A UAGC Teacher’s Experience
A Teacher’s Program
how to interpret
a teacher’s program
On Monday, this teacher starts the day off at 8:30 am with AM Advisory, followed by a Prep period. The teacher has a prep period A Block on Mondays and Tuesdays, but on Wednesdays they are assigned to “On Call.”
Then, they teach an Algebra class without a co-teacher (co-taught classes are coded with section numbers in the 20s or 30s). They then participate in the Math Department meeting, which is followed by PM Advisory. Then, the teacher is on lunch. After lunch, the teacher has a co-taught Algebra section (see the number 22 after the name Algebra? That number signifies a co-taught class), followed by a solo-taught Algebra class. The teacher’s day ends at 3:43 pm.
The teacher is assigned to “Assist” in G Block on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (indicated with a “TW” in the schedule)., and “PD” on Fridays during G Block (indicated with an “F” in the schedule).
a new way of teaching & learning
“UAGC has given me hope in education.” - Christopher S., Building Science Teacher
“UAGC has certainly changed my perspective about k-12 education. I attended a traditional public school in NYC and honestly never felt empowered in the classroom. I was not aware schools such as UAGC existed. I realize that the" one-size fits all" instructional model is ineffective and we need to work to meet the individual needs of each and every student.” - Miriam A., Special Education Teacher
the teacher experience @ uagc
“I believe in the instructional model at UAGC. Self-guided learning is how I wish I had been taught. I would absolutely send my child to UAGC because I see the results of students who have agency over their own learning. I only wish there were more schools that followed the same philosophy.” - Miriam A., Special Education Teacher
“Classes all follow a similar structure, but because the students are choosing their own research topics and genres, there is plenty of diversity to always keep things fresh. When not teaching, my time is split between curriculum development, grading, planning with my whole department, and self-guided professional development. All of these activities happen every week.” - Christopher S., Building Science Teacher
professional development @ uagc
“We have a period designated for PD every week where we closely observe teachers and students in the classroom. We also make sure to debrief these experiences so that all teachers are providing actionable feedback to one another.” - Miriam A., Special Education Teacher