Empowering teachers to excel professionally so that all students can realize their full potential.
The Clovis Unified Induction Program is a two-year, job-embedded professional development system. Participating Teachers are assigned a Mentor to ensure that individualized support and professional learning is offered. Participating Teachers actively engage with students while researching best practices related to Individualized Learning Plan Goals (ILP). Program assessment tools are also utilized to analyze personal strengths and professional growth areas. Through an inquiry process, Participating Teachers implement new strategies and learnings coupled with assessment of student learning and analyzation of achievement results. Participating Teacher self-reflections based upon professional practices is a vital component embedded throughout the program. Mentors provide weekly “just-in-time” support tailored to meet the Participating Teacher’s specific needs. The overarching goal is to ultimately improve instructional practice and student achievement.
Most participants begin the CUSD Induction Program in the first year of teaching. However, the program also serves teachers who have had prior teaching experience. Those teachers may apply for the Early Completion Option (ECO) and, if approved, may complete the CUSD Induction Program in one year.
Clovis Unified may hire teachers after the start of the school year. As the Induction Program Leaders receive notification from Human Resources, the new hire is contacted and interviewed. A Professional History and Induction Eligibility (PHIE) form is completed to determine program eligibility. The newly enrolled teacher attends an orientation and signs the Notification of Participation. An appropriate Mentor is then assigned to begin support.
Participating Teachers continue to develop skills learned during teacher preparation programs and meet contemporary conditions encountered in today’s classrooms. The CUSD Induction Program informs Participating Teachers and Mentors of professional development opportunities sponsored by the Induction Program and the district. This creates an individualized induction experience relevant to each participant’s specific needs.
Program Enrollment 2016-17
Program Enrollment 2017-18
|General Education Induction Program||Face to face||Clovis Unified School District||Traditional – 2 Years|
Early Completion – 1 year
|Education Specialist Induction Program||Face to face||Clovis Unified School District||Traditional – 2 Years|
Early Completion – 1 year