Coweta's Professional Learning

January 2015

We believe, as a learning community, we must continuously improve.

We are committed to long-term, in-depth professional learning for all teachers and leaders to ensure that students receive high quality instruction in a supportive learning environment.


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Professional Learning in Coweta County
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Coweta's Opportunities

Problem Solving - Utilizing innovative approaches to solve problems

Jan. 2, 2015

Constructive Ideas for Constructed Response

Workshop for Evans Middle School math teachers emphasizing instructional strategies and teaching tips to prepare students for success on constructed response items. (Evans Middle)


Jan. 13, 2015

Using Bar Models to Make Math Visual (Grades 3-5)

Designed for grades 3-5 regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches, this workshop will explore the powerful strategy of model drawing to help students really understand and be able to solve word problems. (SD1, Werz, 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Register by 4 p.m. on January 12, 2015, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr3-5BarModels


Jan. 14, 2015

Using Bar Models to Make Math Visual (Grades K-2)

Designed for grades K-2 regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches, this workshop will explore the powerful strategy of model drawing to help students really understand and be able to solve word problems. (SD1, Werz, 3:30-4:30 p.m.) Register by 4 p.m. on January 13, 2015, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GrK-2BarModels


Jan. 15, 2015

Grade 3: Outstanding Math Guide

In this workshop, third grade regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches 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 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr3-OMG by 4 p.m. on January 13, 2015.


Jan. 20, 2015

High School Math: Using Cognitive Complexity to Strengthen Instruction

High school regular/special education teachers will analyze assessment items for levels of cognitive demand and modify low-level problems to raise its level. (Newnan High 9th grade media center, 4 – 5 p.m.) Register by 4 p.m. on January 19, 2015, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HS-2015-01-20


Jan. 22, 2015

Grade 4: Outstanding Math Guide

Designed for fourth 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 January 20, 2015 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr4-OMG


Jan. 27, 2015

Middle School Math: Analyzing and Modifying Assessment Items

Middle school regular/special education teachers will analyze assessment items for levels of cognitive demand and modify low-level problems to raise its level. (Madras Middle media center, 4 – 5 p.m.) Register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MS-2015-01-27 by 4 p.m. on January 26, 2015.


Jan. 29, 2015

Grade 5: Outstanding Math Guide

In this workshop, fifth grade regular/special education/EIP teachers and instructional coaches 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 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr5-OMG by 4 p.m. on January 27, 2015.


Feb. 5, 2015

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 3, 2015, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Gr2-OMG

Advanced Opportunities - Creating opportunities to stretch learning to higher levels


Jan.2, 2015 (Arnco Sargent and Northside Elementary) and January 14th (Canongate)

Common Sense Lexile

This workshop will provide an overview of Lexile and practical uses for incorporating Lexile measures into the classroom.


Jan. 6, 2015

Professional Learning for Elementary Gifted Teachers

This session will focus on a review of grade level standards, SLO data recording, guiding principals for advanced content, differentiation of instruction in Gifted/Advanced Content and unit review.


Jan. 8, 2015 3:30 pm

Writing with Children’s Literature

This session is for elementary teachers seeking strategies for incorporating children’s literature into Writing. Werz Bldg.


Jan. 12, 2015

Professional Learning for Elementary Gifted Teachers

This session will focus on a review of grade level standards, SLO data recording, guiding principals for advanced content, differentiation of instruction in Gifted/Advanced Content and unit review.


Jan. 15- 4:15 pm, PLC

BYOT-Tech Summit Session.

This session will focus on utilizing student devices for project based learning. Also included are updates to CCSS Technology Infrastructure.


Jan. 22, 2015

Reading Strategies for the Content Teachers

The implementation of various reading strategies into content area classrooms will be the focus of this session. The session is designed for K - 8th grade teachers and will be held at Werz.

Relationship Building - Developing environments that promote positive relationships so that rigorous standards can be mastered

Jan. 12 - 13, 2015

Mindset Certification

This course is designed to train and certify professionals in a system of preventing and managing aggressive behavior to include oppositional defiant behavior.

SD2 Room at Werz from 8:30 - 4:00


Jan. 23, 2015

Psychologist Meeting

1:30 PM Food Service Building

This session will focus on reviewing Psychological Services guidelines and approaches to best serve our district.


Jan. 28, 2015

Title IX Conference

This session will focus on a variety of topics including Cyberbullying - The School's Responsibility and Title IX at the School Level. The sessions are designed for administrators and counselors.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Werz.

To register, use the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TitleIXConference

Goal Setting for All - Establishing and monitoring goals for success

Jan. 8- 4:15 pm, PLC

Middle/High Science Curriculum meeting.

This meeting will focus on results from 1st semester SGAs, Science Fair 2015, Science Olympiad, and grant opportunities for the coming semester.