Welcome to PSJA ISD!
The New Teacher Institute includes a summer institute, ongoing professional development, and instructional coaching during the teacher's first year. The program provides new teachers with a comprehensive on-boarding process to support instructional skills building that helps teachers adapt to PSJA's norms and culture. PSJA ISD is committed to providing training and support to the district's first- year teachers through a coaching model that includes collaborative planning, collecting,analyzing and reflecting on teacher and student data, and setting proffessional goals. The goals of the Coaching program are as follows:
1. Sustain a vision for district instructional coaching support as a professional development model, focused on student outcomes, continuous improvement and accountability.
2. Support Instructional Coaches in developing strong relationships with teachers that will serve as a foundation for their work.
3. Recruit and retain highly qualified, highly effective teachers.
Each of the goals stated above will be supported based on the curriculum developed, through the current Instructional coaching professional development model, with a strong focus on transforming teacher effectiveness through the coaching process. Teachers engage in a supportive, non- evaluative, learner- centered relationship with a focus on accelerating the development of the beginning teacher's skills while supporting the campus academic vision and goals. The result of an effective instructional coaching model is one that improves teacher retention and is associated with improved student learning similar to results achieved by veteran teachers.