Instructional Coaching 2: Effective Coaching Cycles, October 14-15

This workshop is for instructional coaches who have taken the prerequisite, Instructional Coaching Two: Using Formative Assessment. It is a continuation of teaching the knowledge, skills, and practices that will advance teaching practice.

Program Leader Breakfast, September 3

Program leaders, stop by for breakfast and talk about what is happening with your district’s induction program. Learn with and from each other; share insights, resources and concerns. Please RSVP to Tom Howe, who’s buying breakfast.

Instructional Coaching 3: Analyzing Student Work, Dec 9-10

Use protocols for analyzing student work with individual teachers and small groups; apply student performance data to differentiation; use current brain research to inform instructional coaching and teaching practice; refine and extend the use of coaching language and strategies.

Observing and Conferencing, October 20-21

This workshop is the second in the series of foundation education for new (prerequisite: Instructional Mentoring) and experienced mentors. New mentors will learn to reflect upon and discuss mentoring experiences since Instructional Mentoring. Extend and expand upon the use of instructional mentoring language, tools, and other skills.

PLS 5 Creating Conditions for Equitable Instruction, Nov 3-4

Explore mentoring for equity; social and emotional learning framework, mentoring tensions; cultivating resilience through empathy. Prerequisites: four mentor workshops (Instructional Mentoring through Designing Effective Instruction).

“Everyone struggles; mentors can help”

Ingrid Rodenbeck is very good at her job as a program support teacher and mentor for special education at Thoreau and Falk elementary schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD). She knows there’s always more to learn, but says “If I take time out from school to go to a meeting or seminar, it ... Read More »

July 1, 2015 ·
Ingrid Rodenbeck

Results of strategic planning meeting, May 28-29, 2015

DCNTP board members came especially prepared and willing to tackle making a plan for the next few years at the two-day strategic planning retreat in May (agenda here).  That’s because all seven of them attended the 2015 New Teacher Center (NTC) Symposium on Teacher Induction in San Francisco. Their deepened understanding of how to build a good ... Read More »

June 17, 2015 ·

Ten reasons to have a high-quality induction program

From the New Teacher Center during Teacher Appreciation Week: Ten reasons to have a high-quality induction program

May 21, 2015 ·