The Individual Learning Plan is a living document updated throughout the year. Induction candidates (IC) are required to have one Individual Learning Goal for each of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP) except number six. CSTP number 6, “Developing As A Professional Educator,” does not require an Individual Learning Goal as it is covered throughout the Induction process.
Year One Induction Candidates are to write goals for CSTP 1 “Engaging & Supporting All Students In Learning,” and 2 “Creating & Maintaining Effective Environments For Student Learning.”
Year Two Induction Candidates are to write goals for CSTP 3 “Understanding & Organizing Subject Matter For Student Learning,” CSTP 4 “Planning Instruction & Designing Learning Experiences For All Students,” and CSTP 5 “Assessing Student Learning.”
Early Completion Option Induction Candidates will write three Individual Learning Goals on any of the CTSPs 1-5 but will also provide rational as why the other two were no chosen.
Learning Goals due by Sept. 21
All learning goals will be tied to student achievement and content based. Induction Candidates are required to use a minimum of one pre assessment and one summative assessment. ICs may utilize multiple pre and summative assessments if they so choose. ICs will also collect and analyze student work. Three focus students will be chosen to provide a sample for English Language Learners and Special Education students unless the IC has no such defined students on their roster. If no students can be found that fit the EL and Sped definition, the IC will identify the closest approximation of these two groups. The IC will also choose a student that he/she wishes to focus on throughout the academic year. It is highly recommended that ICs focus on one class or subject matter, but it is not a requirement.
Pathway to meeting Growth Goals due by Oct. 28
Identified pathways are activities that are strictly aligned with the ILP goals. They will include multiple professional development activities. A rationale for attending will be stated on the ILP and will explain how the PD will assist the IC in accomplishing their Individual Learning Goal. Journal entries will reveal how new learning is being implemented and how it is affecting student outcomes.
The ILP will be periodically updated throughout the academic year. Specifically, the Pathway to Meeting Goals will be updated by Oct. 28. While more may be added after this date, a well thought out plan of Professional Development must be written by this date. Part of the PD will include observations. The Mentor Teacher will conduct four observations through the year that focus on specific ILP Goals. This will be reflected and recorded in the IC Monthly Journal. The IC will also conduct four observations centered on their ILP Goals. First year and ECO ICs will observe classroom management in October. This also will be reflected and recorded in the IC Monthly Journal
Measureable Outcomes due by Oct. 28
All learning goals will be measured through the lens of student outcomes. Learning Goals will state how their Individual Learning Goals will promote better student outcomes that are quantitative. Multiple sources of data will be analyzed to better inform the IC of their teaching practice and continued areas of teacher growth.
ICs will provide measureable outcomes for all Individual Learning Goals by October 29.
In addition, the ILP will be updated by November 30 and March 15 and include new or revised Individual Learning Goals, new or revised Professional Development Activities, and new or revised Measureable Outcomes.
IC Monthly Journal
Induction Candidates will submit IC Monthly Journals on August 30, September 30, October 31, November 30, January 31, February 28, and March 31.
All IC’s together with their MT will conduct weekly reflective discussions regarding their teacher practice. These reflection discussions will center on “Just in Time” and “Long Term Analysis” questions. During each Mentor Teacher and Induction Candidate weekly meeting, the IC will record notes of the conversation. (THESE ARE NOT TO BE SUBMITTED.) The notes will be used at the end of the month to complete the IC Monthly Journal.
Each submission of the IC Monthly Journal will include 2 to 3 artifacts that give insight into the teacher practice and progress towards the Individual Learning Goals. The IC will explain what the evidence is, how it is related to the ILP Goal or goals, and how it informs your teaching. Required evidentiary artifacts will include how the IC is getting to know their students, data analysis including focus students’ work, being observed, observing other teachers, and professional development focused on the ILP goals.
Examples of Goals
I will improve my ability to connect student’s prior knowledge with the curriculum.
I will improve and be more consistent with my use of classroom routines and procedures.
I will expand my use of technology to enhance student learning.
I will expand my usage of various assessments to provide better interventions for students that are falling behind.
I will increase my use of EL strategies that will support specific student needs.
I will review student work to improve the rigor of the curriculum.
Examples of Outcomes
80% of my students will improve 20% from the pre-assessment to the summative assessment.
100% of my students will show mastery on the summative assessment.
75% of my students will improve one column on the rubric.