In addition to having a first class Teacher Residency Program, CREST-Ed will be offering:
- Academy for Future Teachers (AFT)
- School Network Meetings
- Annual New Educator Induction Conference
- Annual Summer Institute
- Tailored Menu of Services
Students are on the GSU campus for three weeks, and completers receive a small stipend. Each class is led by a university faculty member, and a master K-12 teacher with public school experience. AFT participants design and implement their own lesson plans in the program. Working in teams, they present learning activities at one of GSU's child development centers or partner schools.
AFT Project Coordinator
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development/Offices of the Dean Academy for Future Teachers
P.O. Box 3980 Atlanta, GA 30302-3980
Dr. Gwendolyn Benson
Associate Dean Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development Academy for Future Teachers
P.O. Box 3980 Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980
To encourage and support developing social developments in selected schools, school network breakfast meetings are held in the spring and in the fall, supported by the schools, community partners and CREST-Ed.
- In addition to having the teacher residents at the various treatment school, CREST-Ed will also be offering a menu of services or various forms of professional development activities for the teacher residents, mentor teachers, and other staff members at the various schools. these initiatives with the intent of meeting some of the specific goals set by the treatment school and community.
- There are several initiatives:
TIP - Teacher-Intern-Professor Model
School teachers can work with university professors and university residents to implement an action research project of the teacher’s choosing. The professor will help design the study. The teacher and resident will implement innovative teaching strategies in an effort to improve student learning. TIP groups can apply for mini-grants and fellowships.
CCLC - Cross Career Learning Communities
A Cross Career Learning Community is a professional learning community that is based on the structure of Critical Friends Groups (CFGs) and includes both novice and experienced educators. CCLCs are designed to mentor and retain new teachers and draw upon the particular expertise of all members to increase student achievement.
Wellness and the Whole Child and Staff/ Parent Wellness
GSU’s Kinesiology and Health Department, will assist in setting up topics for discussion and the following activities:
- Productivity/ Stress Management
- Weight Loss
These programs are for 1) faculty/staff, 2) students, and 3) community.
Counseling and Psychological Services for Students
The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) will provide resources for the Residents/Mentor teachers in the Teacher Residency Program.