Upcoming Events

8/22/2014 9:00AM - 11:00AM
TLE Platform Training

8/25/2014
School Climate and the CCRPI

8/27/2014 8:30AM - 8/29/2014 4:00PM
TKES Training

9/1/2014
RESA Holiday

9/4/2014 8:30AM - 9/5/2014 4:00PM
LKES Training

First District RESA

201 West Lee Street
P.O. Box 780
Brooklet, GA 30415
Phone: (912) 842-5000
Fax: (912) 842-5161

Dr. Whit Myers
Executive Director

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Our Mission

It is the mission of First District Regional Educational Service Agency to deliver exemplary educational services for continuous school improvement. In this mission, the FDRESA team is committed to collaboration at all levels, incorporating research-based strategies and decision making, developing comprehensive and functional shared services, building the capacity of others, and advancing the ideal of equity and opportunity for all children.

FDRESA Evaluation Trainings PDF Print E-mail

Georgia Media Specialist Evaluation Program (GMSEP):

Date:  October 29, 2014

Georgia Speech-Language Pathology Evaluation Program (GSLPEP):

Date:  October 30, 2014

Georgia School Counselor Evaluation Program (GSCEP):

Date:  October 31, 2014

Instructor for all sessions:  Johnnie Mae Welch

Location for all sessions:  First District RESA, 201 West Lee Street, Brooklet, GA

Hours for all sessions:  8:30am-4:30pm

Fee per training per participant:  $125.00 (due before the date of the training).  Please mail checks to:  First District RESA, Attention:  Sherri Groover, 201 West Lee Street, Brooklet, GA 30415

Minimum and Maximum number of participants:  10 minimum and 25 maximum (in the event the minimum number is not met, the class will be canceled).

If you have any questions please contact Sherri Groover at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sandi Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

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A Day with the GaPSC PDF Print E-mail

Staff from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) will present an update session on November 14, 2014, at the Liberty County Board of Education, 200 Bradwell Street, Hinesville, Georgia from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  This session will help keep educators up-to-date on recent and upcoming changes in educator preparation, certification, and ethics rules.  This year’s update session is especially important since Georgia has recently implemented the new Tiered Certification System and this fall will initiate rule changes that will significantly change professional learning and educational leadership rules. Learn how tiered certification, educator evaluation, professional learning, and certificate renewal are closely linked to help improve teaching and learning.  School and system leaders will receive timely information including helpful handouts that can be used to prepare teachers and others to make a smooth transition from old to new rules.  This session is aimed particularly at principals, superintendents, HR staff, and professional learning staff, but is appropriate for any educator. 

Topics to be addressed in this session include:

  • Recent and upcoming changes in educator preparation, certification, and ethics rules.
  • Tiered Certification System rule changes that will significantly change professional learning and educational leadership rules.
  • Learn how tiered certification, educator evaluation, professional learning, and certificate renewal are closely linked to help improve teaching and learning.
  • School and system leaders will receive helpful handouts that can be used to prepare teachers and others to make a smooth transition from old rules to new rules.

If you have any questions, please contact Arlene Farmer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,  phone 912-842-5000.

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TKES/LKES Training - August & September 2014 PDF Print E-mail

The Georgia Department of Education will offer required Teacher Keys and Leader Keys Effectiveness Systems training for all individuals seeking the initial training and credentialing.

This training is appropriate for school or district leaders who evaluate and/or mentor teachers or leaders. It is also appropriate for assistant principals who are evaluated by Leader Keys. All evaluators of teachers and all evaluators of leaders are required to be credentialed in TKES and LKES, respectively. Attendance at all days of training is required for persons to take the credentialing assessment for that course. Passing the credentialing assessment is required to be an evaluator in the state of GA.

Dates and Locations:

August 27, 28, & 29, 2014 - Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Training (TKES) - Savannah Arts Academy, Performance Hall, 500 Washington Avenue, Savannah, GA

September 4 & 5, 2014 - Leader Keys Effectiveness System Training (LKES) - Eli Whitney Professional Learning Complex, Room 14, 2 Laura Street, Savannah, GA

Times for all sessions: Registration begins at 8:00 am; sessions are 8:30 am -4:00 pm

Maximum number of participants: TKES - 40; LKES24

Registration Deadline: One week before the first day of training for each session

Participants should bring: laptop, extension cord reel, a 2-3 inch 3-hole binder

Please note: Participants will need an account on the TLE Electronic Platform. If you have an active account, you will need your username and password. If you are new to your position or have changed locations, contact the SuperUser in your district to create an account or to make necessary changes. Usernames for these accounts include the participant's certification number and the three-digit code for the district.

If you have questions about the training, please contact Lois Landy at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; if you have questions concerning registration, please contact Sandi Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 912-842-5000.

TKES and LKES are both full.  If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Sandi Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

 
Literacy Design Collaborative PDF Print E-mail

Course Description:  This training opportunity will offer support to ELA, science, social studies, and CTAE teachers in the integration of powerful literacy instruction with their existing content curriculum.  Teachers will work collaboratively to plan and create Common Core aligned teaching materials as they develop LDC modules and mini tasks.  They will also gain access to an online electronic platform for designing instruction, which will provide exemplary modules, teacher-created mini-tasks, and other resources such as student examplars, scoring rubrics and teacher videos.

Course Content:  LDC has been developed by nationally recognized literacy experts and informed by teacher-practitioners.  Research conducted by Research for Action (RFA) has confirmed preliminary findings:  that LDC leads to teacher instructional shifts and improved student outcomes.  

Day 1:  Overview of LDC/Content vs Literacy Standards/Teaching Tasks/Module Examiniation/Skill Development Ladder/Text Selection

Day 2:  Continue Skill Ladder Development/Create Module/Examine Rubrics/Practice Scoring Papers

Day 3:  Collaborative Scoring of Student Work/Sharing Experiences from Teaching Modules/Revising Modules

Please note:  Participants are required to attend all three sessions

Target Audience:  Teachers in grades 3-12; ELA, Science, Social Studies, Science and CTAE

Maximum Class Size:  25 participants

Dates of Sessions:  Session I - September 10, 2014; Session II - October 22, 2014; Session III - December 3, 2014

Location of sessions:  Risley Annex, 2900 Albany Street, Brunswick, GA

Time for sessions:  9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Registration Deadline:  Friday, August 29, 2014

If you have any questions please contact Sandi Thompson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 912-842-5000.

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