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Teacher-in-Residence Opportunity at UNI

What is a teacher-in-residence?
In some school-university partnerships, it is a teacher who takes a semester or year leave from the classroom to teach or co-teach full time at the university. In our PDS model, we are experimenting with this idea at a smaller scale, but are still attempting to bring the wisdom of practice into university classrooms and create new leadership opportunities for mentor teachers.

In the UNI teacher-in-residence program, up to 12 teachers (four teachers on three panels) will be selected to be part of a teachers-in-residence panel for one section of the Level 1 Exploring Teaching course (200:017). They will take part in a series of three panel presentations/discussions for their section. The dates, times, and topics of the three panels are:

Monday section panel dates: March 8th, April 5th, and April 19th , 5:30-6:20 p.m.
Tuesday section panel dates: March 9th, April 6th, and April 20th 4:00-4:50 p.m.
Thursday section panel dates: March 11th, April 8th, and April 22st 5:30-6:20 p.m.
Dates/Times Panel Topic
PANEL SESSION #1:
  • Monday Panel: March 8th, 5:30-6:20
  • ues Section March 9th, 4:00-4:50
  • Thurs. Section: March 11th, 5:30-6:20
Introductions: Who are you as a teacher? General philosophies, background, why you became a teacher. Classroom Management, including establishing a positive classroom climate, effective routines, procedures, and transitions, positive behavioral supports, establishing rapport and relationships, other tips and techniques.
PANEL SESSION #2:
  • Monday Panel: April 5th, 5:30-6:20
  • Tues Section: April 6th, , 4:00-4:50
  • Thurs. Section: April 8thth, 5:30-6:20
Diverse Learners, including students with disabilities, ELL, TAG, At-Risk, differentiation of curriculum, instruction, process, product, environment; collaboration and co-teaching
PANEL SESSION #3:
  • Monday Panel: April 19th , 5:30-6:20
  • Tues Section: April 20th, , 4:00-4:50
  • Thurs. Section: April 22st, 5:30-6:20
Life as a Teacher, including daily schedule, multiple roles and responsibilities (planning, communicating with parents, after-school work with students, coaching, other), balancing work, family, education, and leisure, changes in your career over time and your career path, what teachers do in the summer, etc.
What would each teacher be responsible for?
  • Each teacher will have 5-7 minutes to discuss his/her approach to each issue and share a few concrete examples and resources that clearly illustrate the issue in classroom practice. There will be 15-20 minutes at the end for students to ask questions.
What is the compensation?
  • Teachers who participate in the full series of three panels for one of the course sections (Tues, Wed, or Thurs sections) will be paid a stipend of $150 and will receive a certificate of appreciation.
How do I apply?
  • Please contact becky.hawbaker@uni.edu by February 15th if you are interested. Please include your school/grade/content area, years of experience, highest degree and panel section availability.

  • Participants will be selected to ensure that elementary, secondary, and K-12 teachers are represented. Panel membership will be finalized by February 26th