Induction

New Salaried Staff

MPS Induction, the three-year experience to orient new staff members, is the result of collaborative District efforts to be proactive in recruiting and retaining the highest quality certificated staff.

The three phases of the Induction Program support all new certificated staff as they prepare for and enjoy a long, successful career in the Millard Public Schools.

The MPS Induction Program includes the following experiences:

  • Year One: Acquire & Integrate Knowledge through New Staff Orientation and Mentoring Relationships
  • Year Two: Extending & Refining Knowledge through Professional Inquiry within a Critical Friends Group
  • Year Three: Grow through Extended Professional Experiences

    Induction Program Overview Document    
Year One: Acquire & Integrate Knowledge through New Staff Orientation and Mentoring Relationships

We are excited to have you join us! As a new salaried staff member in MPS, whether this is your very first classroom or you have years of experience in another district, you will be participating in our three-year Induction program:

Important Information for Year One

2021-2022 Induction Cohort

Orientation Website

Additional New Staff Orientation Dates:

  • November 24, 2021
  • February 21, 2022
 
Year Two: Extending & Refining Knowledge through Professional Inquiry with a Critical Friends Group

In Year Two of Induction Programming, staff will refine instructional practices through collaborative inquiry into the Millard Instructional Model with a Critical Friends Group.

Critical Friends Groups will consist of:

  • 4 Professional Learning Content Experiences (60 minutes each)

  • 4 Critical Friends Group Collaborations (~60 minutes each)

 

Each session includes:

1) Connections to Year 1: Acquiring & Integrating Knowledge Orientation Experiences and Culturally-Responsive Teaching

2) Teacher actions from the Millard Instructional Model that have the potential to improve student learning, engagement, and success in the Millard Education Program (MEP). 

 

Year Three: Grow through Extended Professional Experiences

Year Three prepares you for a long and successful career with Millard Public Schools.

Timely Sessions focused on...

  • Professional Wellness
  • Culturally-Responsive Teaching
  • Professional Awareness

Topics include professional well-being; financial fitness; a message from the Superintendent; the MPS strategic and site planning processes; moving from appraisal phase to continuous growth phase in the staff evaluation process; and development of long-range career goals.

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New Administrator

In addition to the comprehensive leadership staff development Millard provides all administrators and other leaders, we also provide a 2-year New Administrator Induction program to help new administrators acclimate to their new role. Our goal is to provide strategic direction and a successful network of support to help new administrators succeed. Specifically our new administrators learn their new job expectations, build relationships, and learn how to access resources by actively participating in professional development activities aligned to their mutual commitments and job accountabilities. This extra support helps to prepare them for their new positions in MPS. Click here for an outline of the New Administrator Induction Program.