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Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Decreasing Attrition and Improving Instruction through Supporting New Teachers Illinois State Superintendents Conference.

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1 Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Decreasing Attrition and Improving Instruction through Supporting New Teachers Illinois State Superintendents Conference October 23, 2008

2 A Brief History 1998 Three tiered licensing system created Requirements for standard license approved and then modified 2004 Illinois New Teacher Collaborative created 2006 Two million allocated for demonstration induction programs 2007 Nine million allocated for demonstration induction programs 2008 Over nine million allocated for demonstration induction programs INTC is the administrative home for the state funded programs

3 Why We Are Speaking to Superintendents To help superintendents develop and implement high quality induction and mentoring programs for new teachers To help superintendents better understand how to best work with building administrators and mentors To ask superintendents to be strong partners with INTC

4 Attending this session will enable 1.Learning about a statewide partnership for promoting high quality induction and mentoring programs for new teachers. Accessing web resources Networking conferences & professional development 2.Becoming familiar with what data from the 40 ISBE funded induction/mentoring programs tell us about administrator involvement

5 Issues Costs of attrition –Teachers with less than four years of experience are generally less effective than veterans –Low income, minority students are much more likely to be taught by an inexperienced, out of field, or emergency certified teacher Powerful induction –New teachers are more likely to stay in schools with support from induction, mentoring, and a collaborative school environment –Professional learning communities are linked with support for bringing novices into the community at a variety of levels

6 INTC Mission To coordinate a network of services and resources through a state-wide partnership of concerned stakeholders in order to attract and retain new teachers and enhance their ability to promote student learning

7 As of today, the C in INTC Illinois State Board of Education Illinois Education Association Illinois Federation of Teachers Illinois Principals Association Regional Offices of Education Large Unit District Association Foundations (especially the State Farm Companies Foundation) Higher Education And Individuals Like You…..

8 What We Know In General Leadership comprises central office and building administrators, union/association representatives, teachers, and external partners District leadership is essential for: –promoting teacher quality –providing district support and training –educating site administrators Principal leadership is essential for: –creating a collaborative environment –supporting mentors –sustaining new teachers

9 School District Responsibilities Provide new teachers with systematic orientation Support ongoing professional growth for new teachers Support your new teacher mentoring program

10 Building Administrator Responsibilities Build assignments with new teachers in mind Provide new teachers with curriculum and classroom management guidance and support Provide support for mentors Respect the confidentiality of the mentor / protégé relationship Build a school culture that is collegial Be clear about expectations

11 INTC as an on-line Resource Resources-on-Demand database On-line discussions of practice User-led communities

12 Resources-on-Demand 550+ resources submitted by practicing educators Focused on meeting the needs of beginning teachers and those wishing to support them

13 On-line Discussions of Practice

14 User-led Communities Available for individual programs wishing to provide online resource sharing and networking for their program participants

15 INTC as a Networking Resource Regional meetings –Free –Open to everyone Annual statewide conference State funded induction and mentoring programs

16 Regional Meetings Fall and spring sessions at sites around the state Free to all Next workshops: November 20 & December 11 Working with English Language Learners More info at regionalmeetings.htmlhttp://intc.ed.uiuc.edu/events/events- regionalmeetings.html

17 Statewide Conference A working conference with strands targeting the needs of various groups interested in providing the best support for novice teachers 4th Annual Conference February 24-25, 2009 Springfield, IL Anticipated attendance300+

18 Possible Administrators Academy Built Around Draft Induction and Mentoring Standards Monday February 23 4:00 - 7:00 Followed by Dinner

19 Draft Induction and Mentoring Standards Created by a group of representative stakeholders Undergoing final review To be presented to the Certification Board and State Board this year nter-materials.htmlhttp://intc.ed.uiuc.edu/mediacenter/mediace nter-materials.html

20 State Funded Programs Geographic diversity Competitive process for funding Variety in design and level of intensity –Single and multiple district –Outside partners and consortia –Mentor / protégée pairings

21 Across the sites Recommendations on funding Recommendations for program implementation Recommendations for program evaluation Full Report:

22 State Policy Issues Funding –Timely funding –Probability of continued funding State-level coordination –Within Illinois State Board of Education –Across INTC partners Induction and mentoring as passing fad?

23 Local Policy Issues - Districts District administrative involvement –Location of program administration –Communication within districts Building administrative involvement –Administrator knowledge and support –Administrator coordination with mentors Building environment / work context

24 Local Policy Issues - Consortia Formality of agreement across schools and districts Timely and frequent communication across the consortium Time, distance, and professional development Incentives and disincentives

25 Local Policy Issues - General Choosing partners and providers carefully Recognizing the importance of induction and mentoring Struggling with reductions in force Dealing with induction program staff turnover

26 What YOU Can Do Become familiar with the Draft Induction and Mentoring Standards Plan to attend the INTC conference with a team from your district/building Add your name to the INTC general listserv

27 Contact Information Illinois New Teacher Collaborative Children's Research Center Rm. 196, 51 Gerty Drive Champaign, IL


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