Special Education Administrators,
The ADE/ESS is pleased to announce that registration for Teach Camp is now open!
Teach Camp is a year-long support system that includes professional learning specifically designed for beginning special educators. The goal of Teach Camp is to increase retention of special educators by providing our newest special education teachers with the tools they need to survive and thrive during their first years in the classroom.
Teach Camp is available to special education teachers who will begin their first, second, or third year of teaching special education in the fall of 2023. Recent graduates from traditional teacher preparation programs, alternative certified teachers, and veteran general education teachers transitioning to special education are all welcome. Please note, participants must be currently employed in a school district or charter as a special education teacher, and participants must have no more than two years of special education teaching experience in total (including previous positions) to be eligible to attend Teach Camp.
Teach Camp will launch this summer! The cost is $250 per teacher and includes:
- 3-day summer “camp” to be held June 26–28, 2023 in Phoenix* (breakfast and lunch provided)
- One-day follow-up session in February 2024 in Phoenix* with national speaker Carol Kosnitsky (lunch provided)
- A copy of The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers
- A one-year membership to the Council for Exceptional Children
- Additional valuable resources
*Information regarding travel reimbursement for participants from eligible PEAs will be provided once registration is completed.
Registration for Teach Camp is open until June 5, 2023, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must be approved by the special education director and completed by the PEA, not the special education teacher. On-site registration is not available.
Begin the registration process for Teach Camp!
Please email the ESS Recruitment and Retention Inbox with any questions about Teach Camp. For more information about Teach Camp, please visit the ESS Teach Camp webpage.