COVID-19 Information

Dear High Tech High Families,

In a previous email we outlined HTH's plan for implementing distance learning in the event we did not reopen schools on April 7th.  San Diego Unified School District released a press release last night, indicating that they will not be returning on April 6th and will be implementing distance learning for all of their schools through the month of April.  We have officially decided that we follow suit and will not return for in person instruction on April 7th.

When HTH teachers return on April 6th, they will spend that week designing and piloting plans for distance learning.  We will be reaching out for your thoughts and feedback as we do this work.

We will roll out our approach to distance learning the week of April 13th and you will receive detailed information from your child’s teachers about what to expect going forward.  We are asking teachers to plan for their first distance learning module from April 13th - May 8th. Our hope is that by that time, we may be able to return to school, but if that is not the case, we will begin a second module that will run until the end of the year.

Leaders and teachers from across High Tech High have been working to design a framework for distance learning at our schools and create the infrastructure necessary to support that plan.  We’ll continue to engage in this work over spring break using your input regarding your technology access to help us craft an approach tailored to our community’s needs.

If your family currently does not have reliable internet access, please see the options that local internet companies are offering as families try to stay informed.  Getting Internet Access: Available Plans https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Thank you for your patience and support. 

 

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Estimadas HTH familias,

En un correo electrónico anterior, describimos el plan de HTH para implementar el aprendizaje a distancia en caso de que no volviéramos a abrir las escuelas el 7 de abril. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego lanzó un comunicado de prensa anoche, indicando que no regresarán el 6 de abril y que implementarán el aprendizaje a distancia para todas sus escuelas durante el mes de abril. Hemos decidido oficialmente que hacemos lo mismo y no volveremos para recibir instrucción en persona el 7 de abril.

Cuando los maestros de HTH regresan el 6 de abril, pasarán esa semana diseñando y poniendo a prueba planes para el aprendizaje a distancia. Nos pondremos en contacto para solicitar sus pensamientos y comentarios mientras hacemos este trabajo.

Implementaremos nuestro enfoque de la educación a distancia la semana del 13 de abril y su familia recibirá información detallada de los maestros de su hijo/a sobre qué esperar en el futuro. Estamos pidiendo a los maestros que planifiquen su primer módulo de aprendizaje a distancia para el 13 de abril al 8 de mayo. Nuestra esperanza es que para ese momento, podamos regresar a la escuela, pero si ese no es el caso, comenzaremos un segundo módulo que se ejecutará hasta el final del año escolar.

Los líderes y maestros de High Tech High han estado trabajando para diseñar un marco de referencia para el aprendizaje a distancia en nuestras escuelas y crear la infraestructura necesaria para apoyar ese plan. Continuaremos participando en este trabajo durante las vacaciones de primavera, utilizando su aportación con respecto a su acceso a la tecnología para ayudarnos a diseñar un enfoque adaptado a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Si su familia actualmente no tiene acceso confiable a internet, vea las opciones que las compañías locales de internet ofrecen mientras las familias intentan mantenerse informadas. Obtención de acceso a Internet: planes disponibles https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/availableinternetplans.asp

Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo.

 
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Induction Program

  • Two-year program
  • Cycle through various stages of Improvement Research
  • Mentoring Support
  • Monthly meetings

Induction is a professional development program designed to support newly-credentialed beginning teachers. The High Tech High (HTH) Induction program incorporates improvement science and collegial coaching aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).  Our program allows participants to select into Improvement Science groups based on their area of interest or growth. We encourage our participants to think deeply about their pedagogical practice(s) and hone new strategies that will enhance their teaching skills. Upon completion, teachers earn their California Clear Credential through advanced study of teaching practice.

  • What is Improvement Science?

    Improvement Science is explicitly designed to accelerate learning-by-doing. It's a more user-centered and problem-centered approach to improving teaching and learning (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching).

    Improvement research is a focused learning journey. The overall goal is to develop the necessary know-how for a reform idea ultimately to spread faster and more effectively. Since improvement research is an iterative process often extending over considerable periods of time, it is also referred to as continuous improvement.

  • Eligibility

    To be eligible to enroll in the HTH Induction Program, an applicant must meet all eligibility criteria listed below. Enrollment window: February - September 1, 2020.

    • Employment  |  Employed or offered employment as the teacher of record, 50% or more time, in a K-12 public school environment within San Diego County.
    • MOU  |  If employed at a school outside of HTH Charter, then HTH credentialing will seek to establish a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining roles and responsibilities for Induction support.
    • Credential  |  Hold a CA Preliminary Teaching Credential(s) in one or more of the following areas: Single Subject, Multiple Subjects, Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Disabilities.
  • Enrollment

    Enroll Today: Click Here

    Enrollment window closes September 1, 2020.

    Download and complete the form(s) below and upload with your application.

    1. Employment Verification Form
    2. Early Completion Option Application: Early Completion Option (ECO) is an OPTIONAL route that allows experienced teachers to complete Induction in one-year based on 2+ years of full-time successful teaching experience. ECO applications will be reviewed and granted to teachers that meet either of these criteria:

    > 2+ years of full-time teaching experience with positive evaluations (excludes student teaching and substitute teaching); or

    > Completion of the HTH District Intern Program.

  • Program Cost

    Induction Program Fee is $1,000/per year.

    Payment options include:

    • Pay in full.
    • Five (5) monthly payments of $200 to credit or debit card.
    • Invoice employer for part/all of the fee.

    Once enrolled, we will send you a payment form to select one of the options listed.

  • Mentorship

    Mentors must be assigned within the first 30 days of Induction enrollment. Mentor matches are based on the credential held, grade level and/or subject area, as appropriate to participant’s employment. Mentors and mentees are meeting at least one hour per week for individualized support/mentoring. Mentors provide feedback to the HTH Teacher Center with informal weekly notes, three formal observations and three surveys.

    Mentor Criteria:

    • Valid CA Clear Teaching Credential with English Learner Authorization
    • Three + years of Successful Teaching Experience
    • Recommendation from School Director/Principal
    • Participate in workshops/trainings
  • Monthly Meetings Dates

    Meeting Dates 2020-2021 (TBA)

    Location: HTH Forum – 2150 Cushing Road, 92106

    Time: 4:45 – 7 pm


    Meeting Dates 2019-20

    • September 16, 2019
    • October 7, 2019
    • November 18, 2019
    • January 13, 2020
    • February 10, 2020
    • March 9, 2020
    • April 20, 2020
    • May 11, 2020
  • FAQs

    Do I have to work at HTH to do your Induction Program?

    No, enrollment is open to any employed K-12 teachers within San Diego County who meet the eligibility criteria.


    Can I clear my credential with your program if I am not a High Tech High Teacher?  

    Yes- teachers who hold an SB2042 Preliminary credential who are working as a teacher in an assignment that matches their credential, and live within San Diego County, are welcome to participate in our program.


    I have completed year 1 in a different program, will that count for your program?  

    Yes- request a verification document from your former Induction program that outlines your work in their program.


    What if I am paying the fee?  

    The cost of our Induction program is $1,000/per year. We offer various payment options:

    1. pay in full,
    2. five monthly payments of $200 using either a credit or debit card; or
    3. we can invoice your school if they are helping to pay part/all of the program fee.

    What time commitment is required outside of work? (I work from 8:00 to 4:00 PM, and would like to avoid missing work if possible).  

    Attend 8 meetings throughout the year, held on Monday nights, at our Point Loma location from 4:45 – 7 pm (2.5 hours). You will also meet weekly with your Mentor, participate in observations, and complete all required activities.


    Do I have to have a mentor?  Yes.


    My credential is about to expire this year. Who can help me with an extension?  

    Enrolled candidates can contact our credential analyst for assistance in applying for a two-year extension.


    I hold two credentials: Single Subject-Math and Multiple Subjects. Can I clear both credentials in your Induction program?  

    Yes, dual credential holders can clear both credentials as long as you have access to teaching students in each of those content areas. An individual learning plan will be established to outline specifics.


    Do I have to be employed as a teacher?  

    Yes- to enroll in Induction you must be employed as the teacher of record, at least 50% time, in an appropriate setting. Long term substitutes, Academic Coaches or Instructional Aides are not eligible to enroll.

  • Transcript Request - Earn Graduate Units

    To order a transcript of your Induction program completion, please complete the Transcript Request Form.

    Note: The units offered through the Induction program lead to teacher licensure and are not equivalent to graduate-level units unless you opt to purchase units (see below).

    Optional:
    Induction participants can earn 3-semester units through the High Tech High Graduate School of Education for completion of year one and/or year two of the HTH Induction Program. Induction participants will have the option to apply for these units at the end of each school year. Cost: $60/per unit (max 3 units per year)

Improvement Teams

Teachers enrolled in the High Tech High Induction program participate in the ideation and creation of a “change idea.”  The change idea is an evidence-based set of changes that are critical to the improvement of an issue the teacher identifies. Teachers record and curate these ideas through Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles in service of their learning and the ultimate creation of their “Change Package” shown below.

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