Coweta's Professional Learning

May, 2019

As we near the end of the year...

As we near the end of this school year, we are examining our progress and already identifying needs for next year. Be sure to take time to celebrate the progress that you have made in your own professional growth as well as celebrate the achievements of your students. Coweta is committed to student success and focused on continuous improvement. Reflect on this year and take pride in the progress!
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Check out what is offered in the coming weeks...

May 2, 2019 - 1:00pm - CCR - Werz CO

GCIS Webinar


May 3, 2019 - 9:00am - CCR - Werz CO

CTAE Professional Learning


May 6, 7, 8, 9. & 30 - 8:00am - SD2 - Werz CO

Mindset Training


May 7, 2019 - 1:00pm - CCR - Werz CO

Psychology Services


May 7, 2019 - 3:00pm - SD2 - Werz CO

Pre-K Professional Learning


May 7, 2019 - 3:30pm - PLC - Werz CO

Safety Meeting


May 9, 2019 - 2:45pm - 4:00pm - PLC - Werz CO

Early Intervention Program End of the Year Meeting


May 10, 2019 - 8:00am - SD2 - Werz CO

Food Services Mindset Training


May 13, 2019 - 2:30pm - PLC - Werz CO

MTSS Coordinators Training


May 15, 2019 - 3:30pm - SD2 - Werz CO

PBIS Coaches Professional Learning


May 22, 2019 - 10:00am - SD2 - Werz CO

Mentor Training


May 29, 2019 - 8:00am - SD1 - Werz CO

Speech Professional Learning


May 29, 2019 - 12:00pm - SD2 - Werz CO

Seeks Training


May 29, 2019 - 12:30pm - SD1 - Werz CO

ESOL Professional Learning


May 29, 2019 - 8:00am - SD2 - Werz CO

Gifted Folder Swap


May 30, 2019 - 10:00am - PLC - Werz CO

District Continuous Improvement Professional Learning

May 13, 2019 - Two sessions (8:30 - 11:30 and 12:30 - 3:30) Werz SD2

Middle and High School Physical Education Standards

Georgia Department of Education has new PE standards that are to be implemented in 2019-20. Representatives from the Department of Education will be here for two sessions to train on the new standards. Middle and high school PE teachers can work within their departments to choose which session they would like to attend.


To sign up for each session, click here.

ELA Content Specialist - Dr. Paula Baker

ELEMENTARY


Tuesday, May 7, 8:00 - 3:30pm, Werz SD-1

Grades 3-5 Elementary Writing

Participants will participate in professional development mini-sessions to include discussion of writing rubrics and graphic organizers. This opportunity will serve as the introduction to the ELA Summer Writing Institute scheduled for June 12th and 13th. Participants approved by school principals should complete the paperwork in CabNet and secure classroom coverage.


Thursday, May 9, 8:00 - 3:30pm

Grade 5 Pacing Development Team

Attendees 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


Wednesday, May 1, 800 - 3:30pm

Middle Grades Pacing Development Team

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


Monday, May 13, 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 - continued


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Monday, May 13, 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 - continued


Tuesday, May 14, 8:30 - 3:30pm

Middle Grades Pacing Development Team

Attendees will participate in professional development mini-sessions on the GCA Item Bank and Assesslet reports. All information should be redelivered to appropriate school level staff. The team will revise the pacing guide and develop resources to enhance instruction.


Save the Dates:


Wednesday & Thursday, June 12 - 13, 8:30 - 3:00pm

ELA Summer Writing Institute (Register HERE) * Participants are eligible for a stipend.


Monday, June 17, 8:30 - 3:00

Curriculum Mapping (Register HERE) * Participants are eligible for a stipend.


Tuesday & Wednesday, June 18 & 19, 8:30 - 3:00pm

ELA Summer Reading & Literacy Institute (Register HERE) Participants are eligible for a stipend.



Tuesday, July 30, 8:30 - 10:00am

Grades 3-5 Writing Workshop (Werz, PLC)


Tuesday, July 30, 10:30 - 12:00pm

Grades K-2 Writing Workshop (Werz, PLC)


Tuesday, July 30, 1:00 - 3:00pm

Phonics 101: Let's Say the Sounds (Werz, PLC)

Math Content Specialist - Mrs. Michelle Clarke

Math Curriculum Meetings

The Math Curriculum meetings will be held for each specific grade level. These sessions will include reviewing supplemental resources being used at each of the schools, discuss and make possible adjustments to our scope and sequence, and introduce the new version of the pacing guide. Each school has been asked to send a representative for each grade level.


STEAM Leadership Conference 2019

May 10-11, 2019 - Georgia Tech

This year's conference seeks to engage education leaders in thoughtful dialogue focused on how they can create and sustain initiatives for a more equitable STEAM future. By being intentional in the design and development of inclusive learning environments, education leaders can transform student learning experiences and spark the interests of the next generation of STEAM leaders.

Cost: $250, Register here.


Manipulative Monday (sponsored by Hand2Mind)

May 13, 2019 - El Reposo Mexican Restaurant in Fayetteville, GA, 3:00 - 5:00

Stop in and learn about common manipulatives used in grades 3-5 and see new resources to support student learning in next year's classroom. Event includes appetizers, soft drinks and door prizes. See flyer for more details.

RSVP by Friday, May 10


College Readiness Mathematics Summer Professional Learning

Jun 18-20, 2019 - Dekalb Early College Academy in Stone Mountain, GA, 8:30 - 4:00

This is a three-day, professional learning session which focuses on evidence-based, effective mathematics instructional strategies to assist in preparing students for post-secondary options. Participants must register for this professional learning opportunity no later than May 6, 2019, by completing the registration form at College Readiness Summer Professional Learning Institute.


2019 Summer Mathematics Academies

Available dates in June & July

This is a 2-day workshop offering professional development focused on specific grade bands (K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th, 6th-8th, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II). Areas of focus include improving teacher knowledge, supporting productive struggle, experiencing engaging, rich tasks aligned to GSE standards, and classroom strategies to meet the needs of ALL learners.

Cost: $90 for GCTM members, $120 for non-members

More Info and to Register.

Science Content Specialist - Dr. Donald White

Social Studies Content Specialist - Mr. Phil Sykes

May 8th, 2:45-5pm, at WERZ

5th Grade Social Studies Pacing Guide Revision Session

Use this link to sign up to attend: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Pg7nWnxpqpRXBN84pf7ElkNJTHCq6uthf006iN2TQ1Y/edit#gid=0


May 10, 8:30am-3pm

Lights, Camera, Econ- The Economic Impact of the Film and TV Industry in Georgia (Grades 8, 9-12)

Georgia is now one of the largest hubs for television and film production in the c world. This one-day workshop for 8th - 12th grade teachers focuses on the various characteristics of Georgia that make this possible including Georgia's infrastructure, its location, crew-base, and the all-important tax credit. There is no registration fee for this workshop, instructional materials are provided, substitute reimbursement is available, and lunch is included.

Want to Register? Click Here


May 14th, 9am-3pm

The Antidote for Feeling MEH in Social Studies Classroom - WEST GA RESA PL Opportunity

Join teachers from our region at West Georgia RESA for an exciting workshop that will leave you energized and ready to teach social studies. In this interactive session, teachers will work with Joy Hatcher, GaDOE Social Studies Program Manager, to meet your daily required dose of inquiry and keep students on their mental toes. Ideas and resources for infusing inquiry and banishing apathy in grades 6-12 will be shared; bring your own and take home some new ones. Want to Register? Click Here


May 14th, 9am-3pm

Historical Thinking + Literacy = K-5 Social Studies Labs- WEST GA RESA PL Opportunity

Join West Georgia RESA as they host JoAnn Wood from the DOE explore historical thinking and literacy. During this interactive workshop, teachers will learn how to dissect a good history lab for primary grades to examine its anatomy. Teachers will experiment with a sample lab and then cook up their own, making sure to mix their history activities thoroughly with literacy skills. Want to Register? Click Here


Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 8:30am - SD#1 - Werz CO

Social Studies Grades 3-5: Summer Workshop

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZtKWvCZdf5KFozH3jjRQnjQbYisPl5Ap4DprbCb7xpkaqbw/viewform


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - SD#1 - Werz CO

Social Studies Grades 6-8: Summer Workshop

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZtKWvCZdf5KFozH3jjRQnjQbYisPl5Ap4DprbCb7xpkaqbw/viewform


June 13 - afternoon session and June 18 - morning session - SD#1 - Werz CO

Social Studies Grades 9-12: Summer Workshop

Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZtKWvCZdf5KFozH3jjRQnjQbYisPl5Ap4DprbCb7xpkaqbw/viewform