Blue Engine empowers schools to create and support multi-adult classrooms to accelerate learning for all students. Through its AmeriCorps model, Blue Engine partners with school leaders, teachers, and Blue Engine Teaching Apprentices (BETAs) to create dramatic academic gains in English Language Arts (ELA) or Math. Blue Engine recruits, trains, and matches a team of BETAs with a certified teacher and Blue Engine coach in ELA or Math in middle and high school classroom. More adults in the classroom reduces the student to teacher ratio from about 30:1 to 6:1, providing significantly more instructional hours during class and before/after school and allowing for individualized instruction for students. It also enables all the adults on the team to build authentic relationships with all students in the classroom. The BETA team collaboration allows for daily student-centered reflection and learning that improves teacher practice. No student goes unseen or unheard.
Blue Engine's model helps a diverse, local wave of educators enter the teaching profession through an apprenticeship as a BETA, teaching alongside a team for one or two years with the opportunity to earn their teaching credentials in their second year through Relay Graduate School of Education.