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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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​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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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
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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:

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  • Dawna Hatcher
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We are excited to announce that a new DLI Dashboard is available and has been linked to our Dual Language Immersion page at GaDOE.  You can view the dashboard via this link.  

Special thanks to our friends from Kennesaw State University for helping supply this useful tool for stakeholders wishing to locate these programs.

Patrick


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  • Dawna Hatcher
010/27/2018 11:28 AM

Good evening world language professionals,

I am working toward a more comprehensive upcoming GaDOE WL Update but wanted to share with you some of the latest developments to keep you informed.

I certainly want to wish you all a great upcoming week and much success in your classrooms and organizations. 

 

  • If you missed the 2018 World Language Collaborative Unconference in Savannah, you can still access the documents that were shared via this link.  Thank you to Dr. Linsky (SCCPSS) and Dr. Karchner and Dr. Amarie from Ga Southern for all their work in putting it on! Great event and good turnout!  

 

 

  • Did you know there is a new DLI Dashboard available that shows you the locations of all of Georgia's growing DLI programs.  Follow this link to see it.  Many thanks to our friends at KSU for putting it together for us!

 

 

 

 

  • We will be at the Okefenokee RESA on Nov 5th.  Here is a link to sign up!  Looking forward to sharing with our teachers in SE Ga.

 

  • I have created an online PLC community for World Language teachers via EdWeb here: www.edweb.net/gadoeworldlang  I invite you to join and connect with other world language teachers in Georgia.  I have created a number of discussion boards there including one for introductions.  Feel free to share! Let's stay connected and informed.

 

Patrick


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  • Dawna Hatcher
010/27/2018 11:17 AM

Georgia Department of Education launches Partnership for Rural Growth, dedicating an additional $1.6 million to education in rural Georgia

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 463-4246, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us

-Follow GaDOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @GeorgiaDeptofEd

 

October 24, 2018 – The Georgia Department of Education is launching the Partnership for Rural Growth, an initiative to expand the resources available to public school districts in rural Georgia.

 

"More and more Georgians are recognizing the importance of a 'rural renaissance' to the future of our state – and K-12 education must be a driver of that," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "As a longtime resident of rural Georgia, and a former South Georgia principal and teacher, I want to make sure every single student – in every part of our state – has access to opportunities that will prepare them for a successful future. Through the Partnership for Rural Growth, we're working to eliminate the resource gaps our rural schools and districts often face, and to make sure K-12 education is spurring renewal in rural Georgia."  

 

Major components of the Partnership for Rural Growth include:

 

Grants to establish or expand fine arts programs

The fine arts are a critical component of a well-rounded K-12 education. GaDOE is providing $10,000 stART grants to 35 rural school districts to assist them in expanding the fine arts opportunities available to their students. In each selected district, the funding will be used specifically to create new arts education programs or expand existing programs.

 

STEM and STEAM coordinators in Southwest and Southeast Georgia

More than 1,150 Georgia schools have expressed interest in pursuing STEM or STEAM certification. To assist rural schools in expanding and improving their offerings for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, GaDOE is funding STEM/STEAM coordinators based in Southwest and Southeast Georgia.

 

Workshops to increase access to AP, Dual Enrollment, and Gifted coursework

GaDOE is partnering with the College Board to offer free workshops for eighth-, ninth-, and tenth-grade teachers in 14 rural districts. The two- and three-day workshops are designed to help teachers prepare their students for accelerated opportunities like Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Enrollment, and Gifted courses. ELA, math, science, and social studies teachers will be equipped with engaging resources for their students and meaningful feedback to show them where each student needs additional support and focus. The goal is to significantly increase the number of students in each target district who can access and complete college-level work before leaving high school.

 

Grants to help schools teach entrepreneurship

GaDOE is providing up to 40 $11,000 Entrepreneurship, Enterprise & Education (E3) grants to rural school districts. The grants are designed to support entrepreneurship education – lessons and curriculum that prepare students to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities after high school. The funding can be used to plan, develop, and implement lessons and curriculum; provide content-specific professional development for teachers; and purchase equipment needed to support entrepreneurship education – for example, computer software, creative supplies, and devices like 3-D printers.

 

A network for school improvement for school and district leaders in rural Georgia

GaDOE is establishing the Rural Education Leadership Network, which will connect school- and district-level leaders in rural school districts. Through the network, the Southern Regional Education Board will work with education leaders to identify common needs and strategies to address them, then provide training and expert assistance, at no cost to the schools or districts.

 

It is a core priority of the Georgia Department of Education to provide students with a well-rounded education, including opportunities like fine arts, STEM and STEAM, advanced coursework, and career tech. Through the Partnership for Rural Education and other key initiatives – including L4GA grants to support literacy learning, funding for wraparound services, FastTrack grants for career education labs, grants for computer coding courses in underserved areas, and more – the Department is working to bridge resource gaps and ensure those opportunities are available to every student, in every part of the state.

 

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Meghan Frick
Director of Communications 
Georgia Department of Education
2062 Twin Towers East
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE 

Atlanta, GA  30334

404-463-4246

mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us
http://www.gadoe.org

 

GaDOE Communications webpage

Connect with GaDOE: Facebook | Twitter |Instagram | State School Superintendent

 

"Educating Georgia's Future"


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