Professional Learning is the means by which teachers, administrators, and other staff acquire, enhance, and refine the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions necessary to create and support high levels of learning for all students.
The Office of School Improvement, Division of School and District Effectiveness, will host the professional learning opportunities below pending State Board of Education approval.
Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities
Georgia's Reimagining Education Conference
Save the date! The Georgia Department of Education is hosting Georgia’s Reimagining Education Conference, a two-day virtual conference providing resources and best practices from divisions across GaDOE, June 21 and 22.
Recommended Audience: Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Curriculum Directors, Principals, Assistant Principals, School Improvement Specialists, Instructional Coaches, and Teacher Leaders
Dates and Times:
June 21, 2021 | 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
June 22, 2021 | 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Registration Information: Registration information will be released on June 1, 2021. There are no registration costs associated with this conference.
Data-Driven Decision Making for School Improvement Planning
Teacher Clarity: Transparency for Learning
GaDOE School Improvement 's Teacher Clarity series will equip teachers and leaders with a deeper understanding of learning intentions and success criteria. Teacher Clarity is an evidence-based teaching strategy with an effect size that nearly doubles the rate of student learning when implemented with fidelity.
Participants will engage in a step-by-step process to move students toward demonstrating mastery. Participants will learn how to better articulate:
- WHAT their students need to learn
- WHY they are learning it
- HOW they will know they have learned it
Teacher Clarity: Transparency for Learning, Part 1
Teacher Clarity: Transparency for Learning, Part 2
Monitoring Teacher Clarity Implementation, Part 3
Support School Improvement
Utilizing Georgia’s Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) and the School Improvement (SI) Dashboard
The School Improvement (SI) Dashboard feature in SLDS provides an insight of different data variables reflected at a school, district and state level. This professional development gives a brief overview of how to navigate the platform, and explores possible uses of the trend data housed in the platform as schools engage in data-driven school improvement planning.
Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Professional Learning Series
for Federally Identified Schools
Session 1: How Federally Designated Schools Can Improve
Session 2: Using GA FIP Web Page Resources to Support Improvement Planning
Session 3: Using FIP Courses to Design Better
Classroom-based Formative Assessments
Session 4: Creating Optimal Opportunities to Lead FIP Professional Learning
Session 5: Leading Teachers to Help Students Revise Their Thinking Using Formative Assessment
Session 6: Organizing to Help Teachers Facilitate Student Ownership of Learning