New Teacher Community - Year 1 (Course # 21CR1006)

Date(s): 10/6/2021, 10/20/2021, 11/3/2021, 11/17/2021, 12/8/2021, 1/12/2022, 1/19/2022, 2/2/2022, 2/16/2022, 3/2/2022, 3/30/2022, 4/20/2022, 5/4/2022 
Time: 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Important Note: The 10/6/2021 meeting is from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EST.

Registration open through 10/3/2021 11:59 PM EST


30 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

Successful teacher induction systems focus on student learning and teacher effectiveness. Kent ISD's 'New Teacher Community' provides opportunities for new and developing teachers to meet, collaborate, and grow in a professional learning community that supports growth and development. Sessions are carefully designed with ongoing, engaging, and reflective learning to build the capacity of new and developing teachers with an interactive experience in a supportive environment. Novice oriented professional development will be guided by expert colleagues who are responsive to your teaching through coaching, feedback, and best practice. This series of courses is designed to advance new teachers' understanding of the strategies that can be used to increase student engagement, build constructive relationships with students and establish the routines, procedures and structures needed to improve student learning.


Andrew J. Smith; Gregg Isenhoff

Andrew Smith is a lead learner and supports the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematics in Kent ISD as a mathematics specialist.   Andrew believes in the power of coaching as well as equity and access for all learners.   Prior to working as a math specialist, Andrew spent one year teaching third grade in Phoenix, Arizona, two years teaching second grade in Cedar Springs and three years in Byron Center teaching first grade and most recently kindergarten.   Andrew is constantly learning, growing, reflecting and refining his craft with the collaboration of his team and colleagues and truly believes in empowering all learners to advocate, include and inspire.  

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Course Cost

The course cost is $130.00

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 32

SCECHs- 32


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Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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