First Year Teacher Follow Along Study

This presentation will summarize a mixed methods follow along study of a group of first year teachers who support students with the most significant and intensive support needs. This relates to the theme “Be the Future” because we hope to start a new dialogue about the ways in which teachers are evaluated which includes more than just the scores of their students.

1. As a result of this session participants will be able to engage in discussion regarding teacher impact and teacher evaluation.

2. As a result of this session participants will be able to understand quantitative and qualitative data presented on a one year long study of first year teachers.

3. As a result of this session participants will engage in discussion related to first year teacher support.

Kathy Gee, Jean Gonsier-Gerdin