Manteca Unified School District Teacher Induction
The Manteca Unified School District Teacher Induction Program is a state approved two-year induction program. It is an individualized, job-embedded system of mentoring, support, and professional learning that begins in the teacher’s first year of teaching after completion of his/her preliminary credential. Candidates receive structured support and formative assessment (observation and feedback) from an experienced teacher while working through an Individual Learning Plan. The assessment teachers receive is not connected to their teacher evaluations. The Individual Learning Plan (ILP) blends teaching knowledge with performance, through a “plan, teach, reflect, apply” process. The ILP integrates the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP), Induction Standards, and the California Content Standards. All teachers participating in the program are required to maintain a portfolio of the work completed in the program. Also, the ILP guides teachers in their growth as professionals, focuses on meeting the learning needs of all students, and promotes reflective practitioners.