New Teacher Community

Spark Your Success!

This three-year program is a region-wide, professional learning community designed to build the skills of new teachers in an engaging, supportive environment. We explore many topics, teach useful tips and techniques and help you navigate your critical first years in teaching. The connections, camaraderie and collective wisdom will get you through the inevitable hurdles, but with greater confidence, more success and less stress.

“I have felt more confident as a first year teacher due to this program… I’ve been able to focus on my teaching craft and allow myself to try new ideas (and make mistakes).” - 2017 Program Participant

Training, Support & Camaraderie

Content is strictly focused on the practical knowledge new educators need to succeed, with help from master teachers and guest speakers. This program goes way beyond mandated PD. New Teacher Community aims to assist and equip new teachers, develop great educators and launch them (and you) into life-long careers.

Year 1

Classroom Management - Learn how to build relationships with students and manage classroom behaviors

Year 2

Quality Instructional Practices - Explore and practice new and effective teaching strategies

Year 3

Reflective Teaching - Learn to identify and act on areas of your teaching that need improvement

PD Made Easy

New Teacher Community helps you start the year off right and finish strong by meeting monthly from September through May. In order to minimize time out of the classroom, and the need for subs, all but one session takes place outside of school hours. Plus, this program meets the state-mandated training requirement of 15 days of non-district PD (DPPD) in the first 3 years of teaching.

Information for 2017/18 Cohorts

We are in the process of finalizing information for our 2017/18 cohort. The tentative schedule is posted below, but is subject to change.


Month Day Date Time
September Saturday 9/23/17 8am - 12pm
October Saturday 10/14/17 8am - 3:30pm
November Wednesday 11/8/17 8am - 3:30pm
December Wednesday 12/13/17 4:30pm - 7pm
January Wednesday 1/10/18 4:30pm - 7pm
February Saturday 2/10/18 8am - 3:30pm
March Wednesday 3/14/18 4:30pm - 7pm
May Wednesday 5/9/18 4:30pm - 7pm
Sept. - May At least 1 hour of personal coaching


SCECHs and Graduate Credit

Members of the New Teacher Community are eligible for State Continuing Education Clock Hours or Graduate Credit. These credits can be used towards the renewal of your teaching certificate.

Registration Information

The New Teacher Community is designed for new teachers in their first 5 years of teaching. However, we welcome all teachers who are interested in developing their classroom management, instructional, and reflective practices. If you interested in becoming a new member of the community, simply click the first link below to register. All returning members should click their cohort's link below.

NTC Year 1 Registration (for new NTC members)

NTC Year 2 Registration (for Cohort 3 members)

NTC Year 3 Registration (for Cohort 2 members)


If you have any questions about the New Teacher Community, please contact Andrew Steinman.

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NTC was formerly known as "The Learning Academy"