The Arkansas New and Emerging Teacher Institute (AR-NETI) is conducted in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Career Education. All Career and Technical Education teachers who teach secondary students (except community college-based concurrent enrollment programs) and who are required to have 9 credit hours of education preparation can earn those hours with AR-NETI. Participants may enter the class at the beginning of any of the three sessions.
AR-NETI is designed to help those new teachers who transition from industry to education be successful. Most of these individuals are experts in what they do and are confident in their ability... until they face the first day of class. AR-NETI helps make that transition work for the teacher and students. It also helps provide permanent teaching credentials to industry professionals making the transition to teaching. The AR-NETI program is also beneficial for teachers in all areas of career education who desire additional support and professional learning during the early years of their teaching career.
Fall/Winter Session - 2017-18 (30 Hours) - Elements of Engagement - October 10-11, January 22-23 and virtual session TBD.
Participants will develop their capacity to design effective instruction and become more consciously competent decision makers in order to support student learning. Active learning experiences build on the strategies of the previous session (August New Teacher Institute) to increase teachers' profound knowledge of teaching and learning. Participants will further develop their individual strengths as a teacher, increasing the probability that student learning will occur at high levels.
Spring Session - 2018 (30 Hours) - Foundations of Quality Teaching and Learning - June 4-7, 2018.
During this interactive session, participants expand their skills in the development of pedagogical skills and understanding of student learning. Participants will engage as students in highly effective instructional strategies followed by reflection and discussion of why and how these practices work. New teachers make connections to their own content and put their learning to work as they design classroom inquiry modules that bring theory and research into actual classroom practice.
Summer Session - 2018 (30 Hours) - The New and Emerging Teacher - August 1-4, 2018.
During this introductory session, teachers will develop awareness and understanding of the teaching profession and their role as an educator. Participants will explore current research and educational trends, experiencing instruction that models best practices as they build core components (vision, procedures, rules, organization) for their learning environment. As they engage in collaborative activities and discussions, they will begin to cultivate the skills and dispositions essential for success in the education profession.
In addition to attending each of the 30-hour sessions, there will also be independent study and application to their own educational setting.
Participants will need to bring your laptop computer with you. You need to be able to connect to the Internet wirelessly.