Hi everybody :thanks: I graduated w/ my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1999, then got my master's (same field) in 2003. I was living in a state of Alabama, where nobody was hiring public school teachers (even during the 90's), so I ended up taking what I could get working as a kindergarten teacher. I was unable to move out of state because my spouse refused to leave. The private school I taught at closed down permanently in 2008, and my spouse took a job in a city that was 1.5 hours away. In a nutshell, I couldn't even land a private school position there because all the people getting laid off (pink slipped) from the public schools were competing for private school jobs. So, I got out of the business in 2008, until I got divorced, and decided to renew my teaching license. I decided to move to Nevada in the hopes of landing a position. I was successful in being offered a first grade position at a public charter school. I told the principal that I will work hard, and whatever I lack in experience, I will make up in having a strong work ethic. Right now, I am terrified. So much has changed since the last time I was in a public school classroom everyday (internship), and I feel like I'm going to be the old fart who doesn't know the new system. I was never trained to write my lessons using Common Core, as such a thing did not exist when I last taught. Plus, there was no Smart Board, or other technical gadgets outside of the overhead projector. Moreover, I have been involved in the state testing that is now common, as the private kindergarten I did teach at (until 2008), was not accredited. Due to all of this, I have tried my best to use the Internet as a guide in learning what I have never been formally taught. However, I am a nervous wreck, as the last thing I want to appear to my principal is incompetent. My question is, will there be some type of training for me, or do they just stick you in a classroom to either sink or swim? Also, I am a little bit tapped out financially from the move to Nevada from Alabama. Am I expected to shell out a lot of money to get my classroom up and running correctly?