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2023 Virtual Curriculum Summit with Metro RESA and GaDOE

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2023 Virtual Curriculum Summit with Metro RESA and GaDOE, Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – Resource Repository  

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM General Session

General Session/Keynote: GaDOE’s Deputy Superintendent of the Office of Teaching and Learning, Dr. April Aldridge.  Dr. Aldridge kicks off the 2023-2024 academic year with an overview of resources from the GaDOE Office of Teaching and Learning.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sessions

Literacy and ELA:  The Georgia Early Literacy Act (HB 538) and the Georgia Council on Literacy (SB 211) require GaDOE and other educational agencies to be focused on high-quality instructional materials, universal screeners for early literacy, literacy interventions, professional learning for teachers, and pre-service teacher preparation. Amy Denty, Director of Literacy, provides an overview of the legislation and its requirements, as well as GaDOE’s efforts to align state policies and practices. 

English Language Arts Program Specialists Andina Oglesby and Sarah Welch present information on Georgia’s K-12 Standards for English Language Arts, including how standards-based foundational literacy skills connect to legislation requirements. Contact Metro RESA ELA Specialists; Dr. Erika Tucker and/or Kelley York for more information.

Social Studies: Join GaDOE Social Studies as the team shares a world of resources to support inquiry-based instruction in the K-12 Social Studies classroom.  In this session GaDOE leads you on a guided tour of all Georgia Inspire has to offer.  The GaDOE team also provides updates on new resources and preview what is coming next for GaDOE Social Studies.  Participants leave this session with resources to support teachers with standards alignment, accessibility, and rigor in the social studies classroom.  


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sessions

Dyslexia: The Dyslexia session provides legislative updates related to the forthcoming implementation of S.B. 48. Findings from the three-year Dyslexia Pilot Program Implementation are discussed during the session. The remainder of the session focuses on guidance for screening for dyslexia as part of the MTSS process, and effective reading instruction across all tiers. Time is allotted for Q & A at the end of the session. Contact Metro RESA Dyslexia Endorsement Coordinator, Kimberly Gregory, for more information.

Science: Join this presentation to hear about the exciting new resources and updates for K-12 science! This workshop provides participants with access to hundreds of resources, teacher notes and course and grade level supports that can assist teachers in planning and delivering standards aligned instruction in K12 Classrooms. Contact Metro RESA Science Specialist, Dr. Reagan Biwott, for more information.  

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Sessions

Secondary Mathematics: This engaging and insightful session tailored for mathematics leaders and educators provides information and leadership tips to support the implementation of Georgia's K-12 Mathematics Standards. This session provides a comprehensive overview of Georgia’s K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grades 6-12, including updates in curriculum standards, teaching methodologies, resources, and best practices. 

GaDOE explores the intent of Georgia’s K-12 Mathematics Standards, equipping participants with strategies to foster deeper conceptual understanding, support innovative teaching, and improve student outcomes. This session aims to empower leaders with practical tools and resources. Contact Metro RESA Secondary Mathematics Specialist, Tynisha Robinson, for more information.

Fine Arts and HPE: Join this workshop for a deep dive into all the new free resources the GaDOE Fine Arts and Health and Physical Education teams have to offer. This workshop provides participants with access to hundreds of resources and lesson plans as well as the opportunity to sign up for GaDOE Community, GaLearns, the Art Data Dashboard, webinars, and GaDOE social media, which will help keep you informed about upcoming leadership opportunities, grants, professional learning, and more!

1:30 PM -2:30 PM Sessions

Elementary Mathematics: This engaging and insightful session tailored for mathematics leaders and educators will provides information and leadership tips to support the implementation of Georgia's K-12 Mathematics Standards. This session provides a comprehensive overview of Georgia’s K-12 Mathematics Standards for Grades K-5, including updates in curriculum standards, teaching methodologies, resources, and best practices. 

GaDOE explores the intent of Georgia’s K-12 Mathematics Standards, equipping participants with strategies to foster deeper conceptual understanding, support innovative teaching, and improve student outcomes. This session aims to empower leaders with practical tools and resources. Contact Metro RESA K-5 Mathematics Specialist, Dr. Miranda Westbrook, for more information.

College Readiness and Talent Development: Come learn about instructional resources available to teach gifted and advanced learners. Participants are able to take a tour of the available resources and leave with more strategies for teaching gifted and advanced learners. Contact Metro RESA Gifted Coordinator, Sherry Weidman or Sarah Kessel, for more information.  

  • GaDOE College Readiness and Talent Development Presentation Slides (PDF)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Session

GA Home Classroom/GA Connects: Learn about the digital content that is available to all Georgia educators. Join Digital Media and Literacy to dive into the Georgia Home Classroom, GaDOE Inspire, and Suitcase where you will find reliable and effective resources that have been created by the GaDOE content teams.