HI-FIVE Master Teacher Cohort

The application for the 2024-2025 HI-Five Master Teacher Cohort is now open.

Apply Now! Join the Cohort

The Mind Trust is excited to offer an opportunity for experienced ELA, Social Studies, or Humanities teachers to join us in our inaugural HI-FIVE Master Teacher Cohort experience. In partnership with Yellow Hat Consulting and utilizing our HI-FIVE ELA Cultural Curriculum as the foundation, teachers will spend 7 months developing culturally affirming lessons, learning culturally sustaining practices, and receiving expert coaching to improve their instructional practices.

The application is now open and will close on Friday, August 9. Click here to being your application.

Cohort Highlights:

  • Designed for Indiana licensed ELA, Social Studies, and Humanities teachers with over three years of classroom experience
  • Seven-month cohort experience that runs from September 2024 through May 2025
  • $2,000 stipend provided upon completion of the program
  • Extensive expertise, coaching, and training on HI-FIVE curriculum developed by teachers and nationally recognized curriculum specialists

*Applicants must attend all sessions in order to earn the $2,000 stipend

Who is the HI-FIVE Master Teacher Cohort designed for?

The HI-FIVE Master Teacher Cohort is designed for experienced educators in Indianapolis education.

To be eligible for the Cohort, applicants must:

  • Work in an Indianapolis public charter or innovation network school located within IPS boundaries
  • At least 3 years of teaching experience
  • Teach in ELA, Social Studies, or Humanities content areas and hold a valid Indiana teaching license
  • Commit to staying at their school while participating in the program

Candidates receive a $2,000 stipend for program participation. This stipend is contingent upon a cohort member attending all sessions and completing the program. To provide evidence of their teaching effectiveness and commitment to improving student achievement, applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from their principal, a data worksheet that showcases the impact on student learning outcomes, and a narrative that details the outcomes and how they use data to inform decisions. The Mind Trust seeks educators passionate about creating equitable outcomes for all students and dedicated to professional growth.

What does the HI-FIVE Cultural Curriculum entail?

Developed in partnership with high-quality teachers and a nationally-recognized curriculum specialist, HI-FIVE Cultural Curriculum is an English/Language Arts (ELA), Indiana state standards-based curriculum that focuses on the historical contributions of Black and Latinx communities in Indiana. HI-FIVE works to increase both diverse representation in the classroom and student engagement. HI-FIVE is organized into four grade bands (K–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12) with 20 lessons total per band. All content lessons have rigorous exit assessments that mimic tests like the IREAD, ILEARN, or SAT, to both provide data to educators and give students valuable test prep experience.


Learn more about the curriculum here.

Important Program Dates & Details

Application + Selection Timeline:

    • July 15th: Application Opens
    • August 9th: Application Closes
    • August 19th – 23rd: Interviews
    • September 2nd: Cohort Notified

Cohort Timeline: (times may be subject to change, dates are final)

    • Saturday 9/14/24 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
    • Friday 10/18/24 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Friday 12/6/24 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Friday 1/17/25 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Friday 3/7/25 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Saturday 5/10/25 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Application Requirements:

    • Resume
    • Current, Valid Indiana Teaching License
    • Letter of Support from Principal or Executive Director
    • Responses to essay questions about your experience, interest in the opportunity, areas of strength, and areas for growth (6 questions with a 1,200 character response limit for each question)
    • Data Sheet + Narrative to show a proven track record of results


Ready to join the HI-FIVE Master Teacher Cohort?