Sometimes beginning teachers do not have the support system of a mentor, or a PLC, or an immediate colleague, to help them create innovative teaching. Immediate inspiration could be achieved by the "I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Nation Network" and could be the uncomplicated resource to help new teachers find the help they need, immediately. District Professional Learning departments simply create a "go-to" online site on their main website for all employees (not just new teachers). Teachers describe what they want to impart to students and immediately receive ideas from qualified professional members of the "I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Nation Network". No fancy jargon, no waiting for the next PD conference, no cost; just immediate help from the best educators around. A qualified facilitator would oversee the network by screening the site, collaborating with members and regularly offering professional learning via the network.
Idea No. 405