Folks, I am on vacation this week as my oldest gets married Saturday — an outdoor wedding so forgive my hopes for sunshine rather than the much-needed rain — so I am short on time to post to the blog.
But I thought this was worth sharing from DOE:
Today, state School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Georgia Department of Education staff will host a telecast to discuss the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.
This broadcast will be aired via video streaming from Georgia Public Broadcasting at 3:00-4:00 p.m. and will be replayed at 4:00-5:00 p.m. The orientation session will provide an overview about the new Georgia standards, which students will begin learning in the 2012-2013 school year.
“Georgia has joined with 44 other states to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics,” said Superintendent Barge. “We believe these common standards will provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and the 21st century workplace. We’re glad we can partner with GPB to offer this broadcast and additional broadcasts in a convenient format for Georgia’s teachers.”
The GaDOE will use this initial telecast to roll-out professional learning for kindergarten through high school teachers in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA), Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, Technical Subjects, and Mathematics. Additional professional learning sessions by grade level will be aired via live video streaming from GPB from January through May 2012.
The view the telecast and the complete schedule, click here. The archived session can be found at the same link. Today’s broadcast and additional broadcasts will be recorded, edited for closed captioning, and made available in the archives a few days after their initial airing.
–From Maureen Downey, for the AJC Get Schooled blog