Skip to content Skip to navigation

OpenStax_CNX

You are here: Home » Content » Jesuit Dallas - Stewart

Navigation

Lenses

What is a lens?

Definition of a lens

Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

This content is ...

Endorsed by Endorsed (What does "Endorsed by" mean?)

This content has been endorsed by the organizations listed. Click each link for a list of all content endorsed by the organization.
  • JVLA Endorsed

    This module is included inLens: Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy Endorsed Material
    By: Jesuit Virtual Learning AcademyAs a part of collection: "JSEA Effective Practices - Professional"

    Click the "JVLA Endorsed" link to see all content they endorse.

Recently Viewed

This feature requires Javascript to be enabled.
 

Jesuit Dallas - Stewart

Module by: Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy. E-mail the author

Thread: Professional

Subgroup: Individual/Group

Foci: 1-5 years/Novice through Veteran

Program Title: New Teacher Orientation

Contact Person/Office/School : Elise Stewart, Director of Faculty Development (estewart@jesuitcp.org)

Program Description: Our program provides assistance and feedback from veteran mentors, rising seniors, former new teachers, and assistant principals to the newest members of our learning community. The goal of the 3 days is to offer developmentally appropriate preparations for the first day of class, the first week of class, as well as the first six weeks of class. After the school year begins, the new teachers continue to meet with their mentors on an “as needed” basis in their departments. There are monthly meetings with the entire group of mentors and mentees to further flesh out pertinent pedagogical topics. The new teachers also have standing meetings occurring every 3 weeks with the Director of Faculty Development to evaluate the teacher’s progress and delineate next actions according to his/her individual needs.

Rationale: The program was developed to more intentionally guide the differentiated developmental needs of our incoming new faculty prior to the first day of school.

Leadership: The program is led by the Director of Faculty Development and co-chairs from the English and Social Studies departments.

Implementation: The Director of Faculty Development adapted the program from a Colloquium presentation by St. Joseph’s prep in Philadelphia in 2001 in collaboration with the principal and the assistant director.

Processes and Resources: Elise Stewart, Michael Degen, Casey Profitt, Fred Younkman, and Mike Knize

Finances: Each veteran mentor is provided a stipend of $500 per scholastic year.

Rewards: The promise of individual progress mixed with group progress. The entrance into a collaborative learning community that practices the concepts of sound pedagogy as well as the tenets of Ignatian education.

Time (When/Length): The program began in 2001. It ran for 7 years with few modifications. In 2009 we revised the process of teacher lesson feedback and added the “New Teacher” share component. We also changed the timing from 3 consecutive days to 2 consecutive days, one day without meetings followed by a weekend, and then the final day.

Location (Space): All meetings are held in locations on campus.

Accountability/Assessment: The program is assessed through individual evaluations at the end of the first full week of school and through one-on-one meetings with the Director of Faculty Development.

Content actions

Download module as:

Add module to:

My Favorites (?)

'My Favorites' is a special kind of lens which you can use to bookmark modules and collections. 'My Favorites' can only be seen by you, and collections saved in 'My Favorites' can remember the last module you were on. You need an account to use 'My Favorites'.

| A lens I own (?)

Definition of a lens

Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

| External bookmarks