Each teacher new to Hopewell is given release time to observe master teachers on their grade level or in their department.
Each new teacher is a member of a collaborative planning group that support their grade level or department by planning together – sharing ideas, resources and best practices. The team works together on common assessments and in disaggregating data. The entire school works together to provide a safe learning environment where students can achieve.
NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION
Each teacher new to Hopewell participates in a thorough New Teacher Orientation before the school year begins At Orientation, they meet the central office and building administrators who will also support their induction into Hopewell Schools. During the school year the Central Office Instructional Team will be visible in the buildings, offering guidance and assistance.
Hopewell Schools strongly believes in high quality professional development. All teachers are exposed to the latest educational research in best practices. Key trainers that have come to the schools have been John Strebe, Becky and Rick DuFour, Ruby Payne, John Antonetti, and Harry Wong.
WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INDUCTION PROGRAM AND/OR ABOUT HOPEWELL SCHOOLS IN GENERAL?
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Linda Hyslop, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, at (804) 541-6400, ext 220 or email@example.com
Melody Bage, Director of Personnel at (804) 541-6400, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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TRAINING AND SUPPORT FOR NEW TEACHERS ENTERING HOPEWELL SCHOOLS
In Hopewell Public Schools’ Induction Program, each new teacher is provided with three support people, all in the same building. They become a part of a collaborative, professional learning community.
NEW TEACHERS COME TO HOPEWELL FROM VARIOUS BACKGROUNDS
They may come with
CRITICAL TRAINING NEEDED IMMEDIATELY FOR THE NEW TEACHER
THE SUPPORT TEAM
The Hopewell support team consists of a buddy, a coach and a lead teacher.
The H.A.T.S. (Hopewell Assisting Teachers for Success) buddy is a strong teacher with three or more years of Hopewell experience. They are on the same grade level and/or in the same department. They are often in close proximity to the new teacher. They model professionalism.
H.A.T.S. BUDDY’S RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lead Teachers are knowledgeable in the State Standards of Learning (SOLs). They have expertise in SOL test data interpretation. They understand the connections within and across disciplines to support student achievement. They identify best practices in instruction and model professionalism.
LEAD TEACHER’S RESPONSIBILITIES
SET II COACH
SET (Skills for Effective Teaching) possess understanding of skills for effective teaching. They demonstrate best practices in instruction and classroom management. They demonstrate organizational skills and model professionalism.
SET II COACH’S RESPONSIBILITIES