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Effective Use of Technology

A portion of the SSAE program funds can be used for increasing effective use of technology to improve the academic achievement, academic growth, and digital literacy of all students.  Technology can accelerate, amplify, and expand the impact of effective practices that support student learning, increase community engagement, foster safe and healthy environments, and enable well-rounded educational opportunities. (Non-Regulatory Guidance SSAE Grants)

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The intent and purpose of the forum is to provide information and resources to Georgia School Districts for planning purposes only and does not constitute allowability or circumvent GaDOE official guidance, recommendations or requirements.


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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01/3/2019 7:00 AM

Dear Colleagues,

The 2018 Georgia General Assembly created several House and Senate Study Committees. The following includes the study committee reports related to education. Legislation during the 2019 General Assembly Session will include many of the recommendations from the committee reports.

 

House of Representatives Rural Development Council Final Report

http://www.house.ga.gov/Documents/CommitteeDocuments/2018/HRDC/Final%20Recommendations/FINAL_RDC_Recommendations_2018-2.pdf

 

House of Representatives Study Committee on School Security Final Report

http://www.house.ga.gov/Documents/CommitteeDocuments/2018/School%20Security/HR_1414_REPORT_FINAL.pdf

 

Senate Study Committee on School Safety

https://cdn.website-editor.net/64988db09d8e4c59aa9053e172d3a5e3/files/uploaded/The%2520Final%2520Report%2520of%2520the%2520Senate%2520School%2520Safety%2520Study%2520Committee.pdf

 

Senate Study Committee on Dyslexia

http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyCommRpts/2018_Dyslexia.pdf

 

Senate Study Committee on Advanced Communications Technologies and Use of State and Local Government Right of Way Policy Modernization

http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyCommRpts/2018_Right_of_Way_Technology.pdf

 

Senate Study Committee on Continual Audit Exceptions on Local School Systems

http://www.senate.ga.gov/sro/Documents/StudyCommRpts/2018_Continual_Audit_Exceptions_Local_School_Systems.pdf

 

NOTES:

  • Senate Study Committee on Evaluating the School Year Calendar of Georgia Public Schools (The final report is pending edits from the Senate Research Office – recommendations are expected to include mandating school calendar start dates no earlier than two weeks before Labor Day)
  • House of Representatives Study Committee on School Accreditation (The Committee held no hearings and scheduled no meetings.)
  • Senate Study Committee on School System Accreditation (The Committee held no hearings and scheduled no meetings.)

 


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2018 Growth Data in Growth Model
2018 Georgia Milestones Growth Data is now in both the Growth Model (green bubbles) and the IIS Dashboard.

In addition, the SGPs can be found on each Student Profile page and if the student has had two consecutive years of Milestone testing.

Testimonial
Dr Barbara Sims, 4th Grade Teacher at West Newton Elementary School (Newton County Schools) recently shared this -

The SLDS training was extremely helpful as I prepared for conferences.  It was like a "one stop shop" and made accessing pertinent student information much easier.  As I mentioned earlier, some parents were somewhat surprised that their student's previous years attendance data was being displayed and discussed at conferences; however, in some cases, it opened the door to discuss current attendance patterns and their impact, both negative and positive, on student achievement.

Click Parent Conference for a sample that Dr Sims uses.

 
 

Testimonial
Alma Fraire, 8th Grade ESOL Teacher at Dalton Middle School (Dalton Public Schools) recently shared this -

I am very pleased with all the information I have access to because it is helping to drive my instruction and support the students in the areas they need help with. I believe having all the data and discussing it with the students is helping me to become a better teacher, and since the students are aware of their needs, it is helping them become better students.

Click Benefits of SLDS for the entire comments of Alma Fraire.

 

Georgia's Graduation Rate Rises To All-Time High

Click for More Info and  State & District Results

Reminder- Local Assessments Can Be Imported into SLDS
Many districts in Georgia have taken advantage of having some of their local assessments (formative assessments) imported into SLDS. This is a reminder that if your district uses Renaissance Learning's STAR Reader, STAR Math, or Early Literacy or if your district uses NWEA's MAP (Measure of Academic Progress), then your district's Assessment Director can request information on the "sharing agreement" that is needed. FYI - once the sharing agreement is in place and the original setup is completed, the vendors do all the exporting of data.
Trying to keep all the things a teacher needs in ONE PLACE!

 

Survey Quotes
*I like this type of training where we were taught something and then allowed to practice with our own information.
It was relevant and it allowed us to add our own student's information on the EL form.

*The training was very effective and has already been utilized in my data analysis process.

*Add more training sessions during the year                           *Well put together session that I found very informative.

*I like having the trainer in person walking us through everything. I don't know ways to improve this training.

*This type of training is beneficial because there is opportunity for Q/A and immediate feed back.

*The hands-on way that we did it, was perfect for me.

 

More Training Will Always Help!
It never fails to amaze- routinely we run into Teachers, Counselors, Administrators that are amazed with all that is in SLDS NOW! It is common to hear, "I didn't know that was in there", "I wish I had known that was in SLDS, it would have saved me days/weeks worth of research"... For example, recently a group of SLDS-fluent teachers were SHOCKED that a parent could see all of the SLDS data on their own child via their SIS Parent Portal. Yes!!! Parents even have access to SLDS. Not to mention, ACCESS scores, GAA, Professional Development, 30,000+ Digital Resources aligned to Georgia Standards of Excellence.... all at your fingertips!

If you haven't had training in the past 18 months, NOW is the time to consider scheduling it.

Free Training Opportunities
The Georgia Department of Education's SLDS training team provides training on all components of the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) free of charge to any Georgia public school. Each session is tailored to suit the audience in attendance and the allotted timeframe provided by school or system level personnel. All sessions are designed to be "hands-on" so attendees should have access to computers during the sessions. Once a training request is received through email or the Training Request Form, a GaDOE trainer will reach out to the requester to discuss training options to meet the needs of the school or system.

Click here for a full description of each of the training options listed below.
Teacher Training Series -
7 Sessions (35-50 Minutes each)
*Data Overview
*TRL Overview
*TRL Extended
*Lexile-Reading Comprehension
*Social Data- Attendance, Enrollment, and Course Grades
*Assessment Data
*Differentiation Based on Data
*Teacher Refresher
 
Customized options for training can be arranged based on the needs of individual schools or systems. Trainers can be scheduled to provide multiple types of the trainings described above over the course of one day. For example, we can arrange an administrator training in the morning and a teacher training in the afternoon.

 

dhatcher@doe.k12.ga.us

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Using Grants to Leverage the Connectivity You've Already Funded with E-Rate

September 18, 2018 at 2PM EST

If your district uses E-Rate funding for connectivity and technology infrastructure, you already have all the foundation you need to attract grant dollars that can help transform your educational programs - from 1:1 computing to personalized education and beyond - and make your district's E-Rate connectivity come to life across grade spans and disciplines.

Join Grants Office and special guests from Aruba and Connection Public Sector Solutions as we discuss the grant programs that dovetail with E-Rate, highlight best practices for developing technology-rich projects across your district, and review some of the technology solutions that are working in schools today.

For resources and tools to do more with your district’s E-Rate funding, you won’t want to miss this event!

Click here.

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http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Home.aspx

Georgia Virtual Learning is your headquarters for online education from the Georgia Department of Education. Stay tuned as the program grows into your portal to various learning resources delivered by the GaDOE. Currently, you can find links to Georgia Virtual School, the online learning opportunity for 9-12 students, Georgia Credit Recovery, the teacher-less online location for students who need to recover credit from an unsuccessful course.

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