DT is a full-time commitment. You may not participate in DT part-time. You must be at the host school during all teacher contract hours, including evening hours for school events and parent teacher conferences as required by the school. You must also participate in a weekly conference call during the cohort seminar. You may even need to spend time in the evenings and on the weekends completing student teaching-related planning, cohort assignments, etc. Because of this time commitment, you are strongly encouraged to take a leave of absence or leave your position so that you can fully participate and successfully complete all DT requirements and expectations.
You may not work as a paraprofessional during DT. If you are already a contracted full-time teacher with your own classroom in the appropriate program and areas of certification, you may be eligible for an exception. See DT as a Contracted Teacher (Teacher of Record) for more information.