Support for St. Cloud State University Teacher Education Graduates
And Novice Teachers in TPI Partner Districts
Website for New Teachers and SCSU Teacher Education Graduates!
The Teacher Preparation Initiative has created a website just for new teachers and SCSU Teacher Education Graduates. Resources from New Teacher Workshops can be found at this site as well as Animoto Videos. These videos, based on phases that new teachers experience, are sent monthly to our new teachers. In addition, a video is created after each workshop.
Support for new teachers happens through robust, comprehensive induction programs. Teacher induction refers to a comprehensive program that is built around essential components that include on the job instructional coaching, aligned to a district’s goals. The program is designed to improve the instructional practices of novice teachers, helping them successfully transition seamlessly from a teacher preparation program into the first years of his or her own classroom.
Based on extensive research by the Teacher Preparation Initiative’s (TPI) Support Working Group, it is recommended that P-12 School Districts adopt, support, implement, and assess the following Induction Program Essential Components:
“Induction is a process-a comprehensive, coherent, and sustained professional development process-that is organized by a school district to train, support, and retain new teachers and seamlessly progresses them into a lifelong learning program” (Wong, 2004, p. 42 ). Districts should strive to support novice teachers for their first three years in the profession. “By most accounts, new teachers need three or four years to achieve competence and several more to reach proficiency” (Feiman-Nemser, 2003, pgs. 2-3). Comprehensive induction programs that support new teachers over multiple years accelerate the effectiveness of novices and have impact on students in classrooms. The data shows that quality, comprehensive induction programs not only increase retention of new hires, but also accelerate the effectiveness of new teachers by “...fast-tracking their progress to exemplary teachers with the ability to positively impact student achievement” (Moir, 2009, p.16).
Framework for New Teachers and SCSU Teacher Education Graduates!