About the Teacher Academy

Teacher Academy is a virtual three-day institute that further develops newer Special Education teachers (within their first three years of practice) through research-based content and activities that improve the outcomes of students with disabilities.


Orange County
July 20-22 2021
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Sacramento, CA
Augusta 3-5 2021
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San Diego, CA
August 10-12 2021
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Los Angeles, CA
August 17-19 2021
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Bay Area
August 24-26 2021
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Participant Outcomes:

  • Ensure educational benefit for students with disabilities through the development of a reasonably calculated, compliant IEP when determining FAPE in the LRE.

  • Design and deliver specialized academic instruction, including classroom adaptations, based on assessment information.

  • Identify and implement positive, preventative behavior management techniques.

  • Practice and improve communication and facilitation skills.

  • Understand qualifying disability categories and implications for individualized program design.

  • Identify the continuum of placement/support options and review a variety of inclusive practices including co-teaching, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), differentiated instruction, and site/classroom climate (including students with moderate/severe disabilities).

  • Explore general education initiatives and structures that directly impact special education such as Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2), Positive Behavioral Interventions (PBIS), Student Study Team (SST) meetings, and 504 Plan development.

SEIS Navigation: Teacher-Level User

Attendees integrate the knowledge gained from Teacher Academy modules and apply it to the IEP documentation process in SEIS.

SEIS 101 Outcomes:

  • Understand and implement current SEIS updates and/or changes to CALPADS submissions to California Department of Education (CDE).
  • Identify the required student fields within SEIS forms for state submissions and CDE monitoring activities.
  • Gain knowledge in common practices that support monitoring student data integrity and  IDEA timelines.
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