Teacher Training Academy Teacher Development and Support Professional Development and Leadership
The Teacher Training Academy provides pre-service orientation and training to all alternatively certified teachers in LAUSD. The training is designed to prepare new teachers with the necessary skills to be effective classroom practitioners at the start of their assignments. The Academy provides the following differentiated orientations: Description and Purpose
40 – Hour Pre-Service Orientation
District Intern Pre-Service Orientation
Tailored Special Education Sessions
Teach for America
Foreign Credentialed Teachers
Transition to Teaching
40 – Hour Teacher Training Academy Orientations for:
Alternatively certified General Education
Logistics: Offered weekly, 5 consecutive days, Monday- Friday. Classes held at the UTLA Helen Bernstein Professional Development site 3303 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, 90010 Training Content: Distict policies Classroom Management Standards-based instruction Lesson Design ELD Special Education Classroom observation
District Intern Pre-Service Orientation Orientation for: Highly qualified alternatively certified teachers Single Subject: Math, English, Science Education Specialist Credential – Mild to Moderate and Moderate to Severe Logistics: Spring and Summer, 240-Hour/6-week training, 8:00 am to 5 pm (Monday-Friday) Winter: 160-hour training, weekday evenings (4:00 pm – 8 pm) and Saturdays (8:00 am – 5 pm)
District Intern Pre-Service Orientation Training Content: District policies Goals and initiatives Classroom management Literacy SBI Lesson design ELD Differentiation Special Education CRRE Equitiy and Compliance Supervised Fieldwork: District Intern participants observe experienced veteran teachers at designated school sites and practice teach for ten days during the orientation with the guidance of an on site coach. Follow-up Support: Occasional school-site visits by TTA staff to provide a continuum of support for new Interns.
A free, online course management system that facilitates academic activities and collaborative learning with effective assessment and response features to optimize participant success.
A dedicated server provides 24 hour access to online coursework.
Weekly activities and assessments designed by TTA instructors.
Online activity tools provide instructors with effective review of coursework activities.
Tailored Special Education Orientation for: Credentialed general education teachers currently teaching special education who may or may not be pursuing an Education Specialist credential. Logistics: 30-hour training (3 days) held 2 times per year or more depending on need. Training Content: Modified Consent Decree (Strategic Plans and Outcomes) Individualized Education Plan Second Step Equity and Compliance Psychological Services Career Transition Services Language and Speech Services
Foreign Credentialed Teachers Orientation for: Credentialed foreign teachers in shortage areas of Math, Science, and Special Education Logistics: 24-hour training (3 days) held 2 times per year or more depending on need. Training Content: Culture and Diversity Special Education ELD Equity and Compliance District Policies
Transition to Teach Orientation for: New teachers in a collaborative credentialing program with LAUSD and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Credentials offered in Math, Science, and Special Education Logistics: 24-hour training, (3 days) held 2 times per year, 8:00 am – 5 pm (Spring and Summer). Training Content: Culture and Diversity Special Education ELD Equity and Compliance District Policies
Teach for America Orientation for: Highly qualified teachers in the shortage areas of Math, Science, Special Education. Logistics 16-hour training (2 days) held 1 time per year during the month of June, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Training Content: Culture and Diversity Special Education ELD Equity and Compliance