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 Teacher and Principal Induction Guidance

Save the Date for Georgia's Induction Summit

2016: Attaining New Heights in Teacher and Leader Induction

May 6, 2016 - Middle Georgia State University
100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA

Georgia Induction Summit Registration Flyer 

For questions or more information about next year’s summit please contact:
Dr. Karen Wyler,


Georgia Regional P-20 Collaboratives

The Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the University System of Georgia are collaborating to provide support for P-20 partnerships that focus on continuous school improvement and student learning and growth through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators and to ensure that candidates are prepared to implement Georgia’s Teacher Keys and Leader Keys Effectiveness System. During the Fall of 2014, nine regional collaboratives convened to discuss current high-stake initiatives, identify regional resources and needs and network. Spring and Fall 2015 collaboratives provided differentiated work to address interest and needs in each region. The SEA planning team has moved from a facilitation role to an advisement role as each region has implemented a strategic regional planning team.
​​Dr. Karen Wyler:

Click HERE to access the P-20 Collaborative webpage on the GaPSC website.

Teacher and Principal Induction Guidance

The Georgia Department of Education, with support and collaboration from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, convened a statewide Induction Task Force beginning in June 2011. The cross-disciplinary team, which included teachers, instructional coaches, early career and experienced principals, district leaders, university faculty, education organization staff, and state agency leaders, met multiple times over a period of several months. The team worked collaboratively to distill research on effective induction and mentoring into guidance that is meant to be flexible and accommodating of the wide range of districts and district needs in Georgia. At the same time, this guidance paints an inspirational vision of the type of support new principals and new teachers must receive. High quality principal induction can stop the exodus from the principal’s office, maintain continuity in improvement efforts for teachers thus encouraging teachers to stay and strive to get better, ultimately leading to sustained improvements in instruction and student learning, over time and at scale.

The Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Division partners with districts, Institutes of Higher Education (IHE), and RESAs to provide guidance in the development and implementation of effective teacher and principal district induction programs.  The GaDOE Teacher and Principal Induction Guidance focus on recruiting, retaining, and supporting induction phase teachers and induction phase principals.  This guidance provides an effective induction program model which requires an investment from all stakeholders to ensure teacher and principal effectiveness and student success.

Teacher and Principal Induction Tools and Resources

Induction Process​ (Steps to suppport the development and implementation of district induction programs.)
Reviewing the Effectiveness of a District Induction Program
(Based on Georgia's TEACHER Induction Guidance)
Reviewing the Effectiveness of a District Induction Program
(Based on Georgia's  PRINCIPAL Induction Guidance)

Induction Professional Learning Resources

Principal Mentor Modules Training Powerpoint
(Click Read Only to access the ppt.)

Principal Mentor Modules Trainer Prep Guide 

Mentor Modules (Teacher and Leader)

Coming SOON StateWide Induction Model (SWIM): Indentified state professional learning resources to support pre-service to in-service and beyond educators.