This presentation is part of the New School Development Program commissioned by the New York City Charter School Center. Created by charter school expert Cynthia Millinger, Meaningful Professional Development Planning is a guide for new charter schools who need to develop a program that maximizes teachers' time and resources in an efficient manner.
These documents are intended to help school operations staff to navigate through the teacher certification process.
Please note, there have recently been updates in exams and exam requirements, especially for eligible interstate candidates. We are currently updating our resources to reflect these changes. For more information about applying for NYS certification with out-of-state credentials, we suggest you read the NYSED's guidelines: here.
Please contact the Certification Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these documents.
These resources focus entirely on the hiring of instructional staff. Topics covered include teacher certification, recruitment strategies, establishing competency criteria, and developing indicators.
All teachers will need to be able to effectively teach the core curriculum concepts that will appear on standardized tests. This quick guide helps explain how to best do that.
A scale is an arbitrarily established set of numbers used for measurement according to a rate or standard. Learning to understand scale scores is an essential skill for every educator and this one-page summary created by the New York City Charter School Center can help.