CULTIVATE
 A Program for New Teachers 

Don't spend your first teaching years alone.

Join other teachers with 0-3 years of experience in a year-long program.

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Complete 12 monthly asynchronous modules packed with resources, peer interaction, and time-specific teaching practices.

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Attend exclusive Q&A sessions with guest speakers and teacher experts to learn how to overcome common challenges faced by new teachers.

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Join a team of newer teachers to receive continual feedback, advice, and support for your first years in the classroom.

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Join a year-long program to get the tools, education, and support you need to thrive in the classroom. You can also earn up to 45 PD hours. Get Started Here.

Work with both newer teachers and expert educators to study topics like:

  • Culturally responsive teaching
  • Navigating teacher evaluation
  • Teacher-parent conferences
  • Student assessment and data literacy
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Join the Cultivate Community of New Teachers

Individual Access - $189
 
Complete the Cultivate program individually, but work remotely with educators around the country.
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School or District Access

Group pricing is based on group size.  Please fill out the form on this page so that our team can get in touch.

How Does Cultivate: A Program for New Teachers Work?

Cultivate: A Program for New Teachers is a year-long blended program focused on supporting new teachers through common challenges as they move from preparation into professional practice. Our long-term goal is the same as yours – to set you up for success early in your teaching career in a way that will last a lifetime. We welcome new(er) teachers with zero to three years of professional experience. Participants will discover best practices through monthly asynchronous modules packed with resources, peer interaction, and subject-specific coursework with facilitator feedback on each submitted assignment. Each month, participants will attend synchronous (webinar-style) sessions with guest speakers and teacher experts on common challenges faced by new teachers. The monthly sessions will include Q&A opportunities allowing new teachers to have their questions answered by experts and experienced practitioners. 

Anyone can join Cultivate! However, we designed this course specifically for educators with 0-3 years of classroom experience.

You can join Cultivate by purchasing the program here. Do you want to join with the newer teachers in your school or district? Please email fill out the form on this page so that our team can help you get started.

This is a blended learning offering that allows the participant to access the content in three different ways depending on their needs: 

Level 1: Access Resources and Advice

To access the content at this level, dig into the resources provided in the course by completing the Investigation activities, attend the synchronous sessions that work for your schedule, and engage with peers at your convenience. No need to submit assignments, but please use all the information you can from the course to improve your professional practice on your timelines and terms. 

Level 2: Apply New Learning and Grow from Feedback

To access the content at this level, complete the activities outlined in Level 1 AND complete and submit all required assignments for feedback. If you submit all required assignments, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion documenting 45 hours of professional learning. Required assignments include: 

  • 1 Application Activity per Module  
  • Attendance at the synchronous session each month  
  • 1 Discussion Forum Post following each Synchronous Session per Module  
  • 1 Course Reflection in Module 12  

Level 3: Dive Deeper with Extension Activities and Additional Resources

To access the content at this level, complete the activities outlined in Levels 1 and 2 AND extend your learning as you see fit with our Extra Edge content sections. The Extra Edge sections provide additional resources and extension activities. You will earn a Certificate of Completion documenting 45 hours of professional learning AND you will have taken the initiative to learn and grow even more! 

As a blended learning offering, you will complete course activities both asynchronously (on your own) and synchronously through monthly webinars. You will receive invitations with RSVPs for each synchronous session that you can respond to with any questions you have for the panelists. Prior to the synchronous session scheduled for the month, you'll work through the activities in the module based on your chosen level of engagement. Then, following the synchronous session, you'll complete the “Reflection and Sharing” activity before moving to the next module.  

This program will launch on August 1, 2021, but enrollment is ongoing, so a new(er) teacher can start whenever they are ready. The program topics and monthly sessions are built around the typical school year calendar allowing any new teacher to enter the program at any time and sync up with other participants working on relevant content based on the time of year and stage of the teaching career. 

This program has a $450 value, but we’ve priced the program at $189 to ensure that new teachers can access it.  We also encourage new teachers to inquire about professional development funds that may be available through their school or district.   

Yes! You can find more information about group pricing by filling out the form on this page.

Any Questions? Get in touch with us.

Meet Cultivate's Key Leaders

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Diann Huber

Founder of iteach

Diann Huber holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of North Texas. After working as a teacher and curriculum development specialist, Huber effectively applied her years of experience in both education and business to the development of a teacher preparation program that is one of the largest providers of initially certified teachers. Dr. Huber works to help new teachers find Cultivate.

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Keely Keller

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS

Keely Keller is the Director of Professional Programs for Learners Edge. Prior to joining Learners Edge, Keely served students with special needs and subsequently served as a Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. Ms. Keller launched the program and is responsible for the Cultivate curriculum development, synchronous sessions, and program evaluation.

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Wendy Amato

CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER

Wendy earned her Master’s in Education and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Dr. Amato supports the operational elements of Cultivate.

 

 ADVICE for NEW TEACHERS
 A Free Webinar 

Are you a newer teacher looking for tips to help you thrive in the classroom? An administrator searching for methods to support your new teachers? An experienced coach who'd like to support the newer teachers in your building? Join a panel of veteran educators as they dive into practical advice that every newer teacher can use to overcome the challenges of their first years in the classroom. You'll leave this webinar with actionable strategies to help you survive and thrive during your first years as an educator.

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Meet the Panelists

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Keely Keller

DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS AT LEARNERS EDGE

Keely Keller is the Director of Professional Programs for Learners Edge. Prior to joining Learners Edge, Keely served students with special needs and subsequently served as a Special Education Coordinator in a suburban Minnesota school district. 

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Cherry Thompson

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT AT TEACHING CHANNEL

Cherry has been in education for over 15 years- as a classroom teacher, administrator, and supporting PD for Pre-K-12. In addition, she served as a mentor, Cooperating Teacher, instructional advisor, and in central office, supporting new teacher induction. 

Sara Norman

Sara Norman

TEACHER, COURSE EVALUATOR, EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

Sara has been in education for over 20 years. She has been a classroom teacher, Reading Interventionist, Data Specialist and Instructional Coach. Sara is also an educational consultant with a focus on educational technology integration, as well as a course evaluator for Learners Edge. 

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Collin Edouard

TEXT CONTRIBUTOR, MUSICIAN, CHOIR DIRECTOR

Collin is an educator, author, activist, and director of music that focuses his career on equity, inclusivity, and representation. He is a contributing author in The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges Curated Advice from Award-Winning Teachers. 

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Chris Beaman

CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER

Chris Beaman is the Chief Communications and Partnerships Officer for KDP. His undergraduate degree is in Education and he remains passionate about helping to inspire teachers through his work and various other volunteer roles.