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PYLUSD Induction Coordinator

Melanie Carmona

714-985-8641 or x61641

PDA/Induction Secretary

Debbie Ortiz

714-985-8601 or x61601

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Loving What We Do

Happy February!

This month, we're all starting new Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs)--this one is the last of the year, so let's finish strong. Consider doing something innovative for your inquiry. Be audacious. Be brave. Be the change.


Mid-Year Program Surveys

Please respond to our mid-year survey at your earliest convenience. We use stakeholder feedback to make meaningful changes to our program, as well as to continue the aspects that are most beneficial. Your opinion is crucial to this process. Here are the links to our surveys:

PT Mid-Year Survey

CT Mid-Year Survey

Don't see a question that addresses a concern you have? Email or call me anytime: or x61641.


Advice, Assistance, and Collaboration Edcamp: February 9 from 4:00-6:00 at the PDA

This should be a fantastic evening full of peer-to-peer collaboration. What topics would you like to discuss during our sessions? Weigh in here on this Google Form so that we can get right to the important work of collaborating when you arrive. Don't forget to register on PDExpress for this and all other meetings you'll be attending. Please also bring a laptop or Chromebook to the meeting so that you can add to our collaborative notes. 


Portfolio Reviews, February 13-24

Portfolio Reviews are a face-to-face version of the Portfolio Checks we already completed back in November. Please make sure you have completed your ILP prior to your meeting with your Portfolio Reviewer. You'll answer three short questions for your Reviewer during this meeting and she or he will type for you as you reflect. These questions are designed to help you move into the next ILP or guide your goals and lesson design if you've already started. If you have questions, we have answers. Check out this FAQ page.

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Our Objectives

  • Teacher growth and effectiveness
  • Teacher retention
  • Student learning
  • Clear credentialing

Our Goals

  • Make the program meaningful
  • Connect learning and professional goals to Induction work
  • Tailor the program and professional development to individual needs
  • Eliminate redundancy whenever possible