First District RESA

201 West Lee Street
P.O. Box 780
Brooklet, GA 30415
Phone: (912) 842-5000
Fax: (912) 842-5161

Dr. Whit Myers
Executive Director


Our Mission

It is the mission of First District Regional Educational Service Agency to deliver exemplary educational services for continuous school improvement. In this mission, the FDRESA team is committed to collaboration at all levels, incorporating research-based strategies and decision making, developing comprehensive and functional shared services, building the capacity of others, and advancing the ideal of equity and opportunity for all children.

TKES/LKES Regional Feedback and Support Sessions PDF Print E-mail

Teachers, building leaders, and district leaders are invited to attend Regional Feedback/Support Sessions that will be held at First District RESA and presented by GADOE staff.  There will be two separate sessions to share open and honest feedback on the implementation and processes used with TKES/LKES.  Each session is for a designated target audience.  TLE Division from GADOE will be there to listen to your thoughts and ideas. 

Please see below for the dates and times for the two sessions scheduled for the First District RESA area.  

January 8, 2015                                                       May 7, 2015
Location:                                                                    Location:
First District RESA                                                     First District RESA 
Leaders:                                                                     Leaders:
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Feedback                             9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Feedback
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Support                              10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Support  
Teachers:                                                                   Teachers:
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Feedback                                 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Feedback
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Support                                     3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Support          




Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Collaborative PDF Print E-mail

Need ideas or support for school or district implementation of FIP? Come and network with instructional coaches and instructional leaders in the First District RESA region to find out how other districts are implementing and supporting the Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) modules. The focus of this professional learning community is to discuss and share strategies to help you as you facilitate effective practices with formative instructional practices and other state initiatives.

We are pleased to offer the first Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Collaborative on Monday, October 27, 2014. The morning session will be held at Liberty County Board of Education beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 10:30 a.m.  The afternoon session will be held at First District RESA beginning at 1:30 p.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m.

Please CLICK here to register

Please mark your calendar for these future dates, January 26, 2015 and March 9, 2015.  You will receive additional registration information closer to the date of the training.

Contact Lisa Burkhalter for more information by calling First District RESA at (912) 842-5000 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Media Specialist Collaborative

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Richmond Hill High School

1 Wildcat Drive, Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

Time (tentative): 8:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Registration will open the week of October 27, 2014

More details will follow

Preparing Students for Georgia Milestones ELA Assessment PDF Print E-mail

FDRESA Consultants will guide ELA teachers in understanding the components and expectations of the new Georgia Milestones ELA Assessment. See modeling of strategies designed to help students respond successfully to open-ended questions as well as to selected response items. Sample test items, rubrics, and additional valuable resources to support teachers and students will also be included

Dates and Locations:


  • November 11, 2014 - First District RESA (FULL)
  • November 13, 2014 - First District RESA, 201 West Lee Street, Brooklet (FULL)
  • November 13, 2014 - Camden County BOE FULL
  • November 17, 2014 - Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell Street, Hinesville, 31313 (FULL)
  • November 17, 2014 - First District RESA (FULL)


Time of all sessions: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • November 4, 2014 - Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell Street, Hinesville FULL
  • November 12, 2014 Liberty County BOE FULL
  • November 10, 2014 - First District RESA  (CURRENTLY OPEN)
  • December 8, 2014 - Liberty County BOE  (CURRENTLY OPEN)

Target Audience: teachers and instructional coaches

Maximum class size: 40 participants

The K-5 sessions are full at this time. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to be put on a waiting ist for any additional K-5 classes that may be added or placed in slots as they become available.


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