City Schools' New Teacher Induction is a three-year, comprehensive system of aligned supports and professional learning opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness, increase teacher retention, and impact student achievement.
Approximately 1,600 Baltimore City Public Schools teachers are in their first, second, or third year of teaching. The Office of Teacher Support and Development provides specialized support to these teachers in order to meet the unique needs of teachers early in their career and experienced teachers new to City Schools. These supports include a summer institute for new hires and professional learning and site-based mentoring for all first through third year teachers.
For more information about new teacher support at Baltimore City Public Schools, please contact Tina Goette, Coordinator of New Teacher Support and Development.
Summer Programming for Newly Hired Teachers
The following two events are only open to newly hired teachers in the summer, prior to the first year of teaching.
New Teacher Summer Institute (NTSI), August 14 - 18, 2017
During NTSI, teachers new to the district take a deep-dive into City Schools' curriculum, assessments, and academic priorities and effective practices in setting up and creating a positive classroom learning culture with students. They also spend time learning about the Instructional Framework for effective teaching as outlined by City Schools.For more information about NTSI, click here to view the overview (link coming). After completing pre-employment with Human Capital, including your cleared background check, you become eligible to register for NTSI. Please reach out to your Human Capital Specialist or Staffing@bcps.k12.md.us to confirm that you are eligible to register for NTSI.
New Teacher Summer Institute for Special Educators, August 21 - 23, 2017
In addition to attending NTSI, new special educators are invited to attend a three-day training designed specifically for special educators. Participants will navigate features of the Maryland Online IEP System and understand the expectations of the different functions and roles of a special education teacher including IEP Team Chair, IEP Service Coordinator, IEP Service Provider and IEP Clerical Support.
For more information about NTSI for Special Educators, click here to view the overview (link coming). After completing pre-employment with Human Capital, including clearing the background check, new teachers become eligible to register for NTSI and NTSI for Special Educators. Please reach out to your Human Capital Specialist or Staffing@bcps.k12.md.us to confirm that you are eligible to register for NTSI.
Professional Learning for 1st - 3rd Year Teachers
The following professional learning courses and workshops are open to all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-year teachers.
New Teacher Professional Development SeriesThe New Teacher Professional Development Series is designed to meet the unique needs of first-year teachers. In addition to developing skills in lesson planning and instruction, this professional development opportunity allows new teachers to build knowledge of effective classroom management strategies and learn to more effectively communicate with parents and families in order to increase student achievement. Each session focuses on identifying solutions to the challenges that first-year teachers experience in the classroom. The sessions are designed to provide strategies that can be implemented in the classroom immediately. The content of the sessions is based on the Common Core State Standards and the Instructional Framework.
Instructional Framework: Applying the Teach Key Actions to Practice (2 AUs)Please see the Instructional Framework link in the left navigational menu for more details and registration information.