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  • 1. Goal: What impact do New Teacher Academy and mentor programs have on new teacher retention at Richardson High School? Action Steps Person(s) Timeline: Needed Evaluation Responsible Start/End Resources Discuss action Debbie Reese July 2010 Action research Surveys from research plan Elise Curry plan, data of new teachers and its details new teachers from the with from previous beginning of the Supervising years, meeting year and end of Assistant agendas, and the year Principal surveys from new teachers from the beginning of the year and end of the year Discuss action Debbie Reese August 2010 Action research Surveys from research plan plan, data of new teachers and its details Instructional new teachers from the with Specialist at from previous beginning of the Instructional RHS years, meeting year and end of Specialist agendas, and the year surveys from new teachers from the beginning of the year and end of the year Discuss the Charles Pickitt, August 2010 Action research Teacher data need for this Elise Curry, plan and evaluations data and Debbie Reese Personal Data-TAKS relevance for the future of the Experience scores New Teacher Teacher data Academy and and evaluations
  • 2. mentor program Data-TAKS scores Review and Debbie Reese August 2010 Last two years Review the data discuss last two data of New of New Teacher Instructional years data of Teacher Academy New Teacher Specialist at Academy participants, Academy RHS participates retention rate, participates retention rate, TAKS scores, retention rate, TAKS scores, and pass/fail TAKS scores, pass/fail rate, rate from the last pass/fail rate, end of the year two years. See if end of the year survey questions there is a survey questions to determine correlation to determine plans for the between the plans for the upcoming year teachers that are upcoming year and the still teaching in upcoming new our building and teachers if the teachers information that decided to leave the teaching field had lower scores all around. After reviewing Debbie Reese August 2010 Create surveys Review the the data for the new surveys with the Instructional enhance the teachers to new teacher program to Specialist at complete each each six weeks include more RHS six weeks. to reflect on reflection of the their growth and Create surveys new teachers as create goals for well as adding a for the new the upcoming new element of teachers students six weeks and surveying the to complete each semester. six weeks. students. The student surveys will be on a voluntary basis from the new teacher. I
  • 3. will ask them in September at our first New Teacher Academy meeting if they would like to volunteer in my action research project for the year. Discuss with ILT - Charles August 2010 Action Research Discussion Instructional Pickitt, six Plan about additions Leadership assistant to NTA Team (SBDM) principals, Goals for 10-11 NTA Six Weeks NTA the additions to Instructional the New Specialists, Teacher Last two years Teacher Specialist on data of New Academy and Site, department Teacher adding the NTA heads from Six Weeks NTA Academy into the Campus English, Math, participates Teacher/Student Improvement Science, Social retention rate, Survey Plan Studies, ESL, TAKS scores, Notes from AVID, head pass/fail rate, discussion- counselor, end of the year comments, AP/UIL survey questions concerns and Coordinator to determine suggestions and Mr. plans for the Pickitt’s upcoming year administrative assistant. Upcoming new teachers Debbie Reese information Six Weeks NTA Teacher Reflection Six Weeks NTA Teacher/Student
  • 4. Survey Create 2010- Debbie Reese August 2010 Past New Review, input 2011 New Teacher Day and approval Instructional Teacher Day at agendas from Assistant RHS and NTA Specialist Principals calendar and Past NTA agenda for the agendas and calendars year. RHS New Debbie Reese August 11, 2010 Lots!! Q & A with the Teacher Day questions from Instructional Agenda, the morning Specialist Computer Icebreaker presentation Administrators station, participation information Meet with sheets, Ice Breakers, Instructional Scavenger Hunt, Specialist to reflect on the presentations from around the day building, meet the mentors and prizes Meet with Debbie Reese September 2010 Past CIPs CIP outline Instructional Instructional Goals for 2010- Specialist to create draft of Specialist 2011 NTA NTA for CIP Present addition Debbie Reese September 2010 Revision of the Vote of group of New Teacher ILT meeting addition of New Presented to: Minutes of Academy to Teacher Instructional Academy to meeting ILT - Charles Leadership Pickitt, six RHS CIP with Team assistant Activities, principals, Targeted Group, Instructional Persons
  • 5. Specialists, Responsible, Specialist on Timeline, Site, department Resources and heads from Evaluation English, Math, Science, Social Studies, ESL, AVID, head counselor, AP/UIL Coordinator and Mr. Pickitt’s administrative assistant. Meet with Debbie Reese September 2010 Past New Needs inventory Instructional Teacher Day of new teachers Specialist to Instructional agendas create goals and Specialist Past NTA plan NTA agendas and meetings for the year calendars Monthly New Debbie Reese Once a month Each month a RHS NTA Teacher throughout year specific topic is needs Academy Instructional covered this assessment and Specialist depends on the meetings survey NTA time of year and also the needs NTA individual participants – inventory that reflection first year teachers was taken from NTA student the last meeting survey Past presentations include: grade book, Special Education, lesson planning,
  • 6. communication with parents and the community, and teaching strategies Ask for volunteers to participate in Action Research with just themselves and/or with surveying their students Meet with Debbie Reese Once a month Past New Agenda for Instructional before each Teacher Day upcoming need Instructional Specialist to meeting agendas and reflect on past Specialist throughout year NTA meeting The previous RHS NTA and plan month’s RHS needs NTA needs assessment and upcoming assessment and survey survey Meet monthly Debbie Reese Once a month Completed Completed with NTA Teacher Teacher Action Research NTA Action Reflections Reflections Research participants participants Completed Completed Student Surveys Student Surveys Goals created for upcoming six weeks and/or semester Meet with Debbie Reese January 2011 New Teacher Completed Instructional Day agendas Teacher Instructional Specialist and Reflections Specialist Completed Assistant
  • 7. Principals to Administrators Teacher Completed discuss NTA Reflections Student Surveys first semester and goals for Completed Goals created first year Student Surveys for upcoming six weeks and/or teacher’s second Goals created semester semester for upcoming six weeks and/or semester Teacher data: benchmark scores End of year Debbie Reese May 2011 End of the year Teacher celebration and reflection reflections and Instructional questions/ reflection sharing of stories Specialist survey Administrators Celebration Items! New Teacher Academy participants Meet with Debbie Reese June 2011 New Teacher New Teacher administration Day agendas Day agendas to discuss, Instructional Specialist Completed Completed review and Teacher Teacher reflect upon Administrators NTA and the Reflections Reflections changes that Completed Completed were made Student Surveys Student Surveys Create goals for Goals created Goals created the 2011-2012 for upcoming six for upcoming six school year weeks and/or weeks and/or semester semester Teacher data: Teacher data: benchmark benchmark scores scores
  • 8. Create goals for Debbie Reese June 2011 New Teacher New Teacher the 2011-2012 Day agendas Day agendas Instructional school year Specialist Completed Completed Teacher Teacher Administrators Reflections Reflections Completed Completed Student Surveys Student Surveys Goals created Goals created for upcoming six for upcoming six weeks and/or weeks and/or semester semester Teacher data: Teacher data: benchmark benchmark scores scores