Monday, December 24, 2007

New Programs from GaDOE

The Georgia Department of Education in collaboration with Georgia Public Broadcasting bring two new video-training modules to school-based leadership teams, advisors, counselors, graduation coaches, middle school teachers, and high school teachers: Graduation Counts! Readiness to Results in Grades 6-12 and Teachers as Advisors.

Graduation Counts! is a six-episode series with topics ranging from Adult Culture, Utilizing Data, Rigor & Relevance, Relationships, Pyramids of Intervention, and Standards-Based Teaching. Each episode is introduced by Kathy Cox and is broken down into segments. This video-training module is designed for school-based leadership teams and provides a deeper understanding of the practices outlined in the Graduation Counts! guide.

Middle and high school teachers will be able to use Teachers as Advisors to assume responsibilities as student advisors and as members of graduation teams. The material in the series is also appropriate for advisors, counselors and graduation coaches. This informative program has ten modules including Establishing Need and Gaining Awareness of Data, The Educational and Career Planning Process, Articulating a Statement of Purpose, Strategic Planning for Parent/Family Involvement, Achieving Consensus on Organization and Logistics, Designing Framework-Based Content for Delivery, Understanding and Fully Utilizing Assessment Results, Determining the Level of Leader Involvement and Support, Professional Learning and On-going Support, and Assessing the Effectiveness of a TAA Program.

Watch Graduation Counts! and Teachers as Advisors in the GPB Digital Library. Look for these programs to air on GPB Education’s Satellite Network in the beginning of 2008!