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Professional Learning Resources for Teachers and Leaders


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 

 In order to design standards-based professional learning that leads to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and  improved student results our division aligns our work to the  Standards for Professional Learning by Learning Forward

High Quality Professional Learning Support​​

Tricks of the Trade Webinar Series 2020-2021 (updated ​​CC is being completed) 

Episode 1 - June 17, 2020

Episode 2 - ​June 17, 2020

Episode 3 - August 12, 2020

Episode 4 - November 5, 2020

Episode 7 - December 17, 2020​

​Teaching and Learning Professional Learning Catalog 

All Teaching and Learning Department professional opportunities are aligned to the Georgia's​​ Systems of Continuous Improvement.  Here is the Professional Learning CatalogThe catalog ​of virtual professional learning sessions with the upon request option are available to school districts and RESA areas.​ If you are interested in attending or scheduling professional learning support please contact the individual listed below the professional learn​​ing topic. 

Georgia Teacher Pipeline Resources 

Ensuring a Strong Teacher Workforce During the COVID-19 Crisis

Click Teacher Pipeline Summit Materials and Resources to download summit items. ​


TLSD and GAPSC Professional Learning Partnerships

TLSD and GAPSC has worked in partnership on several projects to promote professional growth and support. For more information please see the details below. 

To support the recertification requirements the following eLearning modules series have been released in SLDS on the Professional Learning Platform. 
  • 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 Guidance​  

 Teacher Leadership

 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).

 P20 Regional Collaboratives

 Establishing and sustaining powerful partnerships that are focused on continuous school improvement, student growth and learning through the preparation of candidates and professional development of P-20 educators.


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. 
  1.  Conferencing
  2. TAPS Using Self-Assessment
  3. Conferencing and Feedback
  4. Providing Effective Feedback
  5. Inter-rater Reliability
  6. ​​​TAPS Remote Learning Professional Learning Resources

Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (click on the options below)

Leader Keys Effectiveness System (click on the options below)