Any further questions regarding Beginning Teacher Orientation can be answered by Dr. Cheri Boone, Director, Beginning Teacher program. Cheri.boone@ bcsemail.org
Welcome to Buncombe County
Beginning Teacher Orientation
Introduction: Dr. Cheri Boone, Director of BCS Beginning Teacher Program
Overview: Beginning Teacher Support Program
So, what is the Beginning Teacher Program?
Why do we have it?
The intent of a teacher induction program is to provide a
systematic structure of support for beginning teachers.
The Beginning Teacher Support Program began in North Carolina schools in 1997 and is designed specifically to meet the needs of teachers who are new to the teaching profession. Buncombe County provides many layers of support to our Beginning Teachers during the first three years of their teaching career.
Support Teams / Networking
Workshops and Professional Development
Observation and Feedback
Tiers of Support:
Provide Staff Development
Classroom Visits / Feedback
What are the Requirements for a NC Beginning Teacher?
What to Expect in this BT Orientation:
Wednesday: The Effective Teacher, Best Practices, Kickin' off the School Year!
Thursday: Curriculum Focus
Monday: School level orientation with peer mentor
Tuesday, 22nd: New to Buncombe County, Personnel Topics
- Please turn cell phones to vibrate.
- Please text and make phone calls during breaks and lunch only.
- Please use laptops and tablets only as directed.
- Honor the speaker - no sidebar conversations.
- Be positive and participate.
- Use sticky notes for questions.
- Have fun!
Goals for Beginning Teacher Orientation
- To create a sense of community among beginning teachers so that you may develop a network of support
- To provide you with tools and strategies for creating a safe and orderly environment in your classroom
- To provide you with tools and strategies for a successful first week of school
- To introduce you to the Beginning Teacher Program in Buncombe County
Ice Breaker: 1,2,3 activity
Go around the table and each person...
1. Share your name, your school, and your grade or subject
2. Then, each person at the table shares 1 worry you have about starting your school year, 2 things you did this summer, and 3 personal facts about yourself.
Debbie Bryant: Introduction to Movement and the Brain
John Hattie: Influences on Student Achievement
- Teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling.
- The effectiveness of the teacher is estimated to have two to three times the impact of any other school factor, including services, facilities, and even leadership.
- There is only one way to obtain student achievement and the research is very specific. It is the teacher and what the teacher knows and can do that is the determining factor with student achievement.
NC Teaching Standards 1 and 2
Teacher as Leader
Teachers lead in their classroom
1. Take responsibility for all students' learning
2. Communicate vision to students
3. Use data to organize, plan and set goals
4. Use a variety of assessment data throughout the year to evaluate progress
5. Establish a safe and orderly environment
6. Empower students
Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students
Teachers provide an environment in which each child has a positive nurturing relationship with caring adults
1. Encourage an environment that is inviting, respectful, supportive, inclusive, and flexible
Teachers treat students as individuals
2. Maintain High Expectations for all students
3. Appreciate differences and value contributions for building positive appropriate relationships