Mentor/New Teacher Forum

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Agency: CESA 2
Agency Contact: Lynee Tourdot
Agency Assistant: Maryam Enterline 262-473-1444
Location: Zoom Link
Facility: Web Link
12/4/2019 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Presenter: Fred Williams, Senior Program Consultant New Teacher Center


  • $200/district
  • Free for New Teacher Project districts

Description: CESA 2 will host a learning and networking opportunity for all new teachers and mentors in districts. The learning will be supported by the New Teacher Center. The topics will be:

  • September 23--Optimal Learning Environment
  • December 4--Planning Conversations Guide (lessons meeting standards)
  • February 5--Analyzing Student Learning

Forums will take place via Zoom while also in-person at CESA 2 - Whitewater, WI, Room 115.


About the Presenter: 

Fred Williams served as a high school social studies teacher in Durham Public Schools for seventeen years. Then he began an administrative path and served as a high school principal for four years and then transitioned to Human Resources and served as Executive Director of HR in Durham Public Schools for seven years. While in HR he became very interested in the development and retention of beginning teachers and advocated for our district to partner with the New Teacher Center to create a full-time mentor program to serve the 700+ initially licensed teachers in the district. That partnership was joyous and had immediate and consistent impact. Beginning teacher retention increased from about 72% to the 90%+ level each year and, more importantly, the achievement of students taught by beginning teachers matched and often surpassed that of veteran and tenured colleagues. Another powerful benefit he found in the work is that the veteran educators who served as full-time mentors found an alternate path to express teacher leadership. In 2010, he left Durham Public Schools and began service as a Senior Program Consultant with NTC. With NTC he has now worked in over thirty states and continues to marvel at the talent he sees in the mentors and new teachers he serves and supports.


Note: If you are a nursing mother, please be sure to include that in the notes of your registration. We have a private room available for nursing mothers, which must be reserved. The key can be obtained from Emily at the front desk when you arrive.

It's that time of the year where the unpredictable weather outdoors makes our training rooms either too cold or too warm. Training room temperatures are controlled offsite and often take time before the adjustment is noticed. We suggest bringing a sweater, wearing close-toed shoes and/or dressing in layers to assure you are as comfortable as possible while at our facility.

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