Collaboration and Reflection to Enhance Atlanta Teacher Effectiveness

Effective Teaching.
Teacher Retention.
Student Achievement.

Mission

The mission of the CREATE Teacher Residency Program is to raise student achievement by increasing teacher effectiveness and retention and improving school climate within high-needs local public charter and traditional neighborhood schools.

What We Do

CREATE supports and deepens the use of collaborative, reflective practices within schools, between schools, and between teacher development institutions to increase our collective capacity to better serve students.

Our Goals

The goal of the CREATE Teacher Residency Program is to increase student achievement by:
  • Increasing teacher effectiveness
  • Increasing teacher retention
  • Improving school climate through developing a culture of collaboration and reflection within and across CREATE schools

Our Values

  • Relationships
  • Collective wisdom
  • Service

Who We Are

Central to the implementation of CREATE programming is a team of passionate, experienced educators from universities, national non-profits, and the local education community.
Ayodele Harrison

Ayodele Harrison

Assistant Program Director, CREATE

Elizabeth Hearn

Elizabeth Hearn

Program Director, CREATE

Megan McKnight

Megan McKnight

Assistant Program Director, CREATE

Folami Prescott-Adams

Folami Prescott-Adams

Lead Facilitator, CREATE

Overview of Programming for New Teacher Residents

Cohort 3: 2017-2018 Year 1 New Teacher Residents and CREATE Administrators

Cohort 1: 2015-2016 Year 1 New Teacher Residents and CREATE Administrators

Cohort 2: 2016-2017 Year 1 New Teacher Residents and CREATE Administrators

Three Years of Induction Supports for New Teachers

New teachers (“residents”) are enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development and are pursuing a degree in K-8 education.

Features Year 1 : Pre-service Year 2 : In-Service Year 3 : In-Service
Progressively-increasing Teaching Responsibility Student Teacher Role
(some residents paired)
Team-Teacher Role
(paired with other Y2 resident)
Lead Teacher Role
Multi-layered Mentoring and Other Supports

Support of Cooperating Teacher

Support of University
Supervisor

Support of on-site Program
Director

$3k Stipend

Support of team-teacher (other Y2 resident)

Support of School-Based Mentor

Support of Instructional
Mentor / Program Director

Paid summer learning
$3.5k

Team-teacher salary
$38k (approximate)

Support of School-Based
Mentor

Support of Instructional
Mentor / Program Director

Teacher salary plus $3k
stipend

Priority to be offered
teaching position in a
CREATE school

Professional Growth Programs

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Overview of Programming for Experienced Educators in CREATE Schools

CREATE Educators are actively engaged in conversation during a Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Training

CREATE Educators participate in the CBCT Teacher Certification Course

CREATE School Leader, Paul Brown, engages in conversation at the annual School Reform Initiative Winter Meeting

 

Professional Growth Programs for Experienced Educators

These supports are designed to strengthen teacher self-efficacy, increase levels of supportive professional growth, and provide space for greater collaboration, reflection and colleagueship.

Features Year 1 : Pre-service Year 2 : In-Service Year 3 : In-Service
Professional Growth Programs

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Coaching for Equity iGroup

Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Training

CREATE Leaders’ Retreat

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Coaching for Equity iGroup

Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Training

CREATE Leaders’ Retreat

Critical Friendship Participation

Cognitively-Based
Compassion Training

Coaching for Equity iGroup

Mentor/Cooperating Teacher Training

CREATE Leaders’ Retreat

Our Implementation Partners

 


Our Program Partners


Our Public School Partners

Public Traditional Neighborhood Schools

   

Public Charter Schools

  


Our Funding Partners

     

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