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New Teacher Induction Program

at Queen Anne's County Public Schools

New Teacher Induction Program

QACPS’s new teacher induction program begins with a 5-day orientation program prior to the return of all staff. During orientation, all new teachers meet centrally one day to learn the overview of the county including vision, mission, and philosophy. 

They are greeted by the Superintendent, Board members, Assistant Superintendent, and others. The supervisor of the induction program facilitates presentations and discussions on the evaluation process, certification, health benefits, and various technology platforms such as Schoology and Performance Matters. 

The remaining four days are divided among school-based sessions covering topics from attendance and discipline through planning instruction and assessment and county sessions with content supervisors who outline the curriculum and discuss subject-specific strategies for instruction and assessment.

After the intensive week of orientation, new teachers are supported on a regular basis at the school-level. Teacher specialists, at the elementary and middle school levels, and academic deans, at the high school level, conduct monthly meetings with them. Topics include conferencing with parents, giving feedback to students, and needs identified at the school level.

New Teacher Course Registration

New teachers engage in professional development through a course that focuses on the implementation of “The Framework for Teaching” by Charlotte Danielson. The course consists of both face-to-face and online portions and integrates modules that enable the participant to practice the principles of effective planning, instruction, and assessment.

This 2-credit course includes a total of 30 hours of coursework: 15 hours in class and 15 hours online. Participants will plan a minimum of five lesson plans in order to fulfill the New Teacher Portfolio Requirement and compose a final essay summarizing what he/she has learned in the course.

Registration information for Spring 2022 will be posted soon.

Contacts

Ms. Bridget Passyn
New Teacher Induction Program
410-758-2403 Ext. 226
bridget.passyn@qacps.org

Ms. Sarah Hause
Course Registration & Mentorship Program
410-758-2403 Ext. 196
sarah.hause@qacps.org