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New Teacher Academy

On-site Mentoring for New Teachers and their In-District Mentors: A Guide to a Successful First Year

Throw out a lifeline to your first-year teachers and your new-to-content teachers! Ensure their chances at success and growth by providing a risk-free environment of on-going support. Teachers will work from the very beginning of the school year with a team of R3 specialists who will develop and provide a combination of professional development, follow-up mentoring and on-campus support.

  • 6 Face-to-face Professional Learning Opportunities
  • 6 Follow-up Opportunities after Professional Development
  • 4 Campus Instructional Coaching visits
  • Unlimited telephone and email technical assistance


Option 1

Traditional First-Year Teacher Academy

  • 1-Jump-start coaching session prior to first day of school—Setting Up for Success (customized classroom management poster)
  • 4-Individualized mentoring sessions (conference period) focused on the needs of the teacher with classroom observation and feedback during the fall semester *
  • 2 free professional development sessions at Region 3
  • Unlimited technical assistance via email, telephone, text, or virtual platform

*Additional support available at a discounted rate

Option 2

Alternative Certification Teacher Academy

  • 2 full-day sessions, focusing on effective instructional practices. Topics include the following:
    • Prepare teachers for a confident, successful start to the school year
    • Facilitate designing a well-organized and managed classroom, conducive to learning
    • Prepare for effective instruction (T-TESS, lesson planning, differentiation)
    • Learn to engage in effective communication with parents
  • 6 individual coaching visits, including classroom observations, effective instructional practices, classroom design, and observation/feedback support during fall semester.*
  • 4 focused professional learning opportunities including the following:
    • Student support
    • Formative assessment and data
    • Student engagement
    • Technology in the classroom
  • Support for TEXES certification and alternative program

*Additional support available at a discounted rate

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Laura Deiss

Education Specialist
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Lisa Weinheimer

Education Specialist