Induction Completion Requirements
In order to complete the program, the candidate must agree to:
Complete all required professional learning activities as outlined in the program guidebook, including, but not limited to:
- Attend program advisement;
- Begin working with the assigned mentor within the first 30 days of enrollment in the program;
- Develop an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) with the guidance of the mentor and site administrator, that is based on the teacher’s needs and interests, and aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs), and in coherence with the district and site goals, within 60 days of enrollment in the program;
- Complete three cycles of inquiry, based on the above goals, with the mentor, that is documented through local induction tools, including the Continuum of Teaching Practice, on the ILP;
- Engage in reflective conversations with the mentor for an average of one hour per week, over the course of the school year, focusing on individualized support/mentoring, coordinated and/or provided by the mentor, and must include both “just in time” and longer term analysis of teaching practice to help candidates develop enduring professional skills;
- Upload completed program documents to the program learning management system;
- Participate in professional development sessions/activities that lead to the achievement of the ILP goals;
- Complete program surveys;
- Communicate with coordinator promptly to:
- Update contact/employment information, program status, or extension of deadlines
- Respond to emails, phone calls, verbal and written program requests
- Identify support issues;
- Contact the program coordinator regarding Induction issues that arise in a timely manner, as indicated in the program Grievance/Appeal Policy: https://goo.gl/forms/24yKFLwnwKDRY28j2
Program Completion Process
The Chino Teacher Induction Program assesses candidate progress toward mastery of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession both annually and triannually. At the end of each inquiry cycle the coordinator or trained mentors review and confirm that all program requirements and activities have been satisfactorily completed and documented. In addition, the candidates and mentors both complete a reflective survey that describes their own reflection of the candidate’s progress toward his/her goal via the activities outlined on their ILP.
Prior to recommending a candidate for a Clear Credential, the Induction Program sponsor verifies that the candidate has satisfactorily completed all program activities and requirements. The Chino Teacher Induction Program reviews the observed and documented evidence collaboratively assembled by the candidate and mentor with an electronic portfolio rubric and provides feedback in the form of comments. The program documents these verifications in the Chino induction Program Haiku/Powerlearning website candidate account.
If a candidate does not agree with the review given, he / she may appeal the review through the Grievance/Appeal Process and work with the Coordinator and/or Advisory Board to develop an action plan to complete the program/repeat portions of the program, as needed.