The Center for Professional Development offers induction services tailored to meet the needs of individual school programs through collaborative educational partnerships.
State Approved Induction Program Services
Professional development through Peak to Peak Charter School’s induction program is a proven avenue toward increasing teacher mastery and retaining quality teachers, which promotes student academic achievement and improves the overall educational school quality. Initially licensed teachers and counselors who successfully complete the program receive a certificate to submit to the Colorado Department of Education when applying for a professional license. The induction program runs for one full school year.
- Needs Assessment
- Summer Reading
- August Orientation and Workshops
- Trained Induction Mentors
- Induction Workshops
- Written Reflections
- Teaching Observations with Personalized Feedback
- Peer Coaching
- Master Observations of Master Teachers/ Counselors
- Professional Growth Plan
- Formal Teaching Evaluation
- Staff Professional Development
Increased student achievement
Improved teacher performance
Increased mastery of classroom management and instructional practices
Improved teacher retention
Enhanced teacher job satisfaction
Reinforced and normed school values
Enhanced focus on quality professional development
Why it MattersRegardless of a school’s mission and vision, there is inherent value in having a professionally licensed teaching staff. To graduate from an initial license to a professional license, teachers must complete a state-approved induction program. Induction provides a pathway to improved teacher performance, enhanced job satisfaction, and increased student achievement. While charter schools may legally waive the requirement to hire professionally licensed teachers, many still encourage teachers to obtain a professional license.