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.
Classroom Management - Learn how to build relationships with students and manage classroom behaviors
Quality Instructional Practices - Explore and practice new and effective teaching strategies
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.
|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.
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 GerryVerwey.
NTC was formerly known as "The Learning Academy"
For more information, contact the Teaching and Learning Department
Brianna Conners. Educational Service Center
Teaching & Learning Secretary.