Building an Optimal Learning Environment, February 15

In this beginning teacher seminar, participants will self-assess their practice in building an optimal learning environment (OLE) against the Danielson Framework; explore, through protocols, resources that might be useful in building an OLE; and create an action plan to implement one aspect of OLE in the classroom.

Instructional Coaching 4: Supporting Effective Instruction

In IC-4, participants learn to support teachers in planning differentiated instruction based on students’ needs   and aligned to content standards. Topics include standards-based curriculum design, planning effective lessons, flexible grouping, associative framework, and much more.

PLS 7: Differentiating Instruction to Support Diverse Learners, Feb 21-22

Deepen your knowledge and mentoring practice to support teachers in: Differentiating instruction based on students’ assets and learning needs Supporting students with diverse learning needs Partnering with resource personnel and families

Intentional Lesson Planning to Amplify Student Voice, April 12

Building on the importance of oral language in culturally responsive teaching, beginning teachers will explore instructional methods applicable to various grade levels that expand student participation in whole class and small group discussions.

Now What? Making Real the Lessons of Our First Year, May 10

Beginning teachers will celebrate and reflect on the year that has passed (Domain 4 Danielson), and they will anticipate next steps for their professional lives.

Apply for Scholarships to Symposium 2018

Apply for a scholarship to the 2018 New Teach Center Induction Symposium, February 11-13, to be held in San Francisco. DCNTP is offering two scholarships, which include airfare, hotel, and the symposium fee. The deadline is November 1, and winners will be announced by December 1. Download the application, complete and send to Shirley Smith at ... Read More »

October 9, 2017 ·
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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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