There are 170 approved BTSA Induction programs across the state. Some are consortiums and some are district specific. Some are locally designed, others use the state provided programs (FACT). All approved programs must meet the same BTSA Induction standards. Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
Goals of the LLHCV BTSA Induction Program To improve the educational performance of students through better classroom instruction facilitated by improved training and support of beginning teachers. To enable teachers to be effective in teaching students who are culturally, linguistically and academically diverse. To hold all teachers to high standards and expectations to ensure academic success for all students. To promote the professional success and retention of promising new teachers. To enable Participating Teachers to apply for a California Clear Credential upon successful completion of the BTSA Induction Program.
Credential is valid for the life of the holder as long as renewal fee and evidence of meeting professional fitness are submitted every five years. Ongoing professional growth is the responsibility of the credential holder and based on any requirements the employing school district may have. Learning to Teach Continuum (SB 2042 Credential Structure for MS/SS Credentials) PRELIMINARY CREDENTIAL Blended Program Post- Baccalaureate 5th Year Program Internship Program Induction Program Advanced Curriculum Demonstration Formative Assessment and Support Frequent Reflection on Practice Individual Induction Plan Application of Prior Knowledge Preliminary Credential Preparation Clear Credential Preparation Clear Credential Renewal Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) CLEAR CREDENTIAL
Professional courtesy is the foundation of a good working relationship. You are responsible for our success. There is always the challenge of relevance. If our progress is getting off course, get us back on track. Guidelines: Keep scheduled appointments Be timely Notify SP if you’re going to be late Notify SP if you are sick or off campus on appt day Notify SP if you need to reschedule
Weekly contact time will include instructional as well as non instructional time Scheduling process for appointments (Outlook Calendar) Responding to Emails from SP, Induction Office and Assistant Superintendent of BTSA Induction Let’s take a look at Outlook!
Tools that are the focus in any given week are to be completed BEFORE your next scheduled BTSA meeting. Different types of PD for IIPs include, but are not limited to: New Teacher Networks Support Provider Collaboration Literacy/Matah Specialist Internet Research, Support Director of C & I Support Colleague Collaboration Site Professional Development
BTSA work is confidential, but BTSA progress is not. The Director of C&I communicates with Support Providers about Participating Teacher progress. The Director of C&I meets with Principals in to discuss progress toward your Clear Credential. If needed, additional communication with Principal and Director of C&I may occur throughout the year.
BTSA Network evaluations Program surveys are conducted in January and March Our program is an accredited Clear Credential pathway and surveys provide evaluative data towards improving our program. Failure to participate in the surveys within the completion window will result in follow up from your Support Provider and/or Director of C&I.
FACT Formative Assessment for California Teachers
Formative Assessment for California Teachers – FACT Support Providers (SPs) & Participating Teachers (PTs) work through Inquiry Cycles Each Inquiry is a cycle of “formative assessment” Formative assessment system used is FACT Measures improvement of the PTs practice by using: The California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs) The Continuum of Teaching Practice (CTP) Measures student learning in relation to CA academic content standards SPs play a critical role in the implementation of FACT Utilize evidence – Observations, student work, student performance Weekly meetings (minimum one hour a week) Reflect with PTs on evidence to improve performance
FACT Formative Assessment Modules The FACT modules are located on the district website and help capture important information about work so that it can be systematically analyzed to refine practice. The FACT modules include: Module A:Context for Teaching and Learning Module B:Assessment of Teaching and Learning Module C:Inquiry into Teaching and Learning Module D:Summary of Teaching and Learning Module E:Reflections on Teaching and Learning
FACT Modules and Tools located on the BTSA Induction Page of the District Website
Year 1 Teachers Timeline FACT Module September thru December Context for Teaching and Learning Assessment of Teaching and Learning January thru May Inquiry into Teaching and Learning #1 Summary of Teaching and Learning FACT Year 1 Plan
Year 1 Teachers Timeline FACT Module September thru December Context for Teaching and Learning Inquiry into Teaching and Learning #2 January thru May Inquiry into Teaching and Learning #3 Summary of Teaching and Learning FACT Year 2 Plan
Beyond the Formative Assessment System How can you and your Support Provider be a team?