TIP: A Teacher Support Program for Beginning CTE Teachers

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Kit Alvarez Director Education Services CRY-ROP Redlands, CA Becky Sharp Teacher on Assignment CRY-ROP Redlands, CA Have you been hiring a lot of new teachers from business & industry? In this era of high stakes accountability, it is vitally important to support and help those neophytes become effective classroom instructors. CRY-ROP has developed the "TIP" (Teacher Induction Program) that provides support and coaching to new teachers. Through special funding from CDE, learn how you can implement a similar program.

Text of TIP: A Teacher Support Program for Beginning CTE Teachers

  • 1. Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP Presented by: Becky Sharp, Teacher on Assignment Kit Alvarez, Director of Education Services Stephanie Houston, Superintendent TIP Teacher Induction Program

2. Wake-up Call

  • Employment trends
  • Retention rate
  • Reasons why teachers left
  • Impact on resources
  • Reality check
  • Organizational priorities

3. Research

  • Current literature
    • Staff development
    • Teacher retention
  • The field
    • Are we alone?
    • What practices exist?

4. Models of Professional Development PD is essential for school improvement & student achievement PD is a luxury Individual & organizational growth Fixing a deficit Learning from training, practice, feedback, reflection Learning from experts School focused & job embedded One shot workshops Support inquiry, study of pedegogy, reflecting on practice Transfer knowledge & discrete skills OngoingPeriodic inservice days Current research on PD Traditional PD Delivery 5. There is a need for:

  • Structured
  • Systemic
  • Sustained
  • Professional Development

6. What is TIP?

  • Ongoing training
  • Ideally, begins before the first day of class
  • Induction to ROP
  • 2 year process

7. Why TIP?

  • Eases the transition into teaching
  • Improves teacher effectiveness
  • Lets teachers know they are valued
  • Student success!

8. Mentors

  • So-called mentors are everywhere these
  • days, but they arent often given releasetime
  • or a clear compelling charge.
  • Mike Schmoker

9. Teacher on Assignment-Peer Coach Leader

  • Conducts classroom walkthroughs and informal observations.
  • Provides non-evaluative feedback, tips and suggestions
  • Provides instructional information, resources and guidance
  • Conducts ongoing training workshops

10. Orientation 2 days

  • Teacher duties and responsibilities
  • Introduction to organizational culture, mission, and vision
  • Classroom management
  • Attendance, registration and purchase procedures
  • Advisory Committee Meetings
  • Curriculum Planning
  • Plan for the First Days of School

11. Culture

  • If you do not convey a schools culture,
  • mission and beliefs when teachers join your
  • organization, then when do you?

12. TIP Workshop Content

  • Model classroom visits
  • Lesson plan design
  • Technology
  • Cooperative learning
  • Rubrics and graphic organizers
  • Special needs students
  • Classroom management
  • Assessment

13. Brain Based Education 14. Model Classrooms 15. 16. Campus Coaches

  • Successful classroom teachers
  • Knowledgeable of specific campus policies and procedures
  • Accessible

17. Pay me nowor pay me later

  • New teacher recruitment, orientation and typical training costs approximately $7,000 each
  • CRY-ROP averages 6-10 new teachers annually
  • Teachers leave without support
  • Impact on student learning

18. Costs

  • Total cost of the TIP program is approximately $60,000 per year
    • TOA
    • Peer Coach stipends
    • Teacher workshops
    • Toolkits & resources

19. Impact

  • Better teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Increased retention of new teachers
  • Stronger relationships with site administration and ROP administration

20. 21. Training is one of the best ways to send a message to your teachers that you value them and want them to succeed and stay.It is much worse to not train teachers and keep them than to train them and lose them! ~ Harry Wong