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Connecting the WHY with WHAT and HOW

No matter WHAT 

you teach, WHO

you teach matters


The greatest thing about teaching is that it MATTERS.

The hardest thing about teaching is that it MATTERS every day.

-Todd Whitaker


Professional Development

District Resources

Links to PD opportunities

Please seek out quality opportunities to improve your content knowlege, teaching skills,

and/or our curriculum!

Click on Upcoming Trainings


Professional Development

District Resources

PD Opportunities

Please seek

quality opportunities

to improve yourself!

Click on Upcoming Trainings

"Life never stops


Be sure you never stop LEARNING."

                                                                  — Michael Josephson

Academy Presentations

Presentations by:

The Therapy School

Rachel LaVo & Brant Melvin

Shannon Bush & Kristi Raines

Juli Higer & Nikki Toombs

Alicia Moss

Kristi Maize & Roxanne Rooney

Mitch Maskers & Troy Dunn


Curriculum Goals

Savannah R-III School District's Mission:

A Growing District for Growing Minds



The district is currently incorporating

Professional Learning Community (PLC) doctrine

into our everyday culture 

while we transition to a Standards-Based Education

for our students. 

Data Driven Instruction

By the end of the 2018-19 school year, 100% of K-12 core content teachers will utilize data through benchmarking tools to identify their students' levels of mastery on each standard associated with grade level priorities and MAP or EOC assessments

in order to provide enrichment or intervention strategies

as well as orchestrate classroom lesson plans. 

Goal in progress!


Professional Learning Communities

During the  2018-19 school year, 100% of K-8 teachers will implement the philosophies and practices of PLC within their building and district teams. Adherence to these practices will be noted and monitored during PD PLC meetings.

Goal in progress!




During the  2018-19 school year, 100% of K-12 ELA teachers will implement the use of the RACES mnemonic device/ written response anchor for all prompts needing a constructed response.  The percentage of proficient and advanced writers will increase by 10% for each grade level by the conclusion of the third benchmark.

Goal in progress!



Instructional Strategies

During the  2018-19 school year, 100% of K-12 teachers will implement at least one engagement strategy learned at the PD sessions with AAIS to effectively engage their students during the learning process. Building Admins will note the strategy and effectiveness during classroom observations. 

Goal in progress!




What is SBE?



Standards Based Education encompasses the philosophy

that students should be

held accountable for the

learning process and mastery

of expected outcomes.

Instead of traditional letter grades, student mastery is reported

on a scale of 4, 3, 2, 1.

Mastery levels are determined according to the state standards

for each content area. 



Which grade levels

does SBE affect?



Kindergarten and First Grade are still operating on a Concept Mastery platform, as always. They will continue to report mastery levels to students and parents.


Second Grade will be reporting mastery level scores to students and parents for the 18-19 school year. All priority standards for their content area have scales built to match state proficiency requirements.


Third Grade through Eighth Grade will have a few classrooms operating with the SBE philosophy and grading practices. Please see the district guidelines for these classrooms in the middle column.



Best Practices


Engaging Learning Experience


  • Energize learners at the beginning of any learning session

  • Help students Navigate the new content and Generate personal meaning and relevance from it

  • Apply their learning to the real world

  • Gauge and celebrate their progress

  • Extend their learning to action

-Dr. Vicki Halsey

DOK Charts


Contact Information:

Ashley Anderson
Curriculum Director

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Contact Information:

Ashley Anderson
Curriculum Director
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