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Stafford County Teacher Induction Program

School Division: Stafford County

Number of Students: 27981

Number of Teachers in Division: 1875

Name of Teacher Induction Program: Mentor 360 Program

Program Overview:

The Apple Federal Credit Union Education Foundation provides Stafford County Public Schools the opportunity to strengthen its New Teacher Induction Program in several key areas.

Three-day NTI (New Teacher Institute) prior to the start of the school year. Establish criteria for NTI presenters and provide follow-up with two half-day events and monthly online support in content or grade-level cohorts.

Mentoring: Continue training mentors with our 5-hour face-to-face or online course based upon Santa Cruz model. With AFCU funds, expand online course to include a facilitated forum for mentors to post updates, pose questions and share articles and resources. Continue to provide mentors & mentees two half-days of release time for peer observations and conferencing, analyzing assessment, or planning.

Monthly CAMP (Colleague and Mentor Program) meetings at each school to cover structured topics, including in-depth conversations on the Professional Growth System and support in completing documentation logs.

Evaluation: To include mentor, beginning teacher, induction activities and instructor /facilitator surveys and retention data.


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