New Teacher Support
Building the Future of Teachers in Arizona
Supporting teachers across the professional continuum is a cornerstone of our work. We believe by supporting beginning teachers, we are working to build the future of teacher leadership in our state.
Our New Teacher Support provides mentors and coaches with research-based tools to support those newest to the profession. We emphasize strengthening autonomy and self-efficacy within teachers to support Arizona's students.
In collaboration with mentors/coaches (leaders) in this work, we were able to capture the reflections and steps taken to impact change in the work of induction and mentoring. Click here to read Case Studies in Mentoring and learn how Arizona leaders/educators use their knowledge, expertise, and intentional practice to build a culture of induction in our state.
Since 2006, the Arizona K12 Center has been home to Arizona’s Master Teacher Program, designed to
build capacity for teacher leadership while providing support to the newest members of our profession. While this program has experienced some changes over the years, it has always stayed true to its goals:
• fostering a spirit of accomplishment among Arizona’s teachers;
• recognizing the contribution of excellent teaching in our communities, and elevating the status of the profession; and
• designating or placing a Master Teacher mentor in schools throughout Arizona, beginning with those in greatest need.
Now called the Arizona Teacher Program, the work of the program is comprehensive in nature providing training for mentors, new teachers, and leaders. Through opportunities for learning and networking, our belief is that districts can build sustainable induction programs that support all teachers on the career continuum from new teacher to teacher leader. Explore the Arizona Teacher Program and learn how we can be partner in this important work.
Quick Glance: Induction and Mentoring
May 17, 2019
Based on tier selected, see flyer for details The application window is closed until the next cycle. Tier 1 and Tier 2 has a rolling application window Tier 3 applications will be accepted starting in January 2021
The application window is closed until the next cycle. Tier 1 and Tier 2 has a rolling application window Tier 3 applications will be accepted starting in January 2021.0 Years
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Induction and Mentoring
The Arizona K12 Center provides a robust training and learning schedule grounded in standards and designed to help mentors and coaches increase their effectiveness in supporting teachers in the field.
Arizona New Teacher Induction Network
The Arizona New Teacher Induction Network is a community of practitioners dedicated to ensuring every student has an effective teacher. Through this Network, members learn more about what is working in teacher induction as well as impact, sustainability, and capacity building.
“As a mentor teacher, the Arizona K12 Center has had a profound effect on my capacity to work with beginning teachers. I am truly a more effective mentor teacher. The modeling of effective practice and the many opportunities for feedback and reflection allow me to deliver quality, effective instructional support to beginning teachers.”