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 2 online quizzes, to earn 15 credit hours. New Teachers who also complete 1 day of Work Sampling Online Training will be awarded 21 credit hours a upon completion. 

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.

 OFF TO A GOOD START NEW TEACHER PODCAST AND QUIZ

             Podcast covers the following topics:

  • Building Community: Strategies to help you build a caring & 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

Work Sampling Online is MANDATORY for all New Lead Teachers and teachers who have not yet had WSO 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 are 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. 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 2014-2015 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 are awarded upon completion of this training. 

PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS MODULE & QUIZ

This should be completed PRIOR to attending the face-to-face training. 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.

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.

 

RETURNING TEACHER 3rd YEAR & ABOVE TRAINING

This two-day training is required for Pre-K returning leads  AND assistants who have been teaching ina  Pre-K classroom for three or more years. Teachers must attend both days of training consecutively and complete 1 online quiz and submit 1 assignment online. Fifteen credit hours are awarded upon completion of this training.

RETURNING TEACHER TRAINING COMPETENCY QUIZ

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

IMPLEMENTING GELDS TOOLBOX ACTIVITY

Inside your course in BrightSpace by D2L, submit a photo or short video clip of you conducting an activity from the GELDS toolbox. Write 2-3 sentences of why you chose this activity for your classroom or for these specific children, be sure to include  the indicator and any adaptations you have made. 

NOTE: Only include children in your photo or video that have signed photo releases.