K-12 Science AMSTI-UAH

Summer 2022 Professional Learning Opportunties


Alabama is projected to need more than 850,000 STEM-related jobs by 2026. Students need to be equipped with project-based learning, inquiry, and problem-solving skills. Let AMSTI support you in preparing students for the jobs of the future! Join us this summer for high-quality science training!


Elementary Computer Science Integration (Grades 2, 3, & 5)

This 1-day session includes a deep dive into the Alabama Course of Study: Digital Literacy & Computer Science and Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ by Engineering is Elementary (EiE). We'll explore Engineering and Computer Science Essentials™ and see how science, math, engineering, and computer science practices work together to help learners build problem-solving skills and resilience.

July 22 (2nd grade, choose 1) ***An iPad or Chromebook with the ScratchJr App installed is required for 2nd grade training. Your students will need access to iPads or Chromebooks with the ScratchJr app as well.

July 28 (3rd grade)

July 29 (5th grade)

8:30 - 3:30 PM

UAH, Shelbie King Hall

Register Here

Trainers: Melissa Campbell, & Rochelle Cantrell

New to AMSTI K-12 Science?

AMSTI Science Foundational Training is a prerequisite to grade-level science trainings. Teachers new to AMSTI are required to complete this one-day training. The core ideas of Science Foundational Training include:

  • AMSTI's mission, vision, and beliefs
  • Essential components of science notebooks
  • Alabama Course of Study: Science
  • Introduction to proficiency scales
  • 3D assessment tasks
  • Duty of Care
  • K-12 science learning progression
Please register for a session this summer in addition to your grade level training.










ASIM High School Sessions

Meet Your AMSTI-UAH/AAMU K-12 Science Specialists

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.

Cayce Perry

Cayce is the K-2 Science Specialist for AMSTI-UAH. She has been in education for 18 years teaching Pre-K, 2nd and 3rd grades in Lincoln County, Tennessee as well as 2nd and 4th grades in Madison County, Alabama. She has also served as a Student Teacher Supervisor for Middle Tennessee State University and Athens State University. She has served as grade level lead for the Building Leadership Team, the Instructional Leadership Team, and was a presenter at the National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference. Cayce is a member of the Alabama Science Teachers Association and the National Science Teaching Association.

Dr. Charles Holloway

Charles currently serves as the ASIM Physical Sciences Specialist AMSTI-UAH working with chemistry, physics, and physical science. Prior to joining the AMSTI-UAH team he worked at the Alabama State Department of Education as a State Science Specialist. With a strong desire to return to working with students and teachers as well as returning home to north Alabama, Charles came to UAH in August of 2021. Charles has a total of 21 years of teaching experience and has taught high school Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science. During his time in the classroom he taught IB, AP, Honors, Special Science Inclusion classes, and ELL students. He was named Decatur City New Teacher of the year in 2004 and Priceville High School Teacher of the year in 2019. He believes in the power of hands-on instruction and wrote his doctoral dissertation on Inquiry-based Instruction in Chemistry in the High School Classroom. Charles 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.

Mylina Samples Dillard (AAMU)

Mylina is the Alabama Science in Motion Biology Specialist for the AAMU/UAH In-service Center. Mylina previously served as a 7th grade science teacher at Huntsville Junior High School. During her science career, she has taught 7th grade life science, 8th grade physical science, biology, physical science, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, AP biology, forensics, applied biology/physical science, applied math, and psychology. She has GLOBE, AMSTI, ASIM, ARI-PALS, Microsoft Educator, and Apple certifications. She also worked with Workforce Development at Snead State Community College and Wallace State Community College where she participated in summer Biotechnology programs with HudsonAlpha. She has been named Who’s Who Among America’s High School Teachers three times. She was also chosen as one of fifty middle school teachers across the nation to participate in the Society for Science and the Public middle school conference. Mylina holds an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Alabama, a Master’s degree in Biology with a concentration in Secondary Education from the University of Alabama, Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Biology & Psychology from Jacksonville State University, and an Associate’s degree from Snead State Community College. She also has an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification from Gadsden State Community College. She has been a certified EMT for 20 years and is a certified basic emergency instructor, also CPR/AED instructor through American Heart.


University of Alabama Huntsville

188 Sparkman NW

Shelbie King Hall

Room 214C