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Beginning Teacher Interstate Connections: Restore, Reflect, Do Something for You

June 1, 2021
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“We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey The 20/21 school year is coming to a close, and it has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. While this year came with more than its fair share of challenges, the victories far outweigh the challenges; and they will allow us to move…

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Perspective | Certainty in an uncertain time: NC NTSP commitment to supporting North Carolina’s Beginning Teachers

February 10, 2021
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As a university-based induction program, the North Carolina New Teacher Support Program (NC NTSP) partners with educator preparation programs (EPPs) to support their mission in training pre-service teachers while strengthening university partnerships with existing school partners and building new ones. NC NTSP provides individual instructional coaching and professional development to all statewide partners, as well…

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Perspective | Disrupting teacher workforce trends with the NC New Teacher Support Program

February 10, 2021
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There are many characteristics within a school community that influence student achievement, but no other characteristic has as much influence as teacher quality. There is agreement about this among those who have taught which is also substantiated by a growing body of empirical research that demonstrates that a teacher’s ability to improve student performance —…

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Perspective | A guide to hybrid coaching during COVID-19

February 10, 2021
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COVID-19 has presented an abundance of obstacles and opportunities for learning to educators. A most pressing challenge is the delivery of instruction. With school districts having autonomy in the method of instruction, support staff not directly connected to one school or district have had to navigate a variety of instructional learning plans to sustain partnerships.…

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Perspective | A teacher’s perspective on the impact of induction

February 10, 2021
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In 2018, Judge David Lee appointed WestEd to lead a comprehensive investigation into what it would take to guarantee the opportunity of a sound basic education to every North Carolina student. In December, WestEd released their report that highlights the importance of cohesive, statewide policy focused on providing high quality education for all children in North Carolina.…

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Perspective | Coaching during COVID-19 with NC New Teacher Support Program’s innovative supports

February 10, 2021
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Ask teachers on any given day what it’s like to teach remotely during the coronavirus pandemic, and you’ll hear a variety of responses. Tasked with transferring their curriculum to a virtual-learning environment, it’s likely even the most seasoned veterans are facing unique challenges. For beginning teachers, this sudden transition to remote learning has compounded what…

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