Athens State University RIC
Message from the In-Service Center Director
Later this month, we will be sending out a survey to as many administrators and teachers about their professional learning needs. Please take the time to complete this survey as it will guide us in providing you with the most meaningful professional learning opportunities.
As we prepare for this survey, we are building our email distribution list with current emails. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list to receive professional learning opportunities, please click on the link below and add your email to our list.
Thank you in advance for participating in the upcoming survey of professional learning needs. If you have any questions or suggestions for professional learning, please let me know. My contact information is below.
Office Phone Number: 256-233-6574
Have a great day!
Spotlight on Athens City Schools
Follow the link below to learn more about Athens City Schools.
Powerful Conversations Network
As an inaugural year for these sessions, we are very pleased with the response we have received. We are delighted to have Alyson Carpenter, Athens City Schools, and Kelli Nichols, Muscle Shoals High School, as our facilitators this year. The dates and locations for these meetings are listed below.
October 3, 2019 - Athens Limestone Public Library (9:00-2:30 PM)
December 5, 2019 - Athens State University Ballroom (9:00-2:30 PM)
March 5, 2019 - Athens State University Ballroom (9:00-2:30 PM)
Instructional Rounds TBD **Participating in one Instructional Round is required for a PLU.
The maximum number of participants for each session is set at 35. There is room for more participants to register for this training, especially the sessions on September 24, 2019.
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)
Alabama Conference on Grading and Assessment for Learning
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tom Guskey
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Paul W. Bryant High School, Tuscaloosa, AL
Cost: $75 (Registration includes Dr. Tom Guskey's book On Your Mark)
For more information on this conference, check out www.acgal.org.
Upcoming Literacy Conference
The 51st Annual Alabama Literacy Association Conference will host k-12 teachers and higher education faculty and students from across the state. This year the conference will focus on literacy pre-k through twelfth grade and the following themes: technology, STEAM, literature, ESOL, digital literacy, reading workshop, writing workshop, balanced literacy.
Steph Harvey, Lynn Dorfman, and Whitney La Rocca are just a few of the amazing speakers who will join us as we explore the science of reading, reading and writing workshop, STEAM, integrating technology into literacy instruction, digital literacy, storytelling, and more! We are excited to have author Matt de la Peña join us as well. To register, submit a proposal, or purchase a vendor table, please visit the website: alabamareading.org.
Alabama Literacy Association Presents:
Cultivating Literacy Legacies 51st Annual ALA Fall Conference
October 23-24, 2019
Birmingham Marriott at Grandview (Birmingham, AL)
Cost: $165 (Early Bird Registration ends October 11, 2019)
One Day - October 23, 2019 ($90)
One Day - October 24, 2019 ($90)
National Board Certified Teacher Grant Opportunity
NBCT Monthly Support Meetings
Teachers are welcome to attend any of the monthly meetings. There are two locations to choose from, Morgan County Educator Resource Center and Cullman City Board of Education. All meetings are free for anyone interested in attending.
Below is the link for the list of scheduled monthly meetings for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have any questions about becoming a National Board Teacher, please contact Patty Maze at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-233-6574.
Phonics First - Orton-Gillingham Course
Phonics First® Level I Orton-Gillingham Training ($1,295 Five days-Oct. 28-Nov. 1)
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade general education (Tier 1 whole class/small group)
4th through 5th Grade general education (Tier 1 small group)
Kindergarten through 5th Grade special education, intervention, resource (Tier 2,3)
This comprehensive and highly intensive multisensory training course qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham instruction into their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.
Phonics First® Primary Orton-Gillingham Training ($1,195 for 3 Days Oct. 28-Oct.30)
Kindergarten through 1st Grade general education (Tier 1 whole class/small group)
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade special education, intervention, resource (Tier 2,3)
This course qualifies primary teachers to bring beginning-level Orton-Gillingham multisensory instruction to their classrooms. Phonics First® transforms beginning, struggling, dyslexic and learning disabled students into skilled learners through its effective, fun, multisensory approach to reading and spelling.
Google Level I Certification Bootcamp
Google Level 1 Bootcamp
Who: Region 2 Educators Interested in Becoming Certified (First 10 Registrants)
What: Intense Certification Designed to Equip Attendees with the Skills Needed to Successfully Pass The Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam
When: October 1-2, 2019 / 9:00am-3:00pm
Where: Athens State Regional Inservice Center
CLICK HERE to Register
Coming Soon! A Grade 3-5 Book Study
The book study is still in the planning stages, but should be ready to roll out soon.