Field Test Update: Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model

Field Test Update: Alternative Licensure CTE Teacher Induction Model

May 2010

A Podcast with Heather Boggs Sass

Heather Boggs Sass of the Southern Regional Education Board is a principal investigator of the Alternative Licensure Career/Technical Teacher Induction Model. Dr. Sass joined Catherine Imperatore of ACTE to talk about the field tests she and her colleagues have been conducting of an induction model for new career and technical education (CTE) teachers pursuing an alternative route to certification that will increase their competence, self-efficacy and retention. These tests have taken place in Oklahoma and South Carolina.

This induction model features a series of professional development sessions that 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 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.