Goals and Benefits of the Support
Help you accelerate your understating of a new job and new school
Reduce the stress of transition to a new career or district
Help improve your instructional performance
Welcome you into the school family and its values and traditions
Professional Development Core
The Professional Development Core (PDC) is designed to provide all new teachers to the District with a clear and comprehensive introduction to the instructional skill set that is the core of our District’s vision for excellence in teaching. This program exposes new teaching staff to the District’s expectations and culture concerning classroom instruction and resources. The Professional Development Core is a required component for all new staff and must be completed in the first two years of employment with the District. It is comprised of three components with both orientation and skills based features. The program is organizationally based around the Frameworks for Teaching model (Charlotte Danielson) and draws upon the wide body of research in instructional theory and best practices.
Who must complete the Professional Development Core?
The PDC must be completed by:
New to Profession Teachers (NP):NP teachers are enrolled in a 3 credit New to Profession Induction Seminar that meets before the school year begins and then on a monthly basis throughout their first year of employment with the District. This seminar exposes new teaching staff to the District's expectations and culture concerning classroom management, planning and instruction.
New to District Teachers (ND):ND teachers participate in an Induction Seminar that meets before the school year begins and twice during their first year of employment. ND teachers must demonstrate proficiency in skills associated with the classroom use of management, planning and instruction. These proficiencies can be demonstrated by the completion of the PDC courses or through demonstration of proficiency which is attested by their building principal.
The District covers the cost of all materials for the core classes. *Teacher (ND) is responsible for the cost of the credit. B7 Inservice credit is offered at no cost to the teacher.
Refer to the Welcome Email from Human Resources Certified Staff for your designation as New to Profession or New to District or contact Peer Assistance Program at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Hire Orientation Schedule August 2016