Professional Learning Purpose
Professional learning is conducted both at the school and district level with support from our Regional Education Service Agency (RESA). WCS employees are encouraged to stay abreast of the latest trends in education in order to bring the best instructional techniques into the classroom.
A new coherent system for professional learning in Georgia was created by the implementation of Georgia Professional Standards Commission Rule 505-2-.36 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS. This system requires a shift in our beliefs and attitudes in regards to how we “do” professional learning as it is a significant departure from the old way of “collecting” hours and seat time. The PSC focus is now not one of emphasizing seat time, but one of emphasizing the intentional learning occurring within professional learning. This Rule has a fundamental impact and change in the way we think about professional learning, implement professional learning, monitor professional learning, and evaluate professional learning. The face of professional learning in Georgia is job-embedded, collaborative, and focused on improved teaching and increased student learning.