Teaching Excellence began in 2004 with just 17 teachers. This year, YES Prep’s 20th, Teaching Excellence welcomed over 280 novice teachers from YES Prep Public Schools, KIPP Houston, Spring Branch ISD, BakerRipley (formerly Neighborhood Centers, Inc.) and Raul Yzaguirre Schools for Success. These novice teachers will engage in two and a half weeks of foundational teacher learning and development.
“Teaching Excellence’s Summer Induction equips teachers with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to be an effective novice teacher through high-quality sessions in instructional planning and delivery, classroom culture and management, and professional roles and responsibilities,” said Calvin Stocker, Director of Partnerships at Teaching Excellence. Throughout the induction, novice teachers practice new skills, receive feedback, and learn more about the content they’ll be teaching.