The Teacher Induction Network: Findings from over ten years of STEM teacher induction

Date of this Version


Document Type



This chapter will share findings from the Teacher Induction Network (TIN), a Noyce-sponsored online induction program that has operated continuously at the University of Minnesota for over 10 years and has supported over 200 beginning STEM teachers. Through a design-based research approach and a commitment to continual improvement, TIN has leveraged emerging technologies and innovative mentoring practices to provide support to science teachers across the nation who are in their first few years of classroom teaching. This chapter shares quantitative and qualitative research findings that describe participating teachers’ classroom experiences, evaluate the efficacy of our mentoring supports for reformed STEM instruction, and highlight opportunities for future improvement and growth of not only our own program, but of STEM induction programs across the nation.