Coweta's Professional Learning

February, 2018

It's second semester, and a great time for us to be reminded of the important role we serve in the lives of our students each day. Take a moment to view the videos below as a quick reminder.

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February 5th, 8:30 - 3:30, PLC, Werz Central Office - (Elementary)

February 6th, 3:30 - 3:30, PLC, Werz Central Office - Middle & High)


Writing Quality Assessment Items

This professional learning session will be conducted by a member of The Georgia Center for Assessment. The content of this session will include identification of clear learning targets, assignment of depth of knowledge, and application of principles of Universal Design in the creation of selected response items. Training will also include the use of common misconceptions as distractors with accompanying rationales.

February 6th @ 3:30 pm.

IXL ELA webinar - Information for logging into the webinar will be emailed to school principals.

The webinar will go over IXL ELA specifics - ELA is not just language arts skills - reading standards are also addressed in IXL ELA.

The webinar will also demonstrate the benefits of IXL Teacher Analytics.


February 8th, 8:30 - 3:30, SD#2, Werz Central Office

Lights, Camera, Econ


February 13th, 1:30 - 3:30, CCR, Werz Central Office

Psych Meeting


February 13th, 3:30 - 4:30, SD#2, Werz Central Office

PBIS Coaches Meeting


February 15th, 8:00 - 5:00, SD#2, Werz Central Office

Mindset Training


February 27th, 3:30 - 5:00, PLC, Werz Central Office

Pre-K Staff Meeting

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Science Opportunities

Brooks GSE Science Follow Up

January 31- ALL DAY- Brooks Elementary

This session is for all grade levels and will review implementation of the new science standards. New resources will be shared. Coaching sessions on implementing GSE are also offered.


Arbor Springs STEM Day

February 2- ALL DAY- Arbor Springs Elementary

This is a school wide STEM Day with STEM activities for all grade levels. This event includes Mad Science shows for all grade levels.


3D Science for Elementary

February 7- 9am-3pm- West Georgia RESA

This is the 2nd in a series of GSE Elementary Science implementation sessions. This session will focus on using science to improve literacy and writing skills. Register here: http://bit.ly/2rDRIEW


3D Science for Middle and High School

February 8- 9am-3pm- West Georgia RESA

This is the 2nd in a series of GSE Middle and High Science implementation sessions. This session will focus on using science to improve literacy and writing skills. Register here: http://bit.ly/2n6Onc6


Middle School Science Olympiad

February 10- 8am-3pm- Northgate High School

Interested in starting your own Science Olympiad team? Come see how the competition works first hand! See students and coaches in action. Great for all grade levels interested in Science Olympiad or using Science Olympiad events in the classroom as learning activities.


Lee Middle Science Follow Up

February 15- ALL DAY

Follow up to coaching sessions on implementing GSE Science standards in middle school.

Math Opportunities

Thursday, February 8, 2018

HS: Using DOK to Increase Rigor

High school math teachers will use Webb’s depth of knowledge tool to determine the DOK levels of sample items. Revisions to items will be discussed in terms of how the changes affect the item’s DOK level. This session will be held in the media center on the 9th grade campus of Newnan High School from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will need to bring Chromebooks to the session.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

K-2: Questioning and Purposeful Discourse

Good questioning techniques are a fundamental tool for effective instruction, but research shows that 93% of teacher questions involve recall of information. According to NCTM, mathematical discussion is a primary method for developing conceptual understanding and meaningful learning in math. This session, for K-2 teachers and administrators, will examine ways to enhance questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking and mathematical discourse. Register by 4 p.m. on Feb. 12, 2018, at https://goo.gl/forms/zfikTLn0ZLf7GIM33 to receive a link to join session.


Thursday, February 15, 2018

3-5: Questioning and Purposeful Discourse

Good questioning techniques are a fundamental tool for effective instruction, but research shows that 93% of teacher questions involve recall of information. According to NCTM, mathematical discussion is a primary method for developing conceptual understanding and meaningful learning in math. This session, for teachers of grades 3-5 and administrators, will examine ways to enhance questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking and mathematical discourse. Register by 4 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2018, at https://goo.gl/forms/A4mEq3lkpNgypjg12 to receive a link to join session.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6-8: Utilizing Google Classroom for Test Prep

For this session, you are asked to come to Smokey Road Middle School prepared to share resources you use for getting your students ready for the Georgia Milestones. Kevin Moore will present tips and techniques for using Google Classroom with your students using these resources. The session will be held in the media center from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Participants will need to bring Chromebooks.


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

6-8: Utilizing Google Classroom for Test Prep

For this session, you are asked to come to Smokey Road Middle School prepared to share resources you use for getting your students ready for the Georgia Milestones. Kevin Moore will present tips and techniques for using Google Classroom with your students using these resources. The session will be held in the media center from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Participants will need to bring Chromebooks.

Elementary PE Coaches

February 27, 2018 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Arbor Springs Elementary


This professional learning session will be focused on best practices in elementary physical education. Activities will include incorporating math and language skills, discussing assessment results and preparation for the district track meet.