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 Curriculum and Instruction

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child.  

Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. 

Georgia standards are reviewed for revision on a regular cycle to stay current with an ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological global society. Georgia standards for all content areas, along with sample instructional resources, are available on​​​​ GeorgiaStandards.Org.


Registration Open

Orientation for NEW Curriculum Directors

August 7, 2018 9:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m.
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30334
(10th floor of the West Tower – Rooms A-D) 

Greetings by Georgia’s School Superintendent, Richard Woods

Orientation Topic Overviews Include:

  • Curriculum and Instruction Overview
  • Curriculum-Related Laws and Rules
  • Georgia Virtual Learning
  • Technology Services/Teacher Resource Link (LDS/TRL/LOR)
  • Tiered Supports
  • Learning Climate
  • Assessment and CCRPI
  • Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
  • Federal Programs/ESSA
  • Registration is FREE
  • Register NOW​​
This Orientation is in partnership with the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instructional Supervisors (GACIS). Box lunches will be provided by GACIS​.


47th An​nual GACIS Fall Conference




September 27-28, 2018
Collaborative Leadership: Empowering District and School Leaders, Teachers, and Students
Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Peter DeWitt
Dr. Janel Keating

 2018 GaDOE Curriculum Directors' Conference

September 26, 2018
The Evidence-base for Excellence: Supporting Georgia's Standards of Excellence with Evidence-based Practices
Dr. Efrieda (Freddy) Heibert

Instructio​​nal Resources

The purchase and use of instructional resources and materials are decisions made at the local school district and/or school levels. The Department of Education provides sample instructional resources that are aligned to the required standards. Local school districts/schools are responsible for determining the resources and strategies that will be used for instruction in support of their student needs and interests.

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Archive from CCGPS 2012-13

 Frequently Requested Information

GAtracs (Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services)

A partnership of Georgia’s educational organizations whose mission is to make course transfer information available to all Georgia citizens through an Online web portal.

Teacher Certification

Contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) regarding teacher certification. The PSC is a separate agency from the Department of Education.
  • The PSC Call Center (800) 869-7775 is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except for state holidays. 
  • Email PSC at
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Go to: Georgia's Systems of Continuous            Improvement​​

Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement 

The Georgia Department of Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that provides meaningful support to schools and districts. The agency has developed a common, continuous improvement framework to ensure that these efforts are aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs. The Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement framework focuses on the systems and structures (the “what”) that must be in place for sustained improvement in student outcomes. It also utilizes a problem-solving model (the “how”) to provide a clear process for identifying improvement needs, planning for improvement, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the improvement efforts.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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