I recently read a blog on Education Week Teachers entitled “Are First Year Teachers Ever Proficient?” The author wrote about what it is like to be a first year teacher and “confesses to being something of a mess in his first year of teaching.”
This year alone, there were at least 80 new teachers hired in Kent County! I am sure some of these new educators are feeling the same way.
But there is hope…
In the first three years of employment, teachers are required to have 15 days of professional learning outside of their planned PD offered through their district.
Kent ISD recently developed a professional learning cohort for new teachers! We have designed a blended program that allows teachers, newer to the profession, opportunities for targeted learning in the areas specific to their unique needs including classroom management, planning, and differentiation.
Please share and encourage teachers in your district that are in their first three years of teaching to join Kent ISD’s cohort. This is an opportunity for staff to build a network with other teachers from around the county and to support districts in targeted professional learning specific to the needs of developing teachers.
CLICK HERE to read more about this cohort.
CLICK HERE to enroll.