North Georgia RESA

January 2015 Training Opportunities

January Opportunities

Just a reminder that there are still spaces available for the following workshops. Please register early to ensure that you get a seat. We were able to offer these sessions in the fall and they were a huge hit with all of those who attended.


Thank you for your continued support. It is a true blessing to be able to work with each of your teachers. We have such a committed group of educators in the North Georgia RESA service area! Our children are extremely fortunate.

Depth of Knowledge for Elementary Educators

Thursday, Jan. 8th 2015 at 8:30am

4731 Old Highway 5 S

Ellijay, GA

Presenter: Dr. Bob Eddy

North Georgia RESA



Listed below are the objectives of the DOK training

  • ​Provide leaders and teachers an opportunity to strengthen their understanding of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK).
  • ​Identify the distinguishing characteristics of each of the four DOK levels.
  • ​Review sample standards and assessment items based on each of the four DOK levels.
  • ​​Explore DOK in order to support leaders and teachers in the development and implementation of SLO assessments district wide


This training is a Lunch and Learn workshop. The cost is $25.00 to include lunch and materials. Please do not forget to order your lunch when you register. If you are bringing your own lunch, the cost of the workshop is $15.00.


10 seats are available for this workshop. Register early!!

Interactive Notebooks for Elementary Educators

Monday, Jan. 12th 2015 at 8:30am

4731 Old Highway 5 S

Ellijay, GA

Interactive Notebooks have the power to not only engage and interact with each student, no matter the background, but also provide a valuable tool and resource for students to continue to use over time to reinforce skills taught throughout the school year and beyond. Come join me as we create examples for you to use in your class this year and beyond!


This workshop is a Lunch and Learn workshop. The cost is $25.00 to include lunch and materials. Please do not forget to order your lunch when you register for the workshop.


ONLY 10 seats remain available for this workshop!! Register at www.ngresapl.org

Number Talks with Sarah Marshall

Monday, Jan. 26th 2015 at 8:30am

4731 Old Highway 5 S

Ellijay, GA

Purpose of Number Talks:


Number Talks is a way to develop computational fluency through purposeful practice. It is based on the idea of number strings, a series of equations that are related to and build upon each other. It is useful for all K-5 teachers and into middle grades.


Description of Professional Learning:

· Explore the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice.

· Identify the key content standards in the areas of Numbers and Base Ten (NBT) and Operations in Algebraic thinking (OA) that are addressed in Number Talks.

· Utilize Number talks to naturally build computational fluency

o Explore the difference between automaticity and memorization

o Design purposeful practice that will build fluency.

o Analyze and discuss student invented strategies that are common in Number Talks.


20 seats available for this workshop. Register early.


Cost for workshop is $35.00 per participant to include materials and resources.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notification is required for all workshops. School systems will be billed for those who do not show up and have not notified our office. We are having to pay for the cost of the presenter and also covering the cost of the lunch meal for those who do not show up for workshops. A two-week notice is preferred. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send a substitute in your place.