Running Start-Ready to Teach on Day 1
Utah Special Educator
Running Start is a five-day new teacher induction program for unlicensed special education teachers and their instructional coaches. It is held the last week in July. The goal of Running Start is to provide new, unlicensed special education teachers with the opportunity to learn and practice teaching skills that are critical to the first four weeks of teaching. The week-long training is based on a set of vital teacher behaviors. These behaviors were identified by the Running Start planning group comprised of representatives from the seven participating districts. The planning group also generated a set of vital coaching behaviors. Those lists continue to be refined based upon feedback and data from Running Start participants.
Reier, S. & Likins, M. (March 2010) Running Start—Ready to Teach on Day 1. Utah Special Educator, 30(3), 48-49.