UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center
I hope that you each enjoyed a wonderful Memorial Day and are ready to "dive in" to summer!
We are planning for a great summer that includes reading, math, digital literacy, special education, mental health, social-emotional learning, and more!
Continue to review our social media pages on Facebook (@uainservice) and Twitter (@UofARIC) for ongoing announcements. As a reminder, you may find any of our newsletters at: http://inservice.ua.edu/newsletter. Our summer sessions are listed via our live Google sheet, which is updated continuously with new offerings (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-d4bdIQKweoJH23EHJWBWhzYFAfldXYly-nv0iXX64s/edit?usp=sharing).
If you need additional information or would like to discuss specific plans for support for your school or district, I am happy to assist you at 205-348-6951 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Dr. Holly Morgan
Director, UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center
Summer Professional Learning Opportunities (and beyond!)
Summer 2020 Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities offered through The UA/UWA In-Service Center
The UA/UWA In-Service Center’s virtual summer training sessions can be found at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-d4bdIQKweoJH23EHJWBWhzYFAfldXYly-nv0iXX64s/edit?usp=sharing. All sessions are listed in PowerSchool. In this Google sheet, each session title is linked directly to its PowerSchool listing. (Please note that all AMSTI and ASIM virtual sessions will be sent from the ALSDE in the near future.)
We hope to "see you" virtually this summer.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Holly Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
ALSDE and Neuhaus Education Center Science of Reading Opportunity
Trego Ed Session #2: Decision Making and Back to School---THURSDAY, JUNE 4!
Planning the next steps to re-open schools will involve many high impact, conflict-laden decisions in multiple areas.
• How do we make those decisions with confidence and clarity?
• How do we include stakeholders in a meaningful way?
• What decisions need to be made first?
• What are the risks with substantial change?
In this webinar, we will provide key elements of decision making for teachers, school and district leaders as you prepare for the next phase. These strategies will introduce a collaborative approach useful for decisions around budget, staffing, program models, mental health support, transportation, food service, IT, Special Education etc.
This is the second in a series of four webinars on strategic planning, decision making, special education adjustments and successful implementation of change to optimize continuity of learning and student and staff supports as you move into the next school year.
Register for this session via PowerSchool section #374966. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.
Engage Every Family: ACLD-PLU Opportunity---Last Day to Register is June 5!
Register now to attend the opening virtual session on June 12 at 9:00 am! Books will be provided for the first 20 registered participants. Register via PowerSchool Section #370986
Writing Sessions for K-12 Educators! Join Dr. Melissa Shields for 2 opportunities in June!
1. #WritingWellMatters: Preparing for the ACT and Beyond--9:00-11:30 am
2. Reaching Reluctant Writers: 1:00-2:30 pm
PowerSchool registration information can be found at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-d4bdIQKweoJH23EHJWBWhzYFAfldXYly-nv0iXX64s/edit?usp=sharing
MetaMetrics Lexile Framework for Reading
Register via PowerSchool section #372140. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.
MetaMetrics Quantile Framework for Math
Register via PowerSchool section #372141. A Zoom link will be sent prior to the session.
Applied Digital Skills: Dr. Lee Green of the O'Briant Group
Choose the date that works best for you!
- June 18, 2:00-3:00 pm--Register via PowerSchool section #372666
- July 16, 2:00-3:00 pm--Register via PowerSchool section #372667
The UA/UWA In-Service Center’s virtual summer training sessions can be found at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-d4bdIQKweoJH23EHJWBWhzYFAfldXYly-nv0iXX64s/edit?usp=sharing.
Financial Literacy for Educators Series--Begins June 23!
The JSU Regional Inservice Center is proud to offer teachers our financial literacy series in conjunction with the JSU Center for Economic Education. Presenters from the Federal Reserve Bank, Alabama Insurance Commission, and the Retirement Systems of Alabama will be part of the lineup. This summer’s sessions are virtual using the Zoom platform. Registration in PowerSchool is required to receive the Zoom link and receive credit upon completion. These sessions are open to ALL teachers and administrators across Alabama. NOTE: Please make sure the email address in your PowerSchool profile is correct. If corrections need to be made to your profile information, you will need to contact your central office technology department.
Please click on the flyer to the right in order to view specific information. All pages of the flyer can be found at www.inservice.ua.edu/announcements.
Alabama Reading Initiative Opportunities: Foundational Modules, Structured Literacy, Dyslexia Awareness
8. ARI Structured Literacy: July 30
The following ARI sessions have been planned as face-to-face sessions for the fall. The UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center will provide a half-day substitute reimbursement for each of the following opportunties:
1. Experience Dyslexia: September 16, 8:30-11:30 am
2. Experience Dyslexia: September 16, 12:30-3:30 pm
***This is the same session but will be repeated in both the morning and afternoon.
The Pandemic Wrecked my Grading Practices: Standards-Based Grading in any Situation
Register via PowerSchool Section #371093
NEW SESSION ADDED! Remote Practices to Support Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs During School Closures
Register via PowerSchool Section #376036
REPEAT SESSION ADDED! Classroom Management "Hacks" with Dr. Stephanie Parker, NBCT
In this session, participants will learn classroom management hacks to help them more effectively manage the classroom and help it run more smoothly. These techniques will also help teachers focus on small group instruction and the flow of learning rather than on disruptions.
This session will target K-8 teachers and will be delivered via Zoom on July 8 from 10:00-11:30am. Register via PowerSchool Section #375557.
Connecting Students to East Asia
Connecting Students to East Asia with Images, Maps and Texts (Powerschool #250745, Section #374886)
Format: Online via Zoom and Canvas
Dates: July 6-10 and 13-17, 8:00-11:00 A.M.
Orientation – June 11, 6:30 P.M.
Follow-Up – October 1, 6:30 P.M.
Subject areas: Arts, Literature, Social Studies (History/ Geography/ Global studies), Media, Special Ed, STEM, Administrators/ Curriculum specialists
Information link: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/ncta/university-alabama
Online registration link: https://forms.gle/irgmnSM5XAEYZxKy6
English Language Learner Sessions
1. EL-Understanding English Language Proficiency: July 23 from 9:00am-1:00 pm
Register via PowerSchool section #371955
2. EL-Content Instruction for English Learners: July 24 from 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Register via PowerSchool section #371956
Scantron Performance Series Data Training: Reports
Join Holley Hale, Scantron Representative, on July 17 from 10:00-11:00 am for this opportunity! Register via PowerSchool section #371730
National Board Candidate Orientation and 2020-21 NBCT Support Schedule
The 2020-2021 National Board Cohort Support Schedule will be posted soon! Look for the information at http://inservice.ua.edu/national-board-support.html We hope that you can join us this year to receive support as you pursue NBCT status!
10th Annual Tech Meet Tuscaloosa: Rescheduled for August 3, 2020-Registration is open!
Registration is now open at https://uatmt.weebly.com/. Don't delay--register today!
Alabama Best Practices Center: Powerful Conversations Network (PCN) West and Key Leaders Network (KLN) West
The UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center will host the following two networks from the Alabama Best Practices Center:
- Powerful Conversations Network (PCN)
- Deepen our study of social-emotional learning
- Text: Relationships, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall
- For the first time, we are offering both an elementary cohort and a secondary cohort.
- Key Leaders Network (KLN)
- Text: Coherent School Leadership: Forging Clarity from Complexity by Michael Fullan and Lyle Kirtman
- Focus upon the factors of Fullan’s Coherence Framework for leaders aligned with Kirtman’s 7 Competencies for Highly Effective Leaders
We hope that your school and district teams can join us! For more information regarding registration, please contact Holly Morgan at email@example.com or Tami Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is September 4!
Rescheduled Training with Dr. Lee Ann Jung! Don't miss this opportunity! September 8 and December 2, 2020
Join us for this incredible learning opportunity with Dr. LeeAnn Jung, CEO of Lead Inclusion and lead author of ASCD text, Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms. Dr. Jung is also a clinical professor at San Diego State University with her co-authors, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. She provides support in the areas of inclusion, standards-based learning and grading, designing individualized and goals and interdisciplinary supports, and measuring progress. She has authored 6 books, more than 45 journal articles and book chapters, and has been awarded more than 4 million dollars in federal funding.
This opportunity will be offered in a two-part learning cohort. After the session on September 8, participants will leave with strategies for application within their school teams. Participants will return in December for a follow-up session with Dr. Jung. School teams (consisting of an administrator and multiple teachers) are encourage to attend! Session is limited to 75 participants. Books, training, and substitute reimbursement will be provided by the UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center.
September 8, 2020
December 2, 2020
8:30 am-3:00 pm
Register via PowerSchool Section #371121
Teaching Alabama Geography the FUN Way!
September 23, 2020
UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center
Register via PowerSchool Section #372936
West Alabama Regional School Counselors' Conference--Rescheduled for February 5, 2021
We are excited to announce that registration in PowerSchool is open for the 1st Annual West Alabama Regional School Counselors' Conference on Friday, February 5, 2021 at the UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center (260 Kilgore Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401). Registration will be open at 8:00 am, and the first session will begin at 8:30 am.
This free opportunity is available to all K-12 school counselors in our region. (If space allows, we will open the event throughout the state.) A steering committee of counselors from both the north, central, and southern portions of our region have worked diligently to plan sessions based upon the needs reflected in our recent survey. These sessions include ethics updates for counselors, PowerSchool updates, data-driven programs, mental health, behavioral interventions, and social-emotional learning. We are also providing for one block of round-table sessions to which counselors can share ideas and network with colleagues throughout the region. Featured speakers are Dr. Amy Upton, Mr. Sean Stevens, and Dr. Greg Benner.
Free breakfast and lunch will also be provided from our gracious sponsors!
UA/UWA Alabama Science in Motion
ASIM Biology Training and Support (Lisa Clark, email@example.com)
- ASIM Chemistry Training and Support (Brooks Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- ASIM Physics Training and Support (Julie Covin, email@example.com)
All face-to-face training has been canceled for Alabama Science in Motion. The July 2020 AMSTI and ASIM virtual learning sessions have been posted at https://www.amsti.org/summer-professional-learning
Technology in Motion with Dr. Robert Mayben
SO many training opportunities are being offered by Dr. Robert Mayben during Summer 2020, including Google Certified Educator Training!
For information on all Alabama Technology in Motion training sessions, view our summer learning booklet at http://inservice.ua.edu/summer.html or utilize our Summer Training Google Sheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-d4bdIQKweoJH23EHJWBWhzYFAfldXYly-nv0iXX64s/edit?usp=sharing
The Alabama Technology in Motion program at the UA-UWA In-Service Center is partnering with ATiM at UAB to offer a new ACLD PLU this summer. The PLU is free and open to administrators and teachers with administrative certification. The focus of the PLU is how technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge (TPACK) work together to create effective teaching and learning environments. This course will meet online for Zoom sessions on June 8th, 9th and 10th from 9 AM to 10:30 AM each day. All other work will be completed online by participants after the virtual classes meet. The attached document contains further details, and the registration link from PowerSchool PL is below. Please consider sharing this with your administrative colleagues and teachers with administrative certification. If you have any questions or would like to schedule this PLU for your specific school system, please let me know. Thanks!
All face-to-face training has been canceled for AMSTI for Summer 2020. The July 2020 AMSTI virtual professional learning session have been posted at https://www.amsti.org/summer-professional-learning. Look for more sessions to come for July!
Also, take note that the 2019 ALCOS Mathematics Overview sessions have been posted at this link. Register today!