Upon request assigned instructional specialists work individually with teachers in their classrooms to develop strong classroom management strategies to create a classroom management plan for implementation. Access classroom management tools
New Teacher Support Program
We believe all employees in SLPS benefit from a cohesive, sustained, job-embedded system.
- 2 full professional learning days prior to the start of the school year to all teachers new to SLPS. (Stipend provided)
- 2 additional full professional learning days for brand new teachers during the school year for essential skills. (Substitute provided) Brand new teachers ONLY.
School-based monthly support provided by each site’s NTSP administrator. Topics determined based on need.
Individual support includes classroom visits, virtual supporting using Microsoft Teams or Skype, and tiered coaching with your schools assigned instructional specialist. Find the instructional specialist assigned to your school to request individual support.
Talent Development provides free tutoring to teachers in math, reading and/or essay portions of the GK Test. Multiple sessions throughout the year will be available. There are sessions offered in multiple locations. If you would like additional information on GK Tutoring opportunities contact Sally VanDereedt.
New teachers will have a mentor from their school assigned to provide support. Mentors training is required to ensure effective mentor/mentee relationships.
Provided monthly for new teachers hired throughout the year as their introduction to SLPS. A substitute teacher is provided for this orientation. The full day session is focused around CHAMPS/STOIC.
Technology support and integration with Canvas, LessonCast, Swivl, TIMS Matrix, Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Sway, Accessibility features, etc..
Provided support is unique to the individual and can be offered face-to-face or virtually depending on level of support and need.