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.
This report summarizes the survey responses of 68 teacher trainers who provided instruction and guidance to newly hired teachers in August 2012.
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.
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.
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.
During 2009–2010, 479 new teachers were mentored by 419 experienced teachers during more than 12,000 sessions. Planning was the most common type of mentoring activity. See the report for more details.
Question: What are the professional development needs of Austin Independent School District's (AISD) teachers and campus administrators?
A survey given to teachers and campus administrators in spring 2009 showed several commonly requested training topics.
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.
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.