New Teacher Support Program
The Central Regional Education Association has set forth an initiative to develop and implement a New Teacher Support Program for first-year teachers employed by the school's districts that are members of CREA. The benefits of this program will provide first-year teachers with a professional growth opportunity, ongoing support/guidance, and professional dialogue with colleagues.
What is involved in participating in the New Teacher Program?
The CREA New Teacher Support Network will consist of a self-paced course along with virtual monthly meetings and a private Facebook page for communication and collaboration. These monthly meetings will be held via Zoom in an effort to make joining convenient for all participants. Participants will go through a self-paced course with quality training and will join our monthly meetings to collaborate on timely topics lead by regional education leaders. There is no cost to participants to attend the CREA New Teacher Support Network.
One graduate credit is available through Valley City State University. Participants are required to attend a combination of classes and online training that equal at least 15 hours between September & April. There is no cost to attend the New Teacher Support Program. However, there is a $65 fee for graduate credit. Registering for graduate credit is entirely optional.