JSU RIC Newsletter
A Message from the JSU RIC Director
October is here and November is creeping in. Before long we will change the clocks. I hope you are settled in and enjoying the fun activities of fall in our schools. My picture here is with my son who will be graduating from JSU in December. It will be here soon, and it just seems like yesterday he was living his best life in one of our regional schools in St. Clair County--- now he is graduating!
I want to THANK YOU for your participation in the RIC Needs Assessment Survey. We had the largest participation in the state with almost 1200 responses! I look forward to sharing that data with districts to help in structuring PD plans for your staff. Please see the new TEAMS offerings in our newsletter as well as SOUND WALL training coming in January.
In addition to the sessions that are open to all educators in our region (found on our newsletter below), we also offer targeted professional learning opportunities designed for individual schools or districts. Administrators, please contact the center directly via e-mail email@example.com.
Continue to review our social media pages on Facebook (@jsuinservice) and Twitter (@jsuinservice) for ongoing announcements.
AMSTI Resources and Trainings
See info below about how to get access
Math Nation has encountered some glitches with their system and is currently working to resolve them. Please request access here: http://tiny.cc/alworkbooks22-23. A request starts the process of Math Nation granting access and of adding your school(s) for access.
Lexile and Quantile Metametrics Trainings
- Metametrics Lexile Framework for Reading, October 18 on Zoom from 1-2:30PM PS# 454702
- Metametrics Quantile Framework for Mathematics, October 18 on Zoom from 1-2:30PM PS# 454740
ELA COS Phase 3: Implementation for K-3 Teachers
Join ARI for a session on diving deep and implementing the ELA Course of Study. Search in PowerSchool for section # 458456
Click below to access the amazing resources collected by some of the best ELA teachers in our region. Need additional help implementing the ELA COS. Contact us and we can help.
The only people that can register right now are those who are CURRENTLY ENROLLED in the LETRS platform. The Register button is inactive, but you can download the calendar of sessions and look them up in PowerSchool Professional Learning. If you have further questions, please contact AlabamaLETRS@alsde.edu
Contact your ATIM Specialist for Computer Science Planning
Upcoming PowerSchool Virtual Training Opportunities
What is MTSS?
MTSS stands for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. Pilot systems like Calhoun County have already explored what this means for them, and more systems will pilot the process this year. We congratulate several districts in our region who are involved. Congrats to Anniston City, Cherokee County, Etowah County, and Roanoke City!
See all of these ALSDE TEAMS approved professional learning opportunities
TEAMS APPROVED PD
Do you know that Marzano training days are TEAMS APPROVED? Click below to see the handout with dates.
Click the link above to access the facility map and form
Starting in January, the RIC will require that a Room Request Form be completed for your district to reserve a space. This is to help us expedite requests in a fair and timely manner. It also gives us data to report to the ALSDE regarding curriculum connections for events being held here. Thank you so much for using this form. You can also follow up with an email, but the request will need to be in the form.