Athens State RIC

July 2019

Message from the Athens State RIC Director

Summer is in full swing. I have enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful professional learning in our Region. July is our final month of the Athens State Regional In-Service Center's "Summer Professional Learning Series". We have space available in many of our sessions, so please consider attending a session of interest. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Holly Wood, our Program Coordinator, at holly.wood@athens.edu or me at patricia.maze@athens.edu. Have a great rest of the summer.

Powerful Conversations Network

The Athens State Regional In-Service Center is hosting Powerful Conversations Network-North sessions in Athens for the 2019-2020 school year. For registration information (including cost, dates, times, and locations), see the link below. Registration deadline is August 30, 2019.


https://tinyurl.com/y5l9k2gg



The text used for this year's PCN, All Learning is Social and Emotional, will be provided for any Region 2 participant attending the PCN North sessions. To be eligible for the free book, participants must register through Athens State Regional In-Service Center.

Coming October 2019

The Athens State Regional In-Service Center will be host to Brainspring Phonics First Orton-Gillingham Course training in October. Brainspring Phonics First Level I training will be held the week of October 28-November 1 at the Athens State Regional In-Service Center. This 5 day/30 hour training qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory instruction to their K-5 classrooms. The cost of this week-long training is $1,295 per person (materials included). A flyer will be disseminated soon with a registration link.


Brainspring will handle all registrations for this training.

Engineering at its best!

Closing the Achievement Gap Conference

Tuesday, July 9th, 9am-3pm

4950 Premiere Parkway, Bessemer, AL, USA (Bessemer High School)

  • Concurrent sessions for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.
  • Keynote speakers include Liz Huntley, Dr. Regina Thompson, and Trisha Powell Crain.
  • Hear success stories from Alabama schools that have achieved positive academic growth.
  • Learn strategies that will make a difference in your school.
  • Share with other schools that are experiencing challenges in academic achievement.
  • Register on STI PD: ARIC01264

Project Based Learning

Explore the process of creating and implementing a PBL challenging problem or question, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student voice and choice, reflection, critique and revision, and public product.


Peeking into PBL (Project Based Learning)- July 9, 2019

8:00-3:00 PM

Cullman County Board of Education Board Room

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2L9hvi2.

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A Day of Learning!

Two opportunities in one day to expand your learning.


July 10, 2019 (8:30-11:30 AM)

Athens City Schools Central Office Board Room

Letting Your Students Ask the Questions...On Three Different Levels

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2DvOFlM.


July 10, 2019 (12:30-3:30 PM)

Athens City Schools Central Office Board Room

Learning to Write Paragraphs by Color

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2L0elxg.

Collaboration in Special Education

July 11, 2019 (8:30-3:30 PM)

Athens City Schools Central Office Board Room

Collaboration in Special Education: Strategies and Techniques for a More Efficient Practice

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2IGe54j.

Creating and Using Digital Lessons in the Math Classroom (Sessions for Elementary and Secondary)

July 15, 2019 (8:00-11:00)

Cullman County Board of Education Board Room

Creating and Using Digital Lessons in the Secondary Math Classroom

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2UUgjUr.


July 15, 2019 (12:00-3:00)

Cullman County Board of Education Board Room

Creating and Using Digital Lesson in the Elementary Math Classroom

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2GEksDd.

Interested in Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher?

In this training, you will learn about grant/scholarship opportunities as well as an overview of the process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.


July 16, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Cullman High School (Library)

Introduction to the NBCT Process

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2GB0szV.

Socratic Seminars Across the Curriculum

Come learn how to engage students in their learning with the Socratic Seminar strategy.


July 16, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

Socratic Seminars Across the Curriculum

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2GCjfLg.

Google Level 2 Certification Boot Camp

Are you Google Level 1 Certified? Interested in the next level of certification? This is the session for you. This free two-day Bootcamp will help prepare you for your Google Level 2 Certification.


July 16-17, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

Google Level 2 Certified Educator Bootcamp

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2VNtJgI.

Beyond Phonics

Examine multiple literacy components such as comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Participants should bring a laptop or device of choice and their favorite children's book.


July 17, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Hartselle High School

Beyond Phonics

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2URfwUe

Classroom Transformations for Student Engagement

July 18, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Hayden Elementary School

Lit Learning: Engagement Magic

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2viipht.


July 22, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

Classroom and School Transformations

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2XIogc3.

All Things Tech!

Select three-morning technology sessions and three-afternoon technology sessions (one hour each) that appeal to your needs.


July 23, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Priceville Junior High School

TOTALLY Techy Tuesday

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2VlMVWn.

Conversational Spanish for Teachers

July 24, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

SOS! Spanish on the Spot

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2wgZ4xW.

Spotlight on Statistics

The focus of this session is content deepening that enhances instruction for Grades 6-12 statistics standards in the Alabama Course of Study.


July 25-26, 2019 (8:30-3:30 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

Spotlight on Statistics

Register on STI PD: STAT100

Trainer: Becky Cornelius (AMSTI-Athens State)

Lunch will be provided each day.

Writing in History

July 24, 2019 (8:00-3:00 PM)

Hartselle High School

Writing History: How to Incorporate Writing in the History Classroom

Register for this session at http://bit.ly/2PprcYe.

Structured Literacy

July 29-30, 2019 (9:00-2:30 PM)

Athens State Regional In-Service Center

Structured Literacy Training for Elementary Educators

Register on STI PD: ATH-ARISTRLIT2019


*This session is currently full, but a waiting list is available.