Webinar: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers
This webinar highlighted current trends in the teaching workforce, the research on induction programs, and a systems approach to creating supportive teaching and learning conditions. In conjunction with the webinar, the Alliance released a new report—On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning Teachers (see below)—that examines research on teacher turnover and performance and the implications for designing induction supports and professional learning as part of a coherent teacher development system.
|On the Path to Equity: Improving the Effectiveness of Beginning TeachersRoughly half a million U.S. teachers either move or leave the profession each year—attrition that costs the United States up to $2.2 billion annually. This high turnover rate disproportionately affects high-poverty schools and seriously compromises the nation’s capacity to ensure that all students have access to skilled teaching, according to this Alliance report. To curb turnover—especially among new teachers—this report recommends a comprehensive induction program comprised of multiple types of support, including high-quality mentoring, common planning times, and ongoing support from school leaders.|
To view the webinar, please visit: http://all4ed.org/webinar-event/jul-17-2014/
To read the report, see: http://all4ed.org/reports-factsheets/path-to-equity/