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: Applying Knowledge through Peer Coaching Partnerships
Induction Program Overview Document
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
2023-2024 Induction Cohort
Additional New Staff Orientation Dates:
- November 22, 2023
- February 19, 2024
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).
Peer Coaching is a unique opportunity for certified staff in their 3rd year of employment to work with another certificated staff member in their building as a Peer Coaching Team. The focus is on the Millard Instructional Model and includes peer collaboration, observation, self-assessment, and reflection. The Peer Coaching experience includes four skill development sessions, Coaching Team conversations, and classroom observations throughout the year. Participants earn the MPS Induction stipend for successful completion of Peer Coaching.
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.