ACSA and the Clovis Unified School District are offering Module 2 and 3 training for the Administrator Training Program, formerly known as AB 430.
Module 3 will be offered Aug. 11-13, and Module 2 will be offered on Wednesdays Sept. 8, 15 and 22. Registration is being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
ATP training consists of three modules for a total of 80 hours of institute, class time, and 80 hours of practicum, which is the approved application of training. ACSA is a State Board of Education-approved provider for Modules 2 and 3. Participants in this training may contract with a local SBE-approved training provider for Module 1.
Beginning in the 2009-10 school year, the AB 430 Administrator Training Program was renamed to the Administrator Training Program. Under AB 430, only school site administrators, such as principals and assistant/vice principals, were eligible to participate. Under the ATP, school site administrators as well as other school or district administrators may participate in the training.
The ATP provides participants with essential skills and knowledge necessary for their critical and complex roles as instructional leaders. This training addresses the leadership, infrastructure and support for full implementation of effective instructional programs to improve student achievement.
Successful completion of the ATP is also an approved Professional Clear Administrative Services, Tier 2, credential pathway by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Participation in the training may be paid for from ATP funding through the California Department of Education or from other school and/or district funds, including state flex funds. It is also important to note that absent other funding sources, participants may pay for the training themselves, which is often the option for new and aspiring administrators working toward their Tier 2 credential.
For the 2009-10 school year, $1 million was available and awarded for the ATP. Grant awards were $3,000 per eligible participant.
The funding window is now closed for this school year but is anticipated to open again sometime in fall 2010 for the 2010-11 school year. School districts and other local educational agencies may go to the Management System for Administrator Training website at www.ab430training.org to apply for ATP funding in the future.
To register for Module 2 and 3 ATP training hosted by the Clovis USD, please contact Educational Services Executive Mary Gomes at email@example.com or (800) 608-ACSA. The registration deadline is July 30.
For more information regarding ACSA’s Administrator Training Program, click here, or to bring ACSA’s high quality ATP training to your area, contact Mary Gomes.