North Georgia RESA

New Coaches Academy Agenda Updates

Agenda Updates


I hope that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and are anticipating a joyous Christmas season. I can't believe that the year is half over. You have been blessed to be able to work with some amazing teachers and I am sure that you are realizing just how much you have grown professionally this year. Coaching is the best job in the world!

I am excited to share with you the agenda for our two remaining sessions. If you have not registered, please make sure to do so. You can access the registration at Please also make a note that our last meeting, March 12th, will be a working lunch so you can either bring your own lunch or order a lunch through our office. The lunch order form is also located on our web site under the Lunch and Learn tab. There is a space on the order form for the name of the training, you can fill in that space with the date of the session. If you order lunch from us, the cost of lunch is $10.00. We will be furnishing drinks.

As always, you are the best judge of your work day so if you are not able to attend, please know that you will be missed.

Blessings to each of you.


New Coaches Academy

Friday, Jan. 16th 2015 at 8:30am-3:30pm

4731 Old Highway 5 S

Ellijay, GA

Morning Session: 8:30-11:30

Presenter: Dr. Bob Eddy-North Georgia RESA SLO, TKES/LKES Consultant

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.

Afternoon session: 12:45-3:30

SLDS Training for Instructional Coaches

Dr. Hubert Bennett will be sharing information with you on best practices for using your SLDS data to inform instruction and provide targeted teacher support. You may be familiar with your own classroom level data, but Hubert will be taking you deeper into the portal showing you how to access grade level and building level data along with district data. Hubert will also be reviewing the TRL links and the new additions to SLDS that populated this year.

This will be a great training for year 1 coaches. The data is right at your fingertips and being able to access it and use this data in a timely way will really enhance the support you provide for your teachers.

New Coaches Academy

Thursday, March 12th 2015 at 8:30am-3:30pm

4731 Old Highway 5 S

Ellijay, GA

This day will be a working lunch so please make plans to either bring your own or order from us at Lunch order form is under the professional learning tab.

Presenter: Mrs. JoAnn Wood

Retired Curriculum Director for Cobb County Schools

Session 1:

Getting More Bang for Your Book: Great Children’s Literature Titles That Work for Social Studies and ELA

Come explore our favorite hard-working children’s books and how they can be used to meet multiple standards across the curriculum. You will have time to collaborate and generate your own ideas in this workshop. You will walk out with new titles and fresh ideas…some of which came from YOU! This workshop is a perennial teacher favorite.

Session 2:

Primary Sources 101: Focus on Images

In the 21st century, we have more visual learners than ever before…and far more visual stimulation. Teaching students how and why to analyze images is critical to literacy today. In this session, you will learn how to use images to engage learners, strengthen literacy skills, and boost critical thinking in ELA while building students’ historical thinking skills. Practical and powerful techniques will be shared.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, the training days will be packed full of wonderful information to share with your teachers. I hope to see everyone in January.

I do have a new email. You can reach me at Please make a note of this change. The old email and the new will work until February.