Georgia Teacher of the Year

Mr. John Tibbets

Worth County

SWRESA TAPP Graduate

Ms. Royale Armstrong

Teacher of the Year, Cairo

8th Annual Science Conference

Date: Tuesday, June 5th, & Wednesday, June 6th, Time: 9 - 3pm

Amanda Buice, Science Program Director GA DOE, will be our keynote speaker. Expert presenters, including Georgia Science Teachers of the Year, Science Ambassadors, Georgia Science Teachers, University Representatives and others will provide breakout sessions to align with the needs and interests of all science educators. Topics include: Fostering Innovative Thinking, STEM: Inside and Out, Free Tech Tools, Science Strategies, Writing Across the Science Curriculum, Project Based Learning, Sand Science, and many more.

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We are hiring a School Psychologist!

This position provides psychological services for several of our SWGA RESA Schools beginning August 1st, 2018.

Send your letter of interest and resume by May 26, 2018 to: Mr. Tim Helms, Sr. Southwest Georgia RESA 570 Martin Luther King Jr. Road Camilla, GA 31730

Or email to thelms@swresa.org

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3rd Grade History Refresher 101

July 10-11, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

American Indians, European Exploration, & British Colonization

Join grade level colleagues in this lively 2 DAY, hands-on crash course on topics in U.S. History. The workshop is FREE and materials will be provided. We will model use of engaging inquiry strategies and resources while reinforcing and extending the content knowledge needed to teach the new Social Studies GSE.

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4th Grade History Refresher 101

July 12, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Civil War & Reconstruction

Join grade level colleagues in this lively 1 DAY, hands-on crash course on topics in U.S. History. The workshop is FREE and materials will be provided. We will model use of engaging inquiry strategies and resources while reinforcing and extending the content knowledge needed to teach the new Social Studies GSE.

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Google for Education

Date: August 14th Time: 9:00 - 12:00 PM

Are you ready to get Google Certified? This fundamentals training is designed for the classroom teacher, but is open for any educator to pursue, and will be an ongoing engaging course. If you are looking to increase efficiency & save time, and engage in professional growth & leadership, then this course is for you. We will delve into the Google Training Center with hands on experience that will strengthen your Google skills & knowledge! If you missed the previous PL's, no worries, we will help you catch up. We look forward to you joining us!

*Bonus* 390+Resources for Google Classroom

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GPB Education

Date: August 21st, 2018 | Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Participants will receive an introduction to the Discovery Education and PBS Learning Media platforms which house over 300,000 free resources. We will navigate through the latest upgrades and learn how to find resources, organize relevant content, and apply meaningful teaching strategies. Tips for more efficient and effective searching will be shared, giving participants a chance to to explore and build a portfolio of assets for the classroom.

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Tech Directors Meeting

Date: August 22nd Time: 10:00 - 12:00 PM

We are excited to have Manuel John Martinez "MJ" with GoGuardian join us at Southwest RESA to present the following 3 Topics:

  1. GoGuardian Admin 2.0 - Smart Filtering and Reporting
  2. GoGuardian Teacher 2.0 - Classroom Management and Screen Monitoring
  3. GoGuardian Beacon - Suicide Prevention Solution + Smart Alerts

Lunch is included, please RSVP here.

Basic Admin Training

Date: 9/4/2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In this session, attendees receive an in-depth overview of all three SLDS dashboards (District, School and Teacher dashboards), the student profile page, and the Teacher Resource Link (TRL). This includes reviewing Enrollment Withdrawal data, Attendance data, and Assessment data from the Historical tab. The session will also include an extensive look at the “differentiation tool” (Operational Tab). Attendees will find invaluable ways to encourage teachers to use SLDS by reviewing exactly what teachers can see in SLDS. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of the three dashboards within SLDS.

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Extended Admin Training

Date: 9/4/2018

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This session builds on the basic SLDS functionality for administrators. This session will look at some of the other tools within SLDS such as: Local Assessments (Renaissance Learning), a refresher of the differentiation tool, High School Feedback, Usage Reports, and the SLDS Parent Portal. This session will also offer an overview of several other tools, such as the IIS tool, the Gifted Eligibility and EL Screener forms, Professional Development, the Learning Object Repository (LOR), GOFAR, Counselor Companion, and TestPad. Participants will see how SLDS has grown over the past several years as it provides a “path to personalized learning.”

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IIS Data Analysis Tool

Date: 9/5/2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In this session, attendees receive an in-depth training in the Instructional Improvement System (IIS) Dashboard. In addition, a quick refresher of the Assessment Dashboard will be provided. The IIS Data Analysis Tool provides district-level and school-level administrators the ability to create customized reports using the assessment, attendance, and student growth model data available through the SLDS tunnel. Additionally, the IIS Data Analysis Tool allows users to compare their district and school data to that of other Georgia districts and schools and to share the reports that they create with other users in their districts. This application is not available to teachers.

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Southwest Georgia RESA

570 Martin Luther King, Jr. Road

Camilla, Georgia 31730

Phone: 229-207-0600 | Fax: 229-336-2888 | Twitter | Directions