For Beginning Teachers

Professional Development Opportunities for Beginning Teachers

The DCNTP offers professional development opportunities to beginning teachers at no additional charge.  A complete listing of our member districts can be found here.

We provide a series of beginning teacher seminars starting in September that are scheduled on Thursday from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  All seminars also include a light dinner.

Beginning Teacher Seminar Calendar for 2013-14

Click on date below for on-line registration form and additional information about each seminar.

September 26, 2013 – First Aid in your First Month
November 14, 2013 - Assessing Student Learning
January 9, 2014 – PDP Part 1
February 6, 2014 – Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
April 10, 2014 – Self-Reflection
May 15, 2014 – PDP Part 2

Beginning Seminar Flyer 2013-14

Summary Description:

This curriculum was originally developed by the New Teacher Center (NTC), a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers. NTC’s research demonstrates that beginning teachers benefit greatly from guided learning opportunities with one another.  To make these seminars more responsive to local needs, they are modified and updated by local DCNTP mentors and teachers annually.

These seminars for beginning teachers will:

  • offer strategies for immediate classroom use
  • provide PDP support
  • enhance knowldege of Wisconsin Teacher Standards and Danielson’s Domains
  • allow opportunities to connect and learn with and from other beginning teachers

The topics provide “just in time” learning, scheduled at specific points during the school year to provide ideas and resources that meet the needs of beginning teachers at those specific times in their first year.

For information about our facilitators:  Facilitator Bios 

If you have questions contact Shirley Smith

A complete listing of all our professional development events can be found here.


Upcoming Events

Principal Breakfast – New Teache... @ Monona Grove School District Office, third floor
Principal Breakfast – New Teache... @ Monona Grove School District Office, third floor
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Topic: Join us and learn to: analyze a coaching success and consider implications for future leadership. actively listen to a beginning teacher panel and learn how prepared they felt they were for teaching, and what ... Read More »
Release Mentor Forum May @ Waunakee Community High School, Conference Rm B
Release Mentor Forum May @ Waunakee Community High School, Conference Rm B
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – May 2 @ 8:00 pm
These popular forums offer support for full release mentors (or mentors who support multiple first year teachers) and each monthly meeting focuses on problem-posing, problem-solving with a coaching partner while practicing formative assessment tools in ... Read More »
Beginning Teacher Seminar – PDP ... @ Candlewood Suites
Beginning Teacher Seminar – PDP ... @ Candlewood Suites
May 15 @ 9:30 pm – 12:00 am
Topic: We will continue the work we started during our PDP Part 1 seminar in January, to provide you with an overview of the PDP process, and assist you while you work on your PDP ... Read More »

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