Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching (RTAC)
The RTAC program provides technical assistance and coaching throughout California through regional sub-grants. RTAC sub-grantees will disseminate best practices in their regions through the following activities:
- Recruit and facilitate charter school participants in Critical Friends Group (CFG) professional learning communities to develop high-quality schools, and
- Provide best practices workshops for both charter and non-charter schools in order to improve academic achievement for all students.
Regional RTAC Contact Information
To better serve all the geographic regions of the state, sub-grants will be awarded on a regional basis: North, Central, and South. The regions are based on the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) geographic regions . Regional RTAC activities will be managed by the following sub-grantees:
- Northern California (Regions 1-3): 360 Accelerator, in collaboration with the California Charter Schools Association
- Central California (Regions 4-7): Navigator Schools
- Southern California (Regions 8-11): Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute on Disability (Chapman TPI), in collaboration with El Dorado Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA)
- Organization Website: Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute on Disability
- Project Manager: Audri Gomez
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 714-628-2858
Critical Friends Group Coaching
Each Regional RTAC sub-grantee has certified National School Reform Faculty CFG Coaches on staff who will facilitate two cohorts of charter school participants per year in professional learning communities. Each cohort will engage in at least eight, two-hour monthly meetings and conduct school site visits for the purposes of peer-to-peer school improvement activities.
For additional information on CFG Coaching and how to apply to participate, please visit your Regional RTAC webpage at:
- Northern California, 360 Accelerator
- Central California, Navigator Schools
- Southern California, Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute on Disability
Best Practices Workshops
Each Regional RTAC sub-grantee will provide three best practices workshops for both charter and non-charter school participants. Best practices workshops will be provided in a hybrid format to allow for both in-person and virtual attendance, and will be archived for future reference. Workshop dates and registration information will be posted as it becomes available.
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