A web of support for new teachers

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Image for aesthetic effect only - October-6-2022-webinar-thumbnail What do new teachers need to thrive in their first years in the classroom and beyond? They need a web of support that includes instructional, administrative, social, and other forms of support. This webinar will share best practices in new teacher support, strategies for mentors, and considerations for supporting new teachers of color.       Participants of this webinar will: Learn why new teachers need more than a “buddy teacher” and explore what a web of support looks like; Identify roles in your district/ school/ organization that can help support new teachers; Consider unique issues facing new teachers of color and how to build communities that support teachers of color; Examine best practices in mentoring; and Develop strategies for ongoing check-ins and support throughout

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Vice President for Professional Services at Learning Forward | + posts

Sharron Helmke is the vice president for Professional Services at Learning Forward. She is a professional certified coach with the International Coaching Federation and a Certified Gestalt Professional Coach. She is the author of the recurring “Coaches Corner” feature in The Learning Professional. Sharron formerly served as senior consultant for Learning Forward, leading our Coaches’ Academies and supporting schools, districts, and regional organizations in the implementation of instructional coaching programs, mentoring, and teacher leadership development. She also serves as a content development consultant, supporting the design of Learning Forward’s virtual offerings and customized professional learning, including the ELA Mentor Coaching and the Content Coaching programs.



Previously, Sharron served as a classroom teacher, campus based instructional coach, ELA program coordinator, and coordinator of instructional coaching. She holds a doctorate in transformational change for societal impact and her published research focuses on shared leadership for instructional improvement.

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Antonio Hoye is a student and family engagement specialist in Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District in Middleton, Wisconsin, and a lead partner at Partners for Racial Inclusion. He is a co-author of The Learning Professional article, “To support new teachers of color, build communities, not committees,” which describes how Partners for Racial Inclusion pairs experienced and novice teachers of color to provide ongoing support and boost retention.

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