New Teacher Mentoring
Our New Teacher Mentoring Program provides first and second year teachers professional development as they move from a two-year initial license to the five-year professional license. Through our program, teachers will have the opportunity to connect, collaborate, and grow professionally with others facing the same issues and obstacles.
We’ve designed this program to support your professional growth based on your needs. There are many aspects of teaching which we have divided into four domains. Review the elements in each domain and consider which topics you will need significant help with by filling out our Needs Assessment Form linked below.
Understanding the New Teacher Program
Every participant must attend a Kickoff event. During this meeting, we discuss the state mentoring requirements, resources, and additional programming for the year.
Boot Camp is an opportunity for teachers to focus on classroom management during the upcoming school year. We will help teachers plan daily/weekly routines, special procedures, non-negotiables, discipline, policies, and relationship restoration.
*New Teachers will be required to participate in one of the following Professional Development Series
Asynchronous Learning will give teachers the opportunity to reflect on topics that every educator faces during the school year. Topics include:
• Preparing for a Substitute
• Classroom Culture
• Student Engagement
• Parent-Teacher Conferences
• Special Education
• Surviving an Evaluation
• Family Engagement
• Social Emotional Learning
• Legal Issues
• Time Management
• Back to School Night
• Technology Integration
Live Professional Development
Live Professional Development will give teachers the opportunity to dive deeper into selected topics on a Greenbush Campus. Topics include:
• Building Relationships
• Classroom Management
• Professionalism and Growth Mindset
Cohort Groups offer an opportunity for teachers to collaborate and connect with educators across the state that are going through very familiar situations. These groups meet once a month via zoom and are organized by similar teaching assignments.
Top Gun is for the second or third year teacher that would like a more personalized professional development experience. The focus of this group will be improving teaching and learning in the classroom. Teachers will develop a plan (choose content) for their improvement. Meetings will be via Zoom.