Regional Educational Service Agency

First District RESA will reopen on Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Our thoughts are with all of those recovering from the impact of Hurricane Irma.

The Curriculum Collaborative scheduled from Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center has been postponed until Friday, November 3, 2017.  More details will be forthcoming.

Scott’s Creek bridge on the Daisy Nevils Hwy near the Evans/Bulloch County line is closed for repairs (click location below to see map).This closure will impact people traveling to FDRESA from many districts in our service area. Those that typically travel on Hwy 301 N toward Statesboro and turn off on Caddie Green Road (or Mosley Rd.) outside of Claxton will need to find an alternate route. The same goes for those driving north from Daisy or south from Nevils.

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    Media Specialist/Instructional Technology Specialist Collaborative

    Media Specialists and Instructional Technology Specialists,

    First District RESA ETC will be hosting a Media Specialist/Instructional Technology Specialist Collaborative on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center in Hinesville, GA.  We recognize the similarities and differences in these two vitally important roles and we are planning sessions to address those areas that overlap as well as sessions that are job specific. Below are some of the topics that are in the works and the registration details. We hope to see you on September 29th!

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    GaTAPP Ambassadors 2017

    First District RESA congratulates our 2017 Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) Ambassadors, Justin Griffith and Valerie Thompson! The GaTAPP Ambassador program is sponsored by a grant through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The program recognizes and highlights outstanding teachers who have entered the teaching profession through the non-traditional educator preparation path.

    Justin Griffith
    Mill Creek Elementary
    Bulloch County Schools

    Justin is a Georgia Southern graduate who originally planned to coach at the collegiate level. After relocating back to Statesboro, taking a job as a paraprofessional, he found that his true passion was working with kids. The GaTAPP program has made it possible to combine his newfound love of learning and teaching.

    Valerie Thompson
    Screven County Middle School
    Screven County Schools

    Valerie holds a degree in animal science from the University of Georgia.  She has raised four children as a stay-at-home mom and has taught language arts, math, and science to multiple grade levels at a local private school. She now teaches seventh grade language arts at Screven County Middle School and strives to inspire a love of reading and life-long learning in her students.

     

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Upcoming Events
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Gifted Endorsement – Assessment Course – Liberty County

September 23, 2017 - 08:00 AM

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Number Corner for K-2

September 25, 2017 - 09:00 AM

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In addition to instruction centered on the current unit of study, the math instructional block should include time devoted to reviewing mathematics that have already been taught, previewing upcoming mathematics, and developing mental math and estimation skills. There is a saying that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. If students don’t have opportunities to continuously apply and refine the math skills they’ve learned previously, then they may forget how to apply what they’ve learned.

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Counselor Coalition ~ Self-Injurious Behavior with Kaye Randall

September 26, 2017 - 09:00 AM

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Number Corner for K-2

September 27, 2017 - 09:00 AM

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In addition to instruction centered on the current unit of study, the math instructional block should include time devoted to reviewing mathematics that have already been taught, previewing upcoming mathematics, and developing mental math and estimation skills. There is a saying that if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. If students don’t have opportunities to continuously apply and refine the math skills they’ve learned previously, then they may forget how to apply what they’ve learned.

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