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1 Welcome to BTSA The Stanislaus County BTSA Induction Program Orientation Do not give out any bags, binders or packets. Have slide 1 on screen while waiting to start. All slides will change when you click and the animation goes automatically except where noted.
2 Please silence all technology! ReminderPlease silence all technology!
3 Did you pick up a PowerPoint handout and training calendar? And please be sure toSign InAt the sign in table everyone should have also picked up the PowerPoint handout and the SP or PT training calendar.Did you pick up a PowerPoint handout and training calendar?
4 Goals for this Orientation What is BTSA?Give you information about program goals, program format, schedules, and Grade AlikeGive you the Formative Assessment Binder and Supplies(Bring them to all BTSA meetings!!)Who are you and what are you doing here?Talk about credential options and collect the Induction Program Responsibilities and Options formGo over BTSA Induction requirements and answer questions.Goals for today. The bulk of the time will be spent going over the first two bullets before letting PTs get their hands on the “STUFF”. Bear with us. It’s information they need.
5 What is BTSA?The Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment program is funded by the state.BTSA is considered university coursework.You can even earn units to help advance you on the pay scale.Addressing first goal for today, “What is BTSA?”
6 The complexity of teaching A teacher makes over 3,000 non-trivial decisions daily!Think of teaching as similar tonot one, but several otherprofessions, combiningthe skills of:Teaching is a very unique career…
7 Business manager Human relations work Theater arts Some of the roles we play
8 Planning for the productive activity of 20 – 32+ individuals, Even more demanding than its complexity, is the level of stress that teaching generates.Planning for the productive activity of 20 – 32+ individuals,Successfully executing those plans,All within the context of multiple demands from the school, district, community, and state …Wow! We do all that!?
9 Leaves many teachers – particularly novices, buffeted, confused, and discouraged.But that’s why the PTs have amazing, wonderful SPs to pick them up and keep them going.
10 that all Participating Teachers The BTSA Programthat all Participating Teachersexperience:Serves teachers with Ryan preliminary or clear, 2042,Voc.Ed., and Special Ed. credentials during their first two years working under that credential in a California public school.RENEWAL CODESR141R14R-R14TOut of State RyanAddresses the second goal for today: “To give you information…”
11 that all Participating Teachers The BTSA Programthat all Participating Teachersexperience:Pairs new teachers with trained support providers (SP’s = mentors or coaches)
12 that all Participating Teachers The BTSA Programthat all Participating Teachersexperience:Utilizes a LOCAL formative assessment system based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (the CSTP):The Two Year Binder
13 Program StandardsThere are approximately 155 BTSA Induction programs in the state. They are all different, but they share common standards which determine the programs accreditation.Let’s at those program standards.
14 Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs The six program standards are the foundation for all multiple subject and single subject induction programs.
15 BTSA Induction Program Standards Rationale and Design:The induction program is designed to incorporate a purposeful, logically sequenced structure of EXTENDED preparation and professional development.Program Standard #1
16 Communication and Collaboration: The induction program collaborates and communicates with preliminary credential programs an districts to ensure relevant and systematic opportunities for the application and demonstration of skills already acquired.Program Standard #2
17 Support Providers and Professional Development Providers: Support Providers (SPs) are chosen and trained to provide not only support of best practices, but also general support of the Participating Teacher (PT) through trainings, observations, reflective conversation, etc.Program Standard #3
18 BTSA: All the support you need to reach your goal!
19 Formative Assessment System: Program Standard # 4The program’s inquiry based system, characterized by a plan, teach, reflect and apply cycle.
20 Opportunities for new PT & SP match ups are available if needed. PTs and SPs will work together for a minimum average of hours per month.The Lead SP and the District Coordinator are the liaisons between you and the SCOE BTSA program staff.Our SCOE BTSA Program looks like…Opportunities for new PT & SP match ups are available if needed.
22 The Stanislaus County BTSA Induction Program Every participating teacher completes the locally designed formative assessment system binder.“If it’s in the binder, DO IT!”This binder is designed to show growth; it is not a showcase portfolio.
23 Year One & Two of the Program Mandatory Training Schedule OrientationFour full training days spread over the year 8:30 a.m.-4:00 pmSpring afternoon meeting: “Checking on the IIP” 3:45-5:15 p.m”Refer to the colored calendar they picked up at the sign in table. Have them check to be sure they have the correct one. (PT or SP)
24 Year One & Two of the Program Mandatory Training Schedule Each training day is offered multiple timesSaturday trainings are always an option - units availableSupport Providers will RSVP at the current event for the one upcoming.Support Providers will only RSVP for those physically in attendance at that time.The focus is on different components of teaching based on the CSTP, for example management or engagementTrainings prepare teachers to complete some portion of the formative assessment binderMore about the colored calendars from sign in tableBullet #3 & 4 – RSVPs - For instance, TODAY SPs will RVSP for the Kick Off or Blast Off for themselves and their PTs who are in attendance at this meeting
25 Induction candidates will complete the following beyond the 2 year Formative Assessment Binder: Three verification forms (located in your Induction Handbook)Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingEnglish Learner ProgramTransition of a Special Education (IEP) Student(Send the white original to BTSA program staff and keep the copy in your binder behind the Induction Handbook tab)Formal ObservationWe will discuss these forms further when we hand out the materials for today.
26 Pedagogy:Each participating teacher builds upon the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired during the preliminary preparation. Each is also a fluent, critical user of technology, able to provide relevant and differentiated instruction to students in this information-based society.Standard #5Remind them that PEDAGOGY is the “science of teaching” and we like to add the word EFFECTIVELY to that.
27 Year One & Two of the Program Voluntary Trainings Voluntary training schedules are made available or publicized throughout the year.- Grade Alike- Professional DevelopmentCOMPFred JonesEtc.Stop and show them the Grade Alike Video: let them know they will get an opportunity to sign up for Grade Alike today (flyer is in handout) and at Kick Off/Blast Off.
28 Teaching English Learners Universal Access:Participating teachers protect and support all students by designing and implementing equitable and inclusive learning environments.Teaching English LearnersTeaching Special PopulationsStandard #6
29 Support Providers... Please come get: A bag for each new participating teacher you support – Please do not open yet.A packet for each participating teacher you support (white) AND one for yourself (yellow).You will have minutes to take a break, fill out the participant information form COMPLETELY and place the WELCOME page in the front of your binder.Addresses the third goal for today: “Give the binder and supplies..”After discussing this slide, click to the next one and start the 15 minutes.
30 Participant Information Forms • All Participating Teachers (White: double sided) • All Support Providers (Yellow: double sided and stapled)Addresses goal 4 for today, “Who are you…” Goes with handout (yellow - SP and white - PT) packets. Have them check each other to be sure ALL areas are addressed. Be sure they fill out the credential they currently HOLD…not what they are waiting for in the mail or hope to get in a few months.Have them all passed to the support staff or you to be scanned for blank spots. Anything blank or questionable needs to be addressed before finishing the meeting today.When complete, please pass the forms forward so we can review them and address any issues immediately.Stanislaus CountyBTSA Induction ProgramBeginning Teacher Support & Assessment
32 Program GoalsIn your handout, please locate the BTSA Induction handbook and find page 2.Read the program goals and mark two or three that matter the most to you as a new teacher.Prepare to share which goals you identified and why.With your table, share your thoughts about these goals.Addresses today’s goal #5Have them look into the Induction Handbook (Paper clipped packet)
33 The Stanislaus BTSA Induction Program Recommends multiple and single subject preliminary credential holders for their Clear Credentials upon completion of all of the Induction Program requirements
34 Who holds what credential? If you brought a copy of your credential, go ahead and get it out now!In order to know what is required of you and what is optional for you, you must know which credential you hold:“Old” Ryan preliminary credential“New” 2042 preliminary credentialRyan clear credentialEducational Specialist Credential, Level 1 or Level 2Designated Subjects Credential (Voc. Ed.)Addresses goal 5 for today. Remind them that these words are not on the credential itself. There are renewal codes and language that determine the renewal requirements
35 Requirements and Options The type of preliminary credential and your employing district’s “conditions of employment” determine requirements and options.Teachers who have earned a new 2042 preliminary credential MUST earn a Clear Credential through completion of an approved induction program.Teachers who have earned a Ryan preliminary credential issued after January 1, 1999, MAY earn a professional credential through completion of an approved induction program or utilize the existing practice of taking “clear” courses through a university.Slide Synopsis:Prelim. Credential and/or district determine requirements and options2042 credentials MUST take BTSACertain Ryan credentials have an option to clear through BTSA or through the University
36 Holders of “clear” credentials and Voc. Ed. credentials Districts may enroll you in the BTSA Induction program to work with a support provider and complete the formative assessment system as a condition of employment.You are not required to complete:- The verification forms- The Formal ObservationSynopsis of Slide:Condition of employmentDon’t have to do verification forms or formal observation
37 Holders of Educational Specialist Credentials, Level I or II Districts may enroll you in the BTSA program to work with a support provider and complete the formative assessment system as a condition of employment.You are not required to complete:- The verification forms- The Formal ObservationSome providers of Level II credential programs credit your time in the BTSA Induction program toward acquisition of the Level II credential.Synopsis of Slide:Condition of employmentDon’t have to do verification forms or formal observationMay be credited toward your level 2 credential
38 Some teachers are eligible for the Early Completion Option IF a Participating Teacher (PT) meets the criteria, it is the district’s decision as to whether or not you participate in the Early Completion OptionThe district must write a letter of recommendation to the SCOE BTSA program citing that you meet the criteria and are approved for the Early Completion Option.This decision needs to be made and the letter submitted before attending the first training.
39 Early Completion Option An approved Early Completion Option participating teacher will participate in BTSA as a year-two teacher.The training days will be those listed on the Second Year Schedule.The formative assessment system will include the year-two binder with additions in technology and Entry 8.
40 The Early Completion Option Criteria SB 57 authorizes teachers who have two or more years of successful teaching as the classroom teacher of record in CA, in another state or country to be considered for the Early Completion Option. Must have a current CA Preliminary CredentialCould be a graduate from a two-year intern program orTaught five or more years by an accredited private schoolMust be recommended by current district of employmentEmergency permit holders are not eligible for this option.In Induction Handbook p. 5
41 Plus copies of notes from the meeting! Verification FormsEnglish Learner ProgramChild Abuse and Neglect ReportingTransition of a Special Education StudentPlus copies of notes from the meeting!
42 Support Providers...Please come get:The BTSA Induction Participating Teacher Responsibilities and Options formOne for each PTAll
43 What will you do?Let’s address the NCR form signaling your credential status, decisions you have made concerning your participation BTSA Induction and your responsibilities as a Participating Teacher.
44 initialPlease each item on the line to the left as we go down the list. Stay with us and be sure to ask any questions you may have!JH
45 Addresses more of goal 5 (a re-cap) and goal 6 for today Addresses more of goal 5 (a re-cap) and goal 6 for today. This is an example of what they have in front of them. You will go through one item at a time starting with the next slide.
46 1. Fill out and submit the Participant Information form. 2. Electronically submit the state BTSA Consent form to register for BTSA through the state BTSA website (www.btsa.ca.gov). (Year 1 and ECO only)3. Submit a copy of your preliminary credential to the BTSA program as well as house one in your binder.4. Fully attend, participate in and complete all required staff development/trainings. (4 full day + 2 afternoon trainings per year.)Click for each subsequent item to show up so you have time to talk about each item. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
47 5. Meet regularly with your support provider (six hours a month on average) to work on your Formative Assessment Binder, your curriculum, and other teacher support issues while maintaining a positive, productive and thoughtful relationship.6. Complete and retain all BTSA Formative Assessment Binder documentation, including student work samples, in cooperation with your assigned support provider.Click for each subsequent item to show up. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
48 7. Submit all Individual Induction Plans (IIPs). 8. Electronically submit the state BTSA survey toward the end of each formative assessment year through the BTSA website (www.btsa.ca.gov). (All PTs)9. Submit a complete and thoughtful Induction Formative Assessment Binder.10. Complete and submit three verification forms: English Learners, Child Abuse Reporting and Transitioning of a Special Education Student.Click for each subsequent item to show up. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
49 11. Request a Formal Observation of your teaching from BTSA program staff. 12. Submit the application for your professional clear teaching credential, including payment of any fees.13. If you have any questions or concerns, ask your support provider or contact the SCOE BTSA Induction Office.Click for each subsequent item to show up. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
50 14. Today I received notice of the requirements for completing the Stanislaus County BTSA Induction program and acknowledge that I must complete them in order to be recommended for a Clear Credential.15. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to keep the Stanislaus County BTSA Induction staff apprised of any changes in my surname, employer, or address in order to receive information about the program, updates of my progress, flyers for required professional development, etc.Click for each subsequent item to show up. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
51 16. I have received information in regard to the Early Completion Option which requires two years or more of successful teaching as the teacher of record prior to enrollment in BTSA.Click for each subsequent item to show up. Walk through each number 1 by 1 and have them initial on the line next to that item. May need to refer to items in today’s handout.
52 OPTION #1r I completed a California teacher preparation program and hold a 2042 preliminary credential and choose to “clear” my credential by completing the approved Stanislaus County BTSA InductionProgram.Back to clicking to change the slide.
53 OPTION #2r I completed a California teacher preparation program or a teacher preparation program outside of California and hold a Ryan preliminary credential issued after Jan. 1, 1999, and I choose to “clear” my credential by completing the approved Stanislaus County BTSA Induction Program. In addition, I acknowledge that I am responsible for completing whatever other requirements are specified by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to be awarded the Clear Credential.
54 OPTION #3r I cannot or choose not to participate in the Induction phase of the Stanislaus County BTSA Induction Program because:r I already have a Clear Credentialr I prefer to earn myrecommendation througha universityr I hold a credential that cannot becleared through BTSA Induction:r Level 1 or 2 EducationalSpecialist credentialr Designated subjects credentialr Other: ____________
55 Participating Teacher Responsibilities and Options Form Print your name at the bottomSign your name at the bottomAdd the other pertinent information and today’s dateSeparate the NCR formSend the WHITE copy to the front of the roomPlace the other copy behind the Induction Handbook tab of your binder. Yes…you can get the binder out now!No longer need to click between items. They will fade in.Give form to support staff to review. Interrupt if there are any problems and send them to support staff at back of room to fix.Place Handbook and options form behind the appropriate tab in binder now. Responsibilities and Options form on top!.
56 To be in BTSA,you MUST beregisteredwith the state!
57 PT Your SP & BTSA Your District State YOUR participation in BTSA is funded by the state and “in kind” contributions from YOUR school district.Your SP&BTSAYourDistrictState
58 Online Consent Registration Year-two teachers will not have to go online to the BTSA website to register. The program will confirm their participation.Year-one Participating Teachers and all Support Providers MUST go online to register as soon as possible. The registration window for the program closes November 14!Refer to flyer in their handout and have them circle and highlight the phrase “Any PT not registered with the state will not be funded and may be held personally accountable by their district.” Have them place it in the front cover of their binder for now. Point out the due date. Recommend to the SPs that they have a registration party and pull their PTs together at a set of computers somewhere and help them register.
59 The Window for Completion of BTSA Induction The State provides BTSA Induction programs with funds for the first two years:Support providers are provided by the district for the first two yearsHowever, the life of a preliminary is five years from its issuanceShould candidates need additional time after the first two years, they may request an extension(See Induction Handbook)
60 You may also look to the Induction Handbook for greater specificity in the section entitled the Completion Requirements for Recommendation for aClear Credential.Reminder
61 A Final Note about Transferring to another BTSA Induction Program Each BTSA Induction Program has articulated its own set of completion requirements, all of which adhere to the same set of program standards. However, should you find yourself participating in another BTSA Induction program, you may encounter different and additional completion requirements. This program will provide “transcripts” of your work to date in this program; however, each candidate must complete the requirements of the Induction Program that will recommend him or her for the Clear Credential.
62 RSVPSupport ProvidersPlease come get an RSVP sheet to register for Kick Off (with Year 1 PTs) or Blast Off (for Year 2 and ECO PTs)
63 Conference Time:Choose a date with your SP for Kick-Off (year 1) or Blast-Off (year 2 & ECO)SP (only) fill out and turn in the Reservation form for the date you chose. Be sure to include all names of those present who are attending.Fill out Grade Alike registration form from your handout, if interested and leave it.Put:•These PowerPoint notes along with your white Responsibilities and Options” form and Induction Handbook into binder under tab: Induction Handbook•We will see you at the Kick-Off or Blast-OffCheck with support staff to see that all is clear with forms and paperwork before dismissing group.