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Public school board welcomes 36 new teachers to orientation workshop

With the first day of school just two weeks away, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board will be hosting a full day of orientation for new teachers on Wednesday, August 20. Thirty-six new teachers are slated to participate in this year’s event.

New teacher orientation is part of the provincial New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP). It is also the second step in a continuum of teacher professional development to support effective teaching, learning, and assessment practices, building on and complementing the first step: pre-service education programs taken at faculties of education. NTIP provides another full year of professional support so that new teachers can develop the requisite skills and knowledge to enable them to achieve success as experienced teachers in Ontario.

NTIP consists of the following induction elements:

  • Orientation for all new teachers to the school board
  • Mentoring for new teachers by experienced teachers
  • Professional development and training in areas such as literacy and numeracy strategies, student success, safe schools, classroom management, effective parent communication, and instructional strategies that address the learning and culture of students with special needs and other diverse learners

MORNING AGENDA – Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville, Wednesday, August 20

Time Activity
8:30 a.m. Meet and greet
8:45 a.m. Welcome by Mary Hall, Vice-Chair of the Board
8:55 a.m. Mentoring overview
9:10 a.m. Group activity
9:30 a.m. Updates on safe school legislation, Student Success and Children’s Aid Services
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. New Teacher Induction Program overview
10:50 a.m. Break-out sessions with Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation, and Hastings and Prince Edward Occasional Teachers’ Local
11:30 a.m. Lunch


Time Activity
12:30 p.m. Group activity
12:40 p.m. Classroom management video
1:15 p.m. Sharing best practices
1:45 p.m. Resource Centre resources and how to access them
2:00 p.m. How to incorporate daily physical activity into the classroom
2:10 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. Long-range planning
3:15 p.m. How to access information technology support
3:30 p.m. Workshop ends

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves more than 16,800 students each day at 46 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of close to 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, provide the best opportunity for students to learn. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.

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For more information, please contact:

• Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1-800-267-4350, ext. 2354