i3 Scale-Up Grant
M-DCPS, in collaboration with the New Teacher Center (NTC) implements an innovative, established and well-researched induction and coaching/mentoring model for new teachers. The Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale Up Grant expands and improves the current teacher induction program and provides high quality support to teachers and coaches/mentors through formative feedback and assessments focused on instruction and student products. The model involves Lead Coaches providing intensive support to mentors through ongoing training, in-field support, and iterative review. Teachers receive targeted one-to-one instructional mentoring/coaching by these well-developed, exemplary educators to provide job-embedded and personalized professional development. The objective of this initiative is to build permanent capacity in instructional professionals through high-quality job-embedded coaching and mentoring which directly impacts student achievement positively.