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Continuum of Teaching Practice

The Continuum of Teaching Practice is aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession and includes resources to support professional growth. The CTP provides a frame for teachers that prompts them to: reflect on student learning and teaching practice; formulate professional goals to improve teaching practice; and guide, monitor, and assess the progress of a teacher's practice toward professional goals and professionally-accepted benchmarks.

 

This continuum, which is different than a rubric, captures where you are today, based on the evidence you've collected throughout your ILP. This is a valuable self-assessment you'll perform together with your Mentor at the start and end of each ILP. Ultimately, you should see yourself grow as an educator and this document helps us to visibly track that growth.

Rationale

Teachers’ knowledge, skills, and practices develop throughout their professional careers. The nature of teaching requires continuous growth in order to engage and challenge increasingly diverse students. Teachers are never ‘finished’ as professional learners, no matter how extensive or excellent their formal education and preparation. If teachers’ expertise, capabilities, and accomplishments are to be enriched over time, the teachers must become reflective practitioners who actively seek to strengthen and augment their professional skills, knowledge and perspectives throughout their careers.

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