Professional Learning and Title II
Amy Perry, Director of Secondary Education
34 School Street
Watkinsville, GA 30677
706.769.5130, ext. 1306
Professional Learning – the comprehensive, sustained and intensive approach to improving educator effectiveness resulting in increased student achievement (Georgia SBOE Rule 160-3-3-.04)
- It is the responsibility of the school principal, Local Educational Agency (LEA) leaders and state leaders to ensure that teachers and other LEA personnel engage in on-going professional learning.
- Professional learning must be consistent with major research findings and best practices that result in the learning of all students.
- The professional learning component of the comprehensive improvement plan (CLIP) shall organize and direct all professional learning that enhances the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of LEA personnel regardless of the funding source.
- The LEA plan for professional learning should be based on multiple data sources including, but not limited to, student achievement and teacher/leader effectiveness measures. The plan and its implementation shall be aligned to rigorous standards for professional learning.
- Each school shall assign the responsibility of a professional learning leader to facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the school’s professional learning designed to be support and be an integral part of the school improvement plan. The plan for professional learning should be based on multiple data sources including, but not limited to, student achievement and teacher/leader effectiveness measures. The plan and its implementation shall be aligned to rigorous standards for professional learning.
Professional Learning Resources
- GA DOE Professional Learning
- Certificate Renewal Information
- Georgia Professional Standards Commission
- PSC Certification Rules
- Rule 160-3-3-.04 Professional Learning
- Learning Forward: The Professional Learning Association
As a part of ESEA/NCLB, the purpose of the Title II, Part A program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement. School systems must work to ensure that all students, especially poor and minority students, have equitable opportunities to be taught by highly effective teachers.