For Beginning Teachers

Beginning Teacher Seminar Calendar for 2014-15

September 25, 2014 – First Aid in your First Month
November 6, 2014 – Assessing Student Learning (this seminar is now closed)
January 8, 2015 – PDP Part 1
February 5, 2015 – Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
April 16, 2015 – Self-Reflection
May 14, 2015 – PDP Part 2

Register here  for these seminars, which include a light dinner and are held on Thursdays at Candlewood Suites, 5421 Caddis Bend, Fitchburg. There is no charge for the seminars; the deadline to register is ten days prior to the seminar date.

The 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.

Seminar Resources

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.