AMSTI-UAH Science

Summer 2021 Professional Learning Opportunties

#AMSTIisSTEM

The registration for Summer 2021 Science Training is now closed. Please contact our PD Coordinator, Naureen Qaiyyum (naureen.qaiyyum@uah.edu) if you need assistance.

Thank you!


Alabama is projected to need more than 850,000 STEM-related occupations by 2026. Students need to be equipped with project-based learning, inquiry, and problem solving skills. Let AMSTI support you in preparing our students for the jobs of the future! Join us this summer for science training and qualify to receive hands-on science materials, exceptional instructional resources, and the support of your local AMSTI Science Specialists.

https://www.amstiuahstem.com/

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AMSTI TEACHER SELF-SERVICE REGISTRATION PORTAL

AMSTI trained teachers received an email on Wednesday, March 24th from materials.uah@amsti.org which included a unique registration code for the AMSTI Teacher Self-Service Portal.

Please register today!

New to AMSTI Science?

AMSTI Foundational Training is a prerequisite to grade-level science trainings. Teachers new to AMSTI are required to complete Foundational Training in addition to their grade level unit training to receive science materials. Foundational Training includes three parts: Science Notebooking, Setting the Stage for AMSTI Science, and Getting to Know the Alabama Course of Study: Science. If you need any of the three components, you will receive a separate email after you submit your registration for unit training.

KINDERGARTEN SESSIONS

FIRST GRADE SESSIONS

SECOND GRADE SESSIONS

THIRD GRADE SESSIONS

FOURTH GRADE SESSIONS

FIFTH GRADE SESSIONS

SIXTH GRADE SESSION

SEVENTH GRADE SESSION

EIGHTH GRADE SESSIONS

MEET THE TRAINERS

Beth Balch

Beth is a K-1 Science and Math Specialist for AMSTI-UAH. Her diverse professional background includes Marketing/Graphic Design, Elementary Education, as well as Instructional Design and Technology. As an elementary classroom teacher, Beth was awarded the John Frank Parker Making a Difference Award for the Hartselle City Schools system. She is a member of the National Science Teachers Association, Alabama Science Teachers Association, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and Alabama Mathematics Leadership Alliance.

Mary Headrick

Mary is the Middle Grades Science Specialist at AMSTI-UAH. She also serves as a member of the AMSTI Digital Literacy & Computer Science Committee and the AMSTI STEM Committee. She taught middle school science for 25 year before joining AMSTI. During that time, she was named Mobile County Public School's Outstanding Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2003 and Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year in 2008. Mary is a member of the National Science Teaching Association, the Alabama Science Teachers Association, and the Alabama Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Shundra Morris

Shundra is the 2nd-3rd Grade Science Specialist for AMSTI-UAH. She has completed her third year in this capacity. Shundra taught 3rd grade for 23 years in Decatur City Schools. She is a governing board member for the AAMU/UAH Regional In-Service Center. As an Engineering is Elementary Ambassador, she helps collaborate with other STEM teachers across the country. She is a member of the Alabama Science Teacher Association and of the National Science Teacher Association. She is also a Common Sense Certified Educator.

Ellen Thompson

Ellen is the 4th and 5th grade Science Specialist at AMSTI-UAH. Ellen has trained elementary science teachers since 1992 and has thirty-four years as an educator in Alabama. She has served on the AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center Board as well as the Alabama Science Teachers Association Board of Directors. She recently renewed her Middle Childhood National Board Certification and is a member of the National Science Teaching Association, and the Alabama Science Teachers Association. She holds a Master’s Degree, a Class AA Certificate, and an Instructional Leadership Certificate.

AMSTI Science emphasizes mastery of all standards addressed in the Alabama Course of Study: Science by deepening teacher content knowledge and improving pedagogical techniques. The vision for K-12 includes student participation in hands-on, activity-based lessons that guide them toward making sense of scientific phenomena. Through concrete, research-based methods of instruction and inquiry, teachers will facilitate student thinking by asking purposeful questions and providing formative feedback. Teachers will establish evidence-based targets for learning and success criteria. To support this vision, curricular resources have been selected and modified providing units of study to build the knowledge and skills needed for students to meet the performance expectations in the Alabama Course of Study: Science.

AMSTI-UAH

University of Alabama Huntsville

188 Sparkman NW

Shelbie King Hall

Room 214C