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 Events and Conferences

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.

Instructional Leadership Workshops​
The Division of School and District Effectiveness is excited to announce our Instructional Leadership Workshops for the 2019-20 school year. These workshop are intended to meet expressed and identified needs of school and district leaders throughout the state of Georgia and will be presented from a leadership perspective.

ILW 1: School Safety and Climate

This workshop was held September 4, 2019. 
​​You may access the workshop presentations under Instructional Leadership Workshops on the right-hand column of this page. 

ILW 2: Keeping Your Social Studies Leader-Ship on Course

Workshop Description: We're continuing our journey of social studies inquiry by exploring new resources, strategies, and "ports of call" along the way. Join Cap'n Joy Hatcher and First Mate JoAnn Wood from the Georgia Department of Education as we scope out what is on the social studies horizon. We will model best practices and see them in action.

Date: October 8, 2019
Location: Macon Marriott City Center, Magnolia Ballroom
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Link Best Practices in Social Studies: October 8, 2019
Registration Fee: $150.00
Seats Available: 100

ILW 3: The Numeracy Project

Workshop Description: The Georgia Numeracy Project is a free numeracy development resource provided by the Georgia Department of Education, which introduces teachers and teacher leaders to the trajectory by which learners acquire a solid foundation in numeracy. The Georgia Numeracy Project is focused on developing students' understanding of numbers, and their ability to use numbers to solve problems.

Date: November 5, 2019
Location: Macon Centreplex, Ballroom C
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Link for The Numeracy Project: November 5, 2019
Registration Fee: $150.00
Seats Available: 100​
Lodging is available at the group rate of $112.00 per night at the Macon Marriott City Center based on availability.
Lodging Link for the Macon Marriott City Center
Last day to book at the conference rate is Monday, October 14, 2019.

Save the Date! for our Spring Instructional Leadership Workshops: 


Workshop Description: 
Date: March 3, 2020
Location: Macon Marriott Centreplex
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $150.00
Seats Available: 100​​

Registration Link Coming Soon

ILW 5: Best Practice for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Workshop Description: This session will provide an overview of the essential components of the nationally aligned framework for a multi-tiered system of supports.

Date: May 5, 2020 
Location: Sloppy Floyd Building, West Tower 20th Floor, Floyd Room
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Fee: $150.00
Seats Available: 300​
Registration Link Coming Soon

​​​​Winter Instructional Leadership Conference (ILC)
Save the Date: February 25-26, 2020

​The Winter Instructional Leadership Conference for educational leaders will address the identified and expressed needs surrounding leadership and effective instructional strategies. 
Required Audience: Federally Identified School and District Leaders (CSI, TSI, Promise)
Recommended Audience: Statewide School and District Leaders
Location: Macon Centreplex and Marriott City Center
Registration Link: Coming Soon
Registration Fee: TBD
Seats Available: 450


 Contact Information

Dawn Ashmore
Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-656-3436
Follow us on Twitter @GADOESDE​  

 Summer Instructional Leadership Conference, June 24-26, 2019


 Winter Instructional Leadership Conference, February 25-27, 2019


 Instructional Leadership Workshops