The Newsletter for SUHSD Teacher Induction

August 2016

SUHSD Teacher Induction links beginning teachers with experienced colleagues to ensure student success

As of this month, our program serves a growing number of participants:
  • 220 Induction Candidates in all content areas at nearly all SUHSD school sites
  • 59 Induction Mentors representing all content areas at nearly all sites

Our Goal: Quality First Instruction

Here is our working definition of this concept:

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Induction Candidates Offer Self-Ratings in California Standards for the Teaching Profession

Teachers report relative strengths in CSTP 2 (Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning) and relative room for growth in CSTP 5 (Assessing Student Learning).
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SUHSD Classrooms: How Do we Organize Space for Learning?

What is "mentoring" in the SUHSD?

See these initial school group definitions.

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Here is our working definition of this concept:

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Ongoing Workshops for Mentors and Candidates

Induction Coursework Reflects Growth

Induction assignments provide opportunities to illustrate proficiency in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) as well as reflection guided by an Individual Learning Plan.

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Induction Candidate Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Goals

Here's a word cloud illustrating Candidates' First Quarter ILP Outcomes

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SUHSD Induction Early Completion Option (ECO)

Interested Candidates Submit Evidence of Readiness via Canvas by 9/17/16

Key application requirements include

  • Teaching experience (at least one full year)

  • Recommendations from administrator and teacher colleague

  • Evidence of effective teaching via formal evaluation(s)

  • Portfolio of classroom artifacts, evidence of curriculum development (unit and lesson plans), student work with feedback

  • 15-minute video of instruction with commentary

  • Evidence of professional collaboration

Interested candidates may self-enroll in the Induction ECO Canvas Course by 9/1/16.

Posting for Education Specialist Induction Mentor Pool closes on 8/31/16

Please click here to access the recent posting from SUHSD Human Resources.

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