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TIP Handbook Page 3 (Program Policies and Overview)

  1. The Burton School District Teacher Induction Program is two years in length and begins in the first year of teaching. The induction program is job embedded and is focused on mentoring and support of the candidate’s growth in the CSTP.
  2. Candidates have multiple opportunities to interact and understand the CSTP as they are personally guided by the direction of their TIP Mentors. Each induction candidate receives and average of not less than one hour per week of individualized support/mentoring coordinated and/or provided by the mentor. 
  3. In order to document growth and development in the CSTP, candidates and TIP Mentors work together to identify the candidate’s current stage of development as well as growth over time through the inquiry cycle of the Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). Candidates develop individualized goals based on the CSTP within the context of the ILP within the first 60 days of the candidate’s enrollment in the program. 
  4. The ILP is designed and implemented solely for the professional growth and development of the TIP candidate and not for evaluation for employment purposes.
  5. Within the ILP, candidates create goals based on the CSTP and demonstrate growth in meeting those goals. Candidate’s develop their ILP goals with mentor support utilizing the CSTP, their previous knowledge from their preliminary program, their Individualized Development Plan from their preliminary program, and the context of their job within the first 60 days of the program
  6. It is Burton School Districts policy that duties regarding credential recommendations for BSD TIP are provided solely by persons who are current employees of Burton School District. Upon completion of TIP, all credential recommendations are made by the Dean of Burton Institute, Dr. Alexandria J. Aiello, who is a CTC authorized submitter. 
  7. The Board of Trustees is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, admission, retention, graduation, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination on the basis of the employee's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, religious creed, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.