Dr. Rick Jetter » Professional Development & New Teacher Support

Professional Development & New Teacher Support

Each year, many intricate and detailed supports are made to help all new teachers become successful.  We are a highly unique school where our culture is one-of-a-kind.  Our school is 1 of the only 7 full NJROTC Programs in the United States, which means all cadets fully participate in our program.  It is not an "elective."  As we are a diverse, urban center of teaching and learning with creative programming for training our cadets to become leaders, staff members who succeed at Maritime can succeed anywhere in the nation.
All staff members are required to attend our Learn & Share Virtual Mondays by accessing Schoology according to the directions below:
Step 1: Go to Schoology
Step 1 
"Sign Up" as a "Student."
Step 2: Enter the following Access Code: PQ64-JX29-VXSWG
Step 2
Finish the registration using your Maritime information and email address.
Our 1:1 support of new teachers, along with our new teacher seminars help grow teachers into master teachers.  Seminar topics include, but are not limited to:
  • Supporting our school culture
  • Muster and getting the day started
  • The 5 Maritime Responses
  • Grading
  • Assessment
  • Remediation
  • 9th period
  • The role of the CT Teacher
  • Data driven instruction
  • MAP testing
  • SEL supports and counseling cadets
  • Lesson planning
  • Chain of command
  • Department leadership  
Often times, prioritizing what to do and when to do it can become an overwhelming feat for both new teachers and veteran teachers.  Something that we use as a benefit for planning is the Eisenhauer Matrix:
Other resources for PD to support staff members can be found below:
Each year, every staff member will submit a Professional Growth Goal (PGP) by September 30th.  The form for the PGP can be found HERE.
2020-2021 Book Study Topics for New Staff:
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Here is a great presentation by Dr. Marie Larcara regarding online teaching success. 
Check it out here:  Online Success
Here is a great "How-To" video by Dan Tracz for making progress reports on eSchool.
Other GREAT presentations are listed in the documents section below, as well . . .