Teacher Induction Program

About GUHSD Teacher Induction

The Grossmont Union High School District offers new teachers a job embedded teacher induction program that meets the California Teaching Commissions requirements. Helix Charter and Steele Canyon High Schools also participate in the program.

Mentors from across the district provide weekly support, conduct classroom observations, and discuss Individualized Learning Plan goals.

GUHSD has offered Induction options (previously known as BTSA) to new teachers for over 20 years.

Teacher Induction Program Overview

November

December

Semester 1 Deadlines

  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Doc 02)
  • Add Evidence to Action Plan (Doc 06). Individualized Learning Goal Process Document (Professional Learning, Peer Observations, Research, Contextual Work)
  • Peer Observations (Doc 07) (Before December)
  • CSTPs Co-Assessment Mid-year review (Doc 04)
  • Mid-year reflection (Doc 06)
  • Weekly candidate and mentor meetings (Doc 02)
  • Add Evidence to Action Plan (Doc 06) (Professional Learning, Peer Observations, Research, Contextual Work)
  • Peer Observations (Doc 07) (Before December)
  • At least 5 pieces of Evidence (Doc 06)
  • Coaching Guide - October - December (Doc 02)
  • Site Peer Observation (Doc 07)

Deadline Moved to January 31

  • CSTP Co-Assessment Mid-year Review (Doc 04)

Year 1 Candidates

Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • September 4
  • November 13
  • February 5
  • March 18
  • May 27 (Colloquium)

Other Requirements

Work with District Specialists

  • All - Digital Learning Coaches
  • Based on Need - EL, Special Education, Math, Science, CTE

Release Days

  • GUHSDtech Landscape (GUHSD Only), September 9
  • Year 1 Induction Fall Summit (All Year 1), October 9 (Required)
  • Induction Spring Summit, March 3 (Optional)
  • Semester Two Peer Observations (Required)
  • Your Choice (At Least One Additional Workshop Required)

Year 2 Candidates

Wednesdays 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

  • September 11
  • October 9 (Agenda)
  • January 29
  • March 25
  • May 27 (Colloquium)

Other Requirements

Work with District Specialists

  • All - Digital Learning Coaches
  • Based on Subject Area - EL, Special Education, Math, Science, CTE
  • Contact Info Below


Release Days

  • Year 2 Induction Fall Summit, November 14
  • Semester Two Peer Observations
  • Your Choice (At Least One Additional Workshop Required)

Mentors Only

Forms

Specialists

Wednesday 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

  • August 21
  • August 28 (Agenda)
  • October 2 (Agenda)
  • November 20 - (Agenda)
  • January 22
  • March 4
  • May 27 (Colloquium)

Specialists

GUHSD Induction Support

Dan McDowell, Program Coordinator

  • Director of Learning and Innovation
  • dmcdowell@guhsd.net

Judy Malette, Administrative Assistant

Michael Jablonski, Lead Support Provider

  • MERIT Teacher
  • mjablonski@guhsd.net