Virtual Learning Communities
Grade Level/Course Specific Professional Learning with Virtual Specialists — Introducing a new FREE online professional learning community exclusively for Georgia educators. The Georgia DOE has created course and grade level specific Professional Learning Communities, led by Virtual Specialists, where educators from across the State can connect with each other to share experiences, resources, lesson plans, and instructional activities.
• Join GaDOE Social Studies PLC’s on edWeb
• View the schedule for monthly webinars by grade level and course
Professional Learning Video Series
Social Studies Labs with Bruce Lesh
In the Social Studies Labs with Bruce Lesh video series, Bruce Lesh, author of the book Why Won’t You Just Tell Us the Answer?, shares research on historical inquiry, breaks down the process of thinking like a historian, and then models an inquiry lesson.
Marrying Social Studies and ELA: The Inquiry Method
In the Marry Social Studies and ELA: The Inquiry Method video series, educators explore the benefits of integrating social studies content and literacy skills in the inquiry process. In addition to the overview video, teachers will see two middle grade classroom teachers engaging in a variety of inquiry based strategies that dynamically blend content instruction with reading and writing skills.
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