ERIC Number: ED036458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
[Program for Beginning Teachers. An Individualized Approach to In-Service Education.] An Application for Continuation Grant. Part II. Narrative.
Wilmette Public Schools, IL.
During its first year of operation 80 first-year teachers from nine public and private elementary schools in the Wilmette suburban district participated in the inservice program in which the individualized program for each teacher was developed cooperatively by the teacher and one or more staff members. A 5-day summer workshop was directed to the orientation of the teachers to the schools, community, and instructional program. During the school year teachers were released one-half day per month for workshops, visitation, demonstration teaching, and consultation; and they attended eight Saturday morning workshops dealing with problems in curriculum, teaching methods, and instructional materials. Each participant was teamed with an experienced "helping teacher" who assisted in planning, observation, and self-evaluation, often with the use of portable videotaping equipment. Each was also assigned an advisor-consultant from the staff of a nearby college or university. Plans are underway to extend the program throughout the teachers' pretenure period. Major emphasis for second-year teachers will be commitment to a graduate program and enrollment in courses. Weekly afternoon workshops would also be offered by the district, e.g., a course in modern math methods and techniques or an independent seminar on self-directed learning. (Included are discussion of stipends, financing, cooperative planning and administration, publicity, and staff roles.) (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wilmette Public Schools, IL.
Identifiers: PACE; Projects to Advance Creativity in Education