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 Lunch, October 22

Program leaders, come for lunch 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 lunch.

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).

First Aid in Your First Month

Immediate help for beginning teachers to improve their teaching practice was the focus of the first of six seminars scheduled for this year, starting on October 1. Teachers from nine school districts sat at tables with colleagues in similar grade levels, taking turns with a partner to talk about hard-to-handle issues, like “My students act out–they have no interest in the lesson,” “Transitions are ... Read More »

October 6, 2015 ·

Scholarships available for Symposium 2016

Apply for a scholarship to the New Teach Center Induction Symposium, February 21-23, 2016, to be held in Bellevue, Washington. DCNTP is offering three scholarships, which include airfare, hotel, and the symposium fee. The deadline is November 1, and winners will be announced by December 1. Download the pdf instructions , complete questions, and send to Shirley ... Read More »

September 28, 2015 ·
2016 New Teacher Center Symposium on Teacher Induction

“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 ·