To design and maintain an induction program that focuses on the Colorado standards by which all school professionals will be measured.
Develop and maintain a process to facilitate regular planned interaction between accomplished teachers and new teachers for the purpose of providing opportunities for goal setting, modeling/observation, conferencing feedback, and social support.
- Establish a program which will promote retention and enhance the opportunity for provisional teachers to achieve success by providing the necessary support and guidance in a systematic and structured process.
Create a supportive environment where school professionals feel comfortable in taking risks and in asking for information and/or assistance from colleagues.
Provide the opportunity for accomplished teachers to assume a leadership role in the community and with CSI by sharing their expertise, supporting their profession, and participating in the continuing development of the Induction Program.
CSI Teacher Induction Program Overview
1 school year
CSI Induction Program Deliverables:
Complete throughout the year and submit to CSI School Programs Specialist in June.
-Newly licensed teachers to get their professional license
-Out-of-state but fully licensed teachers who wish to use the program to familiarize themselves with the school/Colorado teaching
-Fully-licensed teachers who have taken a sabbatical and are returning to the classroom.
-Completion of minimum of three years licensed teaching and/or support services experience (5 years preferred)
-Minimum of two years at the CSI school conducting the induction program if appropriate.
-Willingness to serve as a mentor
-Experienced professional who models standards with demonstrated excellence in practice
-Knowledge of both classic and current trends in pedagogy
-Competent in interpersonal and public relation skills
-Graduate education and/or in-service programs from CSI and Colorado League of Charter Schools
-Previous mentorship experience
-30 hours minimum in formal meetings and training sessions with inductee throughout the school year
-Available for small visits and consultations in the school building and via cell phone throughout the school year
-Conduct at least one documented observation and evaluation prior to the inductees’ formal observation by administration