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 INSTITUTE
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. 30 credit hours and Three Professional Learning Units (PLUs) are awarded upon completion of this training.
NEW LEAD TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ
Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training; teachers must complete quiz with a grade of 90% or better to pass.
GA PRE-K ASSESSMENT TRAINING
This online course gives teachers an overview of assessment practices and procedures for Pre-K teachers using the Work Sampling System. This course includes a Work Sampling Online Competency quiz and classroom practice.
6 OFF TO A GOOD START NEW TEACHER PODCASTS
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.
Offered on the second Wednesday of each month, Wednesday Webinars give new lead teachers an opportunity to participate in a live discussion about pre-k topics. To access previous webinars click here.
NEW ASSISTANT TEACHER INSTITUTE
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.Fifteen credit hours and One Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training.
NEW ASSISTANT TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ
Quiz based on content learned at the 2 day face-to-face training; teachers must complete a quiz with a grade of 90% or better to pass.
BOYS WILL BE BOYS PODCAST
Understand the needs of boys
WORK SAMPLING ONLINE TRAINING
This one day training is designed for teachers new to the Work Sampling System online. Topics for this training include: introducing the Work Sampling online system step-by-step, technology tips and Pre-K assessment. Upon completion of this classroom training, teachers must enter classroom rosters, upload child data and complete the Ga. Pre-K Competency Quiz with a score of 90% or better. Fifteen credit hours and One Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training.
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Narrative Summary is a podcast that guides teachers through how to compile the end of the year summary that is required for each student. It is available as a guide and is not for credit. Click here to watch the Narrative Summary video.
BEHAVIOR MANAGMENT ONLINE TRAINING
This year-long course for returning lead teachers goes beyond basic behavior management strategies. There will be a focus on the importance of teaching social-emotional skills, ways to uncover the meaning behind behaviors, how to partner with parents, and how to effectively work with children with a variety of special needs. Teachers will learn how to individualize interventions for children with more chronic and serious behavorial challenges. Twenty credit hours and two Professional Learning Units (PLU) are awarded upon completion of this training.
Child Guidance Foundation
This online module and quiz will focus on making sure teachers have a firm foundation when implementing classroom-wide preventative strategies.The quiz based on content provided in the at the 2 day Child Guidance Foundation Course; teachers must complete a quiz with a grade of 90% or better to pass.
4 Behavior Management Webinars and Discussions
For each webinar teachers must participate in on-line discussion by providing a minimum of two (2) posts and a minimum of two (2) responses to the application assignment. Discussions are graded on pass/fail basis.
The Importance of Social-Emotional Teaching: This webinar will describe effective techniques and strategies for teaching social-emotional skills in the classroom.
All Behavior Has Meaning: This webinar and podcast will discuss how to observe, document, and assess "why" a child behaves the way he does so an effective intervention can be implemented.
Large Group and Center Time Managment: Participate inthis webinar to review techniques and strategies for managing challenging behaviors during Large Group and Center Time.
Working with Children with Special Needs: This webinar and podcast will explore how to develop a strategic action plan that includes individualized interventions for children with a specific developmental disorder or special need.