We welcome your interest in the First District RESA GaTAPP Program! Please click on the appropriate link to acquire program information and access the application packet.

GaTAPP information has been updated on 12/02/2020 to reflect conditions under COVID-19.

FDRESA will be as flexible as possible to support candidates and school districts during this time.

Growing Great Teachers Through Effective Partnerships

FDRESA GaTAPP - 2 Cohorts per Fiscal Year

Essentials of Effective Teaching - Winter 2021

Monday and Tuesday, January 4 & 5, 7-9 PM

Monday, January 11, 7-9 PM

Monday, January 18, 7-9 PM


ALL of these candidates will be required to attend the complete Essentials of Effective Teaching course held in Summer of 2021.

Classes will be held virtually, live, and synchronously. 
Attendance is mandatory. Candidates will need a computer with audio and video and Internet access. 
Candidates will need typical class supplies like highlighters, sticky notes, word processing, and school email capabilities. Several websites and online tools will be used.  
Candidates should prepare to devote their full attention to the classes for the entire time and prepare an appropriate place to work in online groups without distractions. 
Textbooks for the course will be delivered to districts by the FDRESA Purchasing Department's delivery route in time for candidates to pick them up at district offices before classes begin. 
Students who enter the program after deliveries have already been made will have to travel to FDRESA to pick up their textbooks. 

  • All candidates who wish to enter GaTAPP must attend Essentials of Effective Teaching.

  • Summer Essentials of Effective Teaching is a course of  8 consecutive days in early July. Tuition of $600 is due at the beginning of the course. Districts will be invoiced.

  • Winter Essentials of Effective Teaching is a course of 9 consecutive days in early January. Tuition of $600 is due at the beginning of the course. Districts will be invoiced.

  • Candidates may attend Essentials as an option prior to securing a teaching position.

First District RESA

201 W. Lee St.

Brooklet, GA 30415

P: 912-842-5000

F: 912-842-5161

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Executive Director:

Richard Smith

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