Thirty-four teacher trainers provided guidance to newly hired AISD teachers in August 2011. When surveyed, most trainers responded that the information and support they received were of high quality and that they felt prepared.
In 2013, the Austin Independent School District began administering a voluntary online exit survey to all professional and administrative employees leaving the district. Responses and respondent characteristics are described.
To improve the work environment for all staff and the campus environment for all students, AISD began the Cultural Proficiency & Inclusiveness initiative. Read more about AISD staff members' attitudes toward concepts integral to the initiative.
A Spring 2010 survey of teachers and campus administrators showed that staff most often requested additional training in integrating technology into instruction, rigor in the curriculum, and differentiated instruction.
Evidence from this Spring 2012 pilot suggests feedback about teachers can be reliably obtained from students at all grade levels, and that such feedback can provide a valid supplemental measure of teacher quality to accompany additional indicators.
Question: In What Areas of Professional Development Do Teachers Say They Would Like Additional Support and Training?
This report summarizes results from a Fall 2007 AISD teacher survey with teachers reporting what areas or topics in which they would like more professional development. The most commonly requested topics included integrating technology, motivating students, designing classroom activities, differentiated instruction, accessing and using resources and materials, and managing student behavior.