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Strong Beginnings is an induction program designed by the Educational Issues Department of the PFT Health and Welfare Fund. The program emphasizes Classroom Management, Student Discipline, and Effective Teaching Practices. The goal of Strong Beginnings is to provide a superior professional development opportunity which will ultimately help retain committed, effective teachers in Philadelphia Public Schools. In addition, the course enables new and veteran teachers the opportunity to obtain induction credits for Level II Certification.

The Educational Issues Department also offers year-round professional development courses, including Foundations of Effective Teaching, Managing Antisocial Behavior, Strategies for Student Success, and much more. If you would like to learn more about our professional development opportunities, read your next newsletter, visit our website at www.pfthw.org, or call the office at 215.561.2722