Athens State RIC

June 2019

Upcoming Professional Development

The Athens State Regional In-Service Center is offering lots of opportunities for professional learning this summer. Included in this monthly newsletter are all the June sessions. To register for any session, please use the link included with the description. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Coordinator, Holly Wood, at or the In-Service Center Director, Patty Maze, at We look forward to learning with you this summer.

For a complete list of all summer professional learning, please visit

Need a PLU this summer?

Technology in Motion Specialist, Courtney Hamilton, is hosting an ACLD PLU titled Leading and Learning with Digital Literacy and Computer Science. This PLU is scheduled for June 6, June 27, July 22, and one day for projects. These meetings will take place at the Athens state Regional In-Service Center from 9:00-3:00. Enroll in STI PD with PD Title Number PLUACLD680. For questions, contact Courtney Hamilton at or


Improve Your Writing Instruction!

With the new ACAP Assessment around the corner, hone those writing instruction skills by attending a workshop this summer.

Let's Write Right: Dynamic Writing Instruction for All Levels --June 12, 2019 (8:00-3:00) Leon Sheffield Magnet School, Decatur--Register for this session at

Reading Instruction

Student Engagement at the Highest Level!

This professional learning will enhance your instruction for high school students. Learn instructional and relationship building strategies that are sure to engage any high school student in any subject area.

Strategies to Motivate and Engage High School Students--June 17, 2019 (8:00-11:00) Hartselle High School--Register for this session at

Productive Citizenship!

Come learn how to teach your students the social studies standards in an interactive method that sparks empathy, intrinsic motivation, and concrete action.

Taking Informed Action: Productive Citizenship Education--June 17, 2019 (12:00-3:00 PM) Hartselle High--Register for this session at

All Things TECH!

We have several sessions in June that offer educators the opportunity to enhance the integration of technology in their instruction.

Creation Tools: Expanding the Way Students Demonstrate Learning--June 19, 2019 (8:00-11:00) Morgan County Educator Resource Center Room C--Register for this session at

Totally Techy--June 20, 2019 (8:00-3:00) Priceville Junior High School, Priceville--Register for this session at Participants will have the option to select three morning and three-afternoon sessions of their choice.

Project Based Learning

Explore the process of creating and implementing a PBL challenging problem or question, sustained inquiry, authenticity, student voice and choice, reflection, critique and revision, and public product.

Peeking into PBL (Project Based Learning) --June 18, 2019 (8:00-3:00) Morgan County Educator Resource Center Room C--Register for this session at

Learning with Legos!

June 19, 2019 (12:00-3:00) Morgan County Educator Resource Center Room C--Register for this session at

Get Your Science On!

Need help with your science fairs? Science Notebooks? We have some sessions for you this summer.

Easily Mentored Research Project Ideas for Biology Science Fair Competitions--June 24, 2019 (8:00-11:00) Athens State Regional In-Service Center--Register for this session at,

Digitize Your Science Notebook--June 24, 2019 (12:00-3:00) Athens State Regional In-Service Center--Register for this session at

Interested in Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher?

In this training, you will learn about grant opportunities as well as an overview of the process of becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.

Introduction to the NBCT Process--June 25, 2019 (8:00-3:00) Morgan County Educator Resource Center Room C. Register for this session at

Asking the Right Questions?

Are your students' answers really showing you what your students know and understand? If not, maybe it's all in the question. Come hear from two teachers who have attended training with Quality Questioning author Jackie Walsh and have mastered the art of question development for elementary teachers. This training provides time for K-5 educators to collaborate and develop questions for the upcoming school year.

Engaging All Learners Through Questioning--June 27, 2019 (8:00-3:00) Alabama Center for the Arts 3M Room, Decatur--Register for this session at

Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing

Monday, June 24th, 4pm to Thursday, June 27th, 12:30pm

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, Florida

Conference Keynote speakers include Barry Lane (Author of After the End: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision-2nd Edition), Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey (Co-Author of Professional Learning Redefined, and Dr. Ernest Morrell (Author of Critical Media Pedagogy: Achievement, Production, and Justice in City Schools). For more information visit,