Southwest GA RESA Newsletter

March, 2018

Human Resources/TAPP Update

HR Directors should attend this informative session by Dr. Angie Davis to received updates about the GA TAPP program offered by Southwest RESA on March 6, 2018 from 9:00 until 11:00. TAPP Information and the TAPP Application can be found by clicking here!

To register for this session, click here!

Google Basics Training

Are you ready to get Google Certified? This fundamentals training is designed for the classroom teacher, but is open for any educator to pursue, and will be an ongoing engaging course. If you are looking to increase efficiency & save time, and engage in professional growth & leadership, then this course is for you. We will delve into the Google Training Center with hands on experience that will strengthen your Google skills & knowledge!

Beginning March 7, 2018 9am - 3pm

Register by clicking here!

(CPI) Crisis Prevention and Intervention 2-Day Certification Training

Wednesday, March 7th, 9pm to Thursday, March 8th, 3pm

570 Martin Luther King Junior Road

Camilla, GA

Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention is a safe, non-harmful behavior management system designed to aid educators in the management of disruptive and assaultive individuals. Participants maintain how to safely restrain combative individuals to ensure the care, welfare, safety, and security of everyone involved. This training is in compliance with the July 2008 Georgia Restraint and Seclusion Law.

Georgia Student Media Festival


Can you believe that it's time to begin planning for the 2018 GSMF? Whether you are new to the world of technology integration, or a master of infusing 21st-century skills into your learning landscape, the GSMF has something to offer you. Students who create their own media projects have fun while they are learning! They transform from passive recipients of information into active, engaged learners. What more could an educator want?

March 20 (K-5) & March 21 (6-12)

Official Entry Form!

SLDS Presents the New and Improved IIS (Instructional Improvement System)

If you are looking to compare your School/District's data with other like Schools/Districts, looking for the most current Charts & Graphs for your DATA Room, and so much more, then join us as Mrs. Donita Hinckley take us on a Deep-Dive into the Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Data Analysis Tool, which is an application that provides school-level and district-level users in Georgia LEAs with the ability to create customized reports using the assessment, attendance, and student growth model data that is available in the SLDS tunnel. The IIS Data Analysis Tool also allows users to collaborate and sha​re the reports that they hav​e created with other users in the school or district.

*SLDS Updates Click Here

IIS Dashboard District User Guide​​​ (PDF)

Please register for this session by clicking here!

Art Teachers Job-Alike Session with Mayco's Designer Todd Hickerson

Mayco's designer Todd Hickerson will share experience and techniques, including glaze combinations, safe glaze layering, stencils, silkscreens and pinpoint flux additions. He will highlight Mayco’s wide firing range of glazes on the first day. Think of it as a Test [Glaze] Kitchen; this whirlwind, hands-on workshop will get you set on a whole new path to creativity. The second day, will focus on using Mayco’s creative tools, such as rubber mats, stamps, and stencils in clay. Bisqueware, clay, glazes, brushes and all creative tools will be provided.

Click here to see examples of projects!

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Technology Directors Job-Alike Session

Technology Directors, join us for a time of sharing and the opportunity to network with 15 school districts within our Southwest Georgia RESA Consortium. Directors may provide current innovative deployment plans, ideas, resources and best tech practices for the current school year. Agenda will be posted here at a later date. Register by clicking here!