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 development (PD) 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
  • Improve school climate through developing a culture of collaboration and reflection within and across CREATE schools

Our Values

  • Relationships
  • Seeking 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 for the CREATE Teacher Residency Program

Program Overview for New Teacher Residents

2016-17 Year 1 Residents and CREATE Admin Team

2016-2017 Year 1 New Teacher Residents and CREATE Administators

 

The residency is a 3-year cohort-based model teacher residency program. It is designed to offer new teacher residents:
  • Progressively increasing teacher responsibilities and independence as teaching abilities improve.

  • A comprehensive support of system aimed at increasing teacher effectiveness

  • The opportunity to ground their teaching practices in a foundation of collaboration & reflection

Our System of Supports

CREATE partners with Georgia State University to provide students enrolled in their College of Education and Human Development a unique system of supports throughout the 3-years residency.

The supports include progressive increase of teaching responsibilities, multi-layered mentoring, a variety of professional development opportunities, and financial compensation. The support begins in the final year of the student’s teaching practicum (also know as ‘student teaching’) and continues through their second year of classroom teaching as a Georgia certified teacher.

3-year Teacher Residency Framework

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

Prospective Residents must intend to obtain one of the following degrees from GSU’s College of Education and Human Development:
  • Bachelors of Science in Education (P-5) with ESOL Endorsement
  • Bachelors of Science in Education (P-5) and Special Education, General Education Curriculum (P-12) Dual Certification
  • Bachelors of Science in Education – Middle Level Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching – Middle Level Education

Program Overview for Experienced Educators in CREATE Schools

The teacher residency program also offers a system of supports to experienced educators in our partner schools. These supports are designed to strengthen teacher self-efficacy, increase levels of supportive professional development, 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

Download the PDF to learn more about our Programs.

Program Descriptions

Our Implementation Partners

  

Our Program Partners

Our Public School Partners

Public Traditional Neighborhood Schools
 
Public Charter Schools

 

Our Funding Partners

  

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