The El Dorado Charter SELPA provides in-depth training in key areas for educators and administrators. In an effort to meet the needs of our partners, the SELPA has expanded the academies offered to reach educators who are brand new to the profession to even the most experienced educator. See below to learn more about the Leadership Academy, Teacher Academy, and Paraeducator Academy.

Teacher Academy
This two-day institute will incorporate research-based content and activities that will deepen participant knowledge and enhance their educational practices leading to improved outcomes for students with disabilities. Teacher Academy will be offered in the following regions throughout the state: San Jose, San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and Oakland.
The Teacher Academy is designed for new special education teachers or teachers who are looking for a refresher. Teams of educators are encouraged to join.
If you would like to request more information about the Teacher Academy:
Paraeducator Academy
Highly skilled paraeducators are an integral component of a quality educational program. Under the supervision of an appropriately credentialed educator, paraeducators are responsible for the support of students with disabilities in the least restrictive setting as outlined in the IEP. To be effective in this vital role, and to ensure positive student outcomes, paraeducators require ongoing focused training. In addition, a clear understanding of the delivery of individualized adaptations and educational supports for students across school settings is essential.

Join us for a one-day academy designed to provide tools and resources to equip paraeducators in supporting students toward positive student outcomes.

Fall Dates:

Los Angeles: 10/9 Register Here
San Diego: 10/30 Register Here
Bay Area: 10/23 Register Here
Sacramento: 10/11 Register Here

Spring Dates:

Los Angeles: 2/27 Register Here
San Diego: 2/12 Register Here
Bay Area: 2/12 Register Here
Sacramento: 2/20 Register Here

All paraeducators are invited. This academy is only offered to partners of the El Dorado Charter SELPA.
Check back for more details on training objectives and agenda.
Leadership Academy
The 2018 Leadership Academy took place from July 23 - 27.

The Leadership Academy is a week-long in-depth training focusing on critical skill-development for successful administration of special education programs and staff.

The training brings together a cohort of current and/or new special education administrators. The focus of the academy is to build essential skills for providing special education support and services tailored to the unique charter school’s mission, community, and student population. The Leadership Academy focuses on five core special education modules:

1. Leadership in Special Education
2. Program Design and Implementation
3. Student Performance and Outcomes
4. Fiscal and Resource Management
5. Compliance and Legal Responsibilities
Leadership Academy attendees are accepted by application only. Applications for the 2019 Leadership Academy will open in April of 2019.
Current and new special education administrators are encouraged to attend. The focus of the training is to build essential skills to provide special education support and services tailored to your unique charter school’s mission, community, and student population.
All graduates of the Leadership Academy will be invited to exclusive leadership events held throughout the year. A three-day, In-depth Leadership Academy will be held in conjunction with the July Leadership Academy focusing on advanced skill development for successful administration of special education programs and staff. You will be invited to additional leadership training opportunities throughout the year.