Presentation on theme: "Welcome to the ESC Region XI"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to the ESC Region XI TEACHERPREPARATIONPROGRAMInformation SessionThe places you’ll go…..Welcome to the ESC Region XI
2 Our Goal – Your Goal Successful teacher in the classroom We are all here for the STUDENTS.They deserve the best teachers possible.Success on ALL required state certification tests (Texas Examination of Educator Standards TExES)Content examPedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR EC-12)If Bilingual or Foreign Language: Languages OtherThan English (LOTE) or Bilingual Target LanguageProficiency Test (BTLPT)Our program exists for 2 reasons – (read slide). You must meet both goals as required by the state.
3 TPP STAFF Linda Tamburello – Director Andrea Chapman, Certification CoordinatorDr. Lisa McCool – ConsultantLinda Martin – Certification OfficerJack Lewis – Administrative AssistantAlice Bush – Program AssistantAt this time I want to introduce you to the Teacher Preparation Program staff. Right now we have 3 consultants – Ginger Barberee, Freddie Kendrick and Carol Mitchell. Our certification officer if Ronnie Thompson. Our secretarial staff includes Jack Lewis, Alice Bush and Lisa Dockery.
4 PROGRAM SUCCESS Intern of the Year Local Competition – nominated by facilitator based on classroom performanceState Competition – sponsored and judged by Texas Alternative Certification Association (TACA)State Winners – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010and 2011National Competition – National Winners in 2009 (Elementary), 2010 (Special Education) and 2011 (Secondary)Coordinated by Dr. Lisa McCool, TPP Consultant
5 Veterans’ Benefits and Hinson Hazelwood College Access Loan Program approved for educational benefits if you qualify :Texas Workforce CommissionVA BenefitsTroops to TeachersCAL Loan application and information regarding the loan is online atTroops to Teachers Information –
6 Campus Administrators Your Support SystemInternCampus AdministratorsFacilitatorMentorThis diagram shows the intern support system during your internship year. Remember, you are in a fishbowl this year and all of these people may come in to observe you at any time – announced or unannounced. Whenever someone comes in to observe you, you should continue teaching. Your lesson plans and gradebook should be available at all times.TPP Staff
7 Program Cost Registration fee with application $ 75.00 Dual Language Proficiency Test *(Required if pursuing Bilingual or Spanish language certificates)Fingerprinting Fee $ (paid to SBEC) $ (paid to L1-ID Services)Probationary Certificate (SBEC) $Pre-Assignment Training Fee $ 1,200.00(Two payments of $600 each)Post Assignment Program Fee – paid during Internship $ 3,200.00Year (a paid position) or Clinical Teaching (non-paid)Mentor Fee (paid to ESC Region XI), if district allows mentor payments $Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) per test $For LOTE-Spanish, LOTE-French and BTLPT-Spanish exams(Oral score fee in addition to $120 test fee) $Application for Standard Certificate $(Apply after ALL program benchmarks are completed)
8 Program Cost (continued) Out of Region Internship Fee $ (Internship is 75+ miles from ESC Region XI and district is not in ESC Region XI)Change of certificate content/test prep fee $(After initial review for admission to program and a second, free of charge request for change of content and test prep. This charge is for a third request.)*Note: For Spanish or Bilingual-Spanish certificateIf a person passes the LOTE-Spanish or BTLPT-Spanish (state exams) prior to TPP formal acceptance, the TPP dual language test will be waived.
9 Required Certification Tests Content Test (TExES)This is the PACT Test if you test prior to beingadmitted to an Educator Preparation ProgramPedagogy and Professional Responsibilities (PPR)Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test (BTLPT), if teaching Generalist EC-6 or Generalist 4-8 Bilingual-SpanishLanguages Other Than English (LOTE) if teaching Spanish or FrenchYou Cannot Test Outside of Content and Pedagogy Areas.Every intern will take a minimum of 2 tests – professional development and content area. In addition, if you are teaching pre-k or kindergarten you must pass the Early Childhood test. If you are teaching a secondary foreign language such as Spanish or French or you are teaching an Elementary Bilingual class you must also pass the TOPT – the Texas Oral Proficiency Test.
10 Test InformationInterns are expected to download the TExES PPR Preparation Manual by going to .Practice tests are required for all interns when available.Interns may register for either the paper and pencil exam or computer administered test if available.Interns may not take more than ONE test per day.Interns must obtain approval to test by an uploaded approval roster from Region XIThe ExCETs are the state required Examination for the Certification of Educators in Texas. You are responsible for downloading the study guide from the website. Practice tests and ExCET review sessions are mandatory. The ExCETs are the state accountability system for our program.
11 Test ScheduleContent Practice Test – REQUIRED for all interns if you have not already passed your content TExESTest Registration for TExES Exam Content test administration – Information Given at Test PrepComputer Administered Tests can be scheduled at flexible times if the content test is available in this format – visit for CAT detailsPPR exam to be taken after teaching position or clinical teaching assignment is startedBTLPT for bilingual and LOTE Spanish or French foreign language interns after teaching position is securedSpecial Education and Bilingual requires an additional content test to meet the federal law, No Child Left Behind. These tests will require test prep and registration also.This is the ExCET preparation you will be doing – you need to bring your study manual which you downloaded to the review session.
12 Program Requirements and Benchmarks Indicators of Learning and Progress Toward Program Completion!
13 Methodology to Assess Intern Growth Prior to Classroom Assignment TEACHER PREPARATION PROGRAM BENCHMARKSMethodology to Assess Intern GrowthAssessment ToolPrior to Classroom AssignmentAttend Orientation as scheduledSign-In SheetComplete the Integrated Field Experience (IFE) Workbook –Discussed tonight in cohort groupCompletion of IFE book; forms submitted to TPPDemonstrate professionalism, participation, and successful completion of assessmentsObservation by TPP faculty, assessments for trainingComplete of ALL pre-assignment training hours including the online courseSign-In Sheets, Training card, 80% passing rate on online course testAs part of the program, there are certain requirements that you must meet to get certified. These benchmarks are different from other years. They are divided into time elements. Timelines will be strictly followed this year and it is your responsibility to communicate with us when there is a problem.The first timeline is you being here tonight for Orientation. The next 2 are completion of the 20 hours of classroom observations and pre-assignment training this summer. You should be doing your observation hours now and observing master teachers to learn new ideas and find out what really happens in the classroom. If you have not completed those hours you need to do so now even if it means taking time off work to do them. All forms are due August 3rd or you will not be able to continue in TPP.The next major benchmark is the summer training, June 4th – 29th which will be held at Burleson High School. You have a map in the folder you received tonight. There are no makeups for that training so you must attend every day to continue in the program. The hours are from 9:00 AM till 4:00 PM each day. You must sign in when you arrive and write the time if you are late. You need to remember that you are completing 132 hours of training in 20 days. You will have homework assignments and must be able to make the commitment to complete all requirements.
14 First Semester Benchmarks Complete required post-assignment training hoursSign-In Sheet; Training cardComplete monthly Reflective Journal of Teaching PracticesJournal entries submitted monthly to TPP consultantComplete 1 Observation DayObservation formsFeedback from Principal (or designee) – may be walkthroughs or formal observations, announced or unannouncedFeedback from Facilitator’sobservationsIntern observes MentorMentor observes InternOnce you complete the summer, then you will concentrate on the Fall Semester Benchmarks including Saturday training, monthly journal entries, observation days, principal and facilitator observations. You will also be completing an on-line course to help you get ready for the Professional Development ExCET.The Saturday training sessions are again to help you in the classroom and to prepare you for the ExCET tests. The observation days are 3 full days with subs paid for by your district to allow you to observe certified master teachers in your field of certification to learn and implement effective teaching strategies.You will also have observations by the principal and TPP staff.You will be receiving more information about the PD on-line course.
15 Second Semester Benchmarks Feedback from Principal (or designee)Observation formsFeedback from Facilitator’sobservationsComplete remaining training hoursTraining cardComplete monthly Reflective Journal of Teaching PracticesJournal entries submitted monthly to TPP consultantComplete Observation DaysMentor Observation of InternReceive passing scores on all required TExES, BTLPT-Spanish and LOTE examsPPR, TExES, BTLPT-Spanish and LOTE resultsReceive satisfactory Teacher Appraisal - Proficiency in ALL domainsPDAS or other appropriate Appraisal Instrument summary formsReceive recommendation for certification by Principal, Facilitator, and Program DirectorCertification recommendation formsThe second semester of your internship is a completion of all program requirements. You must have the recommendation of your building principal along with program director to get recommended for certification. You must have a “proficiency” or “satisfactory” rating on your formal assessment by your district in each domain.Provided you complete everything according to the time schedule you should be able to apply for certification in the summer of 2002.
16 TrainingDesigned from scientifically-based research and state initiatives and aligned with new test standards and competenciesRequired for ALL interns; failure to attend will result in dismissal from TPPMust complete a minimum of 30 hours of classroom observation (or equivalent) and 80 hours of training before a Probationary certificate will be recommendedRefer to Cohort Training Schedules onlineLocation – ESC Region XI unless specifically statedCost of Pre-Assignment Training – $1,200.00Sign in Daily – Tardies /Absences must be made upAdhere to time allotments for breaksRead and adhere to General Guidelines in Intern HandbookThese are the reminders about summer training – they are very important and must be met to continue in the program.
17 Employment or Clinical Teaching is a requirement!Now Freddie is going to talk to you briefly about employment.
18 Employment With District: Apply with district and follow all instructionsJob Interview:Bring ResumeBring Acceptance Letter and Highly Qualified letter from Region XIFollow-up phone call or thank you note (optional)When Employed:Send to ESC Region XI the Notification of Job Acceptance--- Form online on our websiteCheck Post Assignment Training Calendar on TPP Website – Contact your Consultant for further detailsIf you are coming into the program in one of the certification areas that require a letter of employment from the district, all letters must be in the TPP office before training begins on June 4th.Interns are responsible for securing their own teaching positions.If you do not have a position by June 4th you may pay your $250 training fee and attend training. However, due to certificate changes in the Fall of 2002 our summer training may not transfer for credit for next year.
19 Employment Not Located? Consider Clinical Teaching…. One Semester in Length (12 weeks)…similar to student teachingSame level of support from ESC Region XI’s Teacher Prep. ProgramYou are not a paid Intern with a districtProgram cost is the sameMust pass all content examsMust have a minimum of 80 hours of trainingMust have 30 hours of classroom observation (or equivalent)Deadline for Spring 2013 is October 1, 2012
20 CertificationInterns in EC – 6 must teach 100% in their certification area for which they were accepted into the program.Please note that 4-8 subject specific certification may be required to also take the Generalist EC-6 or Generalist 4-8 TExES exam to meet the No Child Left Behind, Highly Qualified Requirements to teach grades 4,5,and 6.Interns certifying in Special Education EC-12 must also be Generalist EC-6 or Generalist 4-8 per NCLB requirements.Interns in grades in Single Content must teach 100% in their certification area for which they were accepted into the program.Interns teaching in the middle school must teach at least 60% of classes in the certification area for which they were accepted into the program.Interns in 8-12 must teach at least 60% of classes in the certification area for which they were accepted into the program.Before a Probationary certificate can be recommended, the intern must complete 30 hours classroom observation and a minimum of 80 hours of training.All interns will be on a one-year probationary certificate during their internship year. Those applications must be completed by August 1st prior to you entering the classroom. We will give the applications to you during summer training if you have a position for the Fall.
21 State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC) Web siteALL educators in Texas are required to register with SBEC and keep their contact information updated.Interns must register with SBEC and apply for their probationary certificates and fingerprinting when assigned to a teaching position.A teaching position must be in a TEA accredited school including private (TEPSAC or SAC typically is the accreditation), charter, or public.
22 Helpful Hints to Ensure Certification Be aware of certification benchmarks and meet timelines.Certificates cannot be recommended until required benchmarks are completed and fees have cleared the Business Office.Send forms to TPP office by due dates.Communication is important. Keep TPP office abreast of your situation; call the TPP office immediately when you need assistance.Be prepared for your classroom and certification tests.Be professional at ALL times with EVERYONE! Even your address and voice mail message should be professional.How to get certified in one year ---
23 Online Resources Available 24/7 – No Password Needed! /certificationClick on Teacher Certification and then scroll down to view all active links including TPP Intern Handbook and Intern BrochureAll Training Schedules are hereApplication and application information is located on this website.
24 Getting OrganizedKeep calendar handy and write down dates and projectsWe now have Continuous Enrollment – apply any time and request a start date for ongoing training!Summer training schedule – Mixture of day-time and evening hoursFall training schedule – Evening hours plus several SaturdaysSpring training schedule – Day-time hours(Check ESC website for specific dates and time)Communication – We must know how to contact you, especially .Sign in for training; be prompt.Check ESC website for class assignments, handouts and reminders
25 Remember… The Places You Can Go Depend on You! You must be an active listener and learner to make the most of this opportunity!TPP is a Texas Education Agency approved program.It is an accelerated program that allows individuals interested and dedicated in learning the art of teaching to become teacher certified in one year.This may not be the easiest year of your life but remember you are doing in one year what universities require in 2 years from education students. This program is not meant for everyone so you need to look at your life and make sure you can make the commitment to do the program and succeed.
26 Questions????Interns are assigned by last name and these change with each cohort due to numbers of admitted teacher candidates. These assignments are listed in the Online Orientation. General Application Questions – Alice Bush at She can direct you as needed to the appropriate person for specific questions.
27 Getting Started? You will need access to a computer and printer to complete training. Costs are listed in the TPP Program Brochure and Application Information. The Pre-Assignment Fee is scheduled in two payments. Other payment schedules can be requested by ing the Program Director.Please take the time to read the TPP Program Brochure online. It is a great summary of the program details!
29 Congratulations. Today is your day. You're off to Great Places Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away!
30 You have brains in your head You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go.
31 Thanks for considering ESC Region XI Teacher Preparation Program for your Training and Certification Needs!Revised ISO September 2012