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Welcome!

The Induction program will include several different ways in which you will receive support, including site-based mentors and monthly opportunities to meet with and learn from others. The program will begin with New Teacher Orientation, Wednesday, August 10, through Friday, August 12, 2022.  Orientation will take place at the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center and your school-site location.

In addition, we will offer optional professional development with our Extended Orientation Sessions on August 15-16, 2022.

Orientation Sessions

The district-wide support starts with New Teacher Orientation on August 10-12, 2022. This three-day event is a required professional development program that includes the opportunity to meet the superintendent, content supervisors, and other central office staff who are available to answer questions and share information. During this time, you will also be provided time at your school site to meet your administration, your mentor, and have time to prepare your classroom and curriculum.

Wednesday, August 10

New Teachers report to Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center by 8:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM Registration, Refreshments
  • 8:30 AM System-Wide Presentation
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (Lunch will be provided)
  • 12:45 PM Content/Program Sessions

Thursday, August 11

New Teachers report to Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center by 8:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM Arrive, Connect, Refreshments
  • 8:30 AM System Presentations
  • 12:00 PM Lunch (Lunch will be provided)
  • 12:45 PM Conference-style choice professional development sessions

Friday, August 12

New Teachers report to Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center by 8:00 AM

  • 8:00 AM   Arrive and enjoy breakfast 
  • 8:30 AM   Morning Session: Know Your Contract with Human Resources and EASMC
  • 10:30 AM Orientation Review and Reflection
  • 11:00 AM  Travel to school locations
  • 11:30 AM  Lunch Provided (at school site)
  • 12:15 PM - Get to know your site: building tour, introduction to school initiatives, and classroom preparation.

Extended Orientation Sessions

Optional professional learning opportunities will be provided for newly hired teachers after orientation and before teachers report to schools. The sessions will be held in person at Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center on Monday, August 15, 2022 and Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Each session will be 90 minutes in length beginning at 8:00 AM, 10:15 AM, and 1:00 PM. New hires can attend a variety of sessions, including:

  • Fundations training offered full-day (K-2 on Mon & grades 3-5 on Tues)
  • Special Education sessions TBD
  • Schoology Basics
  • Schoology Resources/Add-ons
  • Preparing the first day of school
  • Classroom Management
  • Elementary Math - Bridges

 Registration for the above Extended Orientation sessions will be shared with new hires.