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Advice, Assistance, and Collaboration Meetings

Individualized Advice and Assistance

We cannot emphasize enough that this is YOUR program. We want you to complete your clear credential in the most meaningful way possible, and to do that, you'll need individualized help. Most of that is accomplished through hourlong one-on-one meetings each week with your Mentor. But in addition to that targeted and specialized support, we also have Advice, Assistance, and Collaboration Meetings throughout the year.


These meetings are designed to provide Candidates with professional development, answer questions and clarify program points, and allow for collaboration with field experts, other Mentors and Candidates, and program leadership.


In addition to the support your Mentor, Induction Coordinator, Portfolio Reviewer, and Advice and Assistance Meetings provide, there are also video tutorials to help you with every part of Induction.

Clear Credential Requirements

  • Attend all required Induction meetings

  • Meet with their Mentor for one hour per week

  • Complete all ILPs and induction activities (see the Portfolio Reviews and Checks Form and Verification Form for the complete list of induction activities)

  • Show competency and growth in the CSTPs (as shown on the ILPs)

  • Meet the deadlines for Portfolio Checks and Reviews

In addition to the above requirements, Education Specialists have compliance requirements. These are outlined below and learned in Special Education Department Meetings and collaboration meetings at the school site and within the district: 

  • Room Environment
  • Behavior Management
  • Site Service Providers and School-wide Team Supports (MTSS)
  • Instructional Delivery (including any pertinent adopted curriculum)
  • IEPs (dates, timelines, compliance)
  • SEIS Assessments
  • Inclusive Schooling and Transition Plans

PYLUSD Induction Calendar

How to Save Induction Events to Your Google Calendar

  1. Go to the Induction Calendar to the left.
  2. Click on each event you want to attend and then click the hyperlink that says "copy to my calendar."
  3. Never miss another meeting!