Poway Professional Assistance Program

PPAP OVERVIEW
 

The Poway Professional Assistance Program is a collaborative effort between the Poway Federation of Teachers and the Poway Unified School District. Under the umbrella of an Educational Policy Trust Agreement, the program is directed by the Poway Federation of Teachers and the Poway Unified School District through the PPAP Governance Board.

 

PUSD and PFT

 

NEW TEACHER SUPPORT AND PEER REVIEW

 
  • PPAP Year One - This program provides teachers new to the Poway Unified School District, with less than two years of teaching experience, a support system of an experienced classroom teacher to assist in their first year of teaching with the District.  The teacher consultant provides each new teacher with thorough and frequent classroom observations, reflective feedback, curriculum support, model lessons, coaching and assumes the responsibility of their first year evaluations.    

  • PPAP Year Two - This program provides teachers a continued support system of an experienced classroom teacher to assist in the successful transition into their second year in the District.  In Year Two, the consultant’s role is support only and the site administrator assumes the responsibility of the certificated evaluation process. 

INDUCTION

  • The PPAP Induction program (formerly known as BTSA) offers a two-year commission approved program to teachers seeking to clear their preliminary credential. ​​ California Teacher Induction is a State-led program in conjunction with the California Department of Education (CDE) and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). California Teacher Induction programs are locally designed and implemented.  PPAP Induction is approved to clear the following credentials:
    • General Education (Multiple and Single Subject)
    • Education Specialist

ALTERNATIVE EVALUATION

  • The Alternative Evaluation Program encourages teachers to continue their professional development and personal growth.  The program offers teachers who have consistently demonstrated a high degree of competency an alternative to the traditional evaluation process.  The program is flexible to encourage teachers to grow in self-selected areas of interest that promote student learning and instructional leadership.  The teacher’s growth plan becomes the basis for the evaluation that year.  The teacher, together with the principal, establishes the criteria for the evaluation of that goal.  The program emphasizes the need for personal reflection and for collaboration between the teacher, colleagues, and the principal.

PERMANENT TEACHER INTERVENTION PROGRAM (PAR)

  • Level I Assistance - A permanent teacher who receives an overall ineffective evaluation from the site evaluator may be recommended for mandatory PTIP Level I assistance by the PPAP Governance Board.  The teacher will receive the assistance of a teacher consultant who collaborates with the teacher and the site evaluator to develop a Plan for Improvement and provides assistance to improve the permanent teacher’s performance in the areas found to not meet standards.  The site  evaluator completes the classroom observations/evaluations and the teacher consultant and site evaluator report to the PPAP Governance Board regarding the permanent teacher’s progress.  

  • Level II Assistance - While in the PTIP Level I assistance program and upon receiving a second overall ineffective evaluation, the PPAP Governance Board may place the teacher in the mandatory Level II assistance program.  In addition, if the permanent teacher receives an overall ineffective evaluation from the site evaluator after having been in the PTIP program once before, the PPAP Governance Board may determine the teacher’s placement in the mandatory PTIP Level II assistance program.  The PPAP Governance Board makes a decision only after considering all the prior efforts and resources used to improve the teacher’s performance.  In the mandatory Level II assistance program, the teacher will receive the assistance of a teacher consultant.  Observations/evaluations are conducted by an Evaluation Team composed of the site evaluator, a district administrator, and a third person chosen by the PPAP Governance Board.   The teacher consultant collaborates with the teacher and the Evaluation Team to develop a Plan for Improvement and then provides assistance to the teacher to improve the permanent teacher’s performance in the areas found to not meet standards.   The teacher consultant and Evaluation Team report to the PPAP Governance Board regarding the PTIP teacher’s progress.

Poway Continuum of Teaching Standards

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. View Annual Notification of Parents’/Students’ Rights | Annual Notification of Employees’ Rights

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