Induction/

Mentoring

INDUCTION INFORMATION 2018-2019

Final Induction at a Glance - Overview of induction for general education teachers

Final Induction at a Glance for ESS teachers - Overview of induction for special service providers

Induction Tracking Form - Support Document This document can be used in buildings to track the requirements for induction.

New Teacher Cohort - This document outlines the information in the New Teacher Cohorts and the dates that the cohorts meet.

Who needs to participate in an induction program?

Licensed staff, who have an initial-level license issued by the Colorado Department of Education, and have not already completed a state-approved induction program in CO, must successfully complete the APS Induction Program before being recommended for state professional-level licensure.

APS requires all new staff in APS with an initial license to complete an induction program during their first year in Aurora Public Schools.

Note:

If you're not sure if CDE requires an induction program for the license type you currently hold, you will need to check with CDE to find out if you are required to complete one.

Note:

If you have already completed an induction program with another CDE-approved district or agency, you will not be required to participate in the APS Induction Program. If that is the case, please scan and email your completion certificate to Justin Peterson, jepeterson@aurorak12.org in order to be exempted from participation.

How do I track my course requirements?

It is VERY important to keep track of ALL your attended professional learning training's. The classes/training's you attend for induction, will only be counted toward your program after they are recorded as completed and have the proper credit issued on your Performance Matters professional learning transcript.

Please Note: If you do not complete Induction in APS before moving to another district, you will need to complete that district’s induction program from the beginning. The APS Induction Program is Not Transferable .

Who do I contact if I have questions regarding APS Induction?

Please contact, Jennifer Sheldon or Justin Peterson with any questions or concerns regarding New Teacher Induction.

IMPORTANT SPREADSHEETS

Final *Induction for Teachers at a glance 2018-2019 Revised August 27,2018
Support Documents for APS Induction 2018-2019
Induction for ESS at a glance 2018-2019
New Teacher Cohort 2018-2019

Induction: Math

Please open doc for Math cohort dates PDF

Dates and Outcomes



ELEMENTARY NEW TEACHER INDUCTION COHORT

Facilitators for induction are as follows:

Jaime Green and Holly Comstock are the district cohort lead for all PK-2 teachers.

David Van Sicklen and Lori Large support all 3rd-5th-grade teachers.

In order to communicate to sites the district level work with your buildings' new teachers, Instructional Coaches will share each month's New Teacher Induction Cohort agendas and slides. You will receive both the PK-2 documents and the 3-5 documents.


Each session's goals will connect to classroom management/learning environments, culturally responsive teaching/engaging students as individuals, and engagement strategies.


We have shared the overview (page1) portion of this Induction Tracking Form with teachers this week. We will continue to revisit it to make sure teachers remain on track to receive their professional license by the end of the school year.


Please feel free to reach out to the induction facilitators (listed on the left) if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or celebrations about the support and/or the Induction requirements at the building site.

AUGUST

3-5 Aug. 22nd Induction Outcomes
PreK-2 August Induction Outcomes
3-5 August 2018 New Teacher Cohort #1

SEPTEMBER

September PreK-2 Induction Agenda
September 3-5 Induction Agenda
September PreK-2 Induction
3-5 September 2018 New Teacher Cohort #2



SECONDARY NEW TEACHER INDUCTION COHORT


Facilitators for induction are as follows:

Literacy, Social Studies and World Language: Joanelle Nunez and Julia LeGrand

Science: Melanie Bosquez

Math: Kerrie Schultz and Greg Eifer

In order to communicate to sites the district level work with new secondary teachers, Instructional Coaches will share each month's session information. The secondary literacy, social studies, world language, and science Secondary Induction Session Slides are included for your reference and review. Readings for this session came from "Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind," by Eric Jensen, "Why Didn't I Learn this in College?" by Paula Rutherford, and "Teach Like a Champion" by Doug Lemov. If you would like copies of the specific articles, please let the Lead Instructional Coaches know.


Each session's goals will connect to classroom management/learning environments, culturally responsive teaching/engaging students as individuals, and engagement strategies.


The facilitators shared a Induction Tracking Form with new teachers so that they can review and track the induction requirements. We will continue to revisit this document to make sure teachers remain on track to receive their professional license by the end of the school year.


Please feel free to let the Instructional Coaches know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or celebrations about our support and/or the Induction requirements at the building site

Support Documents for APS Induction 2018-2019



MENTOR INFORMATION

*Mentors are not assigned at a district level. The New Teacher Cohort is part of the mentoring support that is provided. In addition, the Department of Professional Learning asks that our teaching partners support new staff. We will provide training and guides to help them.


If you would like to assign an additional mentor, the Professional Learning Department is willing to provide Salary Advancement hours as an incentive and this person can attend the mentor training that is being offered. Please access Performance Matters for the course entitled New Teacher Mentor Training and Support for Site Based Mentors . This course will be offered throughout the year.


Mentor Courses

Please access Performance Matters for the course entitled New Teacher Mentor Training and Support for Site Based Mentors .

Communication Sent to Principals on July 13 . At the bottom of this document is the district work that is defined for Orientation. This is a great place to reference for planning.

New Educator Orientation Communication 2018