CSRA Regional Educational Service Agency

4683 Augusta Highway SE
Dearing, Georgia 30808
706-556-6225
Fax 706-556-8891
www.csraresa.net


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AUGUST 2017


Professional Learning Courses
Upcoming courses at CSRA RESA

    • August 7 - Science GSE Rollout for Grades K-5
    • August 9 - Tribunal Training Course
    • August 15 - In-depth Reading Strategies PLC Session 1
    • August 15 - Math PLC Session 1
    • August 18 - Social Studies GSE Rollout for Grades K-12
    • August 24 - Innovative Classroom Technology PLC Grades K-8
    • August 29 - Inquiry-Based Learning PLC Session 1
To register for courses, please click here.


the Director's Corner

Welcome back to the 2017-18 school year!

This school year like so many others will prove to be filled with exciting opportunities and new challenges as we work together to better prepare our students for a successful college and career experience.

CSRA RESA understands your concerns and apprehensions. We stand ready to work shoulder to shoulder with you in providing the best possible educational experiences for you and your students. CSRA RESA has provided and will continue to provide significant support and resources to help you meet the demands of our profession.

CSRA RESA is uniquely positioned to provide you the support you need and deserve. We hope you will call on us and realize CSRA RESA specialists are eager to become your ally and new best friend!

Truly, the future is bright and belongs to the educated.




Calling ALL
Instructional Coaches,

Curriculum Directors
and
Teacher Leaders!

CSRA RESA is excited to announce a unique opportunity for school and district leaders who focus on providing job-embedded professional learning to faculty members within districts and schools!

Facilitated by CSRA RESA’s dynamite professional learning consultants, these “train the trainer” professional learning pathways will provide participants with a variety of research-based strategies and materials, as well as opportunities to discuss ways of facilitating the information within a district or school professional learning session.

What is being offered for Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Directors, and Teacher Leaders?

READ MORE...


In-depth Reading PLC
This PLC will focus on high-powered reading strategies that allow middle school and high school students to access texts and to improve comprehension, vocabulary development and reading stamina.

The sessions will give the participants hands-on experience using the strategy and developing ideas for students. The participants will walk away with materials they can use to train other teachers in their buildings or districts.

Any middle school or high school coach or teacher who is interested in improving student reading skills will receive the most current, research-based reading strategies to enhance reading growth.


To register, Click here.


Fall Media Specialist PLC
September 12, 2017

Click Here to Register

CSRA RESA
4683 Augusta Highway SE
Dearing, GA 30808


East Georgia District
Media Specialist of the Year
2017
Mrs. Josephine Enfinger
School Library Media Specialist
Hephzibah Elementary School
Hephzibah, Georgia

Mrs. Enfinger has been the media specialist at Hephzibah Elementary for 13 years. She received a Master of Library and Information Science from University of South Carolina. Tracie Livingston, Program Specialist-Media for Richmond County, and Josie's family were there to congratulate her at the GLMA Summer Institute Recognition of Awards event.


Social Studies Updates
CAMP:

In June, K-12 Social Studies teachers from all across the CSRA participated in a Social Studies Camp given by Crystal Parten at CSRA RESA. Over four days, teachers discussed and put into practice inquiry-based instructional strategies, worked with ideas to improve literacy through their classes, and created lessons that SWIRL (require students to Speak, Write, Investigate, Read, and Listen). Lesson plans written by the participants of this camp will be uploaded to www.curriki.com and can be accessed through our new CSRA RESA Social Studies Website: www.cparten6.wix.com/csrasocialstudies


To access the lessons, you must create an account at www.curriki.com. After creating the account, you can search for Crystal Parten’s name and join your grade level or content area group. Lessons are posted under the Resources tab in each group.


BLOG:

CSRA RESA Social Studies also has a BLOG and EVENTS section on the new website. If you are looking for a social studies training through RESA or are interested in resources or news that may impact you, then check out the website at www.cparten6.wix.com/csrasocialstudies


You can subscribe to the blog or the website and any time there are additions or changes to the site, you will be updated via e-mail.


FEATURED LESSON - JULY 2017:

Our first featured lesson plan was written by two third grade teachers in our area: Heather Sheron (3rd Grade - Columbia County) and Candy Candler (3rd Grade - McDuffie County).

Their lesson plan on Colonial America (SS3H3 - C) asks students to explore the early American colonies from different perspectives. Students will explore a range of sources including readings, images, and videos to figure out what life was like for different people in that time period. Students will end the 10 day lesson by writing a postcard from the perspective of one of the people they studied over the previous week. All resources to complete this lesson in your class are included!


Thank you Mrs. Sheron and Mrs. Candler for working so hard and developing an engaging, challenging, and fun lesson!!!


This lesson can be found at our Curriki site in the 3rd grade group or by CLICKING HERE to download. The postcard resource referenced can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.



Teacher Resource Link

The redesigned T
eacher Resource Link is Georgia’s one-stop shop for teachers, with user-friendly search options and more than 28,000 resources categorized by grade-level standards.

The new site features an Essential Toolkit for teachers along with curriculum maps, frameworks, glossaries, teacher guidance and downloadable resources. Please note that there are resources for all grade levels, and we are excited to roll out the Essential Toolkit for K-5 ELA and math resources now. Further updates for other subjects and high school are currently in development.
The new site features a cleaner design and a simple user interface, allowing you to build a “shopping cart” of downloadable resources to save, store, and share. You can sort by grade level and resource type, and new advanced search options make it easier to find documents. The redesigned TRL can be a powerful tool for your classroom, providing coherent instructional resources aligned with state standards.

To access these resources, click on the “TRL” tab within the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS). Click here for a printable flyer.
Spotlight on Literacy Lessons
Check out all the lesson plans on the
Literacy Library page at
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