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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:

  1. Recruit and facilitate charter school participants in Critical Friends Group (CFG) professional learning communities to develop high-quality schools, and
  2. 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 External link opens in new window or tab.. Regional RTAC activities will be managed by the following sub-grantees:


Critical Friends Group Coaching

Each Regional RTAC sub-grantee has certified National School Reform Faculty External link opens in new window or tab. 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 for the 202223 school year, please visit your Regional RTAC web page at:


Best Practices Workshops

Each Regional RTAC sub-grantee will provide three best practices workshops for both charter and non-charter (district) school participants. Participation is completely free of charge. 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.

Central California: Navigator Schools

Event Details

February 3, 2023

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshop: Leading Adult Professional Learning

Objectives:

  • Define the vision for successful professional learning at your school.
  • Plan, deliver, and receive feedback on your own professional learning session.

Location: Santa Cruz County Office of Education External link opens in new window or tab. Board Room, 400 Encinal Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Navigator Schools February 3, 2023 Best Practices Workshop Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

Spaces are limited; applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until Friday, January 27, 2023.

Southern California: Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute on Disability

Event Details

December 2, 2022

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Workshop: Social-Emotional Learning and Universal Design for Learning: A Tiered Approach to Supporting Your Students

Objectives:

  • This is the first in a series of three full-day workshops focused on best practices around Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). 
  • Each workshop will build off one another and will focus on the 3 Tiers of Support and Intervention. 

Location: Chapman University External link opens in new window or tab., One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866. In-person participants will be emailed the specific workshop location and parking information on campus on week prior to the workshop.

Chapman University Thompson Policy Institute on Disability December 2, 2022 Best Practices Workshop Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

Spaces are limited; applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until November 23, 2022.

Northern California: 360 Accelerator

Event Details

February 7–9, 2023

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Workshop: 360 Accelerator Best Practices Workshop

This 3-Day intensive workshop for charter and district school leadership teams will focus on:

  • Fostering Collaboration
  • School Improvement
  • Student Success
  • Organizational Health
  • Crisis Management

Location: Sutter County Superintendent of Schools External link opens in new window or tab., 970 Klamath Lane, Yuba City, CA 95993 or virtual via Zoom

360 Accelerator February 7–9, 2023 Best Practices Workshop Registration External link opens in new window or tab.

Spaces are limited; applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until January 30, 2023.

 

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Questions:   Regional Technical Assistance and Coaching | RTAC@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-6029
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, November 02, 2022
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