Introduction to BTSA Stanislaus County Office of Education BTSA Induction Program
Congratulations On the preliminary credential You’ll soon have!
So, what’s next? First step: Find a job teaching.
Next Step: Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment
There are over 164 approved BTSA induction programs across the state. Some are consortiums and some are district specific. Some are locally designed, others use the state provided programs (FACT or FAS). All approved programs must meet the same BTSA Induction standards.
So…who is an eligible PT (Participating Teacher)?
So…who is an eligible PT (Participating Teacher)? It will say: “to renew…must complete…a Commission-approved Induction Program” on the preliminary.
Early Completion Option PTs who are eligible for ECO complete the two years of BTSA in one year. District of employment decides if eligible PTs have this option.
California’s Learning to Teach Continuum… Preliminary-Induction-Clear Credential
The Process • Information meeting within first 120 days of hire date • Application/enrollment • Two year program • Opportunity for extension (may be at your own cost) • District Induction Program makes formal recommendation to the CCTC for CA Clear Credential
Portability • 155+ BTSA Induction Programs in California • Organized into 6 Cluster Regions • Statewide Reciprocity for Completed Work • Visit www.btsa.ca.gov to find a BTSA Induction Program near you
Within first 30 days of employment: Your district will contact your local BTSA program and assign you a Support Provider (SP)
Goals of BTSA: • Reduce ‘flee rate’ • Promote best practice • Provide academic and emotional support • Provide path to clear credential
Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE) and California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP)
Clear Credential Preliminary Induction
Knowing where you have been helps us support you with where you are going… Let’s examine your work so far…
Do this now… Save this for BTSA…
So, beyond the areas you designate as growth areas… Why will you appreciate BTSA?
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Role of the Support Provider (SP)
CONFIDENTIALITY! What happens in BTSA, Stays in BTSA!!!! BTSA
SP/PT Match-Ups If your match-up is not working, please call the BTSA director for a confidential conversation.
Senate Bill 1209 (SB1209): ‘Participating teachers must be allowed to complete their Induction Program within the funded two years’.
Formative Assessment System Entries over two years…
Formative Assessment System Proof of Best practices… Evidence of application and implementation …
Formative • Examines the performance of a participating teacher over time in collaboration with a trained SP. • Summative • Determination at a certain point in time concerning a participating teacher’s performance.
Beyond the Formative Assessment System… What does your support provider do for you?
Helping with strategies That may need ‘tweaking’…
Helping you survive your ‘two year interview’…
For more info on BTSA and SCOE’s local program, visit out website: www.stancoe.org/btsa