Chapter 12. Compensatory Education.Subchapter 9. Professional Development and Program Improvement Programs.Article 1. General Provisions.Definitions.
(a) "Center" means a professional development and program improvement center which is an elementary school designated as such upon application of a school district to the State Board of Education (SBE). It is a school in which a program under either Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, the Miller-Unruh Basic Reading Act (Chapter 2 commencing with section 54100 of Part 29), the Educationally Disadvantaged Youth Programs (Chapter 1 commencing with section 54000 of Part 29), or the Early Childhood Education Program (Chapter 6 commencing with section 52000 of Part 28) is in operation.
(b) "Satellite School" means any other school or schools in the district designated as such by the district and/or county superintendent of schools and approved by the SBE. Satellite schools shall be named in accordance with the priority measures established by section 44636.
(c) "Program" means a professional development and program improvement center program established pursuant to this article.
(d) "Joint Program" shall means a program undertaken through joint agreement by two or more school districts or county superintendents of schools joined together for the purpose of providing in-service training to administrators and teachers teaching kindergarten and grades 1 through 8.
(e) "Funding" means those state and/or federal monies which may be appropriated by the legislature and/or congress for the purposes of the operation of the Program Development and Program Improvement Act of 1968, as amended and the allocations of such monies to the school districts and/or county superintendents of schools pursuant to Education Code section 44643 as amended, and such federal statutes, regulations, or executive orders as may be applicable to such programs.
(f) "Performance Objective" means an intent communicated by a statement in writing describing the proposed change in a learner (teacher, administrator, aide). Such changes must be observable and measurable.
(g) "Evaluation" means a systematic inquiry in writing to determine the effectiveness of an educational endeavor.
(h) "Evaluation Design" means a structured plan in writing to determine the effectiveness of a project.
(i) "Inservice Training" means the education and training of teachers and other school personnel who are employees of a local educational agency and require no additional training or education to meet state teachers certification qualifications. Exceptions are made for personnel who have intern status and who need additional course work and training to meet state certification requirements for the standard teaching credentials.
(j) "Preservice Training" means the education and training of teachers and other school personnel who are, or may become, participants in the programs or joint programs contemplated by the Professional Development and Program Improvement Act of 1968, which shall be specifically designed and implemented in such a manner as to prepare such teachers or other school personnel for their participation in this program.
(k) "Master Teacher" means the one who has been determined to be an outstanding teacher by the school district and/or the county superintendent of schools and the cooperating institution of higher education.
(l) "Resource Teacher" means a master teacher as defined in subdivision (k) above in reading and mathematics for purposes of this program.
(m) "Specialist Teacher" means a master teacher in reading and/or mathematics as referred to in Chapter 1499, Statutes of 1974 (commencing with Education Code section 44631) for purposes of this program. This term is also used as a synonym of the words resource teacher in this program.
(n) "Project Budget" means that amount of money specifically set forth in the applications of the school districts and/or the county superintendents of schools which may be approved by the SBE for the operation of these programs.
(o) "Replacement Teacher" means an individual who holds an appropriate California teaching credential and who replaces the teacher in the satellite school in order that the satellite teacher may receive training in the center school program. Long-term and short-term substitute teachers may be used.
(p) "Satellite School Trainee" means a person who holds a position in the satellite school and is eligible to participate in the training program.
(q) "Staff Development" means the development of personnel competencies that promote pupil achievement.
(r) "Training Cycle" means a specified period of time devoted to the intensive training of school personnel.
Education Code 33031
Education Code 44639
(Amended by Register 2010, No. 52.)