Trailhead

The Newsletter for SUHSD Teacher Induction & Residency

August 2019

Welcome to the 2019-20 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 120 eligible teachers.

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

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Primary Goal of Teacher Induction: Ensure Effective First Instruction for Each Student on a Daily Basis

Below is Teacher Induction's Working Definition of Effective First Instruction

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We are also committed to pursuing the SUHSD's focus on Social/Emotional Learning this year.

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SUHSD Invests in Teachers!

Again this year, the SUHSD offers CTC-approved Teacher Induction to all eligible teachers at no cost to them.

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What is "Mentoring" in the SUHSD?

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SUHSD Teacher Induction Mentor Team Provides Access to Talent Districtwide

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Mentors Engage Candidates in Various Ways

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Induction Program Calendar for 2019-20

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First Quarter Induction Program Professional Development Engages Mentors and Candidates

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SUHSD is Committed to Developing its "Teacher Pipeline"

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Teacher Residency: Articulated Support for Pre-Service Teachers in the SUHSD

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Teacher Residents will follow a "Learning Trajectory" advancing Pedagogical Expertise with Autonomy

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Upcoming Program Deadlines for Induction Mentors and Candidates

Mentors:


due September 6

  • Aug Contact Logs
  • Aug Admin Notes
  • August Focused Observation Guide
due September 20
  • Summary/ies of Mentor/Admin Meeting/s


Candidates:


All quarterly Canvas assignments are due no later than September 13, 2019. Please observe weekly deadlines for specific assignments in order to take full advantage of mentor feedback!


Early Completion Option (ECO) application artifacts are due no later than September 20, 2019. This application is open to new Year One candidates with exceptional experience and demonstrated teaching proficiency.

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