San Jose Teachers Participating in Yale National Initiative
Strengthening Public School Teaching through the Yale National Initiative
What is the Yale National Initiative (YNI)?
Yale National Initiative is a teacher-led professional development catered toward strengthening the public school teaching in districts around the U.S. Many school districts participate in this initiative with a common goal - to strengthen their classroom teaching and to provide their students with the instruction that is research based and makes a difference in their students' lives. The goal is to establish local teachers' institute where K-12 teachers can collaborate with the local college professors tying the pedagogy and the expertise from areas such as humanities and sciences.
Who are we?
K-12 Districts have been representing the city of San Jose since the year 2006. This year, three districts from San Jose (East Side Union High School District, Franklin McKinley School District, and San Jose Unified School District) participated in the Yale National Initiative to strengthen the public school teaching. Teachers created a research-based extensive unit, aligned with the Common Core State Standards that would enrich their students in their classrooms. These units can be used by other teachers around their community as well as around the country in similar situations.
Our goal is to establish a local San Jose Teachers' Institute which will enable the teachers from K-12 collaborate with the local college professors to bring together their teaching strategies and the expert knowledge from the areas of Humanities and Sciences and build units and lessons that will help their students get ready for college.
Meet the San Jose Fellows participating in the Yale National Initiative, 2016:
Get involved in establishing the San Jose Local Teachers' Institute:
Eligibility Criteria and Application Process:
To be a part of the Yale National Initiative, please read the attached Eligibility Criteria and the application process.