The New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP) is the second job-embedded step along a continuum of professional learning for new teachers, building on and complementing the first step: initial teacher education programs. It provides professional support to help new teachers develop the requisite skills and knowledge to be effective as teachers in Ontario.
The four core goals of NTIP are explained below from the perspective of a new teacher:
- I can do it…I have the supports to be a successful teacher
- My teaching makes a difference in the lives and learning of every single student
- I am able to respond to the diverse learning needs of my students with an array of effective instructional strategies
Commitment to Continuous Learning
- I want to continue learning and growing as a professional in collaboration with my students, colleagues, administration, parents/guardians, and school community
The induction elements of orientation, mentoring and ongoing professional learning provide a web of personalized support for beginning teachers and directly support the key goals of NTIP. Improving student well-being and learning is the ultimate outcome of the New Teacher Induction Program.