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McDowell County Schools 
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Beginning Teacher Support Program Contact Information
 Ms. Susan Westall
(828)-652-4535 ext. 301
susan.westall@mcdowell.k12.nc.us
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Beginning Teacher Support Program

 
Goals

One primary and direct goal of the BTSP is to help new teachers improve skills and build confidence to become successful educators. BTs will only reach their fullest potential with systems of support from the state, school district, local school and quality mentors. North Carolina’s program includes these components in order to provide a systematic structure of support for beginning teachers.

 

Other goals of the BTSP are to ensure that BTs:

       meet the states professional teaching standards;

       impact the learning of all students in distinguished ways and;

       choose to remain in the profession and become future master teachers, teacher leaders, skilled administrators, and superintendents.

 

 

Beginning Teacher Support Program Timetable:

 

Year 1

The beginning teacher:

- is assigned a mentor

- is provided an orientation

- develops a Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation


Year 2

The beginning teacher:

- continues to have a mentor teacher

- updates the Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation


Year 3

The beginning teacher:

- continues to have a mentor teacher

- updates the Professional Development Plan

- completes any professional development required/prescribed by the LEA

- is observed at least four times culminating with a summative evaluation

May 2020 BT Newsletter by Nichole Lewis on Scribd

 
 

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The following have been updated on the NBPTS website:

      • Updated dates for 2020 Spring and Fall ePortfolio submission windows
      • Updated dates for 2020 Component 1 testing
      • Information on when candidates will receive their test scores based on when they submit their components in 2020
      • Updated 2020-21 registration opening date
      • Updated dates for 2020 Spring and Fall PPG ePortfolio submission windows
      • Information on when NBCTs will receive their renewal decision based on when they submit their PPGs in 2020
      • Minor edits were made and reference to rounding was adding