Beginning Teacher Seminar November 2: Assessing Student Learning

You're teaching, but are your students learning? At this seminar for new teachers you'll explore practical techniques for formative and summative assessment of student learning to incorporate in your lesson planning.

Advancing Instruction to Support Language Development, November 9-10

This seminar is for experienced mentors to learn how to support teachers in identifying and addressing students’ literacy and language needs, and articulate best practices for instructional support in alignment with the Common Core State Standards.

Instructional Coaching 3: Analyzing Student Work, December 6-7

Outcomes for Instructional Coaching 3: Analyzing Student Work to Inform Differentiated Instruction include using protocols for analyzing student work with individual teachers and small groups, and applying student performance data to differentiation.

Using Data to Inform Instruction, December 13-14

Using Data to Inform Instruction expands on mentoring experience gained since Observing and Conferencing. Mentors use protocols for analyzing student work with beginning teachers, and incorporate relevant aspects of brain research to inform and transform instructional mentoring and teaching practice.

Designing Effective Instruction, January 24-25

In Designing Effective Instruction, mentors use learning and experiences (from self and others) to inform future mentoring practice; use tools and protocols to support teachers as they plan assessment-driven differentiated instruction aligned to content standards, and apply strategies for providing meaningful feedback.

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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