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A well-rounded education promotes a diverse set of learning experiences that engages students across a variety of courses, activities, and programs in subjects such as English, reading/language arts, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, geography, computer science, music, career and technical education, health, and physical education. (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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012/31/2019 1:59 PM

​I recently came across a blog post that synthesized the evidence for social-emotional learning interventions very well. 

The post narrates how research on the benefits of SEL contributed to greater interest among educators and policymakers on how to integrate SEL and academic approaches.

Studies of interest include a 2012 meta-analysis of 75 studies and a 2015 study that estimated a 11 to 1 return on investment for six different SEL interventions. 



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Jobs for the Future produces resources and toolkits for state policymakers and local education leaders. The national nonprofit has released several briefs related to work-based learning. Below, you will find links to three documents, each with a short description. 

Work-Based Learning with Small Business (November 2018): The brief provides specific examples of how district leaders could engage the business community. The document explores the benefits of offering early postsecondary opportunities to high school students.

Work-Based Learning System Development Guide (2017): JFF produced a set of resources for districts interested in developing and implementing work-based learning strategies, including self-assessment and learning goals tools, workforce portfolios, and experiences inventory.

Not As Hard As You Think (2015): The document describes strategies for engaging high school students in work-based learning opportunities by presenting case studies from the manufacturing and healthcare sectors. 

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The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Go Alliance provides training and technical assistance to increase postsecondary readiness, access and success. An August 2019 webinar focuses on how to work with students and parents to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The presenter is an Awareness and Outreach Specialist in the Office of Federal Student Aid at the U.S. Department of Education. 

Webinar Link

USED Toolkit for Counselors

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​The 2012 research brief from the National Endowment of the Arts analyzes data from four longitudinal databases regarding the effect of arts engagement on students' future education and labor market outcomes.  

Researchers conclude that disadvantaged children and youth with high arts engagement are more likely to score better on different academic and behavioral metrics than their peers. Also, their analysis indicates that programs that engage at-risk students in the arts could narrow achievement levels between low and high-SES youth.

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Dear Colleagues,

During the 2019 Regular Session, the Georgia General Assembly created several education-related study committees. The following list includes links to committee reports. In the past, the recommendations contained in these reports often have served as a roadmap for developing legislation.

Senate Study Committee on Community Schools 
  • Senate Resolution 353 (Link)
  • Final Report (Link)

Senate Study Committee on the Financial Efficiency Star Rating

  • Senate Resolution 452 (Link)

Senate Study Committee on Higher Education Outcomes
  • Senate Resolution 464 (Link)
  • Final Report (Link)

Senate Study Committee on the Educational Development of African American Children in the State of Georgia
  • Senate Resolution 468 (Link)
  • Final Report (Link)


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​Here is a touching example of how teachers can make a difference in a child's life. Children will likely be excited about learning if they feel valued, respected, and understood.  Great article. 

https://educationpost.org/before-a-child-can-learn-they-need-to-feel-safe-and-cared-for/?fbclid=IwAR1CTGSF2ogI5KZCweitSvzjFMXedK89275vp9Uv0oefK6-OV75FmC8v-5s

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  • Dawna Hatcher
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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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  • Dawna Hatcher
011/8/2018 10:56 AM

Good afternoon world language professionals,

 

Below are some updates that I wanted to be sure to share with you.  As always, thank you for all you do!

 

Session Proposals can be made until Jan 2nd via this link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdB4G2ZX9nxwrMQ2Gy02ybdHRETEw4q33yTXNCXRs_U9OeBaA/viewform

 

  • The Georgia Department of Education World Languages, in collaboration with Berry College, is pleased to offer the 1st annual Northwest Georgia World Language Expo on the beautiful campus of Berry College on Saturday, Feb 9th from 9am - 2pm! Registration is free and can be accomplished via this link.

 

  • Congratulations to Ms. Grethel Van Epps from the International Charter School, who is the November World Language Teacher of the Month.  If you would like to nominate a teacher to be recognized, you can do so via this link.

 

  • A reminder, if your school does not offer the International Skills Diploma Seal, the deadline for your school to offer this one of a kind recognition of a student's internationally focused education is December 15thYou can find out a lot of information via our website here.  There you can download the application form as well.  If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  Last year, nearly a 1,000 Georgia Students received this recognition and currently the program is in place in nearly 100 High Schools across the state.

 

  • The 2nd annual statewide world Language Job Fair will be held on Saturday, Feb 23rd at North Atlanta High School from 9am - 12pm! Georgia is the only state that does a statewide world language specific job fair! Please share with your friends or anyone you might know who is interested in getting engaged in the profession.  We hope to offer certification information sessions from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for those who need guidance in the pathways available to them.

 

Patrick


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  • Dawna Hatcher
011/3/2018 6:52 AM

Good afternoon World Languages Teachers,

A quick CULTR update:

  • CULTR's new video project, entitled T.H.R.I.V.E., represents the Tales of Habits (for) Retention, Inspiration, Vision and Enrichment. We want to hear your story through 2-minute videos. Why did you become a language teacher and what continues to offer inspiration? What are the biggest obstacles to achieving success and how did you overcome them?   The first ten teachers to submit a video in accordance to the offered prompts and guidelines will win a $10 Starbucks gift card and a World Languages Day T-shirt! Deadline to submit your video: Nov. 9th!
  • Last chance to register for Implementing tools to build a 21st century classroom and boost proficiency levels on Saturday, Nov. 10. Click here to view details for all workshop dates and to register.     Registration deadline for November's workshop:  Friday, Nov. 2nd at 1:00pm!   
  • The African Studies Association's Annual Meeting takes place in Atlanta this year. They are hosting pre-conference Teacher Workshops on Sat. Dec. 1. Workshop schedule attached. Click here to register!

 

 


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  • Dawna Hatcher
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Good afternoon,

Call for Applications now open for Georgia Tech's new M.S. in Global Media & Cultures and M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies! Priority Deadline Jan 15th / Final Deadline March 1st.  See below for details. 

Thank you for all you do in support of world language education in Georgia!

Patrick

 

Call for Applications

 

 


M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies

The MS-GMC and MS-ALIS offer targeted preparation for emerging 21st century careers, from media and international business to non-profit, international education, and smart technologies. These degrees build on the rapidly growing media industry in Atlanta, the No.1 location in the U.S. for film production and home to over 2000 multinational businesses. Through internships, study abroad, multimedia projects, and advanced business-oriented language training, students build a professional portfolio that positions them for success in a global career.


1-year M.S. in Global Media and Cultures
Chinese | French | German | Japanese | Russian | Spanish

The  MS-GMC is a joint degree by Georgia Tech's School of Modern Languages and School of Literature, Media, and Communication. It offers targeted bilingual preparation for careers in media, international business, and global leadership. We provide experiential training in media studies, cross-cultural communication, and advanced competence in a high-impact language and region. Students build a bilingual portfolio through internships, media production, research, and leadership opportunities. 


1-year M.S. in Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
Focus in Spanish, 2019 | French and German in 2020

The MS-ALIS trains you in the real-world applications of language for a wide range of career paths, from communications and non-profit to business, engineering, and medicine. As a student, you will gain professional-level language training and hands-on experiences through internships, study abroad, and creative projects, positioning you to pursue leadership roles in a range of industries. All courses in this program are in the target language.

 


*MS-GMC and MS-ALIS are BOR approved and pending SACSCOC approval.

 

Download PDF

 

Website

 

Contact Us

 

Official Press Release


Application Information:

 

Priority Deadline: January 15th
Final Deadline: March 1st

 

Requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of recommendation
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0+
  • TOEFL score (international students)
  • MS-GMC: Intermediate-mid proficiency in one of our language concentrations
  • MS-ALIS: Intermediate-high proficiency and a 3.0 in Spanish

Language proficiency will be evaluated via online interview after applications have been submitted. Students are encouraged to submit information about previous proficiency scores from official testing services to provide additional context for assessment.

Students may apply to more than one program. Students must apply to each program separately to be considered for both programs. International students are encouraged to apply by the January 15th deadline. 

This program has been approved by the USG Board of Regents and is pending approval by our accrediting body SACSCOC. Applications are being accepted at this time. However, offers of admission will be made only after SACSCOC approval is granted.
 

Apply Now

 




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    Georgia Department of Education

World Languages and Global Workforce Initiatives

 

Georgia added 13 new programs this year!

Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Programs

During the last 4 years, DLI programs have seen an explosion of popularity in Georgia and particularly in the Atlanta Metro Region but expanding in recent years to Dalton City Schools, Clarke County Schools and this coming year to the Savannah-Chatham School system with the addition of two programs. (1 in Spanish and 1 in Chinese).  During the last few years, we have seen the growth go from 3 schools at the start of the 2012-2013 school year to 53 programs.

In Georgia, students in dual language immersion schools receive instruction for half the school day in English and the other half in another language. The immersion programs in Georgia include German, French, Spanish, Chinese and in 2018 Japanese with plans to expand to more languages in the future.  Typically, the immersion student starts the program in kindergarten and then expands their knowledge with each grade level. Science and math are taught in the target language, immersing the student in the second language while they simultaneously study two of their core subjects.

 

The Dual Language Immersion Model is a state approved ESOL delivery model and is mentioned in the State's ESSA Plan. (See page 10).  Substantial research has confirmed the efficacy of the model for all learners. (See research by Thomas & Collier.)  This past year, the Georgia Department of Education launched several new Professional Development opportunities to support immersion teachers and administrators, such as the Dual Language Immersion in a Day Professional Development programs as well as the annual summer Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute (GADII) which will be held for the 5th consecutive year in 2018.  This past year also saw the awarding of grants in support of DLI programs through a partnership with the Georgia foundation for Public Education.  The GaDOE Video DLI Diary project visited several DLI programs and interviewed students, parents and administrators about the DLI model and their experiences.

 

For more information on Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Programs please visit our webpage: Georgia's Dual Language Immersion Initiative.

Contact Information

Mr. Patrick Wallace

Program Specialist for World Languages & Global Work Initiatives

Office Phone: 404-651-8373

Mobile Phone: 404-694-4633

pwallace@doe.k12.ga.us

Facebook: Georgia Department of Education World Languages

Twitter: gadoeworldlanguages

 


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​Data-based individualization (DBI) is a research-based process for individualizing and intensifying interventions for students with severe and persistent learning and behavioral needs. The process integrates evidence-based intervention, assessment, and strategies using 5 interactive steps:

https://intensiveintervention.org/sites/default/files/NCII-placemat-508.pdf

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