Induction Program

Induction Program

The Pennsbury School District Induction Program is a two year program for all new teaching and non-teaching professionals to the school district. This program seeks to establish a mentoring relationship for new teachers which focuses on providing a successful entry into our district and profession. This includes specific training on designing engaging instruction that leads to life-long learning, exhibiting best practices, and meeting the needs of diverse learners. This program will meet the requirements of the PDE State Induction Guidelines. The induction program offers new teachers an opportunity to learn the philosophy, programs, and practices of our district for a successful teaching career.

Summer Orientation

The Summer Orientation portion of our Induction Program is designed for all new teaching and non-teaching professionals to the Pennsbury School District. Our goal is to introduce the culture and climate of distinquished school district, along with helpful information for the first days of school.

Summer Induction Agenda 2018

Year 1 Induction

The first year of the Induction Program consists of eight after-school sessions that include the following topics:

  • Excellence in Teaching
  • Growth Mindset
  • Future Ready Schools
  • Positive Relationships
  • Classroom Management
  • Formative Assessment

See the agenda to the right for specific dates and locations.

To support our work together, we will make use of a Google Classroom.

Mentor Program

The Mentor Program component of the Induction Program consists in our Year 1 Induction program only. Each new teaching and non-teaching professional will be assigned a mentor, who is selected by the building principal. Essential to the induction program is the mentor. The mentor provides a positive role model and offers the collegial assistance necessary for the new teaching or non-teaching professional to become familiar with the rudiments of the profession. Because the first year is most critical for the new teaching or non-teaching professional, the use of a mentor helps assure that the newcomer receives the daily support and procedural guidance, both formal and informal, needed to cope with the activities and problems one encounters during the first year.

Specifically, the role of the mentor is as follows:

  • Meet for consultation with the inductee prior to the start of the school year and on a regularly scheduled basis throughout the school year;
  • Consult with the inductee on classroom management, discipline, time management, appearance, atmosphere, and schedule;
  • Consult with the inductee on instructional processes – learning for mastery, the curriculum planning skills, lesson presentation, and factors influencing teaching;
  • Consult, as the need arises, with the inductee on any other topics necessary for functioning professionally in the classroom;
  • Share teaching ideas and resources;
  • Work with the principal, inductee, and senior staff members to provide opportunities for classroom observations by the inductee;
  • Visit the inductee’s classroom for the purposes of peer coaching at least one time during each semester.
Pennsbury School District New Teacher Induction Program Year 1 2018-19 Proposal.docx
Mentor Booklet.docx

Building Level Induction

The Building Level Induction Program will be facilitated in each building by the administration. Topics of discussion are listed in the document to the right.

Building Level Induction 2017 18.docx

Year 2 Induction

The second year of our Induction Program includes eight after-school sessions that include the following topics:

  • Frameworks for Teaching
  • Raising Rigor
  • Excellence and Equity
  • Future Ready Schools

See the agenda to the right for specific dates and locations.

To support our work together, we will make use of a Google Classroom.

Pennsbury School District New Teacher Induction Program Year 2 2018-2019 Proposal.docx