Mentoring and induction program
Fort Worth ISD New Teacher Academy
The district's New Teacher Academy is an onboarding program for those new to the district. Find out more here.
September – May
New teachers will meet at least twice a month with their departments or those teaching in a similar content area in order to plan. This should allow the teacher to:
- Teach to the rigorous standards expected at TABS;
- Evaluate impact of instruction on student performance;
- Use student and classroom achievement data for planning and curriculum;
- Design instruction to meet specific learning needs; and
- Contribute to a positive school culture.
January – May
Once every three weeks—for a total of six observations—new teachers will be partnered with experienced teachers or staff leaders to observe peers and discuss best practices and strategies for the classroom.
Aug. 9, 2021
Time Session 08:30-08:45 Welcome, agenda overview and objectives 08:45-09:10 Meet-and-greet activity 09:10-10:00 What elements make up TABS? 10:00-10:10 Break 10:10-10:30 Team-building and wellness 10:30-10:50 Where are we now? A.P., SAT, ACT and TSIA 10:50-11:10 Freshman and sophomore success initiative 11:10-11:30 Advisory, homeroom and bell schedule 11:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:20 Wellness and fitness 13:20-14:20 Rotations with support staff 14:20-14:30 Break 14:30-15:00 Canvas demonstration 15:00-15:10 Reflection 15:10-16:00
Aug. 11, 2021
Time Session 13:00-13:30 Opening activity 13:30-14:00 Attendance and grading 14:00-14:30 Classroom improvisation 14:30-14:40 Break 14:40-15:00 TABS calendar 15:00-16:00 Grade-level teams
Aug. 12, 2021
Time Session 08:15-08:30 Breakfast 08:30-08:50 Regulations 08:50-09:20 Counseling activity: Who, What, When, Where 09:20-09:40 Intro to Lifeline and the emergency calling tree 09:40-10:10 T-TESS review 10:10-10:20 Break 10:20-11:00 Brainology overview 11:00-11:20 Social-emotional learning 11:20-11:30 Reflection