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The BTSA South Bay Consortium is a CTC accredited New Teacher Induction Program. The Local Education Agency (LEA) is the Campbell Union School District. Comprised of six TK-8 public school districts and one independent charter school, the Consortium also collaborates with a number of private schools to provide induction for their Participating Teacher sot clear their multiple subject and single subject credentials. An Education Specialist Clear Credential Induction Program for Education Specialist with Preliminary Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe, and Early Childhood Credentials is also offered. Support Providers include full time classroom teachers, partial or full release teachers, and retired teachers. In 2015-2016, 165 Participating Teachers and 120 Support Providers took part in the program.
The program is a collaborative model, with a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from each partner district that meets regularly to examine program goals and needs, and evaluate data for the purpose of program decision-making. Our Special Education Task Force assists with the planning and evaluation of the Education Specialist Induction Program. The program provides professional development for Participating Teachers and Support Providers.
BTSA South Bay Consortium will provide support for new teachers to become fully credentialed and prepared to meet each of their students’ individual needs.
Building upon their teacher preparation program experience, the BTSA South Bay Consortium New Teacher Induction Program is committed to providing beginning General Education and Special Education teachers with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the skills required to earn a Professional Clear California Credential. Participating Teachers develop an Individualized Induction Plan based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, which provides the basis for their induction experience. The induction program consists of job-embedded professional development, including planning and implementing five informal and one formal inquiry cycle, engaging in reflective conversations with a trained Support Provider, and self-assessing on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession. Our goals are to increase teacher retention and student achievement.
The BTSA South Bay Consortium provides the necessary opportunities for each participating teacher to complete all clear credential requirements through a clearly articulated process.
During the two-year induction process, the program provides support and guidance through:
- Development of an annual Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) documenting planned professional growth activities based on individual needs;
- Weekly meetings with a trained Support Provider, examination of classroom practice, and analysis of student work;
- Engagement in a series of inquiry cycles based on the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) and ILP goals;
- Application of the CSTP and state-adopted frameworks and adopted curriculum materials in the context of his/her instructional practice, beyond capabilities demonstrated for the preliminary credential;
- Self-Assessment on the CSTP using the Continuum of Teaching Practice; and
- Individual Advisement for Education Specialist candidates to develop an Initial Induction Plan with professional growth goals based on their assignment and previous experience.
Liliana Contreras, Administrator on Special Assignment, Consortium Coordinator
Program Advisor for Year 2 and Early Completion Option Candidates
Jessica Judson, Lead Mentor
Program Advisor for Year 1 Candidates
Irene Vasquez, Clerk