The Texas Teacher Residency Program (TxTRP) expands upon a district’s existing induction program for novice teachers to include an ongoing system of individualized coaching and support. In TxTRP, experienced practitioners (Attending Teacher) are paired with a novice teacher (Resident). Attending Teachers receive release time from their classroom duties to engage in co-teaching, peer observations, instructional rounds and hands-on support with their Residents.
The TxTRP provides a multi-tiered system of support for Attending Teachers that models the support provided to their Residents. Attending Teachers will engage in at least ten one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions, as well as participate in virtual learning communities throughout the year.
How TxCEE Can Help:
- Conduct an inventory of a district’s existing induction and mentoring systems to identify areas of strength and opportunities for growth
- Engage stakeholders to develop effective mentor competencies that promote collaboration and support a culture of rigor for all students
- Provide onsite and virtual support to Attending Teachers to build collegiality and efficacy
- Identify ways to use data, coaching plans, and modeling to guide reflection and improve student success
- Train and support district and campus leaders so that they can effectively coach and mentor teachers
- Evaluate strategies for supporting novice teachers and mentors, as well as determine opportunities for continuous improvement