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2024 Institute for New Teachers: Public-to-Private

2024 Institute for New Teachers: Public-to-Private

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 to Saturday, August 31, 2024


Event Details

The course opens on May 1 and can be joined anytime through August 31.

This online self-paced course will be offered May 1-August 31 for experienced public school teachers who are making the move to an independent school. Participants will explore the unique culture and structure of an independent school and what it’s like to work within a mission-aligned school community.

  • Participants should have at least three years of teaching experience in a public or charter school setting.
  • Participants should allow approximately 14-16 clock hours to complete the course.
  • Lessons will guide teachers on what questions to ask and information they need to know about their new school.
  • Through a variety of videos, articles, and guiding questions, participants will gain information about working in an independent school and how it may differ from their previous experience.
  • A downloadable workbook is provided to guide participants as they learn and collect information about their new school. Opportunities for reflection, comparison, and additional questions are also included. The activities are designed to facilitate the relationship between the new teacher and their mentor, division, or department leader.
  • Upon completion of the course and assignments, participants should review their work and remaining questions with their mentor or supervisor. The supervisor may then reach out to SAIS ( for a certificate of completion with 16 professional development hours noted. 
Topics Covered
  • Personal introduction
  • Getting to know independent schools
  • Getting to know your school
  • Concerns and misconceptions
  • Academic support
  • Child development
  • Student learning and engagement
  • Partnering with parents
  • Practical matters
  • First days and goals for the year
SAIS Member Non-Member School
$225 $289

  • Those with experience in a public school setting are eligible for INT Public-to-Private.
  • Teachers with less than 3 years of K-12 experience are eligible for the in-person Institute for New Teachers: Atlanta or Charlotte.
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