This blog offers information, and connections to nurture recent graduates. We welcome your participation on this and on our Facebook Page. The NTC continues to be deeply grateful to MEDITECH for its long history of support for this program. Over the years, MEDITECH has made it possible for the New Teacher Community to serve a vital role in helping our graduates to persist in a challenging, yet deeply rewarding profession.
The New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national non-profit that is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers and school leaders.
It is much larger in scope than our Lesley New Teacher Community and we thought it would be worth sharing information about this with you, especially information about professional learning opportunities called MOOCs, short for Massive Open Online Courses. The links are provided below or by clicking through the New Teacher Center website: http://www.newteachercenter.org/about-ntc
The New Teacher Center works with schools districts, state policymakers, and educators
across the country to develop and implement induction programs aligned
with district learning goals. NTC induction programs include programs one-on-one
mentoring and professional development, all taking place within school
environments that support new teachers.
NTC responds to the national need for improved teacher effectiveness by:
• Providing outstanding new teacher induction services and programs
• Working with state policymakers to create thriving policy environments within which new teacher induction can take place • Influencing the national dialogue on new teacher effectiveness.
While many of their services are for specific school systems and programs, the New Tea her Center offers a wealth of resources that you might be interested in. Keep reading!
When we focus on teachers, students succeed. New
teachers and administrators are typically placed in difficult
assignments in hard-to-staff schools. Many of their careers will not
survive this trial by fire. Yet, it is these schools, and the low-income
and students of color that attend them, that stand to benefit the most
from excellent teaching. Improving teacher effectiveness delivers on the
promise of public education and helps close the achievement gap in our
How can we reach even more new teachers, and their students?
We found a way.
Wouldn’t it be phenomenal if every new teacher in the country had
access to the support of a mentor and a high-quality new teacher
induction program? We’re working on that.
In the meantime, we found a way to help greater numbers of teachers
across the country get off to a great start and be able to meet the
exciting challenge Common Core State Standards represents.
Now, all teachers across the country (and around the world!) have
access to three New Teacher Center professional learning opportunities
called Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – for free – thanks to
our new partnership with Coursera, a leading MOOC provider. (We know this is new territory. Here’s
how MOOCs work.)
We hope you’ll sign up and spread the word to all the teachers you know. After all, what teacher
couldn’t use more support?
Success with your students starts on Day 1. Learn from NTC’s 25 years
developing key skills and strategies to create positive, productive
classroom environments where students thrive. How do you build
relationships with students, establish and maintain behavioral
expectations, implement classroom procedures and routines, and use
instructional time effectively?
Learn how to apply some of the tools from the Literacy Design
Collaborative to incorporate Common Core literacy strategies into your
content area. In this course you will implement a template task and
examine student work according to the LDC writing rubric.
This course offers participants an opportunity to engage in a
community of learners using an inquiry cycle focusing on math formative
assessments as a strategy for implementing CCSS in math. It focuses on
the implementation of a Classroom Challenge: a 1
– 2 day lesson developed by the Mathematics Assessment Project (MAP)
based on formative assessment and the CCSSM.