Induction & Mentoring
The Teacher Induction program is designed to support new teachers in their first years with us.
The Induction program will include several different ways we provide support, including site-based mentors and monthly opportunities to meet with and learn from others.
For information, staff can find detailed information and induction on the Induction Google Site. (SMCPS Login required)
Seminars and Ongoing Professional Development
Induction is a year-long process, addressing the needs of new teachers in different phases of their first year. Ongoing professional development is based on both individual and instructional needs as the year progresses.
New hires participate in three days of orientation designed to provide an overview of our system priorities, understand the resources available to you, and get to know your school and supportive colleagues. Newly hired educators attend orientation August 10-12, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.
Each seminar is developed with a long-range plan that addresses the growth of the teacher throughout the year. Seminars include multiple models of delivery to address the variety of teacher needs.
Specific professional learning experiences are designed to address the needs of teachers based on experience and expertise:
- New Teachers in their first full year
- New Teachers with some experience (<5 years)
- Veteran Teachers from other districts
- Conditionally Certified Teachers
Further, differentiated professional development is designed to address specific content and program needs.
Schedule of Induction Seminars
Fully certified teachers will meet from 5:00-7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month:
- September 7, 2022
- October 5, 2022
- November 2, 2022
- December 7, 2022
- January 4, 2023
- February 1, 2023
- March 1, 2023
- April 5, 2023
- May 3, 2023
Conditionally certified teachers will meet at 5:00 pm on the second Wednesday of each month followed by higher education courses:
- September 7, 2022**
- October 12, 2022
- November 9, 2022
- December 14, 2022
- January 11, 2023
- February 8, 2023
- March 8, 2023
- April 12, 2023
- May 3, 2023**
** Conditionally certified teachers will join the seminar on the first Wednesday of the month for these months.
New Teacher Orientation
New Teacher Orientation landing page.
Sessions will be held at the Dr. J. A. Forrest Career and Technology Center.
For more information please email Heather Husk at firstname.lastname@example.org