Building Effective Teacher Residencies November 10, 2014 Building Effective Teacher Residencies examines the characteristics of two highly successful teacher residency programs in NCTR’s Network—the Aspire Teacher Residency and the Denver Teacher Residency. Both programs participated in NCTR’s technical assistance programming in order to launch their residencies. Supported by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Building Effective Teacher Residencies shares findings from a year of extensive observations and interviews with program staff, residents, mentors, principals, and other stakeholders, and provides a comprehensive look at the inner workings of a successful residency program. NCTR believes that the lessons shared will help fuel innovation for residencies, other teacher preparation programs, and, ultimately, for students. Return to Reports Download: Full Report Download the PDF file .