Rome City Schools
2010 2011 Professional Learning PlanMs. Debbie Downer
Professional LearningAdvisory CommitteeMr. Jay ChesserEast Central Elementary
Ms. Cindy PayneElm Street Elementary
Ms. Laura GafneaMain Elementary
Ms. Chris RogersNorth Heights Elementary
Ms. Katie ChappellSoutheast Elementary
Ms. LaSaunda MullinaxWest Central ElementaryMs. Linda GentryWest End Elementary
Ms. Karen NicholsRome Middle School
Ms. Pam BibbRome High School+Mr. Bruce JonesRome Transitional Academy
Dr. David EhrlerAdministrative Annex
Professional Learning NeedsMath GPS Content and Assessment/Intervention
Response to Intervention
Kindergarten 6th GradeMath Training
K-2 Math Teachers will attend one of following training sessions:
September 28th Conceptual Understanding of Numbers and Operations
October 26th Integrating Algebra January 11th Understanding Measurement
3-6 Math Teachers will attend all three sessions:
September 28th Conceptual Understanding for Numbers and Operations
November 9th Integrating Algebra
January 25th Understanding Measurement
Training Provided by:Rome City Schools Math Coaches
Kindergarten 6th GradeWriting TrainingTeaching the Qualities of Writing to Our Youngest Learners (K-2)
Kindergarten September 30th
1st Grade September 14th
2nd Grade September 9th
Training Provided By: Mrs. Beth HerodDeveloping Writers Around Units of Study, Self-Assessment and Conventions (3-6)
3rd Grade August 26th & January 20th
4th Grade September 2nd & January 27th
5th and 6th Grade August 19th & January 12th
Training Provided By: Mrs. Cassie Parson
Kindergarten 6th GradeReading Training
Kindergarten - December 2nd
1st Grade - November 18th
2nd Grade - November 4th
3rd Grade - October 21st
4th Grade - October 28th
5th and 6th Grade October 12th
Training Provided By: Mrs. Beth Herod and Mrs. Cassie Parson
Kindergarten 2nd Grade Science TrainingTeaching Writing Using Science
Kindergarten - October 21st & November 30th
1st Grade - October 21st & December 6th
2nd Grade - November 16th and January 25th
3rd, 4th and 5th Grade February 10, 2010
6th, 7th and 8th Grade March 22, 2010Training Provided by:Ms. Angela GuilfordEtowah GYSTCClasses are from 4:00-6:00
Technology TrainingDalton State College Educational Training Center will provide:
27 Days of Instructional Technology Training 3 Days per School
Training will focus on Interactive Boards, and will assist teachers in creating interactive lessons. Training will be in small doses during teacher planning time.
Classroom Management BehaviorThe Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program focuses extensively on using verbal techniques to mediate situations with disruptive students. Dr. Dawn Kemp, Director of Special Education, is a certified trainer with this program.
Dr. Kemp provided this training to Main Elementary School on August 9th, 16th and 23rd. She will continue to deliver this training throughout the school year.
I will be prepared to handle situations that arise effectively.
We will use this to improve discipline at our school.
I will be able to handle a crisis situation in my classroom.
I received a lot of good suggestions to de-escalate a verbal outburst.
Professional Learning CoursesRome Middle School
Rome High School
How to Grade for Learning (Linking Grades to Standards) and Rethinking Homework
Training Provided By:Ms. Elaine Crouchand Ms. Cindy SmithA Framework for Understanding Poverty
Training Provided By:Dr. Tygar Evans
Professional Learning Resources
Using the Response to Intervention Model for Disruptive and Difficult Student Behaviors (Grades K-6)
Response to Intervention Grades K-6 (Two Part Series)
A Practical Approach to Classroom Management and Discipline (Grades K-6)
Maximizing the Active Participation of Language Learning of ELL Students: Using Read Aloud, Shared Reading and Word Work (Grades K-5)
The ParaEducator Learning NetworkAvailable through Northwest Georgia RESA
Allows Paraprofessionals to increase their content knowledge and skills by completing online course work at their convenience
Courses include:The Role of the ParaEducatorContent Area Knowledge and Skills: MathematicsUnderstanding Students with Special NeedsClassroom Management for the ParaEducatorTechnology for the ParaEducator
The National Staff Development Council suggests that for every hour of content training, there should be seven hours of modeling, practice, coaching, and feedback.
Run the Red Lights, Administrator, May 2009
All students will graduate from Rome High Schoolprepared for college or work.