Over 60 elementary and secondary teacher candidates attended an orientation seminar on January 7 in the Student Union Building to prepare for their upcoming intern teacher semester. Intern teachers were introduced to expectations for their professional year, completed Framework for Teaching teacher evaluation activities, and met with their university liaisons to discuss first week and semester activities.
Delaney Martin, an intern teacher placed at Lake Hazel Middle School for Spring 2016 said she was looking forward to the first day of school on January 11. “I’m excited to start working with students to see what they can teach me” said Martin.
The Office of Teacher Education has 28 formal partnerships with schools in the Treasure Valley for Spring 2016. Some partner schools are also assigned specific Boise State University liaisons who work with multiple teacher candidates, as well as ‘liaison in residence’ mentor teachers.