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 principals and new teachers must receive. High quality principal induction can stop the exodus from the principal’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.
Induction Task Force Members 2011-2012
Teacher Induction Guidance
Principal Induction Guidance
Georgia's RT3 Story
Teacher Induction Implementation and Evaluation Resource Guide
Principal Induction Implementation and Evaluation Resource Guide