Taught Curriculum: Employee Expertise
We will grow the natural talents and skills of our NNPS employees to ensure that all learners find success.
IGNITE Summer Learning Academy
NNPS provides direct, job-embedded support for teachers to further develop their professional expertise. Instructional coaching opportunities are available to teachers at all levels and across many disciplines, including English & language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and technology.
At the elementary level, our team of teacher coaches works across content areas to support new teachers and those who are new to a grade level. Coaching work is customized and driven by the learner to provide a meaningful experience that impacts performance and sustains improvement. Click here to learn more about the impact of the teacher coach team.
Our coaches and specialists are experts in their fields and are passionate about supporting colleagues. By developing strong relationships and using a research-based approach, NNPS teachers and coaches collaborate to learn together.
New Teacher Support
NNPS provides a variety of supports for new teachers. All first year teachers participate in a year-long mentoring program with an optional second year.
At the elementary level, these teachers are also paired with a teacher coach to further personalize the learning experience.
Additional, specialized learning opportunities are available through the New Teacher Academy, offered through our division-level professional development program.
Finally, our team of model teachers is prepared to support and assist new teachers throughout the school year.
University of Employee Development
The University of Employee Development (U-Ed) helps employees navigate the vast array of in-house professional development opportunities in a way that makes sense to the individual. Professional learning catalogs are published each semester to highlight the wide variety of division-level development opportunities that exist. To browse through the current offerings, CLICK HERE. Participants must register for courses using the embedded PDMS links.
NNPS is committed to elevating the knowledge, skill, and experience levels of all employees.
We provide support for employees who wish to further their education or obtain additional certifications and help to promote instructional excellence through mechanisms such as National Board certification.
Professional Learning in Action
We are serious about building the expertise of our employees. With specific goals and an intentional plan to reach those goals, we are working together strategically to get smarter. Learn about some recent professional learning opportunities offered for and by NNPS educators. Learn more!