CharterDevelopment 101 is a FREE intensive, three (3) hour training that is designed to give school developers foundational knowledge about chartering in Georgia. This class is best suited for those that are at the very beginning of the charter school journey and want to better understand the charter landscape, process and timeline, authorizer expectations, and how to build a strong team.
This course is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to meet the requirements of the Exceptional Children course required for certification. This applies to Elementary, Middle Grades, Secondary, Administration, and other certification fields as needed. The course is designed to facilitate the identification, curriculum modification, and instruction of exceptional children and includes the history, philosophy, and psychology of teaching disabled children as well as gifted children. It is a basic overview/survey of all areas and categories of special education and giftedness. It covers all aspects of requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and satisfies the state requirement for a course in the Identification and Education of Exceptional Children by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (HB671).
The Essentials of Effective Teaching course is based on Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching. GaTAPP teachers must provide evidence of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in the 24 teaching competencies derived from the components of Danielson’s Framework.
Successful completion of this course requires proficient submissions in the following modules:
Learn the skills required to start, lead and replicate high-quality charter schools. If you’re a new or aspiring charter school leader, or just want to improve your leadership skills, GCSA’s Summer Bootcamp will give you the tools necessary for success.
This year’s emphasis is on maximizing student achievement. Attendees will spend time developing and/or refining leadership competencies, school improvement plans, and HR practices. Schools are encouraged to send teams to participate in a collaborative learning experience as they work to improve academic outcomes for students.
Join Georgia Charter Schools Association on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 211 Perimeter Center Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30346 for a FREE training for potential board members. Please visit http://svy.mk/2cqgYp6 to register for the training or to get more information.
Charla Dover currently teaches at Cherokee Charter Academy and is a member of 2015-2016 teacher candidate cohort for the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) program. GaTAPP is an alternative certification program for classroom teachers. A mid-career change is never an easy transition, but some GaTapp candidates are met with unexpected challenges […]
The Georgia Charter Schools Association is writing this open letter to express our deep concern regarding the new charter policy adopted by the DeKalb County School Board on September 14, 2015. We believe the district’s new policy is at odds with the State Board of Education and could be in violation of state law. We’re also fearful this signals decreasing support for start-up charter schools at a time when the district wants to become a charter system.
The Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) has tapped charter school principal Jeffrey Homan to be its new Director of Certification Programs.
As the number of public charter schools in Georgia continues to grow, so does the need for governing board members with the critical skills required to steer charter schools from mission development, through petition submission, to opening day.
By the State Charter Schools Commission ATLANTA – The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School. Brookhaven Innovation Academy will locate in […]
The State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC) announced that it approved petitions for three new state charter schools to open in the 2016-17 school year. The schools are Brookhaven Innovation Academy, Liberty Tech Charter School and Southwest Georgia STEM Charter School.