Project Inspire believes in the residency model to train and prepare teachers so that they are ready from day one. During the residency year, teacher residents will learn to be an effective teacher in a high-need school with support and coaching from their Clinical Instructor and Project Inspire staff.
Residents spend a full year apprenticeship with a Clinical Instructor (mentor teacher) in a gradual release model.
Residents will have on-going training in how to teach for equity.
Residents earn a Master's degree and licensure with a university partner.
Residents receive feedback and coaching throughout the residency year.
As AmeriCorps service members, residents earn a stipend and health insurance during the residency year.
Residents have support from PI staff, fellow cohort members, and network of graduates.
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Taylor Jefferson, Cohort 12 resident
"I've always wanted to teach and make an impact, but didn't know how to get into teaching since I didn't major in Education. Project Inspire was perfect because it gave what I needed and aligned with my values."