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Mentoring, Inquiry, Collaboration, & Professional Learning

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Data Dialogue #1

The Data Dialogue is a culminating event to each cycle of inquiry. All 130 participating teachers and mentors, joined by 21 Partnership Learning Coaches, collaborated on the evening of December 13th to share professional growth and student outcomes data.

Each triad engaged in a dialogue that covered the following four questions:

  1. What did you learn about yourself as a teacher?
  2. What did you learn about your students?
  3. Provide an artifact ,or piece of evidence that best illustrates a change in your teaching and student growth.
  4. What are your next steps? What will you focus on, or investigate in the future?

Teacher Inquiry is at the heart of our program. We believe that this process, in combination with strong support from a mentor, will support new teachers as they are inducted into the profession and develop as reflective practitioners.

Check out some of the results below!

Professional Learning - TIPS Welcomed Erin Gruwell & The Freedom Writers to SAUSD

Erin Gruwell and an original Freedom Writer, Carlos Barragan, spoke to the SAUSD TIPS teachers and mentors, as well as other SAUSD teachers and leaders on February 21st at the Delhi Community Center. They shared an inspiring message of hope and a belief that all students, regardless of the statistics stacked against them, have a story to tell.

It was an inspiring evening! Thank you, Dr. Phillips, for beginning of the event with words of encouragement for all educators.

Professional Learning - Classified Employee Trainings

Monthly professional development opportunities are made available to all classified staff members who wish to attend.

Please CLICK HERE to view this month's training calendar.

For more information, contact Laura Moore at

Commission on Teacher Credentialing - Accreditation Visit

The CTC will be visiting SAUSD as part of a seven-year accreditation cycle April 16-18, 2018. During this visit, interviews will be conducted with all stakeholder groups.

Stakeholders include:

  • Superintendent
  • Cabinet
  • Site Administrators
  • Support Providers (Mentors)
  • Current Participating Teachers
  • Program Graduates (past two years)
  • Program leadership
  • Professional Development Providers
  • Credential Analysts