Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers

Program Overview

Students work on assignmentsWhat if, in just two weeks, you could hone your teaching skills, become a more confident educator, build a network of amazing colleagues from around the world and return to your school ready to shine?  You can.

Join 75 teachers from around the world for two weeks in late June to explore teaching styles, educational philosophies, and educational issues. Earn four graduate credits while learning from top Columbia University professors, master teachers and fellow educators in an atmosphere of intellectual rigor, self-reflective discovery and collegial support. 

Core Curriculum

Daily whole-group sessions cover current issues in education such as diversity and cognitive science.  Curriculum groups meet daily with master teachers in their subject area to examine current standards and to develop curriculum and assessments that participants can use immediately.

Fun and Fellowship

The Lawrenceville campus is a beautiful setting that offers recreational opportunities activities like going for a swim or jog, working out in the weight room or just bonding with new colleagues. Chefs provide fresh, delicious meals.  In addition to academic activities, students travel to New York City to see Teachers College, the Klingenstein Center, and attend a Broadway show. 

Credit and Credence

Participants earn four graduate credits from Teachers College, Columbia University.  More importantly, they finish the program affirmed and inspired to continue teaching.  Perhaps best said by an alumna:

The biggest take-away for me was getting re-energized about being a teacher.  I came to the program after a tough year and was questioning whether this work was worth the effort.  Within a few days of talking with my colleagues, working on curriculum and discussing diversity, I felt affirmed, uplifted and inspired. 

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Program Brochure

Klingenstein Summer Institute for Early Career Teachers Brochure
KlingensteinCenter Teachers College Columbia University

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New York, NY 10027

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