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1 Year 2 BTSA Orientation BTSA







8 NUTS and BOLTS: On-line Portfolio System
(also see directions on our website) FACT User’s Guide FACT Rubric Seminar Schedule (regional and general) Ning On-line BTSA network Colloquium PTs - REVIEW AND SIGN THE MOU SPs – SP agreement/renewal/application Leave it with Anna

9 New Teacher Orientation

10 Agenda Welcome and Introductions Overview of BTSA Induction and FACT
State Requirements to Earn a Clear Teaching Credential Program Support District/site Support Nuts and Bolts

11 But first…………………… In one minute (each), share with a partner:
What was the highlight of your summer? What are you most thankful for right now? What are your hopes for this school year? Be prepared to “popcorn” out outcomes of this conversation.

12 Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
provides New Teachers (you!) the opportunity to: Share and reflect on educational experiences Take your instruction to the next level more quickly To network with teachers from other districts To follow the pathway to clear your credential Participate in a “Data proven” program - teachers stay in the professional longer and are more satisfied with their work Engage in FACT events that act as a scaffold to help you build on your professional experiences

Support Provider (SP) - Veteran teacher assigned to support new teacher through both years of the BTSA Induction program. Sometimes referred to as mentor, advisor, confidant, shoulder to cry on, etc. TRUST AND CONFIDENTIALITY Participating Teacher (PT) - Teacher participating in BTSA Induction. Sometimes refered to as new teacher, beginning teacher, rookie, etc.

14 You are required to complete the following to be eligible for a clear credential:
Work closely with your Support Provider for two years Complete the formative assessment process (FACT) with your Support Provider Participate in the seminars and corresponding professional development Submit a portfolio documenting your competence in the 4 Induction Standards

15 Induction Content Standards:
Standard 5 - Pedagogy Standard 6 - Universal Access - Equity for all Students Standard 6a - Teaching English Learners Standard 6b - Teaching Special Populations

16 Key words/terms for… Program Standard 5
Pedagogy: Standards, frameworks, assessment data, differentiated instruction, classroom management, technology, respect.

17 Universal Access - Equity for all Students:
Key words/terms for… Program Standard 6 Universal Access - Equity for all Students: Equitable, inclusive, learning environments, minimize bias, culturally responsive, collaboration.

18 Key words/terms for… Program Standard 6a Teaching English Learners: Identification, referral, designation, assessment, multiple measures.

19 Key words/terms for… Program Standard 6b Teaching Special Populations: Legal, ethical, accommodations, modifications, strengths-based approach, standards, technology.

20 Seminar Responsibilities & Expectations:
Required attendance at 6 seminars and colloquium (year 2) Support Providers attend first seminars and colloquium Sign in! That is how you are given credit for attending Seminars will start and end on time Prime opportunity for networking & collaboration with colleagues; come ready to participate and “be present”

21 Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT)
: Formative Assessment for California Teachers (FACT) Modules are designed as a scaffold to help you build on your professional experiences The Induction Program takes place of graduate university coursework; treat it with the same level of reflection and professional responsibility!

22 Your district provides:
Support Providers District analysis and monitoring of credentials A Program Advisor keeps track of the many details to ensure that each Participating Teacher is on track to clear their credential within the time frame given by the State of California

23 FACT User’s Guide Page 7 – Overview Page 17 – Module overview with documents (29, 41, 61) Page 32 – Alignment Chart Page 69 - CSTP Self-Assessment

24 Participating Teacher’s Handbook

25 FAQs State funding is restricted to the first two years as a teacher
of record on a preliminary credential. Teachers who delay starting BTSA/Induction will be responsible for the cost of the program when they are no longer eligible for state funding. The cost of BTSA Induction is currently $5,809 per year.

26 FAQs My credential is good for five years
FAQs My credential is good for five years. Can I wait until my second year of teaching to start Induction?

27 FAQs Why do I have to do all this?
The state designed Induction to accomplish several objectives: Induct new teachers into our profession to promote teacher retention and thus, student achievement Provide a means for new teachers to reflect on their teaching practice and collaborate with others to enhance their teaching practice demonstrate that the elements of the standards are being applied in their classroom before being issued a professional credential

28 FAQs My preservice program prepared me well for
the demands of the classroom. Why do I need to repeat what I’ve already learned? Preservice preparation provides the foundation and theoretical framework for effective teaching. Induction provides the opportunity to deepen understanding and apply and demonstrate it in everyday practice. FAQs

29 What if I don’t like my Support Provider?
FAQs What if I don’t like my Support Provider? Our Support Providers are chosen for both their effectiveness as classroom teachers and their skill and ability working with adult learners. If your combined best professional efforts cannot resolve issues, please contact your Program Advisor, and they will be willing to work with you to find another Support Provider.

30 Review of Informative Resources:
On-line Portfolio System (see directions on our website) FACT User’s Guide FACT Rubric Seminar Schedule Ning On-line BTSA network







37 Nuts and Bolts » Transportability Supplies – what to bring to seminars

38 Next Steps: 1. Signing of the MOU: Due dates and late scoring fees Professionalism – seminar protocol, graduate level writing 2. Meet with your SP and attend the first seminar together


40 Best wishes for a successful
and rewarding year! Questions?

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