YEAR 1:  Teacher Action Plan Process

* Meeting Minutes, prepared by the Mentor,  must include date of meeting, a summary of all discussions held (detailed enough so that the Candidate will be able to review his/her thoughts, growth and work throughout the process), and signatures of parties in attendance.


When?

What?

Required Documentation

What to do with the documentation

Deadline

Before September

Candidate applies for Certification from the State of Maine

Teaching certificate issued by the State of ME

When it is received:

  • Send one copy to the Supt. Office
  • Send second copy to the Certification Committeee

When received from the state

September

 

Candidate meets with the Certification Committee

Candidate selects a Certification Mentor

none

 

Oct. 21

September

through

October

Mentor and Candidate have initial informal meeting

  • Review the TAP Purpose, Process, and Timeline
  • Briefly review the Ten Standards for Initial Teacher Certification

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Nov 1

November

Candidate reflects upon his/her classroom practices in using the Ten Standards for Initial Teacher Certification. 

Optional:  Candidate requests an informal classroom observation by mentor to assist in evaluating strengths and weaknesses using the Ten Standards for Initial Teacher Certification

none

 

Dec 1

December

Mentor and Candidate meet:

  • Discuss Candidate’s proficiency of Ten Standards for Initial Teacher Certification;  include summary of the reflection in Meeting Minutes
  • Select at least two standards that will specifically be addressed through the TAP process

typewritten

Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Dec 20

December

Candidate will prepare a reflection on the two chosen standards (Teacher Action Plan Proposal – see template)

typewritten

Teacher Action Plan Template

  • Place one copy into binder
  • Send one copy to the Certification Committee

Prior to winter break

January-February

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference:

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc.)

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Feb. 20

January-February

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

Feb. 20

When?

What?

Required Documentation

What to do with the documentation

Deadline

January-February

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Feb. 28

March-April

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal and what was learned in previous observations as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc)

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

April 10

March-April

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

April 10

March-April

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

April 17

April-May

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal and what was learned in previous observations as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc)

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

May 24

April-May

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

May 24

April-May

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

May 31

May-early June

Candidate completes “Year One TAP Reflection” (attached)

typewritten

Year One TAP Reflection

Place into binder; submit full binder to Certification Committee

June 7

 


 

YEAR 2:  Teacher Action Plan Process

* Meeting Minutes, prepared by the Mentor,  must include date of meeting, a summary of all discussions held (detailed enough so that the Candidate will be able to review his/her thoughts, growth and work throughout the process), and signatures of parties in attendance.


When?

What?

Required Documentation

What to do with the documentation

Deadline

September -October

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference:

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc.)

Mentor should make sure candidate has sent the necessary paperwork to the state in order be recertified for Year 2 (the “blue and white” form).

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Nov. 15

October-November

 

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

Nov. 15

October-November

 

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Nov. 15

December - January

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference:

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc.)

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Feb. 15

January-February

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

Feb. 15

January-February

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

Feb 15

March-

April

Candidate and Mentor meet for Planning Conference:

  • Use Components of a Planning Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Use Teacher Action Plan Proposal as a focus
  • Define specific standard(s) to be addressed
  • Identify a method of observation (At Task, Verbal Flow, etc.)

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

May 15

 

When?

What?

Required Documentation

What to do with the documentation

Deadline

April - May

Mentor Conducts Observation

All notes taken during the observation

Place into binder

May 15

April - May

Candidate and Mentor meet for Reflecting Conference

  • Use Components of a Reflecting Conference (attached) as a guide
  • Review Mentor’s notes
  • Discuss successes and further work that might be necessary
  • Plan next step in the process

typewritten Meeting Minutes*

Place into binder

May 15

May

Candidate completes “Year Two TAP Reflection” (attached)

typewritten

Year Two TAP Reflection

Place into binder

May 30

May

Candidate submits full binder with state certificate renewal paperwork to the certification committee for final approval.

Complete 2-year TAP Binder

submit full binder to Certification Committee

June 7