WORLD CLASS SUPPORT TO NEW TEACHERS
Edgewood ISD has High Expectations for New Teachers
New teachers to Edgewood ISD with less than three years of teaching experience are assigned a qualified mentor at the campus level.
Mentors and new teachers meet once a week to discuss and reflect on student achievement on finding solutions to the challenges that new teachers face.
Mentors and New Teachers attend a Texas Beginning Educator Support System (TxBESS) training once in the fall and again in the spring.
Mentors receive strategies on coaching and collegial conversations.
New teacher support meetings are offered four times a year.
A Saturday training series is offered for novice teachers on the topic of Instrucion for all Students. New teachers will learn strategies for actively engaging students and multiple approaches to 21st Century Thinking Skills that promote rigor and relevance.
EISD also participates in Performance Based Academic Coaching Teams - PACT. PACT is a member-only, secured website created for the purpose of helping new teachers experiene success during their first years of teaching. PACT will encourage collaboration and growth for Mentors and New Teachers.
A celebration is held at the end of the year for New Teacher and Mentors.