Benchmark 6

      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.

        Campus-based initiatives

        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.

      Training plan

      • 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 

        Department PLCs

        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

      ECHS leader/liaison meetings