INDUCAS: A new project addressing the challenges faced by newly appointed teachers!

How can newly appointed teachers be supported through a targeted network that facilitates dialogue between them? How could a similar space support a network of mentors that develop their practice within their own community, for the benefit of the beginning teachers in their care?

INDUCAS, a pilot project funded by the European Union aims to investigate how beginning teachers and mentors can be better supported through a community of peers facing similar issues.

The pilot phase of INDUCAS (2017-2018) aims to involve newly appointed teachers and mentors from Italy, France, Sweden and Romania to participate via the establishment of:

  • Four communities (one in each country, in the local language) for newly appointed teachers. Activities will run between May and November 2017.
  • Four communities (one in each country, in the local language) for mentors of newly appointed teachers.

If you are in your first two years of teaching and work in any of these countries, you can join the network of newly appointed teachers by registering here.

As part of the project, the online course "Mentoring in Schools" explores how mentors can support and develop the work of teachers in schools. The course aims to support mentors working with teachers by offering them strategies and tools for their work as well as examples of mentorship approaches leading to more effective, happier, and successful teachers. The course offers a framework for mentors of all experience levels to exchange ideas and resources.

The course started on 15 May but you can still enroll here and join the network for mentors!