Training

GEORGIA’S PRIDE

Georgia’s PRIDE (Pre-K Resource and Idea Exchange) is a searchable database designed for Pre-K teachers to find developmentally appropriate small group activities and transitions. Teachers can search by a topic of study or content area. This database also includes transitions that teachers can use in their classrooms daily. Take a minute and submit your ideas so the database can keep growing. We will give you credit for your idea! Click here to visit PRIDE.


NEW LEAD TEACHER TRAINING

This two-day training is for lead teachers who have never worked as a lead teacher in Georgia's Pre-K Program. Topics for this two-day training include: routines and procedures, child guidance, setting up the environment, lesson planning, and large and small group instruction. This training will introduce The Lesson Planning Handbook for Georgia's Pre-K teachers. Teachers must attend both days of training consecutively and complete 8 online quizzes, and complete 1 day of Work Sampling Online Training. 30 credit hours and three Professional Learning Units (PLUs) are awarded upon completion. Each portion of the training must be successfully completed to earn credit.

NEW LEAD TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ

Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training. To be completed AFTER attending the training.

7 OFF TO A GOOD START NEW TEACHER PODCASTS AND QUIZZES

  • Building Community: Strategies to help you build a caring and productive classroom community

  • Reading to Children: Tips and techniques for reading aloud to children

  • Developing Classroom Rules: How to develop positive and meaningful classroom rules

  • Info to Go: Parent Communication: Ways to effectively communicate with parents

  • Rest Time: Suggestions for organizing and managing rest time

  • Classroom Environment: Strategies to help you organize your classroom

  • Assessment: Ways to get started with assessment prior to attending training

 

WORK SAMPLING ONLINE TRAINING

Topics for this one-day training include step-by-step introduction to the Work Sampling Online System, technology tips, and Pre-K Child Assessment. Teachers are expected set their password and enter their students into their class BEFORE they attend training.  Watch this Work Sampling Online video for instructions. EACH REGISTRANT WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM SUPPORT@SCHOOLSUCCESS.NET AND SHOULD FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED THEREIN TO SET THEIR WORK SAMPLING ONLINE PASSWORD BEFORE ATTENDING THE CLASSROOM TRAINING. Six (6) credit hours will be awarded upon successful completion of training. 

 

NEW ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING

This two-day training is MANDATORY for assistant teachers who have never worked as an assistant teacher in Georgia's Pre-K Program. It is mandatory for new assistant teachers to attend both days of training consecutively. Topics include: the classroom environment, child development, child guidance, communicating with your lead teacher, language strategies, and assessment. Teachers must attend both days of training consecutively and complete 2 online quizzes. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training. Each portion of the training must be successfully completed to earn credit.

NEW ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ

Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training. To be completed AFTER attending the training.

BOYS WILL BE BOYS PODCAST & QUIZ

Understand the needs of boys in the classroom.

 

2nd Year Lead Teacher Training

This two-day classroom training is MANDATORY for lead teachers who completed New Lead Teacher Training during the 2013-2014 school year and are beginning their second year as a Georgia's Pre-K lead teacher. Two one-day sessions will be conducted approximately 8-10 weeks apart. Teachers must be registered for both the first and second day sessions. Topics for this training include increasing the quality of documentation, building competency in determining checklist ratings, effectively using assessment to plan instruction, and incorporating the GELDS into lesson plans. Teachers must attend both days of training  and complete 2 online quizzes. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) are awarded upon completion of this training. Each portion of the training must be successfully completed to earn credit.

2nd Year New Lead Teacher Training Competency Quiz 

Quiz based on content learned during each of the face-to-face trainings. To be completed AFTER attending the training.

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS MODULE & QUIZ

This overview of phonological awareness provides teachers an opportunity to discover ideas and strategies for helping children hear and manipulate the sounds that make up our language. Teachers must complete the associated quiz based on content presented in the Phonological Awareness Module.

 

RETURNING LEAD TEACHER 3rd YEAR & ABOVE TRAINING

This two-day training is required for Pre-K returning leads who have been teaching ina  Pre-K classroom for three or more years. Teachers must attend both days of training consecutively and complete 2 online quizzes. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training. Each portion of the training must be successfully completed to earn credit.

RETURNING LEAD TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ

Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training. To be completed AFTER attending the training.

GETTING CHILDREN TALKING AND WRITING ABOUT MATH  PODCAST & QUIZ

This podcast will explain the importance of young children communicating about and representing math concepts. Teachers will also learn how to incorporate math journals in the Pre-K classroom. 

RETURNING ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING

This training is MANDATORY for all Pre-K Returning Assistant teachers. Teachers must attend both days of training consecutively and complete 2 online quizzes. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training. Each portion of the training must be successfully completed to earn credit.

RETURNING ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ

Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training. To be completed AFTER attending the training.

IDEAS FOR PRE-K PLAY PODCAST & QUIZ

Watch this podcast and complete the associated quiz.