Curriculum and Instruction
Division of Curriculum and Instruction supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. Georgia standards are reviewed on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society. All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
Innovative Programs and Research
Innovative Programs and Research (IPR) provides the analysis, research, and tools to facilitate informed decision-making at the Georgia Department of Education. IPR’s work supports the GaDOE’s dedication to the provision of high quality service and support to ultimately ensure that students in Georgia’s public schools graduate ready to learn, ready to live, and ready to lead.
Educator Support and Development
Educator Support and Development impacts student achievement by providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness that include the following:
Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.
The goal of the division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve student learning in every classroom in the state.
- Manages effective use of
Title II, Part A funds at the state and local level.
- Promotes effective use of professional development funds and activities to support school improvement.
- Maintains current data to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Educators.
- Supports the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and
Leader Keys Effectiveness System – Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional development processes.