Athens State In-Service Center
Kick off to 2020 Summer Professional Learning
Welcome to Athens State University Regional Inservice Center 2020 Summer Professional Learning Kickoff. While sessions will be highlighted in this newsletter, you may view all sessions in one place by clicking on the Google Sheet link or the Booklet link below.
Registration is simple. On the Google Sheet, just click the title of the session for which you wish to register. In the booklet, you can access the registration page by clicking the "Register" tab located in the session description.
As you prepare to transition to online learning/instruction, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for any help you may need. You can contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Holly Wood (email@example.com).
All Things Virtual!!
Using Visual Strategies to Support the Learning of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Presented by Dr. Whitney Meade, UAH Regional Autism Network
July 13, 2020
Alabama Reading Initiative Summer Science of Reading
ARI Summer Science of Reading: Structured Literacy - June 22, 2020 8:30-3:30 Register HERE.
ARI Summer Science of Reading
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Oral Language - July 13, 2020, 8:30-3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Phonemic Awareness - July 14, 2020, 8:30-3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Phonics - July 15, 2020, 8:30-3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Writing - July 16, 2020, 8:30 - 3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Vocabulary - July 20, 2020, 8:30 - 3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Fluency - July 21, 2020, 8:30 - 3:30 Register HERE.
The Foundations for Beginning Reading Modules: Comprehension - July 22, 2020, 8:30 - 3:30 Register HERE.
English Learner Summer Enhancement
EL - Understanding English Language Proficiency - July 6, 2020, 9:00-1:00 PM Register HERE.
EL - Content Instruction for English Learners - July 9, 2020, 9:00-1:00 PM Register HERE.
Summer ACLD PLU Opportunity
Books will be provided for the first ten registered participants.
To register for this course in PowerSchool, click HERE.
Start Date: June 2020
End Date: August 2020
PLU Credit: 1.0
The Lexile Framework® for Reading measures reading ability and text complexity on the same developmental scale. This presentation offers an introduction to The Lexile Framework for Reading and addresses the following points: ● What is The Lexile Framework for Reading? ● What are Lexile measures for students and Lexile measures for text? ● Where are Lexile measures found? ● How can The Lexile Framework be used? ● What are the benefits of The Lexile Framework? ● What resources for The Lexile Framework are available?
This presentation offers an introduction to The Quantile Framework for Mathematics and addresses the following points: ● What is The Quantile Framework for Mathematics? ● What are Quantile measures for students and Quantile measures for math materials? ● Where can Quantile measures be found? ● What can be done with Quantile measures? ● How can Quantile measures be used in the classroom? ● What resources for The Quantile Framework are available?
Writing Instruction Professional Learning
Smart Writing™ Across the Curriculum: K-2 Teachers
April DeCesare will be back this summer (virtually) to lead a session with our K-2 teachers. This one-day session will be three 90-minute sessions with a short make and take. Breaks will be given throughout the day, with an hour lunch break.
Participants will learn how to create a common academic vocabulary, administer writing conferences, utilize formative assessments, keep students engaged and boost students' confidence with writing. Based on best practices and research, these Smart Writing strategies will empower K-2 readers and writers to reach their full potential.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, register HERE.
Writing Sessions Designed Specifically for Grades 4 - 12
Writing Well Matters: Preparing Our Students for the ACT and Beyond - July 15, 2020 12:30-3:30 The purpose of this session is to provide attendees with a hands-on, interactive experience that offers instructional strategies for supporting student success on ACT and Pre-ACT tested skills, as well as whatever comes next (college and career). This session is designedto target instructional leaders, librarians, expert, intermediate, and novice teachers with impactful information and resources. Register HERE.
Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing
Powerful Conversations Network - North
Our first year of hosting a Powerful Conversations Network in collaboration with Alabama Best Practices Center was a huge success. The topic of social and emotional learning was very timely.
As we look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, we will continue on the topic of social and emotional learning as we explore the book Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation. Dates for the upcoming year will be released soon, and an application for teams will not be far behind.
Calling All Administrators, Guidance Counselors, and Instructional Coaches
Data Dashboards for Google Forms and Other Helpful Tips
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) Updates (All Sessions are Virtual)
NBCT Bootcamp June - June 23, 2020 8:00-3:00 There will be four 90 minute sessions, each one on a different component. Times for each component will be as follows: Component 1 (8:00-9:30); Component 2 (9:30 - 11:00); Component 3 (12:00-1:30) and Component 4 (1:30 - 3:00). Register HERE.
Writing for NBCT - June 25, 9:00-11:00 This session is designed to help candidates practice descriptive, analytical, and reflective thinking before you begin working on your Written Commentary or other written components of the portfolio. Register HERE.
Writing the NBCT Way: Making it 3C Worthy! - June 25, 12:00-1:30 Current NBCT candidates will show NBCT candidates how to apply writing strategies to create clear, consistent, and convincing evidence of accomplished teaching. Register HERE.
NBCT Bootcamp July - July 21, 8:00 - 3:00 There will be four 90 minute sessions, each one on a different component. Times for each component will be as follows: Component 1 (8:00-9:30); Component 2 (9:30 - 11:00); Component 3 (12:00-1:30) and Component 4 (1:30 - 3:00). Register HERE.
Technology in the Classroom
Technology Integration in the Classroom
June 15, 2020
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Applied Digital Skills
June 15, 2020
Seesaw in the Classroom
June 15, 2020
Scantron Performance Series Data Training: Reports
June 15, 2020
Slide-A-Round Math Manipulatives (Focus on Visual Learners)
July 23, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 AM
Using ALEX Tools for Lesson Planning
July 29, 2020