ERIC Number: ED529293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The New Teacher Orientation and Training Program. Calgary Board of Education June 2010 & Northland School Division #61 Beginning Teacher Institute August 2010
Richardson, D. Theophilus; Deering, Michelle J.
It is always an enlightening experience to observe how ideas around change are executed. The Calgary Board of Education program for inducting new teachers into its system merited some investigation. For a period of six weeks, the authors participated in this process, with a view that, some elements of the program could be used in a similar format in their home school division. Time was spent planning for a meaningful encounter between the Calgary Board officials and the Northland School Division Leadership team. The stage was set for jurisdictional sharing to occur. The organizers of the Calgary Induction Program shared the rationale and some of the outcomes of their program. Their rationale was to provide new teachers with a deeper understanding of the services that the Board had to assist teachers in the Special Education and English Language learning area of their system. The orientation was meant to make the new teachers experts in knowing how to access information, both written documents and services from specialist providers employed by the school board. What was shared was an induction program that was meeting the needs of urban teachers with a network of readily available human resources. A list of resources is included.
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teacher Orientation, Urban Teaching, Boards of Education, Beginning Teacher Induction, Special Education, English Instruction, Information Literacy, Information Skills, Access to Information, Program Descriptions, Participant Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Training Methods, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)