TRI Presents at 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction


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TRI Presents at 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction

February 29, 2016



The Research Institute's Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Ph.D. and Christina Reagle, Ed.D., joined by Tanya Frisendahl, Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Education, presented at the 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction. The 2016 symposium took place on February 21-23, in Seattle, Washington.

This annual Symposium provides an opportunity for participants from around the world to come together to learn about effective practices and discuss issues related to teacher induction, to create a new vision for the teaching profession, and to consider how induction systems and mentoring practices can move our classrooms and schools towards excellence and equity.

Dello Stritto, Reagle, and Frisendahl presented "What is the Value of Evaluation?" TRI's Dello Stritto and Reagle lead the team that evaluates the Oregon Mentoring Program for the Oregon Department of Education.


What is the Value of Evaluation?


Evaluation is critical to an induction program’s fidelity, improvement and sustainability. Mentoring programs are viewed as a value-added educational strategy that builds capacity toward a culture of leadership, professionalism, continuous improvement and excellence for beginning teachers and administrators. How does evaluation assist the Oregon Mentoring Program with these three foundational components in order to meet the program goals?

This presentation discussed the evaluation of a state-wide mentoring program that demonstrates increases in student learning and growth, improvement in instructional practices, and retention of effective teachers and administrators.


Click here to download the presentation slides.


Click here to learn more about the evaluation of the Oregon Mentoring Program.


The New Teacher Center

This annual Symposium on Teacher Induction is presented by the New Teacher Center, a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving student learning by guiding a new generation of educators. NTC has made it their mission to overcome challenges teachers and students face by providing all educators with the support and resources necessary to succeed from their first day to their last.


Click here for more information about the New Teacher Center.


Click here for more information about the 18th National Symposium on Teacher Induction.


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