JavaScript Disabled. For a better experience on this website please enable JavaScript in your browser.
49 Antietam St, Devens, MA 01434    (978) 772-3293    (978) 772-3295

Grants Corner: The Walmart Foundation Awards Grants to Support the New Teachers Collaborative


Parker programs are supported by the operating budget (tuition revenue that follows each student to Parker) and by the generosity of our community. This regular feature of Friday Announcements describes, acknowledges, and celebrates the programs supported in part by grant-making partners large and small.


The Walmart Foundation Awards Grants to Support The New Teachers Collaborative 

A belief in “learning by doing” lies at the heart of the New Teachers Collaborative (NTC). The foremost objective of New Teachers Collaborative is to educate, support and retain a diverse pool of early-career educators through a full-year apprenticeship model of teacher preparation. They learn to teach by teaching in small progressive schools designed to foster deep understanding through the habits and skills of critical thinking, collaborative inquiry, and reflection where students are known well. Mentor teachers are key to the success of this distinctive school-based teacher preparation program, guiding the teacher candidate to self-reflection, professional confidence, and independence. The New Teachers Collaborative is a cohort-based, post-Baccalaureate full-year apprenticeship program which culminates with Massachusetts Initial Educator Licensure. 

Studies show that students learn best from teachers that have a similar race, biological characteristics or that share the same ethnicity, cultural factors, traditions and customs. Using students’ personal experiences to develop new skills and knowledge, teachers help make meaningful connections between school and real-life situations. A diverse teaching workforce benefits all students by helping them understand different ways of being and by preparing students for success in a diverse global society. 

We are grateful that the Walmart Foundation believes in the importance of the NTC Diverse Workforce Initiative and they have awarded NTC two local community grants, from the Leominster and Lunenburg stores, to help support this impactful program.


Search News Archives

This Week's Headlines Summary 

September 13, 2019
An orientation to Parker ESPECIALLY for parents/guardians who are new or relatively new to the school...
September 13, 2019
ECO was established in 2013 by faculty and parents to support this school that we all love...
September 13, 2019
Help Make the Parker Art & Craft Sale a SUCCESS and share some of your work with the community!
September 13, 2019
Did you leave behind dishes after the POTLUCK?
June 7, 2019
If you have not yet had a chance to donate, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Every donation, no matter the size, makes a big difference...
September 13, 2019
START Dates and CONTACT Info...
September 13, 2019
The Health Office is seeing many students with the common cold...
March 29, 2019
Most are FREE and open to the public. Date and time subject to change!
September 6, 2019
Anyone who desires a payment plan, or qualifies under the free/reduced school lunch program, should contact the business office...
September 7, 2019
The Parker School has published our policy and our compliance...
September 13, 2019
What a busy couple of weeks we have had in the college counseling office...
August 30, 2019
Are you looking for a carpool ride or riders for an existing Parker Carpool?
August 30, 2019
This service is run by MART. It included a stop HERE at Parker!
September 6, 2019
A collection of quotes expressing the thoughts of Ted and Nancy Sizer.
July 31, 2019
Essential Question: A broad question around which a large part of a year's work is organized; a question that helps to focus work across the domains.
Welcome! Please sign in:

Can't access your account?

Site Search