I wanted to let you know about a
new resource available to you starting today. Based on your feedback and
suggestions, our team has worked directly with Georgia teachers to completely
redesign and enhance the Teacher Resource Link available through the State
Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).
The redesigned Teacher Resource
Link is Georgia’s one-stop shop for teachers, with user-friendly search options
and more than 28,000 resources categorized by grade-level standards. The new
site features an Essential Toolkit for teachers along with curriculum maps,
frameworks, glossaries, teacher guidance and downloadable resources. Please note that there are resources for all grade levels, and we are excited to roll out the Essential Toolkit for K-5 ELA and math resources today. Further updates for other subjects and middle and high school are currently in development.
To access these resources, click on
the “TRL” tab within the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS).
As I’ve traveled the state and
spoken with Georgia teachers, this is feedback I’ve heard again and again. You,
as teachers, need a better way to find vetted, relevant, high-quality resources
for classroom use. After two years of work and the involvement of many
classroom teachers across our state, we’re hopeful the redesigned TRL will meet
The new site features a cleaner
design and a simple user interface, allowing you to build a “shopping cart” of
downloadable resources to save, store, and share. You can sort by grade level
and resource type, and new advanced search options make it easier to find
The redesigned TRL can be a
powerful tool for your classroom, providing coherent instructional resources
aligned with state standards and meeting your students’ needs. I hope you’ll
find it useful as you prepare for the coming school year, and would love to hear
your feedback. Please reply to this email and let me know what you think, or
use the hashtag #GATeacherResources to share on social media.
I’m wishing each one of you a
refreshing end to the summer and a wonderful start to a productive school year.
Each day, I grow more grateful for the work you do on behalf of Georgia’s
State School Superintendent