TIP: A Teacher Support Program for Beginning CTE Teachers

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Kit Alvarez
Director Education Services
CRY-ROP
Redlands, CA

Becky Sharp
Teacher on Assignment
CRY-ROP
Redlands, CA

Have you been hiring a lot of new teachers from business & industry? In this era of high stakes accountability, it is vitally important to support and help those neophytes become effective classroom instructors. CRY-ROP has developed the "TIP" (Teacher Induction Program) that provides support and coaching to new teachers. Through special funding from CDE, learn how you can implement a similar program.

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TIP: A Teacher Support Program for Beginning CTE Teachers

  1. 1. Colton-Redlands-Yucaipa ROP Presented by: Becky Sharp, Teacher on Assignment Kit Alvarez, Director of Education Services Stephanie Houston, Superintendent TIP Teacher Induction Program
  2. 2. Wake-up Call  Employment trends  Retention rate  Reasons why teachers left  Impact on resources  Reality check   Organizational priorities
  3. 3. Research  Current literature  Staff development  Teacher retention  The field  Are we alone?  What practices exist?
  4. 4. Models of Professional Development Traditional PD Delivery Current research on PD Periodic inservice days Ongoing Transfer knowledge & discrete skills Support inquiry, study of pedegogy, reflecting on practice One shot workshops School focused & job embedded Learning from “experts” Learning from training, practice, feedback, reflection Fixing a deficit Individual & organizational growth PD is a luxury PD is essential for school improvement & student achievement
  5. 5. There is a need for:  Structured  Systemic  Sustained Professional Development
  6. 6. What is TIP?  Ongoing training  Ideally, begins before the first day of class  Induction to ROP  2 year process
  7. 7. Why TIP?  Eases the transition into teaching  Improves teacher effectiveness  Lets teachers know they are valued  Student success!
  8. 8. Mentors “So-called “mentors” are everywhere these days, but they aren’t often given release time or a clear compelling charge.” Mike Schmoker
  9. 9. Teacher on Assignment-Peer Coach Leader  Conducts classroom walkthroughs and informal observations.  Provides non-evaluative feedback, tips and suggestions  Provides instructional information, resources and guidance  Conducts ongoing training workshops
  10. 10. Orientation – 2 days  Teacher duties and responsibilities  Introduction to organizational culture, mission, and vision  Classroom management  Attendance, registration and purchase procedures  Advisory Committee Meetings  Curriculum Planning  Plan for the First Days of School
  11. 11. Culture If you do not convey a school’s culture, mission and beliefs when teachers join your organization, then when do you?
  12. 12. TIP Workshop Content  Model classroom visits  Lesson plan design  Technology  Cooperative learning  Rubrics and graphic organizers  Special needs students  Classroom management  Assessment
  13. 13. Brain Based Education
  14. 14. Model Classrooms
  15. 15. Campus Coaches  Successful classroom teachers  Knowledgeable of specific campus policies and procedures  Accessible
  16. 16. Pay me now…or pay me later…  New teacher recruitment, orientation and typical training costs approximately $7,000 each  CRY-ROP averages 6-10 new teachers annually  Teachers leave without support  Impact on student learning
  17. 17. Costs  Total cost of the TIP program is approximately $60,000 per year  TOA  Peer Coach stipends  Teacher workshops  Toolkits & resources
  18. 18. Impact  Better teaching and learning in the classroom  Increased retention of new teachers  Stronger relationships with site administration and ROP administration
  19. 19. “Training is one of the best ways to send a message to your teachers that you value them and want them to succeed and stay. It is much worse to not train teachers and keep them than to train them and lose them!” ~ Harry Wong

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