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Updated! TCSA Offers Summer Training Sessions

July 13, 2016

Need training? We have you covered. You or your board members may have received an email notification from the Texas Education Agency on additional professional development hours for 19 TAC, Chapter 100 training requirements. TCSA is proud to share our suite of training for the summer months to help you receive instruction designed specifically for charter school leaders and meet state requirements.

For Charter Hopefuls
How to Start a Charter in Texas
TCSA announces its charter start-up training series for educational reformers and entrepreneurs. This one-day training session is designed for all persons thinking about applying for a charter school through the Commissioner of Education and the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE).This eight-hour beginner workshop aims to empower future charter leaders with knowledge for the development of a competitive charter application and an effective charter school. Ideal for individuals/teams seeking Texas specific information about the charter application process and want a trusted adviser to give them a strong overview of the requirements to succeed. This session will provide attendees with a better understanding of the legal, operational, and educational considerations to apply for a charter school in Texas.

July 20, Austin
August 19, Austin

Register for How to Start a Charter in Texas

For Charter Officers and Campus Administrators
Predicting Accountability Ratings Workshop
Stay ahead of the accountability curve with this workshop to help you predict your school's results and arm you with the tools needed to prepare you for potential ratings appeals. This two day in-depth training will walk you through accountability calculations, accountability system development, the rating appeal process and the impact of the 84th legislation on accountability. Bring your data and prepare to use it in meaningful ways.

July 19-20, Houston
July 28-29, San Antonio

Register for Predicting Accountability Ratings Workshop

For Teachers
Focus on Fractions, Grades 4 & 5
Is your campus struggling to teach students fractions in grades four and five mathematics? This one day session is designed to help teachers provide instruction with fractions that leads to algebraic readiness through the development of ratio and proportion concepts. A study of statewide results and ideas for increasing your campus' STAAR scores will be shared.

July 19, Brooks Academy, San Antonio

Register for Focus on Fractions, Grades 4&5

For Chief Financial Officers and Business Managers
How to Code Expenditures Like a Pro
Now that your charter system has created superior internal controls, you are ready to code all of your expenditures like a pro. This three-hour deep dive session will help business managers correctly and effectively code expenditures in order to spend state and federal dollars in clear, concise ways that will help your charter sail through the audit process. This session will be presented by an experienced charter CFO.

August 2, Austin

Register for How to Code Expenditures Like a Pro


For Campus Administrators
Principal’s Summit
Ready to start the 2016-2017 school year off right? Join us for this two-day event focused on enhancing the skills of charter school principals and assistant principals. Sessions will be focused on school safety, cameras in the classroom, campus turn around, HR and special education law, and instructional effectiveness. Leaders will have the opportunity to network and learn with other campus leaders, lawyers, and TCSA staff during this informative event. Space is limited, register today.

August 5-6, Austin

Register for Principal's Summit

Deep Dive into PEIMS

This six hour training for PEIMS officers will provide an in-depth view of the Public Education Information Management System (PIEMS). Attendees will learn what types of data are included within the system, learn the standard set of definitions, codes, formats and procedures. Time will also be spent on editing records, how to avoid fatal errors, submitting data via computer, and where to receive technical assistance on the system.

August 12, Corpus Christi

Register for Deep Dive into PEIMS

Jump Start for New Business Managers

Ready to JUMP into the new school year with success? This six-hour training for Chief Financial Officers and Business Managers new to their positions (within 2 years) will help establish an overview of the financial landscape in Texas. Come learn about the FASRG, financial terminology, reporting deadlines, coding, the state funding template, and EDGAR basics. This is a training you will not want to miss!

September 1, Austin

Register for Jump Start for New Business Managers

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