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    Staff Development Department


    Florida Law mandates an
Alternative Certification Program

“…each school district must provide a
  cohesive competency-based
  professional preparation alternative
  certification program…”

         FS 1012.56 (8) (a) Educator Certification Requirements
             Purpose of the
Alternative Certification Program (ACP)

 To provide a training program leading to
               eligibility for the
    Florida Professional Educator’s
           Purpose of the ACP               (continued)

• Designed for teachers holding temporary certificates
  --required to complete a professional education competence program.
  --required to complete 3 or more college courses.

• Provides district- and school-based support leading to
  --optimal teacher performance and student achievement.
  --successful first two years of teaching.
         Florida Law mandates
          ACP Components

School districts must document the teacher’s
                  mastery of the
     12 Florida Educator
Accomplished Practices (FEAP).

        FS 1012.56 (8) (a) Educator Certification Requirements
               Florida Educator
            Accomplished Practices
  (Mastery must be demonstrated at the ―preprofessional level.‖)

1.    Assessment.
2.    Communication.
3.    Continuous Improvement.
4.    Critical Thinking.
5.    Diversity.
6.    Ethics.
7.    Human Development and Learning.
8.    Knowledge of Subject Matter.
9.    Learning Environments.
10.   Planning.
11.   Role of the Teacher.
12.   Technology.
                               6A-5.065   The Educator Accomplished Practices
BT Super Heroes Wanted
              Documenting ACP Teacher Mastery of
                                the 12 FEAP
   Individual Professional Development Plan          (pages 1 and 2).

 Classroom Observations:
     --2 by BT Mentor in Year One.
    -- 2 by BT Administrator in Year One.
    (Additional observations are required when program participation
    continues through a third semester.)

 Evaluation Conferences:
    --1 by BT Mentor in Year One.
    --1 by BT Administrator in Year One.

   Teacher Performance Feedback Summary
                        Teacher Assessment-Part A
Area I: Facilitates Student Independent
        Development and Learning
                                                        Have your materials ready and plan system
   Begins class work and shifts activities without        for handing out quickly…
                                                        Have agenda for the week posted and review
   Orients students to purpose and                        today’s agenda…
    activities of lesson
                                                        Give choice of homework assignment:
   Allows for student choices in learning activities       workbook page or on-line resource…

   Establishes criteria for student self evaluation
    of academic work                                    Post rubric for ―A‖ papers…

   Teaches or refers to learning strategies            Refer students to poster on the wall listing
    and study skills                                        steps in the strategy for today’s work…

   Provides beginning review of yesterday’s            Remind students of yesterday’s lesson or
    lesson                                                 learning; connect today’s objectives...

   Provides review of today’s lesson at                Review important points; have students write
    end of class                                           learnings in journal…
  Teacher Assessment-Part B
       aka ―The Conference‖

                        What to

FACE TO FACE           grade book, plan book,
                      Sunshine State Standards,
                         sample tests, IPDP
                        ACP Requirements

Testing Requirements
Leon County School District requires passing scores on

•    General Knowledge Test
     (all 4 sections—before the end of the current school year. Failure to meet the deadline
     disqualifies you from teaching in any Florida public school until all sections are

•    Subject-area Exam - (specified by teacher's Statement of Status of Eligibility).
     You must pass the Subject Area Exam during your first semester of teaching.

•    Professional Education Test.
     (You must pass the Professional Education Test prior to your program completion

               All three tests must be passed in order to complete the
                               district’s ACP Program.
                    ACP Requirements

FEAP/Competency-based Training Requirements
              Program Year One

 Survival Training (online)

 Beacon Online Courses
  “Classroom Management”
  “Professional Practices for Educators”
  “Student Advocacy and Legal Issues”

 On-Site Training
  Meetings with BT Mentor.
  Meetings with team/department.
              ACP Requirements                         (continued)

Assessment of ACP Completion
                Program Year One

    Individual Action Plan.
    Individual Professional Development Plan.
    Teacher Assessment – Part A.
    Teacher Assessment – Part B.
    FEAP Mastery Verification Form (partially completed).
    ACP Portfolio (partially completed).
    Program Completion Verification Form (for Program Year One).

All requirements for Program Year One must be completed by assigned due date
       for BT to be eligible for consideration for reappointment for the following
                                       school year.
             ACP Requirements

FEAP/Competency-based        •      Foundations of Assessment
  Training Requirements      •      Standards-Based Lesson
                             •      Implementing Reading and
   Program Year Two                 Writing Strategies
                             •      Enhancing the Classroom with
     10 Remaining            •       Learning Theory and Practice
                             •      ESOL 1
 Beacon Online Courses       •      ESOL 2
                             •      ESOL 3
                             •      Reading 2: Research-Based
                                    Practices, Part A
                             •      Reading 2: Research-Based
                                    Practices, Part B
             ACP Requirements             (continued)

   Assessment of ACP
       Completion              Passing score on Professional
                                Education Test.
    Program Year Two
                               Individual Action Plan.
       All requirements for
Program Year Two must          Individual Professional
be completed by assigned        Development Plan.
due date for BT to be
eligible for consideration
for reappointment for the      Teacher Assessment – Part A.
following school year.
                               FEAP Mastery Verification Form.

                               ACP Portfolio.

                               Program Completion Verification
              SUPPORT SYSTEM

• School Support Team —           ACP Mentor and BT Administrator.

• District Lead Mentor —        to assist Mentors and BTs.

• Test Coach —     to encourage registering for tests.

• Test Tutors –   to help prep for DOE-Tests (optional)

• MOM Mentor – to provide guidance/support       (optional)
    Everything You Ever Wanted—
             Now On-line

                                    On the new ACP Program
                                    webpage, you’ll find your online
                                     Program Completion Guide
                                    with links to important documents.
Add to your
―Favorites list‖


                     Thank you, Daisy!
                          Teacher Expectations

   Take and pass required tests early.

   Maintain contact with BT Mentor.

   Follow your Individual Action Plan.

   Be prepared for classroom observations/evaluation conferences.

   Complete all required online courses.

   Attend all required on-site meetings and maintain training log.

   Complete all assignments.

   Submit ACP Portfolio to your ACP Mentor by due date.
     (The project manager at Staff Development assigns your due date.)
     Thank you, New Teachers!

All of us at Staff Development
   and Leon County Schools
 appreciate your willingness to
  give your time and talents to
     teaching our students.
If you have questions about this year’s
            BT Programs--

 Please contact Carol Allen or
         Daisy Armistead
in the Staff Development Department
   New Teachers Today—
Highly Qualified for Our Future

                                                                             Beginning Teacher Programs
                                                                           Staff Development Department
                                                                                    Leon County Schools

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