Coweta's Professional Learning

February 2016

Congratulations, Coweta!

Congratulations on an amazing Accreditation Review! During the Exit Report, Coweta County School System was described as...

A passionate and caring school system dedicated to excellence, energized by the notion of family, and committed to the success of each student.


Advanced Opportunities - Creating Opportunities to Stretch Learning to Higher Levels

New Science Standards Introductory Session

Sign up for an introduction to the Georgia Standards of Excellence in the comfort of your own school! Dr. White will come to you and meet with your teachers to discuss the new standards, new assessments, and share some sample lesson plans. Sessions can be before school (AM), after school (PM), or all day with grade levels, teams, or departments. Dates available in February and March or email for dates in April or May. Register for your school's session here:

February 8-12, 2016

Best Practices for Mathematics Instruction

Grade-level sessions for Western Elementary teachers will focus on research-based practices for mathematics instruction. (Western Elementary, Noon-2:15 Monday-Thursday, 8:15-2:15 Friday) No registration required.

February 25, 2016 - 3:30pm-5:00pm - PLC Werz CO

Elementary Inquiry Based Science and Social Studies

Presented by Page Tarleton and Cristy Fogle from Arbor Springs. Bring the standards to life while teaching your students to explore, experiment, and draw their own conclusions. This will be a hands-on, inquiry-based approach that makes learning about rocks and soil, force and motion, beyond fun and super engaging! Explore the stages of inquiry and how STEM fits right in. Come play in the dirt again!

Building Relationships - Developing Environments that Promote Positive Relationships so that Rigorous Standards can be Mastered

February 9. 2016 - 3:30 PM -

PBIS Coaches Professional Learning

Monthly follow-up on implementation progress of PBIS. Data review and discussion of positive techniques and useful concepts.

February 11, 2016 - 9:30-11:30 - Werz CO - PLC

RTI Professional Learning

All RTI coordinators welcome to discuss tier concerns. Program presented on Re-delivery of SSTAGE Promising Practices Conferences, Dr. Monica Hughes and Felicia Hannon-White

February 23, 2016 - 3:00-4:30 pm - Werz CO - PLC

Pre-K Professional Learning Opportunity

November 17, 2015

Powerful practices in the social, emotional and physical development as well as approaches to play and learning in language and literacy and major content areas.

Mindset Certification

Staff can sign up for classes and select a date using the following link or email Darrell Hynson at with preferred date and time.

February 24, 2016

February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 - Werz Central Office - PLC

Professional Learning for Elementary Assistant Principals

8:30am - 11:00am

Professional Learning for Middle and High School Curriculum Assistant Principals

12:00pm - 3:30pm

Goal Setting - Establishing and Monitoring Goals for Success

February 23, 2016

Activities and Tools for Test Readiness

Michelle Clarke will present classroom-tested, student-engaging activities and tools for helping students be prepared for testing. The session is open to all regular/special education mathematics teachers and instructional coaches in grades 6-8. Participants should bring their Chromebooks. (Smokey Road Middle, 4-5 p.m.) No registration required.

Facilities, Operations, Safety Professional Learning

The first Tuesday of every month - Food Service Conference Room - 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

All CCSS operations-based maintenance, school-based maintenance, and ground maintenance personnel will meet to learn about and discuss topics relevant to these areas of responsibility.

Problem Solving - Utilizing Innovative Approaches to Solve Problems

February 9, 2016 - - Werz CO PLC

All things GOOGLE

A professional learning opportunity will be held for help with all things google (forms, google classroom, docs, etc... The link to register is:

February 10, 2016 - 1:30-4:00 - School Nutrition Conference Room

Professional Learning for Coweta Psychologists

This month's agenda will include the Testing schedule to date, interpretation of regulations, and the district's PAWS program.

We believe we must continuously improve.