Approximately one in three teachers leave the profession in their first three years. The attrition rate increases to almost 50% in the first five years and is often even higher in urban and underperforming schools. One of the main reasons teacher cite for leaving the profession is inadequate teacher induction and ongoing support.
PCG’s new teacher support program offers deep, job-embedded exploration and reflection on topics including classroom management, differentiated instruction, blended learning, data use and assessment, and diverse learners. The program includes online courses that incorporate video examples of best practices and application in the classroom, social collaboration tools, resource libraries, and additional coaching support.
Foundation Course – Survival Strategies for New Teachers, Grade Bands: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 - Duration: 3 Months
Julia Thompson, Wiley Publishing
Survival Strategies for New Teachers, Grade Bands: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
The course provides new teachers with specific strategies and tools that enable them to navigate the school environment, manage a classroom, work with parents, motivate students, build positive student relationships, establish a culture of high achievement in which all students can succeed and establish a professional growth plan.
Electives: Duration: Variable
Select one or more courses from the menu below or other options from our Course Catalog that align with other site based priority areas for new teacher professional learning such as differentiated instruction, blended learning, data use and assessment and diverse learners. Length of program will depend on number of electives chosen.
Jeff Zwiers, Stanford University
Building Academic Language, K-12, 7-12