District Teacher Induction Consortium

Members of the IU1 District Consortium share the belief that induction into a career in teaching is the first step in continuing professional development and life-long learnings. The consortium program is designed to assist districts in their efforts to help new employees to better understand the dimensions of their roles in education and to help prepare them for the challenges of creating a learning environment in which all students can succeed.

The IU1 District Consortium Induction Program creates a collaborative learning environment that ensures the selected characteristics above are addressed through a variety of courses and workshops over the period of two years. The first two classes are facilitated in a face-to-face session, requiring inductees to engage with colleagues from their own district as well as inductees from other participating districts. The remaining classes are delivered via an online learning management system. Through this system, inductees participate in online discussions to encourage continued collaboration across the region. Our intention is to build camaraderie amongst educators from the same district as well as educators throughout the consortium via digital tools.

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For More Information

For more information concerning district induction, please contact Jenny Lent; for IU1 staff induction, please contact Patty Qualk:

Jenny Lent
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
724-938-3241 ext. 268

Sarah Collins
Administrative Assistant for Organizational and Online Services
724-938-3241 ext. 212

Craig Hummell
Curriculum Specialist
724-938-3241 ext. 236