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.
The Fort Worth Independent School District provides a wide array of professional learning opportunities throughout the year. More information can be found here.
Campus-level training for 2022-2023
Aug. 8, 2022
Time Session 08:00-08:30 Breakfast 08:30-08:45 Welcome, agenda overview and objectives 08:45-09:00 Meet-and-greet activity 09:00-09:20 TABS mission and vision 09:20-10:00 TABS learner profile 10:00-10:10 Break 10:10-10:25 Team-building and wellness 10:25-11:10 Freshman success initiative 11:10-11:30 Collective efficacy 11:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:05 Load buses for convocation 13:30-15:00 Convocation 15:00-15:15 Return to TABS 15:15-16:15 Advisory planning meeting
Aug. 11, 2022
Time Session 08:00-08:30 Breakfast 08:30-08:45 Welcome, agenda overview and objectives 08:45-09:00 Ice-breaker 09:00-09:25 CCMR/ECHS overview 09:25-09:50 Collegiate testing data 09:50-10:00 Break 10:10-10:40 Attendance, tardies and grading 10:40-11:30 Rotations with office staff 11:30-13:00 Lunch 13:00-13:15 SBDM and CERC 13:15-13:30 Team-building activity 13:30-14:10 T-TESS, student learning objectives and individual professional goals 14:10-14:20 Opening of school and processes and procedures 14:20-14:30 Break 14:30-15:45 Advisory plan and bell schedule 14:45-15:00 Build calendar and identify sponsors 15:00-15:10 Emergency calling tree 15:10-16:00 Department meetings