Athens State RIC
Back to School!
It is hard to believe that summer is nearing an end, and school starts this week for most of the school systems in Region 2. While visiting with teachers and administrators last week, I could sense the excitement and anticipation for the upcoming school year.
There are so many great things happening in our region, and we want to share information regarding innovative programs and professional learning with others. Throughout the '19-'20 school year, we will spotlight one of our ten school systems each month, emphasizing some of the programs and learning that captures their system's vision. This month, the Athens State Regional In-Service Center spotlights Hartselle City Schools. Our hope is to build a region of collaboration, sharing ideas and resources.
We look forward to providing you with great professional learning experiences throughout the school year. Please do not hesitate to contact the Athens State Regional In-Service Center with any of your professional learning needs or ideas. You can reach us at Patricia.email@example.com or Holly.firstname.lastname@example.org.
We wish you the best school year ever!
Spotlight on Hartselle City Schools
Nestled in north-central Alabama, the Hartselle City School system is comprised of six campuses; Barkley Bridge Elementary, Crestline Elementary, F.E. Burleson Elementary, Hartselle Intermediate, Hartselle Junior High, and Hartselle High School. Known for high academic, artistic, and athletic performance, the Hartselle City School system continues to strive for excellence. With strong community and business support, Hartselle City Schools lead in innovative programs such as Civil Air Patrol, Tiger Buddies, Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education. Additionally, Hartselle City Schools is currently working on Blue Ribbon District status. Follow the link below to read more about how Hartselle is meeting the needs of their students with such innovative programs. Information is available for anyone wanting to implement these programs into their school or school district.
Coming in September - Spotlight on Athens City Schools
Powerful Conversations Network- North
2019-2020 Powerful Conversations Network Dates
October 3, 2019
December 5, 2019
March 5, 2019
Instructional Rounds TBD **Participation in one Instructional Round is required for PLU.
*Any Region 2 participant registered through the Athens State Regional In-Service Center will receive the required PCN text "All Learning is Social and Emotional".
For registration information (including cost, dates, times, and locations), see the link below.
Registration deadline is August 30, 2019.
National Board Certified Teacher Support Program
2019-2020 National Board Grant Application
PowerSchool Training Opportunities
Upcoming Training Dates (Four Training Opportunities)
September 23, 2019 (8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30)
September 24, 2019 (8:30-11:30 or 12:30-3:30)
Register on STI PD using the PD Title Number SDEPL001.
Each LEA can bring a team of 3-4 staff members.
Gifted Educators Regional Training
Time: 9:00-3:00 PM
Location: Athens State Regional In-Service Center
1115 Highway 31 South, Athens, Alabama
School personnel with responsibilities for the following topics are welcome to attend this training.
*Continuous Improvement for Gifted Programs
*Second Grade Child Find, Standard Child Find, and Gifted Referral to the Eligibility Process
*Social/Emotional Needs of Gifted Students
Register on STI PD using the PD Title Number SESGT2019-1. The deadline to register for this session is one week prior to the date of the session. For questions, contact Emily Hurst at 334-694-4782.
Phonics First Orton-Gillingham Course - October 28-November 1, 2019
Brainspring will handle all registrations for these trainings. Register at www.brainspring.com/courses.
Google Level I Certification Bootcamp
Coming - Summer 2020
Put this date on your calendars now, and look for more information throughout the school year.