Teacher Support and Professional Development

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Teacher Support and Professional Development

Department: Educational Services / Tel: (714) 999-5601

Support Staff

Program Administrator, Jackie Counts / email: counts_j@auhsd.us

Administrative Assistant, Terri Kipp / email: kipp_t@auhsd.us / Tel: (714) 999-3567

Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Induction (BTSA)

BTSA Induction Program OverviewBTSA Logo

 

BTSA Induction, an acronym for "Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment" Induction, is a state-funded program co-sponsored by the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).

 

The program engages preliminary credentialed teachers in a job-embedded formative assessment system of support and professional growth to fulfill the requirements for the California Clear Single Subject credential. The AUHSD BTSA Induction programs is designed and implemented in accordance with the Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Professional Teacher Induction Programs (PDF) and aligned to the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (PDF). (http://www.btsa.ca.gov/)

 

If you have questions, please contact Billie Schwartz : BTSA Induction Par Consultant  at schwartz_b@auhsd.us or (714) 999-5601.

 

Resources and Information for Support Providers and Participating Teachers is on the Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment/Induction Haiku Site. (http://auhsd.haikulearning.com)

Professional Development

 

AUHSD’s Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment/Induction Program

 

Outside Development

Resources

  • Center for Performance Assessment

    The mission of the Center for Performance Assessment is to improve student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of educators and school leaders. We are the world's preeminent source of professional development in the areas of standards, assessment, and accountability. The Center approaches its work based on the seven keys to effective professional development, and each of these keys is necessary for the investment of time and resources to be effective in improving student achievement.

  • College Board

    College Board professional development workshops are designed to ensure that participants gain an understanding of the topics and concepts listed in each workshop description.

  • The MASTER Teacher

    Catalog of resources for teachers to increase engagement and learning for all students.  Including Mentoring Videos, Classroom Management, Paraeducator Training and Handling Misbehavior.

Inclusion

  • IDEA Partnership

    "Our website reflects the collaborative work of more than 55 national organizations, as well as technical assistance providers, and State and local organizations and agencies. Together with the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), the Partner organizations form a community with the potential to transform the way we work."

  • Special Ed Connection

    "Stay connected to everything happening in special education with Special Ed Connection™."
    (Contact Professional Development Office for user name and password.)

  • Urban Special Education Collaborative

    "The Urban Special Education Leadership Collaborative is a network of special and general education leaders working together to improve outcomes for students with disabilities in the nation's urban schools."

  • Council for Exceptional Children

    "Your source for Child Education"

  • National Urban School Institute

    "National Inclusive Schools Week highlights and celebrates the progress of our nation's schools in providing a supportive and quality education to an increasingly diverse student population, including students with disabilities, those from low socio- economic backgrounds, and English language learners. The Week also provides an important opportunity for educators, students, and parents to discuss what else needs to be done in order to ensure that their schools continue to improve their ability to successfully educate all children."

  • National Center on Educational Outcomes

    University of Minnesota

  • National Institute for Urban School Improvement

    "The mission of the National Institute for Urban School Improvement (NIUSI) is to develop powerful networks of urban districts and schools that embrace and implement a data-based, continuous improvement approach for inclusive practices."

  • Western Regional Resource Center 

    "Our mission is to provide technical assistance to State Education Agencies and Part C Lead Agencies to assist and support them in systemic improvement policies, procedures, and practices that will result in quality programs and services for children with disabilities and their families. We offer consultation, technical assistance, training, product development, and information services that provide the states access to current special education policy, technology, and best practices research. We also serve to assist state agencies in developing collaborative and networking relationships with stakeholders, other states, and other technical assistance providers across regional boundaries."

  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

    "ASCD, a community of educators, advocating sound policies and sharing best practices to achieve the success of each learner."

  • National Education Association

    "The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3.2 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States."