AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center

NBPTS Cohort Meetings

One Saturday a month our National Board Cohorts meet. Candidates are able to meet with mentors and receive feedback and direction on the work they are doing. Here are some pictures from the meetings November 18.

Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 meet monthly throughout the year.

Check out our website for the full list of dates.

National Board Candidate Support Training

The National Board Certification process can be complex and overwhelming for teachers. But with the help of great candidate support specialists is it possible. We have some great teachers in Region 3 who are NBPTS certified and are willing to give back to area teachers who are interested in the certification process or those who are already candidates. Recently NBPTS teachers who are interested in mentoring NBPTS candidates, went through training to help them know the process better and how best to support candidates through this rewarding process.

Alabama Reading Conference

Several teachers from Region 3 had the opportunity to attend the Alabama Reading Association Conference this year in Birmingham. They were able to attend sessions related to how to help their students nurture a love for reading and learning.

Here are some thoughts from a few of the teachers who attended:

"My favorite session, by far was Mr. Schu's session. He reminded me how important the library is & not to take it for granted when promoting a love for reading." - Susan, Arab Elementary

"One technology integration idea I discovered was Katie Garner's "backdoor" route to accelerated Phonics skills mastery website... I thought that the App 53 was interesting too. It is a modern writing tool for writing, drawing, and note-taking. This would be a wonderful addition to teachers' iPads." - Taryn, Harvest Elementary

"...Another technology integration is allowing students to use WeVideo to highlight material learned. The Engaging Reluctant Readers session showed how one teacher asked students ot create a group video highlighting material learned from their assigned genre." - Wendy, Harvest Elementary

"During the session, "Engaging Reluctant Readers," the presenters shared the idea of book themed STEM activities for students. Teachers at my school are already familiar & using STEM boxes, but giving them a book theme would be a great way for teachers to encourage reading." - Cortney, Arab City

"From the conference, overall I am taking back to my classroom the importance of text sets, reading alound to students, and encouraging students to read books that interest them..."

- Brittany, Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary

"My favorite session was "Reading Essentials' by Stephanie Harvey... She shared an activity which allowed the students to demonstrate and share their thinking while listening to a story...I absolutely love learning and being exposed to experts in the field of reading." - Dione, Huntsville City

Learning Forward Alabama Conference

The Learning Forward Alabama Conference in Hoover was November 16-17. Many of the teachers from our region attended this conference. Attendees went on school visits and attended some great break-out sessions led by Alabama teachers and administrators. Keynote speaker was Dr. Marcia Tate who presented Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites.

Challenger Elementary Book Study

Faculty at Challenger Elementary has been doing a book study on Peer Coaching and The Happiness Advantage. Different groups have been meeting to read and discuss each book and give feedback and brainstorm on how they can embrace the skills discussed in the books.
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About Us

The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center is one of eleven centers in the state of Alabama serving teachers in the area of professional development. Located on the campus of Alabama A&M University, we serve twelve school districts in North Alabama. We offer a range of professional development opportunities for educators and administration to help them

The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center also has a lending library. Administrators and teachers in our districts are welcome to check out books, videos and the latest DVD’s to enhance your onsite professional development.

Housed in our facility are two state initiatives, Science in Motion and Technology in Motion. The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center is here to serve YOU!!!! As a part of the Alabama A & M University family we believe that “Service is Sovereignty”.