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    1. BTSA-Just Got Better! Directors Meeting Sacramento September 2008

    2. 2 Meeting Outcomes BTSA Induction Program expectations for the 2008/2009 year State of the State Message A shared and complete understanding of the new Induction Standards and timeline requirements An opportunity to network with colleagues

    3. 3 Agenda for the Day State of the State-BTSA Just Got Better Revised Induction Standards Deepening our understanding of the Program Standards Responding to the Standards Bringing it Back to the Outcomes

    4. 4 Roles & Rules Roles: Task Force: facilitate the meeting CRDs: assist in facilitation Program Leaders: participate actively Rules: Advocate for your own learning Remember 08-09 is a transition year Capturing your questions: 3 X 5 cards

    5. 5 Time of Change for BTSA Implementation of SB 1209 Adoption of revised Induction Standards (June 2008) Focus on the application of knowledge and skills in a participants teaching assignment No required elements Induction programs address the Common Standards and Preconditions Transition to the Commissions Accreditation system

    6. 6 More changes Development, pilot and field test of new formative assessment system (FACT) Review and possible revision of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) applications due September 12

    7. 7 Information on BTSA Programs 169 BTSA Induction Programs 5 new programs for 2008-09 Envision Schools District BTSA Induction Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools BTSA Sanger Unified BTSA Los Banos Unified BTSA Visalia Unified BTSA

    8. 8

    9. 9 Moving to a Credential Program

    10. 10

    11. 11 BTSA Induction 2007-08 Participating Teachers 30,119 Funded PTs 29,993 First Year 15,941 Second Year 14,178 MS SS Ed Sp 19,774 13,697 1,949

    12. 12 Support Providers Total Support Providers 12,868 Male 2,264 Female 10,604 Years as a SP 1-3 8,626 67 % 4-6 2,545 20 % 7-9 1,185 9 % 10 or more 259 2 % In BTSA as a PT 27 %

    13. 13 Application of SB 1209 Professional development for Induction Participants must: Meet an identified need for the participant, Be focused at or applicable to the participants teaching assignment, AND Be an application of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Teacher Preparation Program.

    14. 14 Professional Development

    15. 15 What does this mean for Program Directors? Program Directors: MUST understand the new standardsCommon Standards, Program Standards and Preconditions Review program in light of the new standards and work with stakeholders to modify the Induction Program Revise the Program Narrative while implementing the program

    16. 16 What does this mean for Support Providers & Professional Development Providers? 1) Directors must assist SPs and PDPs (and other stakeholders) to understand the shift in focus for Induction. 2) SPs and PDPs must work with individual PTs to meet their identified goals.

    17. 17 What does this mean for PTs? Each participating teacher will have a system of support and mentoring that effectively transitions him or her from teacher preparation to Induction and from Induction to professional educator.

    18. 18 What does this mean for PTs? 2. Each participating teacher will develop professionally while demonstrating the application of the California Standards of the Teaching Profession (CSTP), concepts of pedagogy, and instructional practices consistent with providing universal access and equity for all students.

    19. 19 What does this mean for PTs? 3. Each participating teacher will collect evidence of practice through the formative assessment system to improve teaching as measured by each standard of the CSTP and in relation to the state adopted academic content standards and performance levels for students.

    20. 20 Table Discussion Time for your reaction and thoughts related to the State of the State message State Leadership Team will join in discussion and help to clarify questions and/or concerns Capture questions on cards KarenKaren

    21. Induction Standards

    22. 22 Induction is a Standards driven program. All approved induction programs must meet the adopted standards and preconditions. Induction programs are moving into the Commissions Accreditation Systemaccreditation site visit reports go to the Committee on Accreditation (COA) and a decision is made about the ongoing accreditation status. BTSA Programs are state-funded Induction Programs.

    23. 23 Program Standards Category A: Programs Exhibit Effective Design Principles 1: Program Rationale and Design 2: Communication and Collaboration 3: Support Providers and Professional Development Providers 4: Formative Assessment System

    24. 24 Program Standards (continued) Category B: Programs Provide Opportunities for Participants to Demonstrate Effective Teaching 5: Pedagogy 6: Universal Access: Equity for all Students Teaching English Learners Teaching Special Populations

    25. 25 Responding to the Program Standards Review and revise the current Induction Program narrative. Address all concepts in the standard statements. Identify the type of evidence you will be collecting related to the concept in the standard.

    26. 26 Common Standards Standards related to the institutional capacity of the program sponsor to offer one or more educator preparation program(s) Includes concepts such as leadership, resources, general policies on admission, advisement, field work, assessment of candidates

    27. 27 Common Standards 1: Educational Leadership 2: Unit and Program Evaluation System 3: Resources 4: Faculty 5: Admissions 6: Advice and Assistance 7: Field Experiences and Clinical Practice 8: Program Sponsor, District and University Field Experience Supervisors 9: Assessment of Candidate Competence

    28. 28 Update on the Common Standards Adopted June 2007. Took effect July 1, 2008 Commission directed staff to review for: a) application to all types of program sponsors and b) all types of credential programs June 2008Work Group met June 19, 2008 COA reviewed and forwarded proposed revised language to the Commission

    29. 29 Update (continued) August 8, 2008 Commission Information item on proposed revisions August 11-September 25: web survey (URL is available from Program Sponsor web page) October 10: COA review stakeholder feedback November 6: Commission Action Item TeriTeri

    30. 30 Glossary Defines the terms in the Common Standards. Feedback accepted through 9/25/08 An activity on the Glossary will take place later this morning.

    31. 31 Responding to the Common Standards Develop your programs response after November 6. Narrative must tell HOW your program(s) meets the statements in the Common Standard. Think about evidence to support the narrative. Discuss narrative in the Triad Read Arounds.

    32. 32 Preconditions are based on legal requirements or Commission policy; are issues that are present or absent and not issues of program quality; are re-confirmed prior to a site visit.

    33. 33 Preconditions Approval Responsibility and Authority Personnel Decisions Demonstration of needInitial ONLY AssurancesInitial ONLY

    34. 34 Preconditions (continued) Requests for data Admission Early Completion Support Providers English Language skills Completion of requirements

    35. 35 How to Satisfy Preconditions By June 30, 2009 all approved programs need to demonstrate satisfaction of all Preconditions (1-3 and 6-11). Sample Evidence for Preconditions Task Force review of Precondition Documentation Handout on Preconditions and Evidence

    36. 36 Relationship between Preconditions, Common Standards and Program Standards

    37. 37 Table Discussion Time for your reaction and thoughts related to the Revised Standards State Leadership Team will join in discussion and help to clarify questions and/or concerns Capture questions on cards

    38. Common Standards Glossary

    39. 39 Taking Time to Review and Clarify The Process Task Force will clarify a few standards skim the Proposed Common Standard Glossary debrief with an elbow partner

    40. Clarification on Program Standards

    41. 41 Taking Time to Review and Clarify The Process Task Force will clarify a few standards skim the Program Standard handout debrief with an elbow partner

    42. Readdressing Lingering Question Process

    43. Break 15 minutes EdnaEdna

    44. 44 Recap of the Mornings Agenda Provided: State of the State Message and provided table time discussion Discussed the standards (common and program) and preconditions and provided table time discussion Provided clarification on common and program standards terms Began review of BTSA Induction Program Expectations for 2008/09 EllenEllen

    45. 45 Understanding the Standards: A Collaborative Activity

    46. 46 Review Program Standards 1-3: Whole Group/TF Lead Activity

    47. Before we break for lunch

    48. 48 Review Program Standards 4-6: Small Group/CRD Lead Activity

    49. Lunch

    50. 50 Review Program Standards 4-6: Small Group/CRD Lead Activity

    51. 15 minute Break: Everyone reconvene in the main room

    52. Approved Programs Respond to Newly Adopted Standards

    53. 53 Responsible to meet standards All approved Induction Programs are responsible for revising their program to meet the new standards (Common and Program). Programs will demonstrate that they meet the standards through the evaluation and/or accreditation system beginning in 2009-10.

    54. 54 Approved Program All approved BTSA Induction Programs will continue to be approved during the transition year. As long as an updated narrative is submitted by June 30, 2009 to the CRD, the induction program will continue to be approved as a credential program

    55. 55 Technical Assistance Cluster work during 2008-09 Cluster Region Directors available to assist and be a sounding board Revising program and document Regional Triad Read-Around

    56. 56 Triad Read-Around (TRA) Purposes of the TRA-- To increase common understanding of the standards among induction program leaders To provide informed feedback to program leaders To increase quality of all induction programs

    57. 57 Director Roles in Triad Read-Around As a program leader: Documents sent 2 weeks prior to TRA Participate in TRA, clarify program, listen to feedback Responsible for meeting the standards As a reader: Read the 2 documents prior to TRA Provide feedback to the 2 programs Positive confidentiality

    58. 58 Leadership Team Roles CRDs Organize technical assistance Organize TRA Collect final CDs and send to the state agencies Task Force Attend TRA in each Cluster Provide guidance on the interpretation of the standards

    59. 59 General Timeline*

    60. 60 Submission Details Narrative Common Standards Program Standards Description of your 2 year Induction Program Preconditions Electronic Submission4 CDs

    61. 61 FAQs Revising Program Design to Meet the Revised Standards Participating TeachersRights and Requirements Revising and Submitting my Programs Documents Program Evaluation and Accountability

    62. 62 Frequently Asked Questions Introduction of FAQs Handout: Transitioning to the Revised Induction Program Standards Revising Program Design to Meet the Revised Standards Participating Teachers Rights and Requirements Revising and Submitting My Programs Documents Program Evaluation and Accountability

    63. 63 Taking Time to Review and Clarify The Process Skim the FAQs in the designated area Debrief with an elbow partner Task Force will clarify any lingering questions after debriefing in each identified area

    64. 64 Taking Time to Review and Clarify Revising Program Design to Meet the Revised Standards: Questions 1-4 Lingering questions?

    65. 65 Taking Time to Review and Clarify Participating Teachers Rights and Requirements: Questions 5-8 Lingering questions?

    66. 66 Taking Time to Review and Clarify Revising and Submitting My Programs Documents Questions 9-18 Lingering questions?

    67. 67 Taking Time to Review and Clarify Program Evaluation and Accountability Questions 19-20 Lingering questions?

    68. 68 Bringing It Back to the Outcomes! BTSA Induction Program expectations for the 2008/2009 year State of the State Message A shared and complete understanding of the new Induction Standards and timeline requirements An opportunity to network with colleagues

    69. 69 Closing Remarks Again, we acknowledge your courage and professionalism to transition during this time of change Our priority is to support your endeavors as you implement the new Induction Standards and as you revise your program narrative. We will do this by providing you with technical assistance and any necessary additional support.

    70. 70 Closing Remarks Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time. -- Linda Shalaway Nothing is ever achieved without enthusiasm. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson