Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and 2 territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, mathematics, and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects. The CCGPS provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).
What do CCGPS mean for Georgia?
The CCGPS for English Language Arts, mathematics, and literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects will ensure that all Georgia students have an equal access and opportunity to master the skills and knowledge needed for success beyond high school. Effective implementation of the CCGPS requires support on multiple fronts, including strengthening teacher content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and contextualized tasks for students that effectively engage 21st Century learners. The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments, and other instructional materials.
CCGPS Online Professional Development
Through funding provided by Georgia’s Race to the Top initiative and in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education, new self-paced common core professional development online courses are available for English Language Arts and mathematics teachers. Read more information about these online CCGPS Professional Courses.
Professional Learning Webinars
English Language Arts, mathematics, and CCGPS Professional Learning WEBINARS and recordings of archived WEBINARS may be accessed at this site. See ELA CCGPS, Mathematics CCGPS, and Literacy CCGPS landing pages for webinars.
Professional Learning Georgia Public Broadcasts
Each of the CCGPS two-hour professional learning grade level/course overviews is available for archived viewing at the original broadcast link and includes closed captioning. You can also choose to access the GPB links, along with resource packets, and presentation slides from the GeorgiaStandards.Org CCGPS Professional Learning Session landing page.