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Information on the New Teacher Induction Program
The goal of the New Teacher Induction Program is to provide new teachers with the professional development and individualized support they need to be successful in their beginning years of teaching. The program is supported by a trilateral framework which involves collaboration between the new teacher, principal, and mentor.
- Introduction to the New Teacher Induction Program
- Principles and Key Goals of NTIP
- Who is supported by NTIP and Definitions of New Teachers
- Induction Elements
- Eligibility Flowchart
- Common Questions and Answers
- SGDSB Mentoring Handbook for New Teachers and Mentors
- Ministry Manual - New Teacher Induction Program - Induction Elements Manual 2010
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Teachers 2010
- Teacher and Mentor Teacher
- Principal/Administrators, Human Resources, SGDSBoard, NTIP Board Lead
- Steering Committee (see below)
Quality orientation programs enable new teaches to become familiar with the classroom, school, school board, education in Ontario and the New Teacher Induction Program. Informative school-based orientations are highly valued by new teachers and provide an opportunity for administrators to ensure new teachers are introduced to school logistics, expectations, staff, policies/procedures, code of conduct, school culture, school community info, resource supports, report card technology, PLC's policies, etc.)
- School Orientation Generic Checklist
- Elementary Checklist
- Secondary Checklist
- Discussion List for Principals
- Board Orientation Checklist
INDIVIDUAL STRATEGY FORM
use of this form is REQUIRED by all new teachers and LTO's
Ongoing support through participation in a professional, collegial and confidential relationship enables a new teacher to enhance their skills and confidence.
- Overview of Mentoring
- Goals of Mentoring
- A Mentor is....
- Mentor Responsibilities
- Things to Do - Monthly Checklists for mentors
- Teacher-Mentor Funding and Release Time
- Some Suggested Topics for Mentoring Discussions
- Collaborative Assessment Log for Mentor Pairs (for mentoring meetings)
- Mentor- New Teacher Discussions form (for mentoring meetings)
- Classroom Observations/Demonstration Classrooms booklet
- Classroom Observation Forms:
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Mentors 2010
Appropriate, ongoing learning opportunities are provided to meet the individual professional development needs of all NTIP teachers. Examples of PD topics include, but are not restricted too the following: Classroom Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Literacy, Numeracy, Teaching Students with Special Needs, Student Success, Blended Learning and Teaching Combined Grades.
- Expectations of PD for New Teachers
- OTEP (Online Training & Education Portal) modules
- Survive and Thrive
TEACHER PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS for NEW TEACHERS
The appraisal process for new teachers provides teachers with a framework to encourage improvement efforts aimed at increasing student success. All new teachers must receive two appraisals in the first 12 months after they begin teaching. Further appraisals will occur if the teacher does not receive a Satisfactory rating. The entire process is outlined in the Ministry document Teacher Performance Appraisals: Technical Requirements Manual.
Please note that although NTIP LTO teachers do not participate in Teacher Performance Appraisals beginning in September 2013,under Ontario Regulation 274/12 - Hiring Practices, Long Term Occasional Teachers who are in their first contract of 4 months or more are required to participate in the LTO Evaluation process. Information and forms related to the LTO Evaluation can be found on the board website by going to the Education and Resources tab...to Teachers... to LTOTE.
The LTO Teacher Evaluation is not considered equivalent to a TPA that is required for permanent NTIP teachers nor does it count towards the NTIP notation. It does not exempt a teacher from the NTIP evaluation requirements once he/she secures a permanent job.
- Overview of the Teacher Performance Appraisal
- TPA process
- TPA flowcharts (2)
- Standards of Practice and 8 Competencies
- Description of Forms (Summative Report, Enrichment Plan, Improvement Plan, Log of Teaching Practice) Forms are located below.
- Ministry Manual - TPA Technical Requirements Manual 2010
Administrator involvement and the fulfillment of their responsibilities in connection to NTIP teachers or mentors in their schools are vital keys to the success of the NTIP. NTIP also supports principals in their role as instructional leaders and in building a culture of professional learning within their schools. "Principals are the single biggest factor in determining the positive professional culture required to nurture and sustain the success and well-being of teachers" (Adapted from Helping New Teachers Reflections)
- Tip Sheet for Administrators
- Principal Duties Checklists - for New Teachers, 1st year LTO's, 2nd Year Teachers & LTO's
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Principals 2010
NTIP STEERING COMMITTEE
STARTING UP - WHAT A NEW TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW
- Getting Ready for Class Checklists - Week Before School
- Getting Ready for Class Checklist - First Day of School
- Workplace Safety
Ministry resource handbooks provide examples of best practices to support the implementation of the induction elements of the NTIP.
- SGDSB Mentoring Handbook for New Teachers and Mentors
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Teachers (Ministry of Educ- 2010)
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Mentors (Ministry of Educ- 2010)
- Partnering for Success - A Resource Handbook for Principals (Ministry of Educ - 2010)
FORMS and HANDOUTS
Resources, and all required forms for all individuals involved in the program.
- H12-006 for Mentoring
- H12-006 for Individual PD
- H12-009 for Mentoring
- H12-009 for Individual PD
- Individual Strategy Form
- Mentoring Tracking Form
- Summative Report
- Enrichment Plan
- Improvement Plan
- Log of Teaching Practice
monthly newsletter from Ministry
- February 2014-NTIP Networked Learning
- September NTIP Infographic
- October/November 2014-TeachOntario
- April/May 2015 Tools for our Toolkit
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