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.

How We Do It

  • Three years of induction supports for new teachers
  • Professional growth programs for experienced educators
  • Shared learning experiences between partnering organizations

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 2: 2016-2017 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
Progressive Core Classroom Teaching Roles Student Teacher Role Team Teacher Role Lead Teacher Role
Multi-layered Mentoring for Each Resident

Cooperating Teacher

Mentor

CREATE Administrator

Mentor

CREATE Administrator

Mentor

CREATE Administrator

Professional Development Opportunities for
Residents & All Educators in CREATE Schools

SRI – Critical Friendship

CBCT

Summer Learning Institute*

SRI – Critical Friendship

CBCT

SRI – Critical Friendship

CBCT

Financial Compensation for Each Resident Stipend

Paid Summer Internship

Competitive Salary

Competitive Salary

Stipend

*Residents Only

Overview of Programming for Experienced Educators in CREATE Schools

 

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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.

Professional Development Opportunities for All Educators in CREATE Schools

SRI -Critical Friends

CBCT

Mentor and Cooperating Teacher Training (stipends provided)

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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