The Florida Department of Education has ordered all schools in Florida to be closed through May 1st due to concerns about coronavirus. More information is available on our Coronavirus Information page.
As the district ramps up for the new school year, over 800 newly-hired teachers will be welcomed by School Board members, the Superintendent, and district staff this week. As part of the district’s strategic initiative to recruit, develop and retain a highly effective workforce, teachers who are new to the school district learn the district's vision, mission, and goals through a comprehensive four-day induction model.
Each of the four days will feature classroom learning with various break-out sessions. District administrators will address the group during the four-day orientation, which will be followed by sessions with subject area specialists and additional professional development.
New teachers will receive training in classroom management, instructional strategies, exceptional student education, professionalism, and meeting the needs of diverse learners. Teachers new to education are assigned a district-based mentor who will work with them during the four-day event and throughout the school year. Optional follow-up training sessions will take place throughout the fall, consistent with the School Board priorities of professional development and retention.
New Teacher Orientation
Monday, August 3 through Thursday, August 6 at Armwood High School
District Leadership Welcome
Wednesday, August 5 at 9 a.m.