Evaluation

NCTAF/GSU Induction Project (2008)

NCTAF and Georgia State University (GSU) developed a model for induction of new teachers in urban high need schools. Funded by the Wachovia Foundation and implemented in high needs schools in metropolitan Atlanta, the goals are to support new teachers with technological aids, opportunities for professional development, and a supportive community that enhances teaching ability and careers. The expected outcomes of this support for teachers are a higher retention rate for teachers and increased student achievement.

TLINC® – Evaluation Report (2005)
In 2003 the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future convened a design team to launch the Teachers Learning in Networked Communities (TLINC®) project. The initial one-year phase, funded by AT&T, involved a TLINC design team partnered with four communities, Pueblo, CO; Seattle, WA; Portland, ME; and Socorro, TX. The intent of that phase was to investigate how districts might incorporate networked learning communities into their school systems to improve professional practices, especially those related to new teacher induction.

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