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. 30 credit hours and hree 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 80% 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.

WEDNESDAY WEBINARS

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 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.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 80% 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 80% or better. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) is awarded upon completion of this training. 

Here is a video to help you organize your pictures from a digital camera. Click here to watch the demonstration about how to organize your photos.

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.

 

2nd Year Lead Teacher Training

This two-day classroom training is MANDATORY for lead teachers who completed New Lead Teacher Training during the 2012-2013 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. Fifteen credit hours and one Professional Learning Unit (PLU) are awarded upon completion of this training. 

2nd Year New Lead Teacher Training Competency Quiz 

Quiz based on content learned during each of the face-to-face trainings; teachers must complete a quiz with a grade of 80% or better to pass.

Phonological Awareness Module

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; teachers must complete quiz with a grade of 80% or better to pass.