Meet the Mentor Team!
The Mentor Team (from left to right):
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What is Induction?
Induction is the period of support, professional development, and assessment for a teacher with a California Preliminary Credential. The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) and the California Department of Education (CDE) require the completion of an Induction program to fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Multiple Subject, Single Subject, and Education Specialist Credentials. Induction programs must be based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and on statewide Induction Program Standards, specifically, Standard 4: Formative Assessment System; Standard 5: Pedagogy; and Standard 6: Universal Access: Equity for All Students. For more information, visit:
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/
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Goals of the New Teacher Induction Program
The primary goal of our program is to retain the excellent teachers we hire. In order to do so, we provide a network of support that is individualized to meet the unique needs of every teacher that is new to our district. This support can take many forms and is outlined in detail in the “One-On-One Mentoring” program component described below.
We know that skillful teaching requires years of practice and continual improvement. So the second goal of the program is to provide teachers with a challenging, yet safe, learning environment in which they can reflect deeply, set goals, take risks, and push themselves to continually improve. The New Teacher Advisors (referred to as “NTA” or “mentors”) create this environment by blending together the collaborative professional learning opportunities with a rigorous set of formative assessment cycles to help the Participating Teachers (PTs) develop the habits and skills of a reflective professional.
Both of the first two goals operate within the context of our district’s accreditation by the State of California to provide all of the necessary components of an Induction Program so that Participating Teachers can obtain the highest level of teacher credential: The Professional Clear Credential.