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The Latest News for GCA Teachers and Staff - Jan. 14th, 2015

Please enjoy the Weekly GCA Staff Newsletter. It is our intent to inspire and encourage you through shout-outs, tech-tips and general reminders by taking a light-hearted and positive perspective to what makes being part of a virtual school special. While it is not intended to replace the important information which is shared through your school, we hope you will find even more reasons that it is truly a GREAT DAY AT GCA!

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.

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Teacher Help for Computer Issues

Going forward, all GCA tech issues will be submitted through the link below.


http://goo.gl/forms/wHDSlveHMk


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!


http://www.weareteachers.com/blogs/post/2014/08/29/5-crock-pot-meals-for-nights-when-you're-slammed-with-open-house-grading-

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Georgia Milestones

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!


http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

2014-2015 Parent Meeting and Parent University Recordings

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.

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