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A Collaborative Program: Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity County Offices of Education, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, California State Department of Education, California State University, Chico, Simpson University, Redding
The Beginning Teacher Support & Assessment Induction Program (BTSA) is an exciting program of support and skill building designed to meet the credentialing needs of new teachers in the northeastern region of California and is the pathway from a Preliminary Teaching Credential to a Clear Teaching Credential. BTSA consists of:
Participating Teachers - All teachers in their first or second year of teaching and all out of state/country teachers obtaining their Clear Teaching Credential. What's in it for them?
Participating teachers are required to attend Professional Development Seminars and to work closely with their support provider throughout the year.
Support Providers - Support Providers are successful, experienced teachers who want to support participating teachers working towards their Clear Credential, see themselves as learners, desire professional growth and can show support for their participation. Support Providers are the most important component of BTSA. Using the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP), support providers and participating teachers will develop a growth plan based on needs. Support providers facilitate experiences that demonstrate best professional practices, attitudes and beliefs. What's in it for them?
Support Providers are required to participate in all seminars and actively support their participating teacher through an integrated support and assessment classroom based process. Depending upon the individual needs of the participating teacher, support providers will give attention to:
Professional Development Seminars will be designed to meet the most pressing needs of the participating teacher, which emerge from the initial and ongoing assessments conducted by the participating teacher/support provider teams. Seminars are also designed to assist support providers in their role. Seminars focus on:
Districts and/or site administration agree to support the time necessary for participation and collaboration between Participating Teachers and Support Providers by choosing one of the following enrollment options:
• Enrollment Plan A is $3,200 per new teacher per year, which covers the $1,600 Support Provider stipend, all training materials, program responsibilities for accreditation and state reporting, credential monitoring and application, trainer, and seminar costs. This will also cover the substitute release time, monitored by the North State BTSA Induction Program. Each Participating Teacher and Support Provider are provided up to two days of substitute release time per year for observation use only. BTSA will reimburse districts up to $100.00 a day. Districts will cover additional substitute costs.
• Enrollment Plan B is $1,500.00 per new teacher, per year. Under this plan, a District will pay the Support Provider stipend directly to Support Provider s and cover all substitute release time. The BTSA Induction Program will provide all training materials, program responsibilities for accreditation and state reporting, credential monitoring and application, trainer, and seminar costs.
Districts may choose to reimburse participants for travel.
Enrollment information coming soon