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A new class of educators were welcomed to Ohio County Schools on Wednesday.

The Ohio County Schools Teacher Induction Program (TIP) began Wednesday at the Wheeling Park High School J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center led by school system Human Resources Director Susan Nolte. TIP provides teachers with a head start on the cutting-edge instruction they’ll implement in the future.

TIP introduces first, second and third-year teachers to research-based strategies for increasing student achievement and for reaching all learners. The participants engage in discussions about classroom management and content standards and objectives. The teachers gain a better understanding of their role in school accountability as well as their personal impact on students.

“Today is the new employee orientation, and it is one of my favorite days of the school year,” Nolte said. “It is the beginning of the TIP program, which involves professional development sessions that will take place throughout the school year. Our goal is to provide our teachers with the support that we know new teachers need, and TIP an important way in which to do that.”

The Ohio County Schools Teacher Induction Program, which was established by Dr. Mary Marockie in the mid-1970s, is in compliance with West Virginia Department of Education policies and West Virginia state codes.

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