Barge to address Georgia Performance Standards
by Staff Report
Sep 21, 2011 | 1184 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge and Georgia Department of Education staff today will host a telecast to discuss the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards. This broadcast will be aired via video streaming from Georgia Public Broadcasting from 3 to 4 p.m. and will be replayed from 4 to 5 p.m. The orientation session will provide an overview about the new Georgia standards, which students will begin learning in the 2012-2013 school year.

"Georgia has joined with 44 other states to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English Language Arts and Mathematics," Barge said. "We believe these common standards will provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and the 21st century workplace. We're glad we can partner with GPB to offer this broadcast and additional broadcasts in a convenient format for Georgia's teachers."

The GaDOE will use this initial telecast to roll-out professional learning for kindergarten through high school teachers in the areas of English Language Arts, literacy in history/social studies, science, technical subjects, and mathematics. Additional professional learning sessions by grade level will be aired via live video streaming from GPB from January through May 2012.

The view the telecast and the complete schedule, visit http://www.gpb.org/education/common-core. The archived session can be found at the same site.

Today's broadcast and additional broadcasts will be recorded, edited for closed captioning and made available in the archives a few days after their initial airing.