GAE offices close in response to Coronavirus
In response to the growing concern over the spread of the Coronavirus, GAE has closed its headquarters offices in Tucker through April 24. After monitoring the escalating situation, and following the lead of Gov. Kemp, GAE felt it in the best interest of its staff to ask them to telework from their homes. Members who still need to contact staff for any issues will be able to reach them via GAE's staff page on its website: https://gae.org/about-gae/contacts/gae-staff-2/. GAE will reevaluate the situation closer to the 24th to determine the next plan of action.
FREE Professional Development Opportunity for GAE Members
GAE would like to provide you an opportunity to explore some free professional development opportunities while adhering to current "shelter-in-place" orders. Please click now to review NEA Micro-Credentials. Please take advantage of these free courses as your time permits.
Related DOE, PSC and Legislative Activity
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- GaDOE Waiver Guidance
- FFCRA Key Highlights | The Families First Coronavirus Response Act | Paid Leave Benefits
- Updated GaPSC Guidance Related to COVID-19 Disruptions
- Provision of Special Education Services during COVID-19 School Closures | Serving Students with Disabilities (Free Online Course for Educators)
- NEA joins 16 other public, private education associations in joint statement on Senate COVID-19 response bill
- Georgia suspends Milestones, other tests amid coronavirus crisis
- Georgia Department of Education receives USDA approval for school meal flexibility during COVID-19 outbreak http://snp.wpgadoe.org/
- Georgia Department of Education suspends standardized testing requirements under ESSA; absenteeism impacts on TKES/LKES; and state-level make up days requirements. This means federal funds will continue. Click here . However, the Department’s guidance doesn’t address whether a school district can or should conduct end of year TKES/LKES annual evaluations.
- Pandemic Financial Resources & Information
- Teaching with Technology during COVID-19: Best Practices to Take Care of Ourselves and Our Students
- Apple offers free consultations to help teachers make the best of online learning
- GAE statement on COVID-19 and the work of our schools' ESPs
- NEA Member Benefits' Member Assistance Program Resources and Services
- AJC Coverage on Schools
- NEA policy guidance on distance education
Digital Learning & COVID-19
Best Pedagogical Practices
Resources for Online Learning During School Closures
- Maintaining Good Mental Health
Click here for available resources to help you navigate through the disconcerting months ahead.
If you are asked to use your personal device to contact students, you should block your telephone number prior to placing the call. Here is guidance from Verizon but you should also check with your carrier https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/caller-id-block-faqs/