Education Specialists: Participating Teachers

Professional Learning for Education Specialist Participating Teachers


  • Attend the Education Specialist Orientation
  • Complete the online Eligibility form.
  • Complete the University portion of the Transition Plan and consult with Support Provider to develop goals within your Individualized Induction Learning Plan cycles.
  • Meet with your Support Provider weekly or bimonthly and work towards developing a trusting and reflective professional relationship.
  • Complete and revise as needed, five Individualized Induction learning Plan cycles that are based off of Induction Standards 5, 6 and 7 and incorporate best practices for Education Specialist teachers.
  • Complete and revise as needed, an Electronic Portfolio.
  • Along with your Support Provider, you will guide your growth and development as an Education Specialist in the following areas (lesson planning, case management, collaborative/consultative model, IEP facilitation and development, special education law, professional learning community participation, school wide positive behavior support, advocacy, co-teaching)
  • Develop an understanding of Culturally and Linguistically Relevant Pedagogy (CLRP) and its implementation in the classroom.
  • Attend required professional development seminars that match Individual Induction Learning Plan and/or district goals. As a first and second year teacher, agree to participate in the mandatory Professional Development Sessions on IEP facilitation and Triennial Assessment.
  • Participate in Veteran Teacher Lesson or IEP Observations at least one time during the school year as part of the teacher Induction Program requirements.
  • Participate in the program evaluation process and comply with consortium reporting procedures.
  • Notify my SP and SMCOE Teacher Induction Project should I leave the program before completion.