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Wisconsin Teacher Quality

Key Benefits of the Initial Educator Support Seminar

In June 2007, educator stakeholder groups from across Wisconsin examined early implementation of the Wisconsin Initial Educator Support System. From an examination of research, including extensive surveys of initial educators and their mentors, they identified four key benefits of an effective induction program:

Wisconsin Induction Model

Participants at the seminar agreed that it would be helpful for the department to develop a Wisconsin Induction Model. One of the resource articles given out at the seminar, Induction Into Learning Communities, and the PI 34 language was used to develop the model. Following are the components of the draft Wisconsin Induction Model.

Overall Design

Theoretical Framework

Length of Induction Program

Responsible Parties

Mentoring Framework

Teaching Observations

Assessment and Evaluation


Teaching Assignments

External Supports

Key benefits of an effective induction program are as follows:

The Systematic Teacher Induction and the Evolution of 21st Century Learning Communities chart was developed by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF). Resource: Fulton, K., Yoon, I., & Lee, C. (August 2005). Induction into learning communities. Washington DC: National Commission on Teaching and America's Future. The Wisconsin Induction Model portion was based on the chart components to show a comparison based on PI 34 requirements. Developed: September 2007.


The information on this website was provided by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.