Curriculum and Instruction
The Curriculum and Instruction
Program supports a coherent instructional system that articulates and guides
the “what” and “how” of instruction. A variety of education and community
stakeholders from across the State work collaboratively to support effective
research-based standards and instructional strategies for personalized and
innovative teaching and learning.
As a result, a balanced educational program
focused on the whole child is critical in the development of a strong and solid
foundation for all students to build upon for future success. Viable academic
standards are developed for each content area and serve as the basis for
instruction focused on essential knowledge, skills, and enduring concepts that
engage students in a welcoming and supportive learning environment.
about the content areas and programs that support these educational
opportunities for all students in preparation for college and/or careers by
visiting the Curriculum
and Instruction webpage.
Georgia Virtual Learning
Georgia Virtual Learning is a program of the Georgia
Department of Education specializing in the delivery of digital content for
The Georgia Virtual School offers supplemental online courses with
highly-qualified teachers and an extensive course catalog including world
languages and Advanced Placement courses.
Georgia Credit Recovery provided a
teacherless model to students who have not been successful in an attempt at a
core academic course. Georgia Professional Development (coming soon) provides
online staff development in a growing number of areas including online and
blended learning, cyber bullying, literacy, and math.
Finally, eSource, through
GaVL provides full course content available online and for free to all
students, teachers, and parents. The course catalogue includes over 80 approved
courses with multiple learning objects throughout each module to match various
Innovative Programs and Research
Innovative Programs and Research (IPR) provides
the analysis, research, and tools to facilitate informed decision-making at the
Georgia Department of Education. IPR’s work supports the GaDOE’s dedication to
the provision of high quality service and support to ultimately ensure that
students in Georgia’s public schools graduate ready to learn, ready to live,
and ready to lead.
Teacher and Leader Support and Development
The Division of
Teacher and Leader Support and Development impacts student achievement by
providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness
that include the following: Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and
leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.
The goal of the
division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve
student learning in every classroom in the state.
effective use of Title II, Part A funds at the state and local level.
effective use of professional development funds and activities to support
current data to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Educators.
- Supports the Teacher
Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System –
Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional