Welcome Beginning Teachers
- The main focus of Elkin City Schools is student learning and achievement. In order to ensure learning and continuous progress of all students, we must maintain high expectations of all teachers.
- High expectations must be coupled with strong support for teachers as they strive to promote student achievement and effective classroom management that enables teaching and learning to take place.
- Ongoing support helps to ensure that teachers maintain exemplary practices and teachers are retained in the profession. It is our goal to provide beginning teachers the necessary tools and resources to ensure personal and professional growth.
Beginning Teacher Support Services
- NC BT Support Handbook
A Guide for NC Beginning Teachers Coordinators
- Regional BT Support Collaborative Meetings
- BT Summits
The third annual BT Summit will be held this June. Each region will host a summit geared toward BT professional development. Please use the following link that will provide specific information per region:
- BT Newsletters
Each month, the newsletter will contain motivational messages from our Regional and State TOYs, policy updates, and informative tips to be successful in the teaching profession.
Commonly Used Educational Acronyms
Beginning Teacher Toolkit:
#NCed chat is a bi-weekly Twitter chat for North Carolina educators and others who are interested in or invested in education. #NCed Chat will provide an opportunity for North Carolina educators to grow and develop their personal learning network (PLN) by connecting to other NC educators throughout the state . The chat will create a forum for North Carolina educators to come together once every other week in a public Twitter conversation around topics that pertain to their work and connect with other educators with similar interests. The chats will be primarily moderated by school and district level practitioners. By incorporating the NC Department of Public Instruction into the chats, NCDPI can receive real-time feedback from educators across the state on issues that they are facing and best practices that are yielding positive results. Additionally, incorporating NCDPI into the chats will allow NCDPI to provide expert insight into issues, strategies, resources, etc. that are being shared and discussed in the chat. The chat is not intended to be a NCDPI responsibility, but instead it is intended to be a peer sharing approach for NC educators that NCDPI can supplement.The schedule of upcoming chats and an archive of past chats can be found on the Schedule & Archives page.