Coweta's Professional Learning

March 2019

Growing as a professional results in students growing in their learning. Thank you for your commitment to continuous improvement.

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Which influences have great impact on student learning?

Check out the videos below that focus on some of the top influences with high effect size (Hattie, 2012).

Relationships

Collective Teacher Efficacy

What is “collective teacher efficacy?”

Opportunities in Coweta County School System

Need new ideas? Use the golden keys in SLDS to discover new instructional resources.

When you log into SLDS, you will see your schedule listed. By each course, there should be a golden key. Click on the key to find standards for your course. After you have chosen a standard to review, click on the button at the top right (Load Resources).

ELA Content Specialist - Dr. Paula Baker

ELEMENTARY

Tuesday, March 5, 2:45 - 4:00pm, Werz SD-1

Strategies to Inform Writing Instruction

Teachers will explore research-based strategies and graphic organizers to strengthen writing skills across the curriculum. Participants will learn and implement ideas to improve student achievement in reading and writing. Register here.


Monday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

School administrators will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 -11:30 or 1:00- 3:30pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

Teacher representatives will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Tuesday, March 19th, 9:00 - 3:30pm, West GA RESA

GA Milestones ELA Assessment & Writing Training for Elementary Classrooms

In this professional learning session, teachers will fully understand the components of the GMAS. The learning opportunity will focus also focus on the scoring including: Extended Writing Response for Opinion and Informational writing and Constructed Response Narrative writing. Bring your technology to this session. Lunch will be provided. Register here. Registration costs will be covered at the school level.


Wednesday, March 20th, 8:00 - 11:30am and 12:00 - 3:30pm Werz SD-2

Advanced Phonics Training (Grades 3-5)

Teachers will explore multi-sensory phonics instruction to enhance pedagogy through the combination of listening, speaking, reading, and a tactile or kinesthetic activity. Participants will practice and implement ideas to improve student achievement in reading. View registered participants here. Administrator should register two teacher participants here.


March 26th, 8:00 - 3:30pm, Werz

Grade 2 Pacing Development Team

Participants will participate in professional development mini-sessions. All information should be redelivered to school level staff. The team will revise the pacing guide and develop appropriate resources to enhance instruction. ELA Ambassadors should complete the paperwork in CabNet and secure classroom coverage. (Elementary ELA Content Ambassadors)


March 28th, 8:00 - 3:30pm, Werz

Grade 1 Pacing Development Team

Participants will participate in professional development mini-sessions. All information should be redelivered to school level staff. The team will revise the pacing guide and develop appropriate resources to enhance instruction. ELA Ambassadors should complete the paperwork in CabNet and secure classroom coverage. (Elementary ELA Content Ambassadors)


MIDDLE

Monday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

School administrators will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 -11:30 or 1:00- 3:30pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

Teacher representatives will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Monday, March 18th, 9:00 - 3:30pm, West GA RESA

GA Milestones ELA Assessment & Writing Training for Secondary Classrooms (6-11)

In this professional learning session, teachers will fully understand the components of the GMAS. The learning opportunity will focus also focus on the scoring including: Extended Writing Response for Argumentative and Informational writing and Constructed Response Narrative writing. Bring your technology to this session. Lunch will be provided. Register here. Registration costs will be covered at the school level.


Monday, March 25th, Google Classroom

The Writing Revolution Book Study

In this professional learning session participants will read and discuss The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades as it relates to the district SMART Goal and ELA Writing initiative. Participants will discuss theoretical and pedagogical frameworks and best practices to enhance writing instruction. -Chapter II and III


HIGH

Monday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

School administrators will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 -11:30 or 1:00- 3:30pm

Renaissance STAR 306 Training

Teacher representatives will participate in an overview of the Renaissance 360 program, in-depth review of available reports and suggested implementation strategies to ensure we have a strong working knowledge of how to best utilize the features. Several schools need to register participants. Click here for participant list. Click here to register.


Monday, March 18th, 9:00 - 3:30pm, West GA RESA

GA Milestones ELA Assessment & Writing Training for Secondary Classrooms (6-11)

In this professional learning session, teachers will fully understand the components of the GMAS. The learning opportunity will focus also focus on the scoring including: Extended Writing Response for Argumentative and Informational writing and Constructed Response Narrative writing. Bring your technology to this session. Lunch will be provided. Register here. Registration costs will be covered at the school level.


Monday, March 25th, Google Classroom

The Writing Revolution Book Study

In this professional learning session participants will read and discuss The Writing Revolution: A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades as it relates to the district SMART Goal and ELA Writing initiative. Participants will discuss theoretical and pedagogical frameworks and best practices to enhance writing instruction. -Chapter II and III

Math Content Specialist - Mrs. Michelle Clarke

Middle School Math Collaborative Meeting

Mar 27, 2019 - Smokey Road Middle School, 4:00 - 5:00

Collaborative Meeting among 6-8 teachers, review scope and sequence (3nd 9-weeks), and other updates. Please bring a charged chromebook to the meeting.


GIMKIT - A New Way to Review: Instructional Technology Training

Mar 28, 2019 - Werz - PLC, 4:00 - 5:00

Learn about GimKit - an alternative to Quizlet and Kahoot. Training will demonstrate program and how to create your own GimKit from scratch or from your own Quizlet sets. Join us to learn a new way to engage students during review!

Register here.

Science Content Specialist - Dr. Donald White

Social Studies Content Specialist - Mr. Phil Sykes

March 5, 2019 - WERZ- PLC; 8:30-3:30

5th Grade Revving Review for Georgia Milestones; (Contact Phil Sykes by email or phone.)


March 6, 2019 - WERZ- PLC; 8:30-3:30

8th Grade Revving Review for Georgia Milestones; (Contact Phil Sykes by email or phone.)


March 8, 2019 - WERZ- SD1; 8:30-3:00

7th Grade GCEE Workshop on teaching the Africa standards within the GSE;

Registration Link: https://www.gcee.org/workshops/register/?workshopSessionId=3546


March 14, 2019 - WERZ- SD1; 8:30-3:00

6th Grade GCEE Workshop on teaching Canda, Australia, and the US;

Registration Link: https://www.gcee.org/workshops/register/?workshopSessionId=3555


March 28, 2019 - 4PM-5PM - WERZ room PLC

GIMKIT: A New Way to Review -- Instructional Technology Workshop

Learn about GimKit - an alternative to Quizlet and Kahoot. Training will demonstrate the program and how teachers create their own GimKits from scratch or from personal Quizlet sets. This platform can be integrated into any subject areaand all are welcomed to join. We look forward to working with you as we showcase this new method for engaging students during review!

Registration Link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSckOphCbBEEofSpQXWRQ2YlzoIuhB32VhymhYWkGlgu2AaJMQ/viewform

Other Professional Learning Information

March 5, 2019 - 2:45pm - 3:45pm - Werz CO - SD#2

Elementary PE Teachers


March 7, 2019 - 8:30am-12:30pm - CO Werz-PLC

Pre Administration Training for Milestones EOG/EOC and GAA 2.0 for School Test Coordinators


March 11, 2019 -2:30-5:00 pm - CO Werz - PLC

MTSS Coordinators Meeting


March 12, 2019 -1:00-4:00 pm - CO Werz - CCR

Psychological Services Meeting


March 13, 2019 -7:30-9:00 am - CO Werz - CCR

Middle School Principals Meeting


March 13, 2018 - SD1

Title I Technical Assistance Principals Meeting...immediately following Principals Meeting

To discuss and plan for the annual Family Engagement survey and district-wide meeting, property inventory, and end-of-the-year processes and procedures.


March 21, 2019 -1:00-4:00 pm - CO Werz - SD-1

Professional Learning for ESOL Teachers


March 22, 2019 -9:00-10:30 am - CO Werz - PLC

Counselor's Meeting


March 26, 2019 -3:00-4:00 pm - CO Werz - SD-2

Pre-K Meeting

Resources

Hattie, J. (2012). Visible learning for teachers: Maximizing impact on learning. Routledge: New York.