This report summarizes survey results from newly hired teachers who participated in an August 2012 orientation and training duriprior to the start of school. Of survey respondents, most found orientation welcoming and useful. When asked about additional training they would like to receive, most wanted content-area instructional strategies, instructional technology, and using student data to plan instruction.
Based on spring 2012 survey results, teachers' most commonly mentioned professional development need was using technology in instruction, while campus administrators' most commonly mentioned topic was academic rigor.
In a Spring 2011 survey about professional development opportunity needs, teachers and campus administrators most often requested training in the state’s new academic assessment and using technology. For more information, read the full report.
This report summarizes results from a survey of newly hired teachers who attended AISD's orientation week in August 2010. Most new teachers reported that district and campus orientations were useful. Read the full report for more results.
Results from a November 2009 survey of new teachers 3 months after they had completed new teacher training showed that most teachers felt the training had been beneficial. Teachers also reported areas in which they wanted more training.
Question: What impact did the New Teacher Academy (NTA) in August 2009 have on its teacher participants 3 months later when they were teaching in the classroom?
Newly hired AISD teachers who attended the district’s new teacher training in August 2009 were surveyed in November 2009 about the training and their needs for training and support.
This report summarizes the results from new teacher surveys conducted in AISD during the spring of 2007. New teachers were asked about activities and support provided by their mentor teachers, their level of implementation of instructional practices, and their professional development needs.