I am teacher from Canada and have been offered a Resource Specialist Position with LA Unified. I have been doing some research on the web and trying to find out more about California/US schooling systems. What can I expect, this will be my third year teaching, I have been teaching grade 2 for the past two years. In Canada, a Resource Specialist position is considered Learner Support Teacher. Now I was confused when the principal said that I will have a full time aid which will be there 5 hours a day. Is there a difference between Resource Specialist teachers and Special Day class? Learner Support Teachers do not receive aids only special needs children. If you could please shed some light in this area that would be great. Also how intensive are writing IEPs. General Ed teachers in Canada are not responsible for them. Any tips on how a new teacher starting out as resource would be great.