Last updated August 1, 2020
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Georgia, GaDOE advised school districts to develop a plan to continue student learning during school closures, if possible. Multiple resources are available to support these efforts, including courses for teachers on distance learning, direct resources for students, and more.
Georgia's K-12 Restart Working Group: Distance Learning
MAKing THE SHIFT TO ONLINE LEARNING (for teachers)
Just in Time for Teachers: Digital Learning Days Course introduces digital learning basics and will assist in planning for digital learning days. This course provides critical best practices, tools and knowledge to assist educators who are planning for and transitioning to a remote learning online format to support digital learning days.
SERVING STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
PARTNERING WITH GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING (GPB)
Working with GBP, the Georgia Department of Education recently launched Georgia’s Home Classroom -- Getting Ready Guides for Parents now available. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays on GPB-TV.
accessing OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
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continuing professional learning
Helping teachers understand how they can leverage learning technologies to deliver effective instruction is the most important aspect of any digital or distance learning plan. Resources available include Georgia Virtual Learning's "Just-in-Time for Teachers: Digital Learning Days" micro-course and the "Effective Online Teaching" course for all teachers.
Educational leaders must consider whether online distance learning solutions affect students equitably; they must adhere to IDEA/IEP requirements and should consider how students will connect to digital tools and access learning.
Click here to view Special Education/IDEA FAQs and click here for the Special Education section.
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FREE! Teaching Online Professional Learning for Georgia Educators
Georgia Department of Education's COVID-19 Resources, Supports, and Guidance
The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is working closely with the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Department of Public Health (GaDPH), and other agencies to ensure local school districts, parents, and students have the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). > Learn More