Effective Instructional Coaching Cycles

This Professional Learning Series for Instructional Coaches focuses on rigorous curricula, social and emotional learning, research-based instructional practices, and diverse learning needs in order to develop coaches’ and teachers’ abilities to coach for and provide high-quality, equitable learning opportunities for every student.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Participants will understand how differentiated instruction connects to the relevant components of RtI (Response to Intervention), Danielson’s Framework for Teaching ongoing assessment to guide instruction. Define what differentiation is and is not. Know what the research says about effective differentiated practice that positively impacts student learning. Expand knowledge and apply resources for both formative assessment and differentiation

Observing and Giving Feedback

A highly skilled mentor is key to providing new teachers with a strong induction experience that will advance their instructional practice.  In the Professional Learning Series (PLS) for Mentors, participants learn the critical knowledge, skills, and tools to initiate and maintain effective mentoring relationships with novice teaches that result in instructional growth. 

Apply for Scholarships to Symposium 2019

Apply for a scholarship to the 2019 New Teach Center Induction Symposium, February 10-12, to be held in Dallas, TX.  DCNTP is offering one or more scholarships, which include airfare, hotel, and the symposium fee. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018 and winners will be announced by December 12. Download the application, complete ... Read More »

November 1, 2018 ·
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Student learning increased by up to five months with NTC induction model

Released June, 2017 Students gain up to five months of additional learning when new teachers receive high-quality mentoring New Teacher Center’s Induction Model Proven to Increase Student Achievement, According to New U.S. Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Results Click here for press release.  

September 18, 2017 ·
Second grade social studies folder in Sun Prairie classroom

Kristin Murcott and the value of being mentored

You might think visiting the second-grade classroom of a second-year teacher in the middle of a science lesson—at the end of the day near the end of the school year, no less—would be a bit chaotic. But if you’re talking about Kristen Murcott of C.H. Bird Elementary in Sun Prairie, that would be wrong. Murcott, ... Read More »

May 16, 2017 ·

Mentoring transformed Marc Heuer’s teaching practice

“Do you like helping Mr. Heuer with things like greeting visitors?” I asked the student who met me at the office of McFarland’s Indian Mound Middle School. Smiling to herself, she leaped into one big skip. “I love Mr. Heuer,” she said reverently and skipped again before opening the door to his classroom. Heuer’s class ... Read More »

May 2, 2017 ·
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