Riverside County Office of Education
Digital Reflection Criteria – CTI Induction

Digital Reflection Criteria

Synthesize your induction year by creating a website!

Directions

As a culminating reflection of your professional growth, you will be using a website builder tool to reflect on your job-embedded Induction experience. This is your opportunity to show the world what you can do!

 

        • Your reflection should demonstrate your technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge.
        • The final product you publish should reflect pride in the profession with the real-world purpose to inspire and support other new teachers.
        • You will be sharing/presenting your digital reflection website, in small groups, at your year-end Colloquium.
        • CTI may ask your permission to feature your website on our Center for Teacher Innovation website, Facebook, or Twitter accounts.

 

Tip:  Consider including additional tabs or pages on your website for organization of professional documentation like your resume or completed professional development for convenient use and access throughout your career.

Year 1

You will create one website at the end of Year 1.

Start

Start by selecting a free website builder as a tool to capture your digital reflection. 

Create

Create 3 categories (pages/tabs) on your website:

    • Name
    • Grade level
    • Content
    • Why do I teach? Response must include multimedia in a way that reflects your passion for and philosophy of teaching. This multimedia response should be embedded or linked in your Introduction page of your website.

Tools can include, but are not limited to the following:

Professional Growth Goal Reflection: In your ILP at the beginning of the year, you set a professional growth goal. After a year of job-embedded support, were you able to achieve your goal?

      • Revisit the overarching, long-term goal you set for yourself in your ILP. Compare and contrast your Initial CSTP and your Final CSTP Self-Assessments.
      • What are your areas of strength?
      • Where are your opportunities for continuous improvement?
      • How have you changed?
      • What are you most proud of?

Description of a new strategy or resource you implemented that positively impacted student success.

      • A specific example of student success or achievement
      • A statement from an educational leader, other than your Reflective Coach, that highlights one of your talents or strengths (administrator, team lead, department lead, induction agency representative etc.)

Year 2

You can continue from your Digital Reflection website from Year 1 or create a new website.

Start

Start by selecting a free website builder as a tool to capture your digital reflection. 

Create

Create 3 categories (pages/tabs) to your website:

    • Name
    • Grade level
    • Content
    • Why do I teach? Response must include multimedia in a way that reflects your passion for and philosophy of teaching. This multimedia response should be embedded or linked in your Introduction page of your website.

Tools can include, but are not limited to the following:

Responses can be text or multimedia.
Professional Growth Goal Reflection: In your ILP at the beginning of the year, you set a professional growth goal. After a year of job-embedded support, were you able to achieve your goal?

    • Revisit the overarching, long-term goal you set for yourself in your ILP. Compare and contrast your Initial CSTP and your Final CSTP Self-Assessments.
    • In what ways have you surprised yourself?
    • Describe a professional goal you have for yourself beyond induction. Why have you identified this as a need or interest?
    • What actions will you take? How will you assess goal attainment?
    • What actions can you take to remain a connected educator throughout your career?
    • What can you do personally and professionally, to sustain the energy it takes to be passionate about students, teaching, and learning? (Ideas from Edutopia)
    • What advice do you have for new teachers entering the profession?

Throughout Induction, you have been provided Curated Resources with the intent to keep you informed of the newest and most relevant teaching strategies and web-based teaching tools available. Now, it’s your turn!

    • On your website, create a tab/page that features at least 3 quality resources that any new teacher in your grade level and/or content should not be without.
    • Include brief explanations of how you used them in your unique context.
    • Featured resources should include those you are excited to continue using in the future and those that would contribute to the success of other new teachers and students.
    • Featured resources can include lessons, activities, or other teaching resources you created, adapted, or found from another source. If you feature a resource that you did not create, be sure to cite your sources.
    • The resources you choose to feature should support effective use of technology, pedagogy, and/or content.
    • The goal of this task is for you to engage in being an active contributor to what’s great in the profession. Throughout your
    • Induction experience, you have refined areas of expertise; now share with the world!

Early Completion Option

You will complete all digital reflection requirements at the end of your single program year.

Start

Start by selecting a free website builder as a tool to capture your digital reflection. 

Create

Create 5 categories (pages/tabs) on your website:

    • Name
    • Grade level
    • Content
    • Why do I teach? Response must include multimedia in a way that reflects your passion for and philosophy of teaching. This multimedia response should be embedded or linked in your Introduction page of your website.

Tools can include, but are not limited to the following:

Professional Growth Goal Reflection: In your ILP at the beginning of the year, you set a professional growth goal. After a year of job-embedded support, were you able to achieve your goal?

      • Revisit the overarching, long-term goal you set for yourself in your ILP. Compare and contrast your Initial CSTP and your Final CSTP Self-Assessments.
      • What are your areas of strength?
      • Where are your opportunities for continuous improvement?
      • How have you changed?
      • What are you most proud of?

Description of a new strategy or resource you implemented that positively impacted student success.

      • A specific example of student success or achievement
      • A statement from an educational leader, other than your Reflective Coach, that highlights one of your talents or strengths (administrator, team lead, department lead, induction agency representative etc.)

Responses can be text or multimedia.
Professional Growth Goal Reflection: In your ILP at the beginning of the year, you set a professional growth goal. After a year of job-embedded support, were you able to achieve your goal?

    • Revisit the overarching, long-term goal you set for yourself in your ILP. Compare and contrast your Initial CSTP and your Final CSTP Self-Assessments.
    • In what ways have you surprised yourself?
    • Describe a professional goal you have for yourself beyond induction. Why have you identified this as a need or interest?
    • What actions will you take? How will you assess goal attainment?
    • What actions can you take to remain a connected educator throughout your career?
    • What can you do personally and professionally, to sustain the energy it takes to be passionate about students, teaching, and learning? (Ideas from Edutopia)
    • What advice do you have for new teachers entering the profession?

Throughout Induction, you have been provided Curated Resources with the intent to keep you informed of the newest and most relevant teaching strategies and web-based teaching tools available. Now, it’s your turn!

    • On your website, create a tab/page that features at least 3 quality resources that any new teacher in your grade level and/or content should not be without.
    • Include brief explanations of how you used them in your unique context.
    • Featured resources should include those you are excited to continue using in the future and those that would contribute to the success of other new teachers and students.
    • Featured resources can include lessons, activities, or other teaching resources you created, adapted, or found from another source. If you feature a resource that you did not create, be sure to cite your sources.
    • The resources you choose to feature should support effective use of technology, pedagogy, and/or content.
    • The goal of this task is for you to engage in being an active contributor to what’s great in the profession. Throughout your Induction experience, you have refined areas of expertise; now share with the world!