Curriculum and School Improvement
Nine pathways that combine college-ready academics with hands-on, project-based assignments that spark students’ learning and interest in STEM careers. Each four-course AC pathway prepares students for advanced industry credentials and two- and four-year postsecondary credentials and degrees.
Georgia schools delivering AC curricula during 2018-19:
- Clean Energy Technology: 1 school
- Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management: 3 schools
- Innovations in Science and Technology: 3 schools
- Integrated Production Technologies: 2 schools
- Teachers trained to date: 15
Ready for college
Courses that help juniors and seniors master literacy and math skills before they transition from high school to postsecondary education and the workplace. In Literacy Ready, seniors develop and defend ideas from texts in diverse subject areas and write about those texts at a college level. Math Ready develops critical thinking and math reasoning skills and engages seniors in applying math to solve real-world problems.
Number of Georgia teachers who attended Ready for College trainings in 2018-19:
Math Ready: 25
Making Schools Work
A school improvement process developed by SREB that engages K-12 educators and school leaders in identifying and studying problems of practice, implementing research-based solutions to those problems, and learning within a collaborative network of schools. Schools adopt Making Schools Work through designs for middle grades schools, high schools and technology centers.
Georgia is a member of the Making Schools Work network.
Advisory Council Member: Barbara Wall, state CTAE director, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, Georgia Department of Education
State Coordinator: John Pritchett, curriculum coordinator, Career, Technical and Agricultural Education, Georgia Department of Education
Schools, districts and states contract with SREB to implement Making Schools Work and receive targeted school improvement services such as professional development, instructional coaching and technical assistance.
Five Georgia districts contracted with SREB for direct services in 2018-19.
SREB will deliver 218 days of on-site coaching and professional development in these districts.
Partnership for Improvement Science for Rural Georgia Districts
The Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement (GLISI) and SREB entered a strategic two-year partnership to design and implement a networked improvement community among three rural district partners.
This partnership will engage teachers and leaders from three rural districts using improvement science to improve outcomes for middle and high school students. Improvement science is a process that uses rapid testing cycles to develop and refine solutions to problems shared across networks. GLISI and SREB will join forces to provide expert facilitation, on-site technical assistance, choice-driven personalized learning, and coaching of teachers and leaders.
GLISI and SREB are connecting with potential district partners and will launch the network in June 2019. The partnership will continue through Summer 2021.
Gwinnett County Public Schools
Gwinnett County in suburban Atlanta is working with SREB to implement full-scale reform strategies across the district to get students ready for college and careers. These strategies include:
- Career academies that guide students through a rigorous academic core with advanced CTE courses like Advanced Career
- Training and coaching in literacy and mathematics practices
- Training and coaching for principals and other school leaders
- Support for career counseling