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 Teacher and Leader Induction Guidance

Teacher and Leader 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 leaders and new teachers must receive. High quality principal induction can stop the exodus from the leader’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 leader district induction programs.  The GaDOE Teacher and Leader Induction Guidance focus on recruiting, retaining, and supporting induction phase teachers and induction phase leaders.  This guidance provides an effective induction program model which requires an investment from all stakeholders to ensure teacher and leader effectiveness and student success.

Teacher Induction Tools and Resources

Induction Professional Learning Resources

Mentor Modules (Teacher)​
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). ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Georgia 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 Georgia's P-20 Collabo​ratives?

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 Regional Collaborative Infographic​ (01.11.19)

P-20 Regional Collaboratives Website


How can I get involved? 

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

P-20 Collaboratives Schedule​​- click here for link to register for the collaboratives.

 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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​​Dr. Kathy Reese

Dr. Karen Wyler