionally, fellows will be serving as contractors of pilotED Schools and thus fellows and their school leaders must sign an Intellectual Property and Confidentiality Agreement to affirm that they will not divulge, nor use for their own benefit, information, curriculum, or other materials that are created before or during this fellowship and which are proprietary to pilotED Schools.
- Co-create, implement, evaluate, and iterate upon curriculum to further collective learning to hone and improve our pilotED’s identity curriculum and programming;
- Complete all tasks and deliverables assigned throughout the fellowship and meet accompanying deadlines;
- Participate in 85% of all summer and school year sessions and let pilotED’s Director of the Identity Program at least 72 hours in advance if one will be absent for a particular session so that one can learn how to make up missed learning and work;
- Participate monthly classroom observation and coaching sessions with pilotED’s Director of the Identity Program during the 2021-22 school year;
- Effectively plan and deliver lessons which align to curriculum, and regularly collect and analyze classroom assessment data to monitor student growth and attainment, differentiate content and inform small group instruction;
- Demonstrate knowledge of standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior;
- Work cooperatively with other fellows, pilotED leaders’, and one’s school administrators to monitor and adjust instructional and behavioral programming;
- Communicate frequently with parents and families about the identity curriculum to get their input on the curriculum and programming, share updates on student growth, and to actively work to address barriers to students’ overall development;
- Support the programming aspect of pilotED Identity curriculum by participating in accompanying community events, after-school programming, field trips and/or civic engagement opportunities.
- Collaborate with the Director of Identity Programming, other fellows, their school leaders, and their school community to implement, collect feedback on, and iterate upon the curriculum;
- Evaluate and adjust the content and approach to curriculum implementation to best meet the needs of students;
- Collaborate with pilotED’s CEO Director of Identity Programming to provide necessary data for fundraising;
- Provide feedback on how to improve their experience in the fellowship and advise on strategies for improving the fellowship culture, efficacy, and impact.
- Collaborative, entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for creating systems, working in teams, and being part of a growing movement driven to counteract systemic racism and to forever disrupt generational poverty;
- Quick-thinker, solutions-oriented, and thrives in a fast-paced environment;
- Committed to, and can demonstrate competence in, the following areas:
- meeting the needs of a diverse population including race, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, geography, and any other identity-based attributes;
- restorative justice, multicultural education, and culturally sustaining pedagogy;
- willingness to grow through ongoing constructive feedback and professional development;
- engaging and/or lead in community and school events;
- building relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment.
- At least two of the following are required: Bachelor’s degree in education or field of
instruction, 2+ years of full-time teaching experience, and/or standard teaching certification;
- Understanding of state and federal requirements specific to your position;
- Ability to assess grade level needs in order to plan and organize accordingly;
- Demonstrated experience in the successful instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;
- Expert-level written and oral communication skills;
- Strong interpersonal and team building skills;
- Strong ability to work with flexibility;
- Excellent organization skills and consistency in meeting deadlines;
- Experience working in urban environments;
- Strong knowledge of pedagogy and experience teaching strategies to support all learners;
- Microsoft Office and Google Suite proficiency;
- Language: English proficiency required; bilingual in Spanish preferred;
- Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus;
- Must pass all federal and state background checks.
Equal Opportunity Employer
pilotED Schools is an equal‐opportunity employer that actively seeks to hire and retain
a diverse, passionate, and dedicated fellowship cohort. We do not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, marital status, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. All fellowship contract decisions will be made solely on the basis of the individual’s qualifications as related to the requirement of the position being filled.