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 Teacher and Principal Induction Guidance

Save the Date for Georgia's Induction Summit

2017: Attaining New Heights through Learning and Leading

May 5, 2017 - Middle Georgia State University​

Professional Sciences Center

100 College Station Drive, Macon, GA

Georgia Induction Summit Registration Flyer ​

For questions or more information about Georgia Induction Summit 2017 please contact: Flavia Gordon-Gunter​​. 

Regional P-20 Collaboratives 

Establishing and sustaining powerful partnerships that are focused on continuous school improvement and student growth and learning through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators.​

What are P-20 Collaboratives?

The Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, and the University System of Georgia have joined together to establish P-20 Collaboratives: Systems of support to provide a seamless transition for pre-service candidates as they seek to become professional educators, as well as to provide continued professional learning for practicing educators and leaders.​

The state has been divided into nine regions, each region clustered around a group of institutions or agencies that prepares teachers. Each collaborative convenes twice during an academic year. Topics of interest include recruitment and training for future teachers, induction for in-service teachers, support for educational leaders, and professional learning for all. Each regional collaborative has a strategic planning team that plans the collaborative agendas based on needs of the region. ​

P-20 Collaboratives Map

How can I get involved? 

Determine the region with which you have partnered with a school system or teacher preparation program and register for the upcoming convening. We look forward to learning with you!

Spring 2017 P-20 Collaboratives Schedule - click here for links to register for the collaborative meetings.


What are the benefits of School System, University, and RESA partnerships?

By connecting theory and practice, we have teacher candidates who are better prepared for their roles in the classroom. There is also a shared understanding of P-12 school needs, impacting professional learning for all. Reciprocal relationships that are mutually beneficially for everyone and focused on improving student learning is the heartbeat of P-20 Collaboratives. 

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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, Institutions 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

  1. Induction Process (Steps to guide the development and implementation of a district induction program)

  2. GaDOE Teacher Induction Guidance (Model for a comprehensive, coherent, sustainable induction program)

  3. GaDOE Principal Induction Guidance (Model for a comprehensive, coherent, sustainable induction program)

  4. GaDOE Teacher Induction Guidance Self-Assessment

  5. GaDOE Principal Induction Guidance Self-Assessment

  6. District Goal Setting Worksheet

  7.  Assessing Teacher Induction Program

  8. Assessing Principal Induction Program

  9. Teacher Implementation Resource Guide (Aligned to the New Teacher Center Induction Standards)

  10. Principal Implementation Resource Guide​ (Aligned to the New Teacher Center Induction Standards)

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)​

Statewide Induction Model (SWIM): Professional Learning Resources to Support Georgia Educators, Pre-service to In-service (complements the Georgia Department of Education Teacher Induction Guidance). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​