The Teacher and Leader Support and Development (TLSD) Division is dedicated to providing high quality professional learning that is job-embedded, collaborative, and focused to support teachers and leaders growth. In addition, we aim to support successful implementation of the Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems (TKES and LKES). All professional learning opportunities are designed to develop knowledge, skills, and behaviors to improve teacher and principal practice and effectiveness leading to increased student achievement. The professional development provided is aligned with Georgia Systems of Continuous Improvement and components of TKES and LKES to fosters ongoing improvements in teaching and student learning.
Professional Learning Standards
Teaching and Learning Professional Learning Catalog
Our GaDOE professional learning events catalog, housed in GaDOE Community, contains registration information for upcoming virtual and in-person webinars, workshops, and conferences. On-demand, pre-recorded webinars and by-request opportunities are also available to meet educators' professional learning needs. Most by-request offerings are virtual, both synchronous and asynchronous. Professional learning events are updated weekly, and educational stakeholders are encouraged to visit the site often to review the latest agencywide offerings. View our professional learning events here.
Georgia Teacher Pipeline Resources
TLSD Professional Learning Opportunties
School Climate Wellness Support for Educators Sessions
Are you looking to retain teachers and leaders by creating a healthy work climate? The Teacher and Leader Support and Development Division is conducting climate wellness sessions that explores the best practices to positively impact workplace stress and burnout. The 2 1/2-hour interactive session will be conducted in 11 locations across that state. District and school leaders will complete action plans that promote desired climate wellness changes .
We hope you join us for this engaging and interactive session. Please click on this School Climate Flyer for the locations, dates and registration information for each session.
To support the recertification requirements the following eLearning modules series have been released in Georgia Learns.
- Professional Learning Goals (PLGs): A Guide for Teachers
- Professional Learning Plans (PLPs): A Guide for Teachers
- Professional Learning Plans for Remediation: A guide for leaders
- Professional Learning Goals (PLGs) and Plans (PLPs): A Contributing Professionals
- Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): A Guide for Leaders
- Professional Learning Communities (PLCs): A Guide for Educators
Virtual PLC Guidae
Teacher Leadership Tool Kits
- Developed by Georgia professional educators who served as members of the Teacher Leadership Task Force, convened and collaboratively facilitated by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), and the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI).
Teacher and Leader Professional Learning Opportunities in SLDS
The Professional Learning platform in SLDS gives Georgia educators access to various eLearning experiences that promote professional learning. Each module can be used independently or with a small group in a professional learning community environment. In addition, many module concepts are development to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness and are aligned with TKES and LKES Performance Standards.
Teacher and Leader Keys Effectiveness System Resources
A variety of the professional learning resources have been developed to guide understanding of critical information that assists in mastering the implementation of TKES and LKES. These resources are available for teachers and evaluators and can be found by clicking the links below.
General Quick Guides
Quick Guides are concise, targeted reference tool for many of the topics and concepts related to TKES or LKES.