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


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.

Supporting Number Talks in the K-5 Classroom for School Leaders PDF Print E-mail

In Common Core Mathematics, the content is the same as it has always been.  What is different is the emphasis on reasoning and communicating that are both critical to growing mathematically proficient students.  Students who can reason and communicate are better prepared to perform on the more rigorous Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) assessments.  One way to encourage reasoning and communicating in mathematics is through Number Talks.  Through daily mathematical conversations about computation and mental mathematics, all students become more proficient in mathematics.  

Each school group that registers will receive a copy of Number Talks, Grades K-5: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies, the premier resource on the topic.  It includes rationale, procedures, actual Number Talks for students, and a disc of video examples of Number Talks in K-5 classrooms.  If more schools register than the number of books available, books will be allocated based on registration order.  If fewer schools register than books available, schools will be allocated additional books based on registration order.  The book is at least a $50 value and is an excellent addition to your mathematics resources.

Besides receiving the book, leaders will learn what Number Talks are, how to help teachers implement them, and what to look for in the classroom during Number Talks.  A bonus is that the connections from Number Talks to the Standards for Mathematical Practice and TKES will be highlighted.

Dates, Locations and Time of Sessions:  December 1, 2014 at the Wayne County Tech Center in Jesup or December 4, 2014 at the Liberty County Board of Education in Hinesville.  Both sessions will be held from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Registration Deadline:  November 24, 2014

Maximum class size:  35 participants

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 with any questions you may have.



Fall Media Specialist Collaborative PDF Print E-mail

First District RESA

Fall Media Specialist Collaborative

Richmond Hill High School

December 4, 2014

9:00 - 3:00

Registration Details

Registration is now open for the First District RESA Media Specialist Collaborative that will take place on December 4, 2014.  We are pleased that Richmond Hill High School in Bryan County will be the host for this collaborative.  There will be a $15.00 registration fee that will include a continental breakfast, lunch, keynote speaker, collaboration, and breakout sessions.  If you are interested in presenting a session or facilitating a collaborative session, please contact Lisa Burkhalter at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .






Thursday, December 4, 2014

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Richmond Hill High School


Cost: $15.00

The deadline to register or cancel registration is December 1, 2014.

Agenda Link:


Note:  Within 3-5 business day after completing the registration form, you will receive a registration confirmation by email. The agenda will be updated as the collaboration and breakout sessions are finalized.

TKES/LKES Regional Feedback and Support Sessions PDF Print E-mail

Teachers, building leaders, and district leaders are invited to attend Regional Feedback/Support Sessions that will be held at First District RESA and presented by GADOE staff.  There will be two separate sessions to share open and honest feedback on the implementation and processes used with TKES/LKES.  Each session is for a designated target audience.  TLE Division from GADOE will be there to listen to your thoughts and ideas. 

Please see below for the dates and times for the two sessions scheduled for the First District RESA area.  

January 8, 2015                                                       May 7, 2015
Location:                                                                    Location:
First District RESA                                                     First District RESA 
Leaders:                                                                     Leaders:
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Feedback                             9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Feedback
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Support                              10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Support  
Teachers:                                                                   Teachers:
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Feedback                                 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Feedback
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Support                                     3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Support          




Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Collaborative PDF Print E-mail

Need ideas or support for school or district implementation of FIP? Come and network with instructional coaches and instructional leaders in the First District RESA region to find out how other districts are implementing and supporting the Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) modules. The focus of this professional learning community is to discuss and share strategies to help you as you facilitate effective practices with formative instructional practices and other state initiatives.

We are pleased to offer the first Formative Instructional Practices (FIP) Collaborative on Monday, October 27, 2014. The morning session will be held at Liberty County Board of Education beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 10:30 a.m.  The afternoon session will be held at First District RESA beginning at 1:30 p.m. and concluding at 3:30 p.m.

Please CLICK here to register

Please mark your calendar for these future dates, January 26, 2015 and March 9, 2015.  You will receive additional registration information closer to the date of the training.

Contact Lisa Burkhalter for more information by calling First District RESA at (912) 842-5000 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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