The Latest News for GCA Teachers and Staff - Jan. 14th, 2015
Georgia Cyber Academy - OUR MISSION
The mission of the Georgia Cyber Academy is to provide an exemplary educational experience to students in a unique and individualized setting. We embrace a collaborative partnership between teachers, learning coaches, and students that recognizes the needs of the individual child. The provision of research based curriculum and rigorous, standards-based instruction guarantees student success as measured by academic gains, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth in the respected academic community. Academic success and the ability of our students to reach their highest potential is our ultimate goal.
Teacher Help for Computer Issues
Going forward, all GCA tech issues will be submitted through the link below.
Technology concerns/issues will no longer be addressed via email. Please note that we must exhaust all troubleshooting at the school level, prior to submitting a ticket. At a minimum, all concerns/issues must be discussed with the direct supervisor.
All issues that previously went to Stan/SRIT, will continue to go to that ticket system.
Matthias will send a follow up email one the issue has been resolved/addressed. We believe that this will streamline the process.
Tip: bookmark the link above for easy access!
STAFF MEETING & TRAINING AGENDA
Upcoming Staff Meeting and Training Dates and Topics:
1/16 - TLAC Classroom Management Series with Stephanie Chi from K12
1/23 - DDI Action Plan Follow-up / Student Ownership of Interim Assessment Results
1/30 - FIP - Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Student Learning
2/10 & 2/11 - Virtual Professional Development
Please remember these meetings are required for all staff. Should you need to access the recording to a meeting, you can find all staff meeting recordings on the Home Page in Sharepoint. Professional Development follows our Staff Meeting each week.
Get Ready for the busy testing season!
TESTING TIP #1
5 Crock-Pot Meals for Nights When You're Slammed!
Please review the link below to learn more information about Georgia’s new testing system, Georgia Milestones EOC/EOG!
Preparations for our 2015 testing season is underway!
More Georgia Cyber Academy specific details will be coming soon!
2014-2015 Parent Meeting and Parent University Recordings
September - Fact Fluency
October - Understanding Elementary Scantron Scores
November - P.A.R.E. – Writing in the Elementary School
December - Literacy Series: Fluency
January - Ga Milestones
November - How Do I Become a More Effective LC?
December - What is the Edmodo Writing Connection
January - Bells and Whistles of Study Island
September - Math Survival Skills
November - Advanced Placement
December - Dual Enrollment
January - All About Electives
High School Student Council
DID YOU KNOW...
The Freshman Encouragement team is made up of upper class Student Council Members. This group of young leaders has been able to positively encourage the 9th grade class by sharing advice from their own experiences at GCA. They mentor the new high school students weekly. Some of the focus topics are how to stay caught up in their courses, relieve stress, stay sociable, and have fun during the breaks. The team has demonstrated what it truly means to be a GCA leader.
The STUCO Community Service group has teamed up with the elementary school for their “Bookworm Buddies” initiative. This group of around 10 high school students has set aside 30 minutes during their busy school week to meet with an elementary class room and read to the students. All students are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday @ 12:00PM, 12:30PM, 1:00PM, and 1:30PM. Please let Jill Wright know if you would be interested in teaming up with one of these high school leaders.