In November 2006, faculty from OISE’s Initial Teacher Education unit and the Centre for Teacher Development worked collaboratively with The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, the Teaching Policy and Standards Branch (New Teacher Induction Program leadership team) and school districts to offer a conference entitled Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal.
The conference was designed to:
By bringing together experts in induction and professional learning, collectively we began to develop networks, access resources, create plans, and build provincial capacity.
- provide an opportunity for university, field and Ministry partners to share knowledge and develop common understandings;
- develop new connections and facilitate planning of support for beginning teachers; and
- provide professional learning opportunities in the key areas of Literacy and Numeracy and Student Success.
This website is an outcome of that conference and OISE’s continued commitment to supporting our graduates and all teachers in induction and ongoing development throughout their teaching careers. We believe that by engaging in a range of partnership activities, we can support the flow of research and communication among districts, and between districts and universities.
Feiman-Nemser (2001) contends that learning to teach “requires coherent and connected learning opportunities that link initial preparation to new teacher induction and new teacher induction to continuing professional development” (p. 1048).
Preservice influences Induction supported by Mentoring promotes Renewal
(adapted from Britton, Paine, Pimm, & Raizen, 2002)With this continuum in mind, we invite you to explore research-based principles and identified best practices of induction, mentoring and renewal, along with key ideas presented by field practitioners and experts at the conference.
This website links three key areas: Induction, Mentoring, and Renewal. Within each key area there are sub-pages that contain summaries of presentations, articles, and links to outside media and websites. Use the navigation bar on the left hand side or the links below to navigate this site.
Key Areas of Content
This project made possible by a grant from The Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, The Ministry of Education of Ontario.