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Teacher Induction

 Welcome to the Walnut Valley Consortium
Teacher Induction Website


The vision of the Walnut Valley Teacher Induction Consortium is to foster the development of lifelong, reflective practitioners who continually seek opportunities for growth.  With the support of qualified and trained mentors, candidates participate in research-based cycles of inquiry aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  New teachers explore best practices designed to meet the needs of diverse learners with a focus on individualized goals and student achievement.  Teachers are supported while establishing and providing a safe, inclusive, and equitable learning environment that will enable all students to succeed.




California Induction is a two year state sponsored program in which preliminary credential holders demonstrate efficacy and earn their clear credential.  Qualified teachers must have a full time teaching position and possess a preliminary multiple subject, single subject or Level 1 credential.  The Walnut Valley Consortium Induction Program provides on-going support and training for eligible teachers.  More information may be found at

Program Handbook



Induction Candidates


Induction candidates complete a series of inquiry based self-assessment and support activities which are are individualized  to guide movement towards mastery in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession.  Induction candidates are matched with a mentor for 2 years who provide general support and specific guidance in completing the induction process.  


Induction Candidate Memo of Understanding

Induction Process Flowchart



Experienced teachers with at least 3 years experience submit applications and are selected by each site administrator to be trained and serve as mentors and coaches for Induction Candidates throughout the program.  Mentors are matched based on qualifications, credentials held and site need.


Mentor Roles & Responsibilities

Mentor Application Consortium Districts

Mentor Application Independent Districts





Induction Candidates and Mentors have a variety of opportunities for collaboration with peers, optional professional development activities, and training in inquiry based processes.  


Professional Development Calendar






Frequently Asked Questions



Julie Sheldon

Teacher Induction Coordinator

880 S. Lemon Ave.

Walnut, CA 91789

(909) 444-3451 

Walnut Valley Consortium - Teacher Induction Program