Coaching and Induction & T.I.E.R (Formerly NESS)
Our mission is to improve student learning and educator effectiveness through a comprehensive and aligned system of coaching and mentoring in which educators make informed decisions to guide their data-driven practice. Built on norms of inquiry, trust, and continuous improvement, Coaching and Induction supports transformational leadership roles among teachers, mentors, coaches, and principals.
Mentoring and onboarding takes many forms. Our Coaching and Induction primary purpose is to provide research-based, instructional coaching and mentoring for new and experienced educators. This School Board of Broward County is grounded in the belief that professional learning and reflection on our craft is necessary for continuous improvement.
Our Professional Development is deliberate in its design for analyzing student work and using formative assessment tools to tailor instruction to our students’ needs.
School-based Instructional Coaches are required to complete the two-year Coach Credentialing Training within the first two years of holding the IC position.
The 2016-2017 Instructional Coach Credentialing Training Schedule can be accessed here. School-based Instructional Coaches who have been fully Credentialed can continue their professional growth with unique, continuous development (see page 3 within Training Schedule).
Our Coaching and Induction is deliberate in its design to build inquiry, encourage collaboration and trust, and provide the needed support for our educators and school leaders.
Office of School Performance and Accountability, OSPA
Angela Brown, Director, Coaching and Induction
Dr. Bernadine E. Dorantes, Supervisor, Coaching and Induction
- Instructional Coach Credentialing for School-Based Instructional Coaches
- T.I.E.R. Program design and development for TIER Mentors and TIER Liaisons in the at-large schools of Broward County, Florida.
2016-2017 New Teacher Support
Teacher Induction for Effectiveness and Retention - T.I.E.R.
T.I.E.R. provides an instructional support system for teachers new to the profession.
For new educators who have successfully completed student-teaching and hold a Professional Certificate: T.I.E.R. Mentors provide support for the first two semesters, or one school-year.
For the Alternative Certification- seeking new educators: T.I.E.R. Mentors will provide support.
The new educator’s support is weekly through a school-based T.I.E.R. Mentor along with monthly support meetings facilitated by the T.I.E.R. School Liaison.
T.I.E.R. is designed to be unique to each school, but is research-based with norms of inquiry and trust supporting new educators in building their craft.
T.I.E.R Mentors provide individual and differentiated support with classroom management, instructional strategies, lesson content and design as well as formative assessment feedback for instructional effectiveness.
T.I.E.R. Liaisons add support with school-wide initiatives, state and district information, school-norms and organizational culture.
T.I.E.R. Mentors and Liaisons submit monthly evidence of support to the site-based Administrator and District Coaching and Induction Supervisors for additional feedback and reflection.
• TIER Liaison Training Flyer
“As we enter an era of new challenges and greater accountability, our teachers need more support than ever before. Our partnership with New Teacher Center is one of these foundational supports. Through the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant initiative, we have a pivotal opportunity to focus on accelerating teacher effectiveness through comprehensive programs for new teacher induction, mentoring and coaching, and ultimately improve learning outcomes for our studentS."
Robert Runcie, Superintendent