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 Training and Career Opportunities Available for Subs

Substitute teachers and those hoping to become substitutes can receive vital information and training this month at the Substitute Teacher Training and Recruitment event held jointly by the San Diego County Office of Education and Point Loma Nazarene University.

Attendees can gain practical strategies and useful information at the all-day event from presenters that include teachers of the year, curriculum and instruction directors, human resource officers, and credentialing experts.

District representatives will be there recruiting substitute teachers while university teacher preparation programs will offer information about what their programs offer.

"The substitute teacher shortage directly impacts the ability for teachers to tend to their professional growth," said Sheiveh Jones, a lead coordinator with the San Diego County Office of Education. "This opportunity was spurred by requests from school districts for more substitute teachers."

Participants will also receive a substitute teacher handbook and classroom resources.

The event is open to current substitutes or anyone who has a bachelor's degree and has passed or registered for the California Basic Educational Skills Test, also known as the CBEST.

Topics covered will include:

  • Classroom management
  • Instructional strategies
  • Legal requirements
  • Emergency curriculum
  • Job searches
  • Professionalism
  • Technology
  • Special education
  • English language learners
  • Working with paraprofessionals

It costs $25 to attend the workshop, which will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road in San Diego. A light breakfast and box lunch are included.

For more information, contact Marissa Muñiz, 619-563-2811.