Teacher Induction: Candidates

Professional Learning Calendar for Participating Candidates: General Education 

Professional Learning Calendar for Participating Candidates: Education Specialist

The goal of the SMCOE Teacher Induction Program is to support beginning teachers in becoming lifelong reflection practitioners. The program’s Individual Induction Learning Plan (IILP) is also a formative assessment system and the teacher determines areas of focus purely for his/her professional growth and is not used in the evaluation process at a school. 

Responsibilities of a Participating Candidate:

  • Complete the online Eligibility form.
  • Attend one orientation session upon entrance into the program
  • Attend 18 hours of professional development with two sessions offered by and held at the San Mateo County Office of Education      
  • Participate in an average of one hour per week of support from your Mentor and/or other Support Personnel
  • Complete an Individual Induction Learning Plan, which is also the Formative Assessment System, that includes:

              - A vision document where you set goals within the first 60 days of the program

              - Two Inquiry Cycles  that include the following documents:

                         - A Focal Student Document

                         - Two Assess and/or Design Documents

                         - Reflection Documents

                         - Mentor Observation Document 

                         - System of Support Document      

  • Participate in the program evaluation process.
  • In addition, Education Specialist Candidates will participate in an observation of a Veteran Teacher facilitating an IEP (Individualized Education Program)
  • In addition, Education Specialist Candidates will complete cycle work supporting the IEP process for students they case manage.
  • Understand that information gathered regarding practice/performance is confidential.  Information regarding completion may be shared with site/district/program administrators.
  • Communicate questions or concerns about the SMCTIP, including concerns about your Mentor partnership, with the SMCTIP Consortium Administrator, the District Induction Liaison, and/or your Mentor (please refer to the Teacher Induction Electronic Handbook).
  • Notify your Mentor and the SMCOE Teacher Induction Program should you leave the program before completion.