Professional Learning and Title II
Dr. Meri Blackburn, 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
Title II, Part A Supporting Effective Instruction Grant funds are obtained by a State on the basis of the United States Department of Education’s (USDE) approval of either (1) an individual State plan or (2) a consolidated application that includes the program. Through the program, state and local educational agencies (SEAs and LEAs) receive funds using a USDE provided formula based on poverty and population.
The purpose of the Title II, Part A grant is
• to increase student achievement consistent with challenging State academic standards,
• to improve the quality and effectiveness of teachers, principals and other school leaders,
• to increase the number of teachers, principals and other school leaders who are effective in improving student academic achievement in schools, and
• to provide low-income and minority student greater access to effective of teachers, principals and other school leaders.