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New Teacher Institute
Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM EDT
Category: In Person PD Event

NTI is now FULL. If you would like to be placed on a waitlist, please email Joan.


Helping Schools Grow Their New Teachers Since 1984
July 27, 2021, and Six Mentoring Meetups During the Academic Year

Whether a teacher is new to teaching or new to the unique context of independent schools, the VAIS New Teacher Institute will provide an interactive platform and individualized training to help teachers: 

  • understand the culture of independent schools
  • engage the hearts and minds of student
  • network with peer educators who are facing similar challenges
  • sharpen their craft to be leaders in their educational settings
  • continue to grow with NTI MeetUps throughout the year

 New Teacher Institute

No matter how robust your in-house orientation/mentoring is for your new teachers, the experience and support of NTI is truly invaluable. In addition to the virtual conference on July 27, participants will have the opportunity to continue their education and networking with six virtual NTI Mentoring MeetUps throughout the school year in September, October, November, February, April, and May. 

An early career teacher’s time at the Institute will be used to develop practical skills for the start of the school year. The Institute will build teachers’ knowledge and confidence about the expectations of independent school culture. This includes understanding the various roles of an independent school teacher, best teaching practices, and how to cultivate relationships. The NTI will also offer ongoing mentoring support throughout the school year.

Teachers with three or fewer years of teaching experience; also, an excellent orientation for teachers who are transitioning from public to private schools.

Lelia Grinnan, Director of Accreditation, VAIS
Darcie DeVault, Director of Professional Development, VAIS

VAIS Member Schools: $400
Nonmember Schools:   $800

Registration deadline is Friday, July 19. No refunds after that date. For the complete Cancellation Policy