Poway Professional Assistance Program

PPAP INDUCTION OVERVIEW

The Poway Unified School District Induction Program is a component of the Poway Professional Assistance Program/PAR (PPAP/PAR).  PPAP Induction is single district program, approved through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) in accordance with the Standards for Quality and Effectiveness.  The program is designed as a two-year, individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support and professional learning that begins in the first year of teaching for eligible Candidates holding a Preliminary Teaching Credential. 

The program and work of the Teacher Consultant is based upon principles of cognitive coaching, adult learning theory, theories around inquiry, action research, and change theory. These principles are used to examine practice and implementation of the Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards (in correlation with the CSTPs) within applicable context. The PPAP Induction program is committed to fostering professional growth of beginning teachers through honest, data-driven feedback, individualized support, advanced professional development, and 1:1 mentoring from an experienced Teacher Consultant. 

Program Goals

  • Provide individualized, job-embedded support and mentoring to new teachers
  • Provide professional learning and support for new teachers to show continued progress on the Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards (in correlation with the CSTPs)
  • Model and encourage continuous self-assessment and reflection
  • Improve student performance on state-adopted standards through professional learning, training, and information and assistance
  • Enable candidates to be effective in teaching students who are culturally, linguistically and academically diverse
  • Retain quality teachers in the profession
  • Collaborate with Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
  • Enable candidates to meet the requirements for a California Clear Credential

Program Benefits

  • Individualized, personal support and mentoring
  • Assistance in developing an Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Release time to observe experienced teachers’ classroom
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Option to earn graduate level units per year from the University of Sand Diego or TLC points
  • Free program participation 

Program Components

While the specifics of the program may be revised annually to meet the needs of Candidates, Teacher Consultants and accreditation requirements, the Poway Induction Program typically involves:
  • Use of the Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards (in correlation with the CSTPs) for the basis of what candidates should know and be able to do
  • Development of an Individual Learning Plan (ILP), collection of evidence relevant to the teachers growth and practice
  • Inquiry-based learning, classroom observations, reflective cycles of instruction and assessment techniques to improve teaching practices
  • Professional learning opportunities
  • Weekly support provided by a trained Teacher Consultant
  • Development of an electronic portfolio to demonstrate growth towards mastery of the Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards
  • Provide individualized, job-embedded support and mentoring to new teachers
  • Provide professional learning and support for new teachers to show continued progress on the Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards (in correlation with the CSTPs)
  • Model and encourage continuous self-assessment and reflection
  • Improve student performance on state-adopted standards through professional learning, training, and information and assistance
  • Enable candidates to be effective in teaching students who are culturally, linguistically and academically diverse
  • Retain quality teachers in the profession
  • Collaborate with Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
  • Enable candidates to meet the requirements for a California Clear Credential

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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District.teacher’s progress.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.
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