Teacher Residency Program


Teacher Residency PRogram

Welcome Teachers!

You have chosen to embark on a journey that few people will ever experience. Better yet, you are leading others on a journey they will never forget.
 
  – Joy Hofmeister
The Teacher Residency Program includes guidelines for resident teachers, selection of mentors, and appointment of residency committees. In addition, OSDE recommends resources for the development, support, mentorship and coaching for resident teachers.
 

Requirements

As required by H.B. 2885 (2014) all new teachers, called resident teachers, must participate in a residency program starting in school year 2015-2016. A resident teacher means a person employed to serve as a counselor, librarian or classroom teacher or in any other instructional capacity and under the guidance of a mentor teacher or residency committee.

Teachers participating in the residency program include all new teachers regardless of certification path (traditional, alternative, or emergency), as well as teachers working in a new role, such as classroom teacher moving to counselor role.

Guidelines for the teacher residency program can be found here.

Oklahoma Statutes:  §70-1-116          §70-6-182           §70-6-195

Great Expectations Summer Institute for First or Second Year Teachers
Due to abundant response, the Oklahoma State Department of Education announces that the scholarship opportunity for beginning teachers to attend a Great Expectations Summer Institute is closed. No more applications for the paid tuition will be accepted at this time. Teachers are welcome to enroll for a workshop at their own expense as reservations are still available at each summer institute location. More information may be found at the Great Expectations website.

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TEACHER RESOURCES
Classroom Management Mini-Series

Videos

Reflection Questions

References on Classroom Management

Classroom Management Webinar

Reshaping the paradigm for a classroom community centered approach

Core Practices in Action:  Management in the Active Classroom

  • Series of 30 videos that support teachers to foster "self-managed" classrooms that are respectful, active, collaborative, and growth-oriented.
  • Part 1: Foundational Structures and Practices
  • Part 2: Protocols and Strategies

K20 LEARN
The University of Oklahoma

  • Lessons - Access and download lessons that are searchable by grade level, content area, keywords, state/national standards and time frame.
  • Strategy Library - Find instructional strategies to enhance classroom engagement that are searchable by group size, grade level and purpose.

Mentor Resources

Program Administration Models

District Mentoring Program Samples

Articles of Note

OSDE Resources

 

Last updated on April 30, 2017