Four NTI teachers collaborating with the use of manipulatives

Two NTI teachers collaborating with the use of manipulatives


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 dates for the 2024-2025 year are:                                                                                                             

  • Meet & Greet - July 24, 2024 (4:00-5:00pm) via zoom

  • 1st Session - August 10, 2024 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 2nd Session - September 7, 2024 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 3rd Session - October 19, 2024 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 4th Session - November 16, 2024 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 5th Session - December 7, 2024 (8:30am-12:30pm) via zoom

  • MEAD Conference - January 25, 2025 (7:30 AM - 2:30 PM)

  • 6th Session - February 8, 2025 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 7th Session - March 1, 2025 (8:30am-12:30pm)

  • 8th Session - April 5, 2025 (8:30am-12:30pm)

All Saturday workshops will be hosted on the University of Arizona Campus with the exceptions of the Meet and Greet and Session 5 that will be hosted online via Zoom.  Regular coaching meetings will take place at each participant's school site, but also via Zoom if necessary.

Preference is given to teachers from partnering districts in southern Arizona.  We can accomodate some teachers outside the Tucson Area, like Casa Grande and Phoenix, as long as the teacher is willing to attend sessions in Tucson each month. 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 2024-2025 school year.   


If you have any questions, email: Michael Perkins, 

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