Program Underpinnings

  • Mission

    To provide a standards-based new teacher support and assessment prgram that will educate, empower and energize our new teachers. We seek to prepare caring and professional teachers who provide our students with a standards-based education. Teachers use data driven instruction to bring out the best in every student, every day while partnering with families and the community. Together in partnership, we support and assist in building professional efficacy in new teachers.

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  • Vision

    To create reflective practitioners who are committed to the success of all students and seek to be life long learners. This vision is the foundation in providing each new teacher with support and mentoring during the induction process.

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  • Program Design

    The Teacher Induction program is a two year, job embedded process. Each new teacher is teamed with an experienced mentor teacher. The new teacher and mentor work collaboratively, through a series of learning experiences based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Throughout the two year process, new teachers are given many opportunities to reflect upon their teaching practice and become conscientiously aware of effective instructional and management practices with the assistance of their assigned mentor.

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  • Philosophy

    New teachers who participate in the Teacher Induction program experience enhanced professional growth and development and become increasingly attached to teaching through a rich and thoughtful induction process. Each teacher gains their own professional voice by working in close concert with experienced colleagues and trained mentors to chart their progress through the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.

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  • Purpose

    Teacher Induction is designed to support the professional development of newly credentialed teachers and fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Multiple and Single Subject Credential, or Ed specialist Credential. Ultimately, the program is also designed to increase student achievement, retain well-trained and effectively credentialed teachers and improve implementation of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and California K-12 Academic Content Standards in district classrooms.

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