The New and Emerging Teacher - (30 hours)
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.
Elements of Engagement (30 Hours)
Participants will develop their capacity to design effective instruction and become more consciously competent decision makers in order to support student learning. Participants will further develop their individual strengths as a teacher, increasing the probability that student learning will occur at high levels.
Foundations of Quality Teaching and Learning - (30 hours)
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.
In addition to attending each of the 30-hour sessions, there will also be independent study and application to their own educational setting.