Master Teacher PDNow! Network for Online Professional Development
At the Georgia Department of Education - Migrant
Education Program, we are committed to providing migrant personnel with
all the professional tools they need to succeed in providing migrant children
and youth the best quality of supplemental services possible.
Various options are available to support districts
providing professional development to staff (certified and non-certified)
working in academic supplemental settings with migratory children and youth.
The PDNow! Network is an online
platform which provides a wide variety of online courses that give paraprofessionals the
specific training they need—with strategies they can apply immediately. Access is provided to MEP funded staff by the
Georgia Department of Education. New
migrant staff will take a series of 10 courses to build a framework of support
and instruction. Returning staff may
complete additional courses as determined by instructional strategy needs. See your Resource Specialist for additional
information and access.
Click here to login to the PDNow! Network
development catalog is comprised of 10 core courses required for new
Supplemental Service Providers (SSP) with an additional 75 professional
development modules to choose from for a total of 85 courses available.
Click here to learn more about the course catalog available for professional development
Building a Culture of Writing
The GaDOE ELA team will launch a
series entitled Collaborative Conversations for Building a Culture of
Writing. This interactive online series is designed to build teachers’
capacity for writing instruction while cultivating a culture of writing.
Teachers in grades K – 5 and 6 – 12 will work through seven uniquely
designed sessions, where researchers and classroom teachers share
evidence-based writing practices and show what those practices look like in a
real classroom. By connecting theory to practice, this series will answer
questions about writing instruction, engage teachers in professional growth,
impact instructional practice, and ultimately, cultivate a culture of writing.
begins September 2016 and is offered in three tiers for teachers, schools,
districts, and RESAs to customize the professional learning to meet their
unique needs. To start the registration process, complete the linked form. Once you submit the form, you
will be added to our mailing list and will receive periodic reminders about the
is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to
help meet the educational needs of students. The goal of this web site is to
provide information that will
enhance and support teaching and learning of Georgia standards. This site contains videos of teachers using
instructional strategies in various settings.
Reading Instruction – Birth to Grade 12: Professional Learning Modules
These modules are provided by the GaDOE Curriculum
Division. Comprehensive Reading
Solutions, in collaboration with the Striving Readers
Comprehensive Literacy (SRCL) Program, has provided professional
learning modules for use with birth through grade twelve literacy instruction. These
modules are found here.
Additional Professional Development Presentations and Materials