Goals for each participating teacher must be developed within the context of the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) within the first 60 days of the teacher’s enrollment in the program.
The Individual Learning Plan is part of the formative assessment system used in the CUSD Induction Program. All enrolled teachers are required to attend the Induction Kick-Off (program orientation), at which time they sign the Participating Teacher Memorandum of Understanding that outlines program requirements, including the Individual Learning Plan. Mentors guide participating teachers in completing the planning portion, including goal setting, of the Individual Learning Plan within the first 60 days of the teacher’s enrollment in the induction program. As late hires are enrolled, the same process is followed so that all requirements are met within the 60-day time frame.
The planning portion of the Individual Learning Plan guides the participating teacher to:
- Set professional goals for the year
- Describe the actions they will take to meet their professional goals
- Decide on and calendar the professional development that will help them meet their goals
- Define the measurable outcomes that may occur as they meet their professional goals
In order to plan appropriate and relevant professional goals, participating teachers discuss with their mentors their prior experience, the results of their most recent Self-Assessment, and feedback from the mentor’s September observation, as noted on A-3 September Observation Tool and A-4 September “Just-in-Time” Mentoring.
First-year participating teachers meet with their site administrators at the Site Orientation while second-year participating teachers meet with their site administrators at the Culture of Support Conversation. The site administrator provides input on professional development planned for the year at the site level that relates to the professional goals set by the participating teacher on their Individual Learning Plan. Site administrators also share the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment’s (CIA) Professional Development Calendar, inviting participating teachers to choose session(s) to attend throughout the year that relate to their individual professional goals. Grade-level and/or content area networking sessions, facilitated by CIA, are offered throughout the year and focus on content standards, effective instructional strategies, and resources. Any professional development offered by the site, district, or larger community (e.g., Fresno County Office of Education, Diagnostic Center of Central California, etc.) that relates to the participating teacher’s professional goals are appropriate for the participating teacher to include on the Individual Learning Plan.
When the planning portion of the Individual Learning Plan is completed, usually within 30 days of the start of instruction, participating teachers upload it to their electronic portfolio under “Sept ILP”.