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 Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child​.  

Georgia Standards of Excellence

Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards.  Georgia standards are reviewed on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society.  All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources​, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.

School Climate​

We recognize that students learn best in schools with positive climates, where they feel socially​, emotionally and physically safe. In schools with positive school climates people are engaged and respected.  Simply put, if a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place.  To learn more about the importance of school climate and evidence-based solutions (e.g. PBIS​) to improve climate please visit: School Climate.​  

New Updates​​​

Instructional Resources for Families and Teachers​

In response to the challenges associated with COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting​ to launch the Georgia Home ClassroomGeorgia families and teachers can access K-12 resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence with more than 300,000 views since March 2020: ​
GaDOE Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate division also provides many free instructional resources that are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).  These resources were selected by ​GaDOE content area specialists, to be used by Georgia teachers. Please visit: The Essential Toolkit

Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students

​​​​​​Integrated Instructional Supports for All Students have resources curated and developed by Curriculum and Instruction Content Integration Specialists (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).  They work with ​our Special Education Services and Supports Division to inform and coordinate efforts to educate the whole child​. ​

NEW Curriculum Instruction Supervisors

​ Resources for First and Second Year New Curriculum Leaders

GACIS/GaDOE Webinar Series for Curriculum Supervisors

Fall Curriculum Leaders' Conference

The 2020 GaDOE Fall Curriculum Leaders' Conference merged with GACIS Fall Conference September 24 & 25, 2020 in a virtual setting.  For resources from the 2019 Fall conference please see: 2019 - Numeracy and The Whole Child

​Academic Pathways

Other Programs and Initiatives

Mathematics and English Language Arts Standards Process

Official List of State-funded Courses

2021 - 2022 S​chool Year

2020-2021 S​chool Year

2019-2020 School Year

Supplemental Information

Frequently Requested Information

 Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services (GaTRACS)

A partnership of Georgia’s educational organizations whose mission is to make course transfer information available to all Georgia citizens through a web portal.

Teacher Certification

Contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) regarding teacher certification. The PSC is a separate agency from GaDOEPSC Call Center (800) 869-7775, 7-4:30 pm, Mon., Wed., & Fri. Email:

Home Schools and Curriculum

The Georgia Department of Education does not endorse, promote or provide a curriculum for home study programs. Please visit GaDOE Home School for more information at (404) 656-3083 or email at

Teaching and Learning Newsletters​


May/June TL 2021 Updates Newsletter
April TL 2021 Updates Newsletter
February/March TL 2021 Updates Newsletter​
December TL 2020 Updates Newsletter
October TL 2020 Updates Newsletter
August TL 2020 Updates N​ewsletter​
July TL 2020 ​Updates Newsletter                                                                        ​

2014-2020 Curriculum and Instruction Newsletter

 Contact Information

Justin D. Hill, Ed.S.
Associate Superintendent​
(404) 567-0728

Jan Walker
Business Support Analyst 

Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate Staff List

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Georgia’s Systems of Continuous Improvement 

The Georgia Department of Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that provides meaningful support to schools and districts.  The agency has developed a common, continous improvement framework to ensure that these efforts are aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs.