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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.

The Division of School and District Effectiveness will host the below professional learning opportunites pending State Board of Education approval.

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.

​​You may access all previous ILW presentations under Instructional Leadership Workshops on the right-hand column of this page. 

ILW 4: Best Practice for Multi-Tiered System of Supports

Workshop Description: Dr. Tessie Rose-Bailey 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​
Register Here: Registration Link​

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​​​​2020 Winter Instructional Leadership Conference (ILC)

Theme: Advancing School Leadership for Continuous Improvement

​The two-day 2020 Winter Instructional Leadership Conference for educational leaders will address the identified and expressed needs surrounding effective leadership and coherent instruction. Keynote speakers include Anthony Muhammad, New Frontier 21 Consulting​ and Tracey Pendley, 2020 Georgia Teacher of the Year. Concurrent sessions will support the Georgia Systems of Continuous Improvement (GSCI).

Dates: ​February 25-26, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Required Audience: Federally Identified CSI School Princpals and Principal Supervisors, TSI District Leaders
Recommended Audience: Federally Identified TSI and Promise School Princpals, Statewide School and District Leaders
Location: Macon Centreplex and Marriott City Center
Registration Link: Register Here​
Registration Fee: $500.00 per person
Seats Available: 450
Conference Program​
Conference Presentations and Handouts - Coming Soon!

McREL's District Leadership That Works 3-Day Institute

​District Leadership That Works will support district leaders to:

  • Engage in their district’s continuous improvement process with a clear focus and a strategy for improving teaching, leading, and learning

  • Frame their work through research-based practices of effective district leaders

  • Connect their district leadership actions to the leadership actions of site leaders​

  • Plan for systemic change

Dates: July 7-9, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Recommended Audience: District Leadership Teams of 5

Location: McDonough Courtyard Atlanta • 115 Mill Road • McDonough, Georgia 30253​
Registration Link: Register Here​​​
Registration Fee: $500.00 per person
Seats Available: 45​
Lodging Link: Lodging Link
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 Contact Information


Dawn Ashmore, Ed.S.
Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-656-3436

Sharquinta​ Tuggle
Professional Learning Program Specialist
Phone: 404-657-2951

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 Summer Instructional Leadership Conference, June 24-26, 2019


 Winter Instructional Leadership Conference, February 25-27, 2019


 Instructional Leadership Workshops

Social Studies Leadership, October 8, 2019