Members to NAGC can receive three publications -- Parenting for Gifted Children, Teaching for High Potential, and the academic journal, Gifted Child Quarterly. All are available through the mail and online.
The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community.
We dedicate ourselves to fostering in our students personal resourcefulness and integrity, a sense of social responsibility, and a lifelong appreciation of learning through an innovative, socially and emotionally supportive, and academically challenging program. Our pedagogical and curricular philosophies embrace multicultural perspectives, which challenge educators and learners to examine their preconceived notions of race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We adhere to a common code of civility among all constituents. We tailor our instruction so that the needs of the individual students are met. A committed faculty and administration strive to create a school that will stand as a model for what K-8 education can be, and serve as a genuine and enduring partnership between Columbia University and its neighbors.
Learn about new developments in the education field and practice implementing them
Participate in grade-level meetings and in meetings with individual teachers to understand their practice so The School optimizes learning for all students
Fulfill duties, responsibilities and commitments as outlined in The School at Columbia Guidebook
Participate fully in the active and rich life of The School
Minimum Degree Requirement:
B.A./B.S. degree or an equivalent degree or educational qualification from an accredited college or university
Stated desire to teach in elementary public or independent schools
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Wide-ranging intellectual and educational interests
Commitment to equity and justice including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
Degree in education or a related field
Knowledge of Spanish
Prior classroom teaching experience
Familiarity with new technologies
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.