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Welcome to The Tracy Unified School District Induction Program!
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Our Vision
The TUSD Induction Program provides collaborative, individualized support for all induction candidates through a formative assessment process in order to support teachers in their growth along the continuum of teaching practices. We develop self-reflective, positive thinking teachers who engage in collaboration and focus on student achievement.
~Developed in conjunction with the TUSD Induction Leadership Team and Induction Mentors, 2015. Revised 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TUSD Induction Program Course Syllabus
 
 
Number of Units: 2-4 Semester Units available via Brandman University
Instructor: TUSD Induction Program Coordinator
 
Course Description:
Candidates will participate in a two-year induction program designed to provide an individualized, job embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the teachers’ first year of teaching.  Program components include: developing an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP), 2 Cycles of Inquiry with supporting evidence, California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) aligned reflection, and self-assessment on the CSTP Teaching Continuum to demonstrate growth over time. Program activities include: attending Induction professional development workshops, weekly reflection time with mentor, peer observations, observations by mentor, and submitting all required program documentation. 
Course Objective:
Each Induction Candidate will demonstrate development and growth in the profession by building on the knowledge and skills gained during Preliminary Preparation Programs in a robust mentoring system that helps each candidate develop an Individualized Learning Plan to demonstrate growth in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Induction Candidates will become eligible for their California Clear Credential after completing 2 years of Induction Coursework or by completing the Tracy Unified Induction Early Completion Option.
Teachers will participate in activities required for units of credit, devoting a minimum of 15 hours of documented work, validated by a district Administrator, doing the following:
  • Candidates will attend an Induction Program Orientation meeting at the beginning of school, and an end of year Celebration of Collaboration and Growth.
  • Candidates will attend District Professional Development trainings including Early Release Monday workshops and Buy Back Day trainings aligned to CSTPs to support effective teaching of California Common Core Standards.
  • Candidates will attend Program Workshops in the following areas as presented by the Tracy Unified School District Staff Development Department to develop growth and demonstrate competency in the following California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP):
o    CSTP 1                  Engaging and Supporting all Students in Learning
o    CSTP 2                  Creating and Maintaining an Effective Learning Environment for
                                     Student Learning
o    CSTP 3                  Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning
o    CSTP 4                  Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for all
                                     Students            
o    CSTP 5                  Assessing Student Learning
o    CSTP 6                  Developing as a Professional Educator
  •     In addition to the 15 hours of documented meetings and workshops, candidates will meet no less than 1 hour per week with their mentor to reflect on current practice and growth along the Continuum of Teaching Practices aligned to the CSTPs.
 
                               Course Outline
Documentation
Training/Orientation
        This workshop will include all TUSD Induction Program updates.  Candidate and mentor responsibilities and requirements will be discussed, as well as information on eligibility criteria for Early Completion Option.  Candidates will begin working on initial rating on the Continuum of Teaching Practice.
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Office 365
·         TUSD Induction Handbook
·         Induction Calendar
·         Induction Program Overview
·         Continuum of Teaching Practice
·         Classroom Context
·         TUSD Candidate Responsibility Agreement Form
Quarterly Collaborative Meeting 1
      This workshop will introduce Inquiry Cycle 1 on the Individualized Learning Plan.  Candidates will work collaboratively using their evidence from the Continuum of Teaching Practice and their classroom context to determine the area of CSTP focus and develop a SMART goal.
 
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Triad Meeting with Site Administrator
·         Classroom Observation
·         Individualized Learning Plan/SMART goal
·         Focus Students
Quarterly Collaborative Meeting 2
       This workshop will focus on the candidates’ reflection from their first Inquiry Cycle.  Mentors will work with candidates to help them determine their CSTP area of focus for the Inquiry Cycle 2.
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Evidence and Reflection from Inquiry 1
·         Inquiry 2
Year 1 Candidate/Mentor Meetings with Induction Administration
      These 2:1 meetings will serve as a mid-year check-in to ensure the candidate is making growth toward CSTPs, and to address any concerns.These 2:1 meetings will serve as a mid-year check-in to ensure the candidate is making growth toward CSTPs, and to address any concerns.
 
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Appointment on calendar
·         Individualized Learning Plan
·         Candidate/Mentor Survey
Quarterly Collaborative Meeting 3
       This workshop will focus on taking a deeper look at instructional practice based on focus students, student evidence data, and classroom observation.This workshop will focus on taking a deeper look at instructional practice based on focus students, student evidence data, and classroom observation.  Candidates will develop their SMART goal for Inquiry Cycle 2 with guidance from their mentors.
 
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Triad Meeting with Site Administrator
·         Classroom Observation
·         Individualized Learning Plan/SMART goal
·         Focus Students
Quarterly Collaborative Meeting 4
      This workshop will include components within the Inquiry Cycle using Action Research and Data to develop candidate’s final reflections on their Inquiry 2 along with the final reflections for their growth over the year based on their ILP.
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Individualized Learning Plan
·         Reflection for Inquiry 2
·         Final reflections for the year
Year 2 Candidate Exit Interviews
·         Weekly Collaborative log of meeting
·         Appointment on calendar
·         Individualized Learning Plan
·         Candidate Survey
Celebration of Collaboration and Growth
·         Certificate of Completion Form
 

 

 

CCTC logoAccreditation

The Tracy Unified Induction Program is a fully accredited program through the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). As a part of the Indigo cohort, the TUSD Induction Program is  expected to collect data annually, analyze the data and submit required data to the Commission. 

 

Induction Program Staff
For more information please contact:
 
Melissa Beattie
Director of Staff Development
(209) 830-3232
 
Jodiann Beeson
Program Administrator of Staff Development
(209) 830-3232 ext. 1553
 
Marji Baumann
Induction Administrator
(209) 830-3232 ext. 1549
 
Shorei Butler
Staff Development Department Secretary
(209) 830-3232


 

 

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