The mission of the Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Department is to advance the interest of educators as organized professionals and to assist in the maintenance of the integrity of public education. The issues related to standards-based education, assessment, accountability and school improvement guide the department efforts to meet the needs of educators and students. The IPD Department:
- Works to maintain an active Association influence with state agencies and other related organizations in the development of educational policy.
- Provides leadership and support for commitment to, maintenance of, and improvement of public education.
- Provides assistance in support of efforts to improve student learning, especially schools in various phases of improvement.
- Reinforces CTA efforts to renew public confidence in California public schools by providing materials and assistance to local chapters for building their capacity to meet member needs, especially in the areas of improving schools and student learning.
- Promotes standards for quality professional development to be used by local chapters in bargaining and consultation with districts.
- Assist local chapters to identify and select resources to support the profession.
- Works to assist educators to assert their professional rights and responsibilities.
- Provides support when professional and school issues are bargained and/or advocated.
- Facilitates the development of training and other professional growth experiences for educators.
EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS 1.0
Maintain and improve the quality of educators’ professional lives through action to develop their role and effectiveness and improve instructional programs and resources.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS 2.0
To provide an avenue for the CTA to assist chapters in transforming school systems into learning
organizations which are continuously improving teaching and learning.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS 3.0
To provide a cost effective method for providing members with quality professional development. CTA is the only organization with a comprehensive multi-year plan to
evaluate the Quality in Education Investment Act. Because the evaluation program began on the first year of implementation, CTA has essential baseline data.