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TPS Coaches Program

We are pleased to invite teachers to become a TPS Coach. This is an incredible opportunity to empower yourself to become a leader in your school, develop adult teaching strategies, lead professional development, and share your enthusiasm of the Teaching with Primary Sources program and your experiences at the University of the Arts with your colleagues.
 
This FREE training provides each Coach with skills to build and strengthen adult learning methods, specifically to lead teacher professional development.
 
We seek dedicated, innovative and creative teachers to join us for this great opportunity!

 

What is a TPS Coach?

The TPS-UArts Coach program is part of the national TPS consortium, funded by the Library of Congress. As a TPS Level III Teacher Coach, you will advocate the use of primary sources and help disseminate the ideas, methods and products of the TPS program to your local school and educational community networks. As Coaches, you will learn:
  • How to apply knowledge of TPS materials and methods gained from Level I and Level II curriculum.
  • How to adapt and deliver TPS professional development and/or create effective coaching to meet the needs of adult learners.
  • To provide fellow teachers the knowledge, skills and aspirations to use TPS content in classrooms.
  • A variety of coaching techniques to support teachers in the use of Library of Congress primary sources and TPS strategies.
 

What are the benefits to me and to my school district?

  • This FREE training provides each Coach with skills to build and strengthen adult learning, specifically to lead teacher professional development.
  • Completion of the training earns 3.0 graduate credits, at no cost!
  • You will be equipped to deliver introductory TPS training workshops at your school to help your colleagues use and implement the free resources of the Library of Congress across the curriculum.
  • Upon delivery of a training session at your school district, each Coach will receive an iPAD mini!
  • You become part of the growing TPS-UArts team, and the larger TPS consortium network, eager to share the inquiry-based learning process and approaches with others.
  • You can list your status as a TPS Coach on your resume.
 

Who should apply?

  • Passionate, dedicated K-12 teachers who value collaborative, cross-disciplinary learning with an interest in using primary sources.
  • We are seeking a diverse mix of subject areas, grade levels, districts and other criteria to create a strong pilot class.
  • Preference will be given to those who have completed at least one full TPS-UArts course in recent years.
  • Training involves both in-person workshops held at the University of the Arts and online self-directed content. Participants should be comfortable with internet searching, uploads, and other basic computing skills to participate.
  • The first TPS-UArts Level III Coach cohort will launch in spring 2015 and will include up to ten teachers.

     

How do I apply?

  • Check back in October 2017 for information on the Summer 2018 program.
  • Submit an official transcript(s) from universities attended where the highest level degree was earned.
  • Submit a one-page statement regarding your experiences with the Teaching with Primary Sources Program at the University of the Arts and your interest in becoming a Coach
  • Spaces are limited – apply now!

Send completed application form and supplemental materials to:

TPS-UARTS
Continuing Studies Office The University of the Arts
320 South Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19102
Email: | Fax: 215.717.6538
Check back in October 2017 for information on the Summer 2018 program.
 
Download Application form:
COACH APPLICATION
 
View information about training requirements:
TRAINING INFORMATION

Questions? Contact us at tps@uarts.edu 
or call 215-717-6092