Coweta's Professional Learning
We believe we must continuously improve.
Focusing on Building Student Relationships and Setting Goals
Using Innovative Approaches to Solve Problems
Ensuring Advanced Opportunities for Students
See the fantastic opportunities below that are offered to Coweta County Educators in the month of February!
Professional Learning Sessions focused on PROBLEM SOLVING
February 2, 2015
Creating Assessments from GOFAR
Workshop for Brooks Elementary School teachers to create assessments with both selected response and constructed response items available in GOFAR. (Brooks Elementary)
February 3, 2015 - 8:00 - 4:30 - PLC
Principals February 2015 Leadership Workshop
School and district administrators will focus on CCRPI data, Coweta County Strategic Plan, Preparing for AdvancED and Investing in Educational Excellence.
February 5, 2015 4:00 - 5:00 At Werz in SD2
ACE Strategies with Rigorous Reading
This session is for teachers of Kindergarten through 8th grade.
February 10, 2015
High School Math: Making Connections and Using Representations
This workshop will focus on fostering students’ abilities to make mathematical connections and use effective and appropriate representations in mathematics. Target audience: high school regular/special education teachers (Northgate High main campus media center, 4 – 5 p.m.)
February 12, 2015
(Rescheduled from Feb. 5)
Grade 2: Outstanding Math Guide
Designed for second grade regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches, participants will create an “Outstanding Math Guide” of differentiated graphic organizers for key concepts aligned to grade-level math curriculum and receive a packet for having their students create their own OMGs. (SD1, Werz, 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Register by 4 p.m. on February 11, 2015, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr2-OMG
February 12, 2015 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Werz in SD1
Holistic Grammar: The Context of Writing
This opportunity is offered for middle and high school teachers.
February 23, 2015 - PLC
Professional learning for In-School Coordinators
District Special Education Specialists will guide discussion and analysis of CCRPI data and strategies for improving student achievement.
February 24, 2015
Middle School Math: Making Connections and Using Representations
Workshop will focus on fostering students’ abilities to make mathematical connections and use effective and appropriate representations in mathematics. Target audience: middle school regular/special education teachers (Smokey Road Middle media center, 4 – 5 p.m.)
February 24, 2015
Professional Learning for PreK teachers
This session will focus on best practices for working with our young learners.
February 25, 2015
Math Strategies for Puzzled Parents
Workshop for Western Elementary parents to develop an understanding of instructional strategies for number sense and mathematical concepts so that they can help their students. (Western Elementary, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.)
February 26, 2015 - 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Werz in SD1
Relating ELA Standards to Content Area Standards
This opportunity is available for middle and high school teachers.
February 26, 2015 - Werz Building
Professional Learning for Assistant Principals
8:30-10:00 a.m. - Middle and High, and 10:00 -11:30 a.m. Elementary
Assistant principals will meet with members of the curriculum department and discuss data analysis and curriculum updates. Participants will work with Excel to analyze data.
Professional Learning Sessions focused on ADVANCED OPPORTUNITIES
February 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Werz Building
Professional Learning for ESOL and ESOL support teachers
Teachers will analyze data and focus on best practices for student achievement.
February 9, 2015 - 11:30 a.m.
United Way training meeting
February 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - 10:30
Dual Enrollment - Providing advanced opportunities for students
Pat Blenke, from Georgia Department of Education, will conduct a training session for middle and high school lead counselors on the latest updates on dual enrollment opportunities for students.
Integrating the Arts, Black History and EL students
February 6, 2015 1:30 p.m. - Food Service Conference Room
Professional Learning for Coweta Psychologists
The focus areas of this session will be on Cyber-bullying and Sexual Harrassment guidelines. In addition, participants will discuss the ISC Academy with Chrissy Dement.
February 10, 2015
Teachers as Leaders
Our next session for instructional leaders will be an online opportunity. Dr. Golden will send the link to participants who attended the first of the series of Teachers as Leaders.
February 23, 2015 8:30 - 11:30 & 1:00 - 4:00
Strategies for Helping Students of Poverty
West GA RESA will present a three hour professional learning session focused on understanding challenges that poverty presents as well as sharing strategies for the classroom to help students who are faced with poverty. Participants can choose between the morning or the afternoon session.
Multiple training sessions are available.
The next available Initial Certification Classes are:
March 30 – 31
June 1 – 2
July 27 – 28
The next available Re-Certification Classes are:
February 23 (8:30 – 12:00) and (1:00 – 4:30)
February 24 (8:30 – 12:00) and (1:00 – 4:30)
June 2 (1:00 – 4:30)
July 28 (1:00 – 4:30)
February 19, 2015 - 3:30 - webinar
Data-Driven Preparation for Georgia Milestones Assessment
This 30-minute webinar will cover best practices including:
- Identifying key standards for your remaining test prep time
- Determining parameters for real-time student progress
- Highlighting immediate implementation strategies
February 24, 2015 - 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. - Werz SD1
Analyzing data using Excel
This session is offered for administrators to work with Excel spreadsheets to analyze student achievement data and set goals.
To register, go to the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EXCELWORKSESSION
Upcoming sessions in March
March 12, 2015 - 8:30 - 3:00 at Werz in PLC
Georgia Economic History
This session is offered through the Georgia Council on Economic Education for eighth grade teachers. The deadline for registry is two weeks prior. Please email Dr. Paula Baker by February 25th to register.
March 23, 2015 -- 8:30 - 3:00 at Werz in PLC
Teaching Economics through Biographies
This session is offered through the Georgia Council on Economic Education for third grade teachers. The deadline for registry is two weeks prior. Please email Dr. Paula Baker by March 9 to register.
February 3, 2015
Monthly Safety Training for Maintenance Personnel
Procedures and techniques will be shared to promote high levels of safety management and updates for the maintenance department.
February 27, 2015
Fair Labor Standards workshop
Dan Murphy will conduct a Fair Labor Standards workshop at Werz from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.