Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate
The Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate 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 Standards of Excellence
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 on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society. All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
We recognize that students learn best in schools with positive climates, where they feel socially, emotionally and physically safe. In schools with positive school climates people are engaged and respected. Simply put, if a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place. To learn more about the importance of school climate and evidence-based solutions (e.g. PBIS) to improve climate please visit: School Climate.
Innovative Programs and Research
Innovative Programs and Research (IPR) provides
the analysis, research, and tools to facilitate informed decision-making at the
Georgia Department of Education. IPR’s work supports the GaDOE’s dedication to
the provision of high quality service and support to ultimately ensure that
students in Georgia’s public schools graduate ready to learn, ready to live,
and ready to lead.
Teacher and Leader Support and Development
The Division of
Teacher and Leader Support and Development impacts student achievement by
providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness
that include the following: Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and
leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.
The goal of the
division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve
student learning in every classroom in the state.
effective use of Title II, Part A funds at the state and local level.
effective use of professional development funds and activities to support
current data to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Educators.
- Supports the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System –
Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional