Leadership Summer Academy
Together with its carefully selected partners, Teach for Romania offers a residential training and pedagogy program during the summer before candidates enter the classroom.
The Leadership Summer Academy has three main components:
Pedagogic Theory and Teaching Methods
The first component covers the instruments and techniques necessary for effective and efficient teaching. Participants develop attitudes and competences that allow them to develop their classroom community and the feeling of belonging to a team.
Developing Practical Skills
The second component helps participants develop key skills such as communication abilities, public speaking, backwards planning and teamwork. Participants learn how to be effective in crisis classroom situations, with other teachers and in interactions with parents and the community. They master the use of diverse learning techniques (e.g. games, improvisation, etc.) with the objective of generating remarkable learning gains.
Practical teaching / Classroom experience
The third component consists of a four-week teaching module and a first practical experience with children from disadvantaged communities. In the module, participants put their recently acquired skills into practice, receiving direct and relevant feedback from colleagues and experienced teachers.