Share Paper: New Teacher Academies: Building Digital Teacher Induction through Blogs and Social Media

  1. Amanda Hurlbut, Texas Woman's University, United States
  2. Sarah McMahan, Texas Woman's University, United States
  3. Rebecca Fredrickson, Texas Woman's University, United States
  4. Karen Dunlap, Texas Woman's University, United States

Abstract: The research on new teacher induction encourages educational preparation programs and school districts to create innovative, sustainable initiatives that support new teachers and increase teacher retention in the field While mentoring programs and ongoing professional development have always been provided for new teachers, programs are beginning to experiment with digital induction tools including asynchronous (webinars) and synchronous (blogs, websites, social media, podcasts) as a means support new teachers This work-in-progress paper details the initial steps, current findings, and future goals to establish a sustainable digital induction program that expands upon an existing one-day professional development session offered by the university ...