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What does summer training include?

Training for the corps will begin between late May and mid-June. For most corps members, training includes the following components:

Regional Induction

Takes place in your region the week before the national summer training institute. In addition to several required sessions throughout the week, you will have the valuable opportunity to:

Become familiar with your region and school districts;

Locate housing;

Get to know your support network of fellow corps members;

Possibly interview for jobs at partner schools;

Summer Training Institute

Afterwards, corps members attending a national institute will report to their institute location for a summer training program meant to prepare you for teaching. Summer training will conclude back in your placement region for orientation and prep sessions.

Depending on the region, however, you may attend a regional institute instead of a national one. In this case, the entire training occurs in the placement region, including programming that would normally occur during regional induction and orientation.

In either case, you’ll teach a summer school class for approximately one hour or more each day at a local school. You’ll also participate in training on classroom best practices, literacy, curriculum, lesson planning, diversity, classroom management, and more. After training, you may have some time off depending on your schedule and school start date.

During training, the cost of housing and all meals will be covered.

Review our summer training schedule for training dates and locations for each region.