Gwinnett County Partners
Lilburn Middle School Cross Career Learning Communities
by Dr. Gene Taylor, Principal
|Lilburn MS administrative and instructional teams uue CCLC protocols to conduct business |
(featured left to right are Bert Smith, Gary Williamson, Theresa Braddy)
Possibly the greatest benefit Lilburn Middle School receives from its experience as a NET-Q school is professional learning specific to Cross Career Learning Communities.
All six members of my leadership team, including over 20 of my teachers and myself (principal), have participated in a week-long summer CCLC Institute. To build on this work and make CCLCs an integral part of the way we do business at Lilburn Middle, Read More...
South Gwinnett High School
CCLC Summer Institute Training
by Tina Duncan, Assistant Principal and NET-Q Site Coordinator
There is a buzz in the air at South Gwinnett High School; with the training from Cross Career Learning Community 5-Day Institutes we are using open, equitable dialogue. The teachers are using Connections to begin their weekly Collaborative meetings and full day staff developments. Protocols have become a part of everyday conversation. Collaborative Content teams use protocols weekly during their meetings to engage in equitable conversations centered on student learning. Read More...
Fulton County Partners
Banneker High School: What Works? CCLCs
by Eugenia Fulton, Banneker HS Site Coordinator
Chart Talk is just one of the protocols being used by students at Banneker High School. The faculty received training on CCLC protocols this summer at a 5-day institute and they have been able to continue learning protocols throughout the year with Connie Parrish and Susan Taylor.
Students are more willing to express themselves when it can be written, instead of verbal. One student said, "I feel more comfortable writing what I have to say because the students can't make a smart remark." This has really increased classroom participation,and I think this has allowed a greater understanding of the concepts for several students. Read More...
Atlanta Public Schools Partners
Kimberly Elementary First Graders Using Research Skills for MLK
by Tracye Paggett, APS NET- Q District Coordinator
Carolyn Rivers and
her 1st Graders' Research Projects for MLK
At Kimberly Elementary Carolyn.Rivers' first grade students enjoyed researching and reading about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The students were grouped to discuss and share the information they learned about Dr. King. They were very thorough in sharing their projects with the class and adult guests present. She felt as if they learned a lot of useful information about Dr. King. Read More...
Panther & Stinger Pride! The Educational Pursuit Continues
by Sherrell Minter, NET-Q Site Coordinator, Kimberly ES
|Kimberly's kindergartners with (l-to-r) Margaret Tillman (paraprofessional), Cassie Cameron-Beach (GSU intern) and Sherell Minter (classroom teacher)|
I am a kindergarten teacher here at Kimberly Elementary. I serve as the Georgia State University Site Coordinator between our elementary school and the university. This semester I will graduate from Georgia State University with my third degree, an Education Specialist (Ed.S) in Early Childhood Education. I tell my students everyday about the need to continue education beyond their high school years. I discuss my university studies with them and how I am working hard, just like they are, to further my education. Read More...
COBB COUNTY PARTNERS
Sky View Elementary's Writing Focus Study Group
by Dr. Annette Waller by NET-Q Cobb Co. District Coordinator
Dr. Mona Matthews facilitates a Sky View ES writing focus study group teachers: Cindy Volkmann, Daphne Patton, Terni Dubre, Linda Harris
Dr. Mona Matthews, GSU professor, facilitated an after-school writing focus study group with primary grade teachers at Sky View Elementary in Cobb County. The teachers used mentor texts to teach writing to students in grades K-2. Features (l-to-r) are Dr. Matthews (green shirt), Cindy Volkmann (first grade teacher), Dalphne Patton (kindergarten teacher), Temi Dubre
(first greade teacher), and Linda Harris (ESOL teacher/grades K-2).
Clayton County Partners
Morrow High School: Chemistry Teacher Resident Team
by Terry Magaro, NET-Q Clayton County District Coordinator
"When I first walked into the exhibit hall and saw the gadgets, exhibits, and resources present there, I was so excited because I knew that I would be acquiring many new tools to improve the quality of my lessons." recalls Julia Pendexter, teacher resident at Morrow HS, when she began her chemistry internship at Morrow HS. Read More...
|Nicole Johnson (mentor) and Julia Pendexter (teacher resident)|
Anderson Elementary: Partnership Work Published in the Georgia Social Studies Journal
Dr. Lydia Mays, Georgia State Univ. Professor, and Anderson ES Teachers
Anderrson ES teachers (l to r): Carey Hory, Attlilah Brookshire, Shonneka Smith-Du-Priest, and Dr. Lydia Mays
(GSU Professor and NETQ Coach in Residence)
Using children's questions, related to their own interests, to guide instruction is a valued approach to planning and teaching. At Anderson Elementary School the fourth grade teachers honored their students' wonderings and revamped their teaching to include student reflections on valuable instructional content. Read More...
DeKalb County Partners
Tucker Middle School: The Edible Cell Project (Science Teacher Resident)
by Mina Veazie, DeKalb County NETQ District Coordinator
Tucker Middle School Life Science Resident TeacherTiffany Kennedy led her 7th graders in an innovative homework Edible Cell Project to extend their learning about cell structure and student understanding of organelles in the cell and their function. This individual assignment involved parents as partners in the provision of supplies and supervision of the creation of the replicas. With three weeks lead time, students also wrote summaries and gave verbal presentations of their findings. Read More...
Albany State University Partners
A True Work Experience
by Gloria Peterson, Albany State University Teacher Resident
Gloria Peterson, Albany State University's Teacher Resident at Carver ES, Dawson County, GA
All I can say is, "To God be the Glory. " My internship experience at Carver Elementary School, located in Dawson, GA is absolutely outstanding! I have been given a "true work experience". My mentor is Ella Robertson, an artful and knowledgeable veteran teacher. I have been assigned to the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade class and teach in an inclusion classroom setting. Read More...
Good-Better-Best Mid-Term Summaries:
Mid-Term Testimonials of Teacher Residents, Special Education
Aletha Armour, Terrell County, Ga.
My experiences with the program so far have been interesting. I have learned so many new and exciting things about myself and the students whom I serve. Read more about three other Albany teacher resdients...
Fulton County's Early Childhood Student Interns
Supervised by Dr. Lydia Conway, Fulton County's NET-Q District Coordinator
Dr. Lydia Conway Guides Mimosa ES's Student Intern, Kristen Thompson
"I supervise for ECE at Mimosa Elementary and this is currently my third semester of supervision. I supervise general education student teachers and in ESOL as well. I have thoroughly enjoyed supervision. It gives me the opportunity to not only support teachers, which is a personal passion, but it also gives me the opportunity to see firsthand the quality of teachers that are entering the work force and potentially Fulton County! Read More...
Clayton's Early Childhood Student Interns
Supervised by Terry Magaro, NET-Q District Coordinator
Early Childbood Student Interns Supervised by Terry Magaro, NET-Q District Coordinator
"Four truly outstanding beginning educators" is how Ms. Terry Magaro, ECE supervisor and Clayton County NET-Q coordinator, describes the student teachers at NET-Q's Anderson Elementary. These young teachers (2nd from L: Chenoa Brown, Sheniece Welch, Amy Olson, and Leandra Lawrence) make a difference in the lives of their students everyday. Read More...
Cobb County's Teacher Resident
with Dr. Alyssa Dunn, Supervisor
Dr. Dunn supervises all NET-Q teacher residents in the Department of Middle Secondary Instruction and Technology (MSIT).