Helping New Teachers Thrive in the Classroom
Jumpstart your teaching career with guidance and support from mentors who have been in your shoes.
Advance Your Teaching Practice
EQUIP is a professional development program that helps new teachers quickly build skills and confidence in the classroom. Your time is precious, and we have the guidance you need to perform at your best.
Lessons to Get You Started
Learn at your own pace with asynchronous modules exploring topics like culturally responsive teaching, parent-teacher conferences, student data, literacy and more.
- Minimal time commitment with big impact
- Blended learning for solo and group work
- Build a network of colleagues you can learn from
- 12-month program delivers learning that will pay dividends for years to come
Get Access to Expert Advice
You won’t learn alone. The EQUIP program offers interactive sessions with guest speakers and teacher experts on common challenges faced by new teachers.
- Webinars with experts focused on topics specific to teachers with 0–3 years of experience
- Monthly Q&A opportunities to have questions answered by experts
- Facilitator feedback on each submitted assignment
Grow Together, Support Each Other
The support of your peers makes a difference. The EQUIP program lets you work with a team of new teachers, like you, throughout the curriculum.
- Earn up to 45 professional development hours
- Receive continual feedback, advice and support
- Practice what you learn the next day in the classroom and see your skills grow and grow
Start Accelerating Your Growth Today
Jumpstart your teaching career through EQUIP for just $189.
Are you a school leader looking to help your new teachers get off to a great start? Check out EQUIP for schools!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is EQUIP: A Program for New Teachers?
Equip. 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 new teachers up for success early in the profession 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.
Who can join Equip?
Anyone can join Equip! However, we designed this course specifically for educators with 0-3 years of classroom experience.
How does a person access Equip?
Equip can be purchased by an individual new teacher here. If you are considering a group purchase, complete the form on this page so that our team can help get your new teachers started.
Do new teachers have time for Equip?
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, new teachers will dig into the resources provided in the course by completing the investigation activities, attend the synchronous sessions that work for their schedule and engage with peers at their convenience. There is no need to submit assignments, but we hope that new teachers use all the information that is applicable from the course to improve their professional practice on their timelines and terms.
Level 2: Apply New Learning and Grow from Feedback
To access the content at this level, new teachers will complete the activities outlined in level 1 AND complete and submit all required assignments for feedback. If all required assignments are submitted, new teachers 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, new teachers will complete the activities outlined in Levels 1 and 2 AND extend their learning as they see fit with our Extra Edge content sections. The Extra Edge sections provide additional resources and extension activities. Teachers will earn a Certificate of Completion documenting 45 hours of professional learning AND they will have taken the initiative to learn and grow even more!
How does the blended learning format work?
As a blended learning offering, participants will complete course activities both asynchronously (on their own) and synchronously through monthly webinars. Participants will receive Zoom invitations for each synchronous session that they can respond to with any questions they have for the panelists. Prior to the synchronous session scheduled for the month, participants will work through the activities in the module based on their chosen level of engagement. Then, following the synchronous session, participants will complete the “Reflection and Sharing” activity with peers before moving to the next module.
When does Equip start?
This program will launch in August of each year, 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.
How much does Equip cost?
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.
Is it possible to purchase Equip for multiple newer teachers at my school, district or organization?
Yes! Find more information about group pricing by filling out the form on this page.
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