TheBeginning Teacher Support and Assessment Program (BTSA) is known as BTSA Induction. Induction is a program of job-embedded, professional growth in which teachers refine and enhance their teaching skills as they work towards obtaining their California Clear Credential.
Inductionalso provides new teachers with intensive support from an experienced teacher / mentor using a formative curriculum and assessment process known as FACT (Formative Assessment for California Teachers).
The Induction Program provides:
Structured professional education and individual guidance for the first and second year teachers and preliminary credential holders.
A bridge linking the theories and learning acquired in teacher preparation programs, andopportunities to practice and apply these ideas in the classroom.
Two years of support and formative assessment provided by experienced teachers trained to mentor new teachers on the California Standardsfor the Teaching Profession (CSTPs), Induction Standards, and state-adopted academic content standards.
The pathway from the Preliminary Teaching Credential to the Clear Professional Teaching Credential.
Teachers Complete BTSA Program (May 2015)
This past May, several teachers completed
two years of training in the EUHSD Beginning Teacher Support and
Assessment Program (BTSA). The mission of BTSA is to train and support
teachers in their professional practice and transform them into
life-long reflective practitioners. We would like to congratulate the
following teachers who completed their training in the program: Tony
Mertz (EHS), Ross Johnson (EHS), Griffin Clark (OGHS), Laura Gardiner
(OGHS), Laura Halvorson (OGHS), Victor Solis (OGHS), Eddie Rodriguez
(SPHS), Lauren Leyva (DLA), and Krys Bersofsky (VHS).