Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model

Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model

Oct 2009

A Podcast with Heather Sass and Stephanie Hyder

Heather Boggs Sass of the Southern Regional Education Board is a principal investigator of the Alternative Licensure Career/Technical Teacher Induction Model. In this podcast, Dr. Sass and Stephanie Hyder, Leadership and Professional Development Specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, talk about the status of the project.

In conjunction with the NRCCTE, SREB is developing an induction model for new CTE teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that will increase their competence, self-efficacy and retention. A series of professional development sessions will emphasize four areas of knowledge and skill teachers need to improve student achievement and preparedness for further learning and the workplace: planning standards-based instruction, using research-based instructional strategies, assessing students to promote learning, and effectively managing classrooms. Support elements will include mentoring from an educator in the teacher's school, coaching from the professional development instructor, the guidance of a school principal, and the support of electronic communities of practice with cohort peers. In this podcast, Dr. Sass and Ms. Hyder talk about how they have been field-testing the model in Oklahoma.