IMPORTANT INDUCTION LINKS:
*Please visit the appropriate link for further Induction details.
IMPORTANT INDUCTION COMMUNICATION
CHECKPOINT & INFORMATION
Happy (almost) March to you! Congratulation on all the great work you are doing! You are making a difference each and every day.
Checkpoints Complete This is your friendly reminder that we are getting to the third checkpoint for you to complete. Our goal was to have three checkpoints throughout the year for both coaching and site based work. Please take some time to reflect and document the work that you have done so far and complete it in Performance Matters.
Save the Date! We look forward to a celebration for all of our inductees on May 15th and May 16th. Please save the date so that we can honor you!
Induction Survey You will be receiving a link with the survey from your lead facilitators as well. Please take a few moments to share with us your feedback on induction this year. We will use this feedback to further plan for the 2019-2020 induction cohort.
Thank you for all you do. Please let me know if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT INDUCTION SPREADSHEETS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.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?
*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.
Please access Performance Matters for the course entitled New Teacher Mentor Training and Support for Site Based Mentors (Course #12555).