157 first year teachers began their YES careers with Teaching Excellence Induction from July 13-24. Teaching Excellence, a first year teacher development and certification program, provides rigorous and relevant training and individualized support for new teachers at YES Prep, KIPP Houston, and Spring Branch ISD.
The induction resulted in 155 professional learning hours, and the inductees will go on to teach at 45 different elementary, middle, and high schools in Houston. Sessions included learning the language of backwards planning, writing lesson plans, checking for understanding, and proactive expectations. The induction culminated in a Presentation of Learning, attended by campus leadership teams, and a talk by Rice University Professor and Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Stephen Klineberg, Ph.D.