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Wisconsin Teacher Quality

Initial Educator Support Seminar Resources

A wealth of resources and information was recommended to participants at the Initial Educator Support Seminar in June 2007. These resources on initial educator and mentoring research, policies, programs, and effectiveness were selected by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality (NCCTQ) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Available recommended resources from NCCTQ follow.

Resources From National Comprehensive Center on Teaching Quality

Teaching Policy to Improve Student Learning: Lessons From Abroad—The Aspen Institute
http://www.aspeninstitute.org/atf/cf/ %7BDEB6F227-659B-4EC8-8F84-8DF23CA704F5%7D/ Ed_Lessons_from_Abroad.pdf

Teacher Induction in the Midwest: Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio—New Teacher Center, May 2005
http://www.newteachercenter.org/pdfs/MWPolExecSum06.pdf

Is Mentoring Worth the Money? A Benefit-Cost Analysis and Five-Year Rate of Return of a Comprehensive Mentoring Program for Beginning Teachers—The New Teacher Center, 2007
http://homepage.mac.com/dbyrum/TIRHandbook/TIRInterestingInfo/ Is_Mentoring_worth_the_Money.pdf

Induction, Mentoring, and Teacher Retention: A Summary of the Research—The New Teacher Center, July/September 2005 (The New Educator, 1(3), 181–198) [available at a charge]
http://www.newteachercenter.org/cgi-bin/norti_area/research.cgi

What Are the Effects of Induction and Mentoring on Beginning Teacher Turnover?—American Educational Research Journal, 41(3), 681–714, Fall 2004
http://epa.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/26/3/681

Designing Effective Professional Development: Lessons From the Eisenhower Program—U.S. Department of Education, October 1999
http://www.ed.gov/inits/teachers/eisenhower/designlessons.pdf

Professional Development and Teacher Learning: Mapping the Terrain—Educational Researcher, 33(8), 3–15, November 2004
http://www.aera.net/uploadedFiles/Journals_and_Publications/ Journals/Educational_Researcher/Volume_33_No_8/02_ERv33n8_Borko.pdf

Research Matters/Improving Teacher Induction—Educational Leadership, 62(8), 76–78, May 2005
http://mt.educarchile.cl/archives/Induccion.pdf

Supporting Beginning Teachers With Heart and Mind: A Decade of Lessons Learned From the Santa Cruz New Teacher Project—The New Teacher Center
http://www.newteachercenter.org/article7.php

Resources From the Wisconsin DPI

Quality Induction: An Investment in Teachers—The New Teacher Center
http://www.newteachercenter.org/article1.php

The Cost of Teacher Turnover in Five School Districts: A Pilot Study—National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
http://www.nctaf.org/resources/demonstration_projects/ turnover/documents/CTTFullReportfinal.pdf

Making the Case for Teacher Induction—How High-Quality Support for New Educators Can Strengthen Teacher Quality in Illinois—The Joyce Foundation
http://www.joycefdn.org/pdf/InductionCase.pdf

Supporting a High Quality Induction Program—The Joyce Foundation
http://www.joycefdn.org/pdf/InductionChecklist.pdf

Teaching Inequality: How Poor and Minority Students Are Shortchanged on Teacher Quality—The Education Trust, June 2006
http://www2.edtrust.org/NR/rdonlyres/ 010DBD9F-CED8-4D2B-9E0D-91B446746ED3/0/TQReportJune2006.pdf

Eight Questions on Teacher Recruitment and Retention: What Does Research Say?—Education Commission of the States, September 2005
http://www.ecs.org/html/educationissues/teachingquality/ trrreport/home/TeacherRecruitmentRetention.pdf

Induction Into Learning Communities—National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, August 2005 http://www.nctaf.org/documents/NCTAF_Induction_Paper_2005.pdf

State-Level Policy Considerations to Increase Student Learning—The Joyce Foundation
http://www.joycefdn.org/pdf/PolicyConsiderations.pdf

 

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