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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 s​upport high levels of learning for all students.

Division of School and District Effectiveness professional learning opportunities for schools and districts are found on the lower portion of this webpage. ​Materials and resources from past events and conferences are located on the right-hand side. Please check back often, as this webpage is updated frequently.  

Instructional Leadership Workshops 

Dear School and District Leaders,

The Division of School and District Effectiveness is excited to announce the next three Instructional Leadership Workshops. This series of workshops is intended to meet the expressed and identified needs of school and district leaders throughout the state of Georgia.

Details can be found below. These workshops are presented from a leadership perspective, and the intended audience is school- and district-level leaders. Each workshop will be ca​​​​​​pped at 75 participants, and the registr​​​​ation fee will be $150 per person. An electronic invoice will be sent to you from Christy Davis for the registration fee. Please note that refunds will not be issued. Due to financial commitments to the venue, registration cancellations must be sent in writing at least two weeks prior to the event. Please contact Dawn Ashmore ( for further assistance. We hope you will be able to join us for these upcoming events! 

Instructional Leadership Workshop 6: Instructional Practices that Improve Student Outcomes in Science
Date: December 11, 2018
Location: Macon Marriott City Center
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration Link for Science: December 11, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 26, 2018
Payment Deadline: November 23, 2018

Details will be finalized one week before the event. 

2018-2019 SDE Calendar of Events*​

*Please note that all items on this calendar are subject to change and that all dates/locations are tentative until contracts are finalized.



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 Contact Information

Dawn Ashmore
Interim Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-656-3436

 Instructional Leadership Workshops


 Area Instructional Leadership Conferences, February 6-8, 2018


 School and District Effectiveness Professional Larning, January 10-11, 2018


 Instructional Shifts Workshop, Dr. Donyall Dickey, Educational Epiphany, December 12-13, 2017


 State Instructional Leadership Conference, October 16-18, 2017