Monday’s Morning Session
GLMA Summer Institute 2009
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Susan Grigsby opened today’s session with remarks concerning the importance of data-driven decision-making of our media programs. By demonstrating evidence-based practice in the schools, we reinforce the profound effect of a media program on student achievement in the school. As an organization, we need to align the GPS to the Standards of the 21st Century Learner to help demonstrate how a media program aligns to student learning.
GPS alignment has begun with work on elementary ELA standards. After uploading the standards documents to Google docs, media specialists are collaboratively working on determining which standards coincide with information literacy skills.
Mary Parrish walked everyone through creating an account on Georgia Standards (GSO) to use the lesson builder component. Log on to the website to create your account. You can create work groups to enhance collaborative work. The site is a way to build a database of standards-based lesson plans, activities, and support for all educators.