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Teacher Induction

 
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The vision of the Walnut Valley Teacher Induction Consortium is to foster the development of lifelong, reflective practitioners who continually seek opportunities for growth.  With the support of qualified and trained mentors, candidates participate in research-based cycles of inquiry aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  New teachers explore best practices designed to meet the needs of diverse learners with a focus on individualized goals and student achievement.  Teachers are supported while establishing and providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that will enable all students to succeed. 

 

Walnut Valley Induction Consortium

Rowland USD, Hacienda La Puente USD, East Whittier SD, South Whittier SD, Whittier City SD,

Walnut Valley USD

 

Teacher Induction Program Overview and Admittance Requirements

 

Induction is a two year state sponsored program in which preliminary credential holders demonstrate efficacy and earn a clear credential.  Qualified teachers must have a full time teaching position and possess a preliminary multiple subject, single subject or Level 1 credential.  The Walnut Valley Consortium Induction Program provides on-going support and training for eligible teachers. Induction candidates are matched with a trained mentor within 30 days of being hired in a consortium district.

 

Once a candidate is accepted into the Walnut Valley Consortium program, Induction will be offered until the candidate completes the program, withdraws from the program, is dropped from the program, based on established criteria, or is admitted to another approved program to complete the requirements, with minimal disruption, for the authorization.  In the event the program closes, all candidates who are currently enrolled will continue in the program until they receive the authorization.  

 

More information may be found in the 

Program Handbook or on the CTC website at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/

 

Walnut Valley Induction Consortium Teacher Induction Brochure

 

Induction Candidates

 

Induction candidates complete a series of inquiry based self-assessment and support activities which are individualized  to guide movement towards mastery in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  Induction candidates are matched with a mentor for 2 years who provide general support and specific guidance in completing the induction process.  Teachers who are not employed by one of our partner consortium districts may still enroll in the Walnut Valley Induction program if room is available.  

 

Induction Candidate Memo of Understanding

Induction Process Flowchart

Early Completion Option Application

Grievance Policy - Handbook Page 10

 

Mentors - Information Flyer

 

Experienced teachers with at least 3 years experience submit applications and are selected by each site administrator to be trained and serve as mentors and coaches for Induction Candidates throughout the program.  Mentors are matched based on qualifications, credentials held and site need.

 

Mentor Application

Mentor Roles & Responsibilities

Mentor Memo of Understanding

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND COLLABORATION

 

Induction Candidates and Mentors have a variety of opportunities for collaboration with peers, optional professional development activities, and training in inquiry based processes.  

 

Professional Development Seminars

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

For information about enrollment contact:

Julie Sheldon

Induction Coordinator

jsheldon@wvusd.org

880 S. Lemon Ave.

Walnut, CA 91789

(909) 444-3451 

Walnut Valley Consortium Induction Program

 

Linda Freedman - Induction Specialist

lfreedman@wvusd.org

 

Marla Innis - Induction Secretary

minnis@wvusd.org