Professional Development
For Teachers, Principals and Counselors


College- and Career-Readiness Networking Conference

Conference to share effective instructional strategies of the Literacy and Mathematics Design Collaborative frameworks. 

Georgia attendees at the July 2016 conference: 4 >

Go Alliance Academy

Strives to increase the postsecondary education and career success of all students by providing timely and relevant professional development in college and career readiness to school counselors, teachers, principals, career coaches and college access advisors. 

Georgia is one of 20 member states and one of the founding six states. 

Go Alliance Academy Representative: Dianne Thompson, Director, Office of Advisement and Counseling, Gwinnett County Public Schools >

High Schools That Work Staff Development Conference

Annual conference for thousands of school leaders, teachers and counselors from middle grades, high schools and technology centers across the country.

Georgia attendees at the July 2016 conference: 173 >

Learning-Centered Leadership Program

Works with district, state and university partners to prepare aspiring principals and school leadership teams to lead school reform to ensure that students are ready for college and careers. This program offers training, guidance and technical assistance.

Georgia attendees at the 2017 Annual Leadership Forum: 15 >

Literacy and Math Professional Development

SREB is partnering with states on a large-scale effort to help districts and schools adopt, spread and sustain effective literacy and math teaching strategies to meet their state’s college- and career-readiness standards.

The Literacy Design Collaborative framework empowers language arts, science and social studies teachers to build meaningful assignments aligned to their state’s college- and career-readiness standards. Teachers take ownership of their professional growth, and students take ownership of their learning.  

The Mathematics Design Collaborative teaching framework uses formative assessment lessons — part assessment, part instruction — to help teachers know whether their students understand material they have been taught. Teachers learn to adapt assignments and engage students so they understand the hows and whys of math.

During the 2016-17 school year, this SREB professional development reached Georgia educators in 28 schools.

Georgia teachers, principals and trainers who participated in training and coaching: 304

“Before LDC, some students were removed from class discussions — or if they were participating, they were really just going through the motions. With LDC, students were genuinely interested. They became enthusiastic during group work. Students were invested.” — Quinton Granville, former seventh-grade reading and social studies teacher, Atlanta Public Schools >

Project-Based Learning in Career Pathway Courses

Training model for teachers in high-skill career and technical education programs and career pathway academic courses. Academic and career and technical education teachers improve assignments and assessments by working with business and industry partners to develop projects that require students to apply college- and career-readiness and technical-academic standards.

Number of Georgia teachers and administrators in training or coaching in 2015-16: 9

Number of participating schools in Georgia during 2015-16: 1