The Teachers Helping Teachers Project provides an avenue for new and veteran CCSD World Languages teachers to communicate and collaborate on-line with each other (via the CCSD World Languages Department website forum).
Teachers are encouraged to ask questions, discuss, and share ideas and resources in various topics such as “effective teaching standards in the areas of classroom environment, standards-based planning and assessment, instruction and professional responsibilities” (CCSD New Teacher Institute Flyer, 2012).
This project aims to reduce any feelings of isolation and stress and to increase the conditions of belonging, having heroes, feeling a sense of accomplishment, experiencing fun and excitement, being curious and creative, having a spirit of adventure, leading others responsibly and having confidence to take action (Quaglia, 2014, pp. 176).
A future aspect of this project includes the training and development of future teacher leaders who would serve as mentor teachers through professional learning opportunities offered by the county office (more details will be offered during the session)