Gateway Induction

Statement of Non-Discrimination:

Gateway is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Gateway Public Schools and the Gateway Induction Program to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to or discrimination.


Gateway Induction Anti-Discrimination Policy

Gateway Schools Anti-Discrimination Policy


Partner schools in the Gateway Induction also program abide by non-discrimination policies for decisions around participants in our Induction program, including admissions, retention, progress monitoring and completion.

WHAT IS TEACHER INDUCTION?

OUR VISION & MISSION

Teacher Induction is a two year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring support and professional learning that begins in the teacher's first year of teaching. In California, all Preliminary Credential holders must successfully complete a teacher-induction program to clear their credentials and continue teaching after the initial five-year preliminary credential.

Throughout your Gateway Induction experience, you'll meet weekly with a veteran teacher mentor, who will help guide you through setting, enacting, and reflecting on teaching and learning goals as well as provide you with differentiated collaboration and support. Successful completion and growth meets the requirement for a California Clear credential for California prepared General Education and Education Specialists.

Our Mission: The Gateway Induction Program is dedicated to improving public education by preparing reflective, equity-centered practitioners.

Our Vision: Gateway sees teachers as agents of transformative change in schools and Gateway’s approach to educator preparation and professional learning are aligned with the same five principles that ground our approach to student learning and growth:

  • Reflective practitioners: By building on individual strengths and becoming reflective practitioners, teachers can develop their teaching practice and impact students’ educational outcomes.

  • Focus on agency and growth mindsets: Our growth mindset learning orientation for teachers empowers them to create a growth mindset learning environment for students. And our commitment to fostering student agency is reflected in our support for educators to grow as reflective learners and agents of change in schools.

  • Grounded in an equity-focus: Gateway’s commitment to equity, inclusive practices, and anti-racist practices underlies how teachers plan curriculum and instruction and build relationships with students, families and colleagues in classrooms and the school community.

  • Collaborative learning: We believe that collaboration is essential to learning for students and educators. To support effective collaboration for our students, we must facilitate effective collaboration for our teachers. Teachers need opportunities to participate in professional learning communities that collaboratively plan curriculum, assess student learning, and develop strategies for increasing student success.

Inquiry-based, job-embedded learning and growth: Gateway believes that professional development should be embedded in teachers' real work within their classroom and the school and should follow arcs of inquiry. Teacher learning cycles should mirror the same goal-setting, implementation, reflection, differentiation and outcomes-based assessment processes that we expect of our students. In this way teachers are continually reconnecting with their students’ learning experience as they simultaneously deepen their pedagogical knowledge, skills and habits.


Mentors & Teachers: Mentors and teachers establish trusting relationships while focusing on addressing biases and identifying the impact of teaching practices, so that all students are provided an equitable, high-quality education. Gateway is committed to developing reflective, anti-racist educators who in their habits of mind and their practice:

  • effectively instruct and support the full range of learners in the diverse, urban public schools of the Bay Area, including English Learners, students with special needs and learning differences, students in foster care, students experiencing housing instability or homelessness, and students from diverse socio-economic and racial backgrounds;

  • disrupt inequity and removing the predictability of success or failures that currently correlates with any social or cultural factor;

  • engage in and contribute to their professional learning communities;

  • engage in ongoing learning and professional growth.


The heart or cornerstone of the Gateway Induction Program is the weekly individualized guidance and collaboration with an Induction Mentor. Working closely together, Participating Teachers and Mentors engage in focused cycles of inquiry for equity that demonstrate the application of skills and competencies aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) as well as tangible evidence of growth along the CSTP. Our coaching and mentoring model will draw upon other adult learning and coaching models, such as Learning-Focused Relationships (Lipton and Wellman), Coaching for Equity (Aguilar), and Coaching for Equity (National Equity Project).

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR TEACHER INDUCTION?

If you hold a California Preliminary Credential and are a teacher at Gateway Schools or a Gateway Induction Partner school, you are eligible for the Gateway Induction Program. Please see our program's additional Eligibility Requirements. If you are interested in participating in our Induction program, please contact us so we can set up a one-on-one enrollment and advisement meeting with you.

CALIFORNIA INITIAL INSTITUTIONAL APPROVAL APPLICATION

Gateway High School is seeking initial institutional approval by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This approval would allow Gateway High School to sponsor education preparation programs in California.

Interested parties are invited to submit comments to the Commission at input@ctc.ca.gov. Please note that comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of professional education programs offered and should specify the party's relationship to the institution (i.e. graduate, present or former faculty member, etc.). All identifying information will remain confidential.

For more information, contact:

  • Donna Hyatt Scarlett, Teacher Induction Program Director

    • Phone: (415) 697-4207

    • Email: dscarlett@gatewaypublicschools.org