The Teacher Residency Program prepares recent college graduates and career changers for a classroom teaching career within the Making Waves Academy (MWA) community, eventually becoming a fully certificated teacher. During the residency year, Teacher Residents will commit to a rigorous and supportive program that develops highly-effective teachers. The year-long teacher residency is designed to help residents step into the classroom as certificated teachers ready to make an impact on student achievement.Key areas of focus for residents will be standards-aligned instructional planning, best-practice instructional teaching strategies, classroom management strategies, student engagement strategies, and strategies to build relationships and rapport with students and parents. Teacher Residents will also learn MWA’s broader foundational elements for effectively supporting our students – cultural competency, social-emotional learning, and growth mindset.The program uses a gradual release model that allows Teacher Residents to observe and co-teach before beginning their 16-week student teaching assignment. Teacher Residents will also perform some limited supervision duties as well attend some Saturday school activities. No previous teaching experience is needed.Residents will begin the program July 2020, exact date TBD.