Trailhead

The Newsletter for SUHSD Teacher Induction

October 2018

Second Quarter of the 18-19 School Year

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What Is Teacher Induction?

Induction is the process by which a teacher earns eligibility for recommendation to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) for issue of a Clear Teaching Credential. A teacher must earn a Clear credential within five years of activating her/his Preliminary credential. The SUHSD currently provides access to a 24-month, CTC-approved Induction program at no cost to approximately 150 eligible teachers.

Teacher Induction is Aligned with Sweetwater's Essential Elements of Effective First Instruction

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SUHSD Teacher Induction: Retaining and Growing Quality Educators for Our District's Students

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The average cost to a district when a new teacher quits is $8,000.

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See the excerpt below from a related study:

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The SUHSD Retains Its New Teachers

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What funding source(s) make the SUHSD Teacher Induction program possible?

During the 2015-16, 16-17 and 17-18 school years, SUHSD used money from California's three-year "Effective Educator Entitlement" (EEE) initiative to develop and implement our current Teacher Induction program. During the second semester of the 17-18 school year, the source of future funding for Teacher Induction was shifted to the SUHSD LCAP. Events this semester resulted in another change in funding for our program. Given its objectives, our program is now largely supported by SUHSD's Federal Title II allocation. Title II is restricted funding that can be used for a limited set of activities/programs; see below for more information on the legislative mandates related to this money.

Federal Title II funding is largely responsible for supporting SUHSD Teacher Induction

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Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) Annual Completer Survey Data Validates Quality of SUHSD Teacher Induction

Responses from nearly 100 General Education SUHSD Teacher Induction program completers compared to responses from completers throughout California

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Quarterly Focus is CSTP 5: Assessing Students For Learning

The key element within CSTP 5 is 5.2: Collecting and analyzing assessment data from a variety of sources to inform instruction.

Below is the Continuum of Teaching Practice for CSTP 5.2

What evidence can you examine from your own classroom? At what level does this evidence suggest you are currently practicing in this element?
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Induction Program Calendar for 2018-19

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Induction Program Professional Development Engages Mentors and Candidates

Q2 Induction Candidate Seminar: November 5 (OLH) or 6 (PDC) from 4-6 p.m.

Candidates must attend at least three of four annual Candidate Seminars plus both Semester Round Table events to meet annual program requirements. Mark your calendar today!

SUHSD is Committed to Developing its "Teacher Pipeline"

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SUHSD Teacher Induction Collaborates with SDSU DLE and UCSD EDS to Win Teacher Residency Capacity Grant worth $50,000

The Sweetwater Union High School District will partner with San Diego State University’s Department of Dual Language and English Learner English Learner Education (SDSU DLE) and the University of California, San Diego’s department of Education Studies (UCSD EDS) to strengthen teacher pipeline efforts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with special consideration for the value of bilingual educators. This unique team of diverse and qualified educators provides our district - and grant recipients throughout our state - with the opportunity to develop and monitor coordinated efforts to recruit, train, support, retain and grow exactly the kinds of content-expert, culturally-informed teachers our diverse students deserve.


Guide Teacher Canvas Course

Pilot Guide Teacher Canvas Course Supports SUHSD Guide Teachers and Helps Evidence Collaboration between Guide and Student Teachers

Starting this month, active SUHSD Guide Teachers may self-enroll in this course, which provides them an opportunity to collaborate (via online discussions and shared artifacts) and help others better understand their work supporting Students Teachers. Participation is voluntary and compensated through Federal Title II funding.
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Upcoming Program Deadlines for Mentors and Candidates

Mentors:


due November 9

  • Oct Contact Logs
  • Oct Admin Notes
  • October Focused Observation Guide submission
  • Second Quarter Coaching video


Candidates:


All quarterly Canvas assignments are due no later than December 14, 2018. Please observe weekly deadlines for specific assignments in order to take full advantage of mentor feedback!


UCSD Extension Q2 Teacher Induction course enrollment ends 11/2/18. All quarterly inquiry assignments must be successfully completed by 12/14/18 for award of credit for the course.

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Peruse other issues of our newsletter!

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