Sep 8, 2020
If you’re currently preparing to become a teacher or are in your first several years of teaching in Arizona, you don’t want to miss all of the information in today’s episode!
Hosts Donnie and Kathleen welcome several guests to today’s episode of 3Ps in a Pod to give a full rundown of the several parts of the Arizona Teachers Academy. Governor Doug Ducey initiated this program a few years ago that aims to recruit, support, and retain Arizona teachers. The Arizona Teachers Academy includes several pieces: tuition and fee waivers for education students, mentoring and induction support, Beginning Teacher Series professional learning opportunities, and National Board Certification.
3Ps hosts Donnie and Kathleen talk with Arizona K12 Center Teachers Academy Project Director Kendall Waite about the goals and vision of the Arizona Teachers Academy.
Kathleen then shares about how the Arizona Teachers Academy specifically supports new teachers through helping lessen student debt education graduates and through instruction-focused, non-evaluative mentorship. She talks with Michelle Doherty, who taught for 25 years in Osborn School District in Phoenix and is the 2017 Arizona Teacher of the Year, about Doherty’s experiences as a new teacher mentor and specifically about how mentoring looks this year as she works with teachers providing virtual instruction. Kathleen also talks about the multiple events that are a part of the Arizona K12 Center’s Beginning Teachers Series, which are available to all new teachers in Arizona, not just those who are a part of the Arizona Teachers Academy.
3Ps host Donnie then talks with Waite more about the National Board Certification piece of the Arizona Teachers Academy, which can help candidates save up to $1,900 through the NBCT process. Waite lists these steps to be eligible for National Board Certification funding through the Arizona Teachers Academy:
Learn more about the Arizona K12 Center at azk12.org.