New Teacher Induction Program

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN!

The New Teacher Induction Program for Secondary Mathematics supports middle and high school teachers new to mathematics education. First and second year mathematics teachers are invited to participate. Experienced teachers who will be teaching secondary mathematics for the first time are also invited to apply.

Participants attend monthly Saturday workshops throughout the school year. These sessions provide a format to share ideas, materials, and concerns, deepen mathematical knowledge, model good teaching, and promote collegiality.

Each participant is assigned a coach. These coaches are all former middle or high school mathematics teachers. Coaches meet with teachers several times per semester to help plan lessons, observe, collaborate, and discuss concerns including classroom management, instructional strategies, motivation, maximizing classroom participation, assessment techniques and more. The coaches co-facilitate the monthly Saturday workshops.

Participants also receive support in mentoring their students in order to build relationships with students, parents, the school, and the broader community. Research shows that these relationships help teachers feel connected to their school community and help retain them in the classroom.

The tentative Saturday workshops dates for the 2021-2022 school year are:

  • Meet & Greet - August (2nd-7th? Date and Time still TBD) via zoom

  • 1st Session - August 14, 2021 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 2nd Session - September 18, 2021 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 3rd Session (A) - October 2, 2021 via zoom (8:30am-10:30am)

  • 3rd Session (B) - October 23, 2021 via zoom (8:30am-10:30am)

  • 4th Session - November 13, 2021 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 5th Session (A) - December 4, 2021 via zoom (8:30am-10:30am)

  • 5th Session (B) - January 8, 2021 via zoom (8:30am-10:30am)

  • MEAD Conference - January 22, 2022 (7:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • 6th Session - February 12, 2022 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 7th Session - March 5, 2022 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 8th Session - April 2, 2022 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • Graduation - April 30, 2022 (Date and Time TBD)

 

Adjustments and pivots for remote learning environments will be made as necessary.  Content and delivery will be revised to match the changing landscape and the needs of the Induction Teachers, where they are. Saturday workshops would be both in person on the University of Arizona Campus and Online Zoom sessions.  Regular coaching meetings can take place in person at your school site, but also on Zoom as necessary.

Preference is given to teachers from partnering districts.  Teachers who teach math exclusively will be given priority over teachers with split assignments. Participants earn an $800 stipend for their FULL participation.

Please share this flyer with potential candidates and encourage them to apply!

Here are the Agreements that all parties make in order to make the Induction Program successful.

The New Teacher Induction Program is NOW accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year. Apply here!

If you have any questions, email: Michael Perkins, mkperkin@math.arizona.edu