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.
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.
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.”
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.
Are you ready to become a Google Certified Educator? This Level 1 fundamentals training is designed for the classroom teacher, but is open for any educator to pursue. 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!
Teachers are you ready to add some new Technology Resources to your Educational Tool Box? In this Professional Learning you will gain hands on experience by delving into Pear Deck, Google Keep & Expeditions, Nearpod, the “New” Teacher Resource Link, Symbaloo, Livebinder, and more. After lunch, we will have a "demo slam," which is a short, high energy tutorial of some of the most popular Apps & Extensions that will not only make your life so much easier, but will benefit your everyday teaching experience. We have Chromebooks you can use or BYOD!
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.
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.