New Teacher Institute 2018

New Teacher Institute
Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills
September 23-25, 2018

The New Teacher Institute provides new and “nearly new” faculty members with an opportunity to connect with colleagues and to develop valuable skills and strategies for a successful start to a teaching career in independent schools.
Topics include:

Establishing Professionalism

Finding Mentors

Understanding School Culture

Managing Your Classroom

Planning Lessons
• Writing Comments
• Observing Classes

Communicating with Parents

Identifying Teaching and Learning Styles

Setting Goals

Maintaining Balance

• Building Financial Literacy
Understanding Legal Issues

Institute Faculty:
Jennifer Geimer, Middle School Director, The Cushman School, Miami
Donald Morrison, Dean of Faculty, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa
Suzanne Otero, K-4 Coordinator, The Pine School, Hobe Sound
Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, Head, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, Tampa

Feedback from last year's participants: What did you find most helpful about this Institute?

~ Knowledge from experienced educators and their stories in dealing with some of these topics.
~ I loved the break out sections and communicating with other teachers in my grade level and subject.
~ Sharing strategies with other teachers
~ I found the technology seminar very helpful and practical. I also appreciated working through actual scenarios.
~ Love collaborating, sharing and sharpening our saws.
~ Valuable ideas to take back to the classroom!
~ Learning about mixing up my lesson plans and using the different student groupings

The program will begin on Sunday, September 23, at 1:30pm and end on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:00pm.

The Mission Inn Resort is located at:
10400 Country Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737

Registration Cost:
$475 (Members) | $575 (Non-Members)
(includes meals and sessions)

Hotel Room: $119
(plus applicable taxes)
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Registration fee does not include the price of the guest room. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800-874-9053, and ask for the FCIS group rate.

Registration and Hotel Deadline:
August 31, 2018
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 processing fee through August 24, 2018, with no refunds after this date.

Please contact Alison Carlson at

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