New Teacher Induction—Building a Teaching Force for the 21st Century
Successful teacher induction systems focus on student learning and teacher effectiveness. Strong programs include instructional mentoring by carefully selected, well prepared, released mentors; professional learning communities for mentors and new teachers; engaged principals; and supportive school environments and district policies.
NTC works with state departments of education, school districts and other local education agencies to successfully design, develop, and implement robust and sustainable teacher induction programs and to build their organizational capacity by providing:
- Support to program leaders around a systemic approach to teacher development
Through on-going consultation, communities of practice, formative and summative assessment, and professional development, over a multi-year engagement,
NTC supports district program leaders. In partnership we periodically assess your needs and offer targeted professional services in a wide variety of areas from program design and mentor recruitment to data collection and evaluation.
- Professional development for instructional mentors
NTC offers a three-year Mentor Academy series with a research-based, curriculum focused on the levers know to have the greatest impact on improving teacher practice.
- Capacity building for principals and site leaders
Supportive and engaged principals and school leaders are key to the success of strong teacher induction programs. NTC provides a number of professional development workshops for school leadership to support the implementation of high-impact teacher induction programs. Learn more.
- Assessment tools to guide mentoring and new teacher growth
Mentor-new teacher interactions are shaped by NTC’s nationally-recognized Formative Assessment and Support (FAS) system, researched-based tools and protocols (aligned with state professional standards and LEA goals) that guide the work of instructional mentoring and provide the foundation for accelerating the development of the new teacher practice. Mentors use the FAS to inquire, analyze, assess, and document their work with new teachers. Learn more.
- Program evaluation of both implementation and impact
NTC collaborates with programs to design impact plans that demonstrate program effectiveness. NTC’s online induction survey helps programs collect and analyze triangulated data of program implementation. NTC’s impact consultancy services to help program leaders to measure the impact of their programs based upon NTCs Impact Spectrum; a conceptual framework for impact data collection. Learn more.
NTC induction programs:
- Enhance student achievement
- Accelerate teacher effectiveness
- Improve teacher retention
- Strengthen school leadership
- Address educational inequities
To talk more about partnering with NTC and taking your induction program to the next level, email us at email@example.com.