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Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

I hope everyone is off to a great start for the 2021-2022 school year. As I see reports of schools and districts transitioning from in-person to virtual and navigating mask mandates, I know that you are all busy focusing on student learning as well as the health and social/emotional well-being of your students and their families. I know you have heard this a million times, but I want to say it again. THANK YOU for what you do each and every day to give your best to the students in your class, your school, and your district.


For the upcoming 2021-2022 school year, we will be bringing professional development designed and tailored to your needs. We will update this newsletter periodically during the months of September-November, 2021. Please check back for added sessions.


If you have professional learning needs that you want to specifically request, or if you need someone to meet with you to discuss what resources or types of professional learning might best fit your needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. I am always willing to work with you.


Have a great 2021-2022 school year!


Patty Maze, Director

Athens State University Regional Inservice Center

patricia.maze@athens.edu

256-466-1149 (cell)

256-233-6574 (office)

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Powerful Conversations Network (PCN North) is a statewide professional learning opprtunity where teachers collaborate to hone their knowledge and skills as they seek new and better ways to engage their students and improve student achievement. Marzano's The New Art and Science of Teaching will be the guiding text. The learning will be actionable with effective instructional strategies that reach all students. Like in the past, social and emotional learning will be heavily integrated throughout the learning.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021


Meetings:

September 23, 2021 - Virtual

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM


November 18, 2021 - Beasley Center, 202 W Bryon Street, Athens AL 35611

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM


January 27, 2022 - Beasley. Center, 202 W Bryon Street, Athens AL 35611

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM


March 10, 2022 - Beasley Center, 202 W Bryon Street, Athens AL 35611

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM


Facilitators: Alyson Carpenter and Kelli Nichols


We recommend teams of 3-6 with at least one administrator from the same school district. The cost is $425 per person. PCN is on the State Department of Education's approved list for use of ESSER funds. Participants can receive CEU or PLU opportunities.


Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WpBtFaHPr2B9Fct9JD1PAIuqyGIjE8M3kAORCVjks7U/edit?usp=sharing

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Session: ATH RIC The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners


Description: This training is a professional learning community dedicated to exemplary teaching and learning of English as a new language. Participants will meet four times during the school year to discover the universal guidelines drawn from decades of research in language pedagogy and language acquisition theory. The six principles include: 1. Know your learners. 2. Create conditions for language learning. 3 Design high-quality lessons for language development. 4. Adapt lesson delivery as needed. 5. Monitor and assess student language development. 6. Engage and collaborate within a community of practice. Participants will create various products (lessons, assessments, etc.) that will be used in the classroom and the results will be discussed in the PLC. This course is limited to only 20 people as it will function as a PLC. Participants will receive 20.0 hours credit.


Date: October 20, 2021, November 17, 2021, January 12, 2022 & February 16, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Cullman County Board of Education

402 Arnold Street NE

Cullman, AL 35055

Facilitator: Robin Stutts, ALSDE Regional EL Specialist

CEU: 20 Hours

ML/EL Links

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Session: ARI Lunch & Learn #1 (Region 2 + Walker County)


Description: As outlined in the Alabama Literacy Act (ALA), the ARI local and regional literacy specialists must be clear and intentional in working with the school administrators to create a strategic plan for coaching that includes coaching and mentoring teachers daily (p.10). This strategic plan for coaching will assist in a seamless transition to the 2021 Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts (ELA COS). Each Lunch and Learn will include time to explore a specific area of foundational reading from our 2021 ELA COS and support administrators in ensuring all educators in our buildings have a clear understanding of how the science of reading is explicitly incorporated to enable K-3 students to master grade-level content.


Date: September 30, 2021

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Paula Young, ALSDE ARI Regional Literacy Leadership Specialist

CEU: 1.0 Hours



Session: ARI Lunch & Learn #2 (Region 2 + Walker County)


Description: As outlined in the Alabama Literacy Act (ALA), the ARI local and regional literacy specialists must be clear and intentional in working with the school administrators to create a strategic plan for coaching that includes coaching and mentoring teachers daily (p.10). This strategic plan for coaching will assist in a seamless transition to the 2021 Alabama Course of Study: English Language Arts (ELA COS). Each Lunch and Learn will include time to explore a specific area of foundational reading from our 2021 ELA COS and support administrators in ensuring all educators in our buildings have a clear understanding of how the science of reading is explicitly incorporated to enable K-3 students to master grade-level content.


Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Paula Young, ALSDE ARI Regional Literacy Leadership Specialist

CEU: 1.0 Hours

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Session: Alabama State Department of Education

Byte Sized Professional Development Series

2021-2022


Description: Byte-Sized Professional Development seeks to provide Alabama educators with just-in-time, high quality professional development that is aligned to the Alabama Achieves Strategic Plan. Deliver just-in-time professional development that is collaborative, data-driven, and implements evidence-based practices for Alabama educators. 60-minute sessions that provide 45-minutes professional development with 15-minutes questions and answer opportunities.


Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 16, 2021 - November 2021

Time: 9:00 - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM, or 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Facilatator: ALSDE


Click here to view the Bite-Sized Professional Development Tracks


If links are not hyperlinked for the sessions, please check back as updates are occurring daily.

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Session: ATH RIC 2021 ATH-NBCT Component 3 Instructions and Planning (North Cohort)


Description: Component 3 is The Teaching Practice and Learning environment. Collaborate with colleagues to design, plan, and reflect lesson ideas. This component is a classroom-based portfolio entry that includes a video of your interactions with students to be analyzed and reflected on in your writing.


Date: October 26, 2021

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Morgan County Educator Resource Center

235 AL Hwy 67

Decatur, AL 35603

Facilitator: Ellen Thompson

CEU: 3.0 Hours



Session: ATH RIC 2021 ATH-NBCT Component 3 Instructions and Planning (South Cohort)


Description: Component 3 is The Teaching Practice and Learning environment. Collaborate with colleagues to design, plan, and reflect lesson ideas. This component is a classroom-based portfolio entry that includes a video of your interactions with students to be analyzed and reflected on in your writing.


Date: October 18, 2021

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Cullman City Board of Education

301 1st Street NE

Cullman, AL 35055

Facilitator: Stacy Dove

CEU: 3.0 Hours



Session: ATH RIC 2021 Component 3 Instructions and Planning (Lawrence Co. BOE)


Description: Component 3 is The Teaching Practice and Learning environment. Collaborate with colleagues to design, plan, and reflect lesson ideas. This component is a classroom-based portfolio entry that includes a video of your interactions with students to be analyzed and reflected on in your writing.


Date: October 26, 2021

Time: 3:15 - 5:00 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Lawrence County Board of Education

14131 Market Street

Moulton, AL 35650

Facilitator: Patty Maze

CEU: 3.0 Hours

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Session: ATH RIC 2021 ATH-NBCT Component 2 Instructions and Planning (North Cohort)


Description: Component 2 is Differentiation in Instruction. Candidates will collect student work samples that exhibit a student's growth over time and how your instructional choices lead to that growth. Candidates will review student samples and discuss next-steps of instruction to facilitate student growth.


Date: November 16, 2021

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Morgan County Educator Resource Center

235 AL Hwy 67

Decatur, AL 35603

Facilitator: Ellen Thompson

CEU: 3.0 Hours



Session: ATH RIC 2021 ATH-NBCT Component 2 Instructions and Planning (South Cohort)


Description: Component 2 is Differentiation in Instruction. Candidates will collect student work samples that exhibit a student's growth over time and how your instructional choices lead to that growth. Candidates will review student samples and discuss next-steps of instruction to facilitate student growth.


Date: November 15, 2021

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Cullman City Board of Education

301 1st Street NE

Cullman, AL 35055

Facilitator: Stacy Dove

CEU: 3.0 Hours



Session: ATH RIC 2021 Component 2 Instruction and Planning (Lawrence County BOE)


Description: Component 2 is Differentiation in Instruction. Candidates will collect student work samples that exhibit a student's growth over time and how your instructional choices lead to that growth. Candidates will review student samples and discuss next-steps of instruction to facilitate student growth.


Date: November 9, 2021

Time: 3:15 - 5:00 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Lawrence County Board of Education

14131 Market Street

Moulton, AL 35650

Facilitator: Patty Maze

CEU: 3.0 Hours

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Session: ATH RIC (Region 2) NBCT Maintenance of Certification (Overview)


Description: Participants in this course will be provided an overview of the NBCT Maintenance of Certification process and a follow-up on two professional growth experiences (PGE). This course is 1.5 hours in length.


Date: September 28, 2021

Time: 4:00 - 5:30

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Patty Maze

CEU: 1.5 Hours



Session: ATH RIC (Region 2) NBCT Maintenance of Certification (Professional Growth Experiences)


Description: Participants in this course will be provided an overview of the NBCT Maintenance of Certification process and a follow-up on two professional growth experiences (PGE). This course is 1.5 hours in length.


Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Format: Virtual

Facilitator: Patty Maze

CEU: 1.5 Hours

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If your school system, school, department, or grade level needs ELA Course of Study support please complete the Google form below.


https://forms.gle/NYdSY6oUjWfDsXns6

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Southern Educational Robotics Conference

Date: October 7-8, 2021

Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

Auburn University - Science Center Auditorium and Classrooms Building

350 Roosevelt Concourse

Auburn University, AL 36849


The cost for the two-day conference is $160 if you pay between June 25th-August 31st and $195 if you pay between September 1st-October 1st.


Registration Link

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Alabama Conference on Grading and Assessment for Learning

Date: October 16, 2021

Time: 8:15 AM - 2:45 PM

Format: In Person

Location:

13 Academy

230 49st Street N

Birmingham, AL 35212


Facilitators: Matt Townsley and Nathan Wear


Cost: $90 per person; $75 for groups of 5 or more


Registration Link

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