Training

TCSA training is the best, most engaging training available for Texas charter school officers and staff. Whether live, via webinar, or on DVD our training is timely, accurate and immediately applicable for Texas charter schools. TCSA-sponsored training complies with the content requirements of Commissioner rules and is aligned to the TCSA Quality Framework for effective charter schools. The Association is a TEA-registered training provider.

TCSA offers live training sessions each quarter of the year in various cities across Texas. Each live training session will offer TEA-approved training aligned with the TCSA Quality Framework. Knowledgeable speakers will provide engaging presentations and helpful written materials to each attendee.

Additionally, several times each month, TCSA will offer a timely webinar on a hot topic for charter schools. Charter officers and staff can log in from their desktops for an hour of charter information certain to inform and enhance your charter school's operations.

Upcoming Events

Sep 05, 2014 - Member Council Meeting

Sep 11, 2014 - Live Webinar: Safety

Sep 11, 2014 - Student Rights Summit

 

NEW! On-demand TCSA e-Learning Video Series

Charter School Board Members and Administrators now have the flexibility to log in and complete annual TEA training requirements at anytime from the comfort of their home or office in a simple, effective on-line platform. Individuals can access training 24/7 at their convenience. Certificates will be available for download at the completion of the training.

AVAILABLE NOW:
Introduction to Charter School Open Meetings ($75.00)
This lesson provides board members and school officers an introduction and overview of charter school Open Meetings requirements and best practices. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Introduction to Charter School Law ($75.00)
This lesson provides board members and school officers an introduction and overview of the many laws and regulations impacting the operation and governance of charter schools. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Understanding the Creation of the New State Accountability System ($75.00)
Get an understanding of what let up to the recently released state accountability system in Texas. Review the recommendations made to TEA by the Accountability Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) that resulted in the system released in 2013. (75 Minutes, 1.25 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Fiduciary Duties & Immunities 2013 ($75.00)
Charter School Board Fiduciary Responsibilities and Immunities Understanding Your Duty to the Public. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
2012 PBMAS Update ($75.00)
This lesson provides board members and school officers an update to 2012 PBMAS guidelines. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
2012 Federal Accountability Update ($75.00)
This lesson provides board members and school officers an update to 2012 Federal Accountability guidelines. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Health and Safety Overview ($75.00)
This lessons covers what Charter School leaders need to know about Health and Safety. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Public Information Act/Public Records ($75.00)
This lesson addresses the state requirements around the handling of public records and compliance with the Public Information Act for charter schools.  (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
The Business of Human Resources ($75.00)
During this session you will self-assess your human resource‚Äôs system.  You will learn the way to ensure compliance and consistency linking your policies, procedures, handbooks, job descriptions, time keeping and payroll.  (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Charter FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) ($75.00)
A hands on look at the 19 indicators used in your First rating, how they are calculated, how to monitor to ensure your FIRST rating includes no surprises and how to strive for excellence. (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
The ABC's of the Charter: Understanding Charter School Audits and Reviews ($75.00)
An overview of the various types of audits (financial statement, single audit A-133, TEA desk review) that a charter will encounter.  (60 Minutes, 1.0 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
Avoiding the Pitfalls of At Will Employment ($75.00)
Legal compliance training related to Human Resource requirements regarding at will employment. Presented by Chris Baumann. (75Minutes, 1.25 hour of credit)
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Don't Fight the Law - Essential Board Policies ($75.00)
This lesson covers the essential policies your charter school needs to have in place to ensure it remains in legal compliance.  (75Minutes, 1.25 hour of credit)
Earn credits now!
 
COMING SOON:
A Comprehensive Bullying Prevention Plan for Charter Schools
Intro to Dealing with Violence in Schools
Dealing with School Bullying
 
NOTE: TCSA's has discontinued the 14- DVD training series developed in 2008 by the former Texas Resource Center for Charter Schools in cooperation with the Region 2 Education Service Center. The information on the DVDs has become dated.

Looking for a training event you don't see here? Please contact Art or Erin and let us know!:

Art Serna
TCSA Director of Training
aserna@txcharterschools.org
512-584-8272 ext. 309

Erin Tholen
TCSA Member Services Associate
etholen@txcharterschools.org
512-584-8272 ext. 316