Posted on Thursday, 28 February 2013
Overview of the Conference - 2013 The New Title I Directors’ Workshop
is designed for and limited to Title I Directors with two years or less
experience as a Title I Director. This very important and useful workshop
for New Directors will be held Tuesday, June 18, 2013. As
requested by new directors, the workshop is by invitation only and will
have several hands-on sessions. The pre-conference workshop will continue
the tradition of including sessions on the legal mandates for Title programs;
sessions on implementing Title programs; designing effective Title programs;
and the appropriate use of Title funds. Participation is limited to
one qualifying representative per district.
The 11th Annual Title Programs Conference will beheld June 19-20, 2013
and is designed for administrators who work with Title programs including
central office staff, homeless liaisons, school principals, assistant principals,
and lead teachers. Other federal program coordinators at the local and
state level, as well as school improvement specialists are encouraged to
attend. This two-day conference will continue the Department’s focus on
informing participants of current educational trends and best practices
for leaders of Title programs.
Participants will have an opportunity to attend several concurrent sessions
on topics from the following conference strands: accountability, schoolwide
programs, Flexible Learning Plans (FLP), Focus/Priority/Alert/Reward schools,
school improvement, parent involvement, charter schools, special education,
assessment, ESL, migrant students, homeless students, private schools,
monitoring, policy/legal issues, technology, research, and funding. General
Sessions will include a keynote speaker, a time for questions and answers,
and state and federal program updates.
The Homeless Liaison Workshop is designed for district homeless
liaisons and other district personnel charged with supporting the educational
needs of homeless students. This two day conference will begin June
20, 2013, with a noon luncheon and continue through noon on Friday, June
21, 2013. This workshop will provide attendees updates regarding best
practices, resources and tools to enhance the quality and effectiveness
of homeless programs on the local educational agency and school level.
Participation is limited to two representatives per district.
During registration at the conference, each conference participant will
receive a USB Flash Drive containing a copy of the 2013 updated handbook,
IMPLEMENTING TITLE I IN GEORGIA SCHOOLS – A HANDBOOK FOR TITLE I DIRECTORS,
as well as, copies of other non-regulatory guidance documents created by
GaDOE’s Title Programs Division. Each New Director Workshop participant
will be provided a hardcopy of the IMPLEMENTING TITLE I IN GEORGIA SCHOOLS
as this will be used as a text for the New Title I Directors’ Workshop.
The Handbook is designed to assist educators who are charged with
implementing Title programs at the district level and includes sections
on basic program requirements; fiscal management; standards; assessment
and accountability; flexible learning plans, corrective actions; schoolwide
and targeted assistance programs; and highly qualified staff. Numerous
appendices will include forms, sample policies, sample letters, reports,
and much, much, more. The handbook will also be available on-line
after the conference.
To save unnecessary printing, handouts for all sessions will be made available
electronically from the conference Web site. Please review the agenda for
each of the workshops and decide where your interests lie. Attendees
should print any handouts of interest in advance. Click
here for the 2013 handouts list.
Personnel from the Georgia Department of Education, Title I, Part A; Title
I, Part D; Title II, Part A; Title II, Part D; Title III, Part C; Title
IV, Part A; Title VI, Part B, Homeless Education; School Improvement; Learning
Support Services; School Nutrition; Special Education and Support Services;
Century; and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction will lead this conference
and provide practical suggestions for Title I directors, school principals,
assistant principals, lead teachers, homeless liaisons, and central office
staff who are responsible for Title programs students. Additionally, the
Office of Student Achievement (OSA), the Georgia Professional Standards
Commission (GaPSC), and practitioners responsible for implementing Title
programs and school improvement programs at the district and school level
will participate in concurrent sessions.