UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center

July 2019

Message from the Director

We have enjoyed seeing so many teachers and administrators during the month of June for summer professional learning sessions. As a reminder, we still have many sessions available during the month of July. For more information, please scroll below for a summary of the July sessions or visit our website at for a complete listing. Also, be sure to check out our social media pages on Facebook (@uainservice) and Twitter (@UofARIC) for continuing updates. I am happy to assist you with any questions at 205-348-6951 or via e-mail at

Happy learning!

Dr. Holly Morgan

Director, UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center

Technology in Motion with Dr. Robert Mayben

  • For more information on July Technology in Motion sessions, visit
  • All July sessions will be held at UA/UWA In-Service Center
  • July 9: Formative Assessment Made Fun!, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, STI PD: UATIMFUNFORM
  • July 9: Engage Your Students in a Wild GooseChase!, 1:30-4:30 pm, STI PD: UATiMGOOSE
  • July 10: Using Video to Enhance Student Engagement, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, STI PD: UATiMUV2


Mark Your Calendars! Fall 2019 Professional Learning Opportunities

August 5: UA/UWA Alabama Science in Motion/Technology in Motion Back-to-School Summit

  • UA/UWA In-Service Center, 8:00-11:00 am/12:00-3:00 pm
  • Lunch will be provided for registered participants!
  • Half-day sessions offered for secondary science teachers (biology, chemistry, and physics)
  • Particularly beneficial to new teachers/teachers changing subject area
  • Registration via Google Form is available at
  • An informational flyer, including session titles/times, has been posted to

Alabama Best Practices Center: 2019-2020 Powerful Conversations West and Key Leaders West

The UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center will host the following two networks from the Alabama Best Practices Center:

  • Powerful Conversations West 2019-2020
  • Key Leaders Network West 2019-2020

The focus of PCN West will be social-emotional learning; the text, All Learning is Social and Emotional, will be the targeted study. KLN West will utilize John Hatties's 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning.

We hope that your school and district teams can join us! For more information regarding registration, please contact Holly Morgan at or Tami Barron at Registration deadline is August 15!

National Board Candidate Support from the UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center

  • Orientation session to be held on August 22 beginning at 5:00 pm
  • Training provided by Leslie Hughes, NBCT
  • To view the 2019-2020 support schedule, visit
  • NBCT grant application has been released! It is due by September 20, 2019. The application can be found at Ms. Leslie Hughes, NBCT facilitator, will discuss the grant application during our first informational session on August 22. STI-Pd registration for all sessions is posted at

Alabama Robotics Grant Application: Due August 31!

September 10 and 11: PowerSchool Training

  • Our region will host training on the new PowerSchool Professional Learning Platform on September 10 and 11. There will be a morning (8:30 am-11:30 am) and afternoon session (12:30 pm-3:30 pm) held on each day. You need only to register for one of the half-day sessions as each half-day session will be a repeat of the same information.
  • STI PD: SDEPL001
  • Teams of 3-4 are encourage to attend; this training will primarily be aimed at those who currently function in Chalkable PD as PD Managers and Curriculum Managers at the District/LEA level. Those that are responsible for creating courses and confirming attendance in Chalkable are highly encouraged to attend.
  • September 10: The September 10 morning and afternoon session will be held at the UA/UWA In-Service Center, 260 Kilgore Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • September 11: The September 11 morning and afternoon session will be held at Demopolis Middle School Lab 212, 300 E. Pettus St., Demopolis, AL.

September 16-17: Alabama Best Practices Center hosts Jennifer Abrams

ALSDE Curriculum and Instruction Meetings

TregoEd: Collaborative Decision Making for School Leaders

Alabama Conference on Grading and Assessment for Learning

  • October 5, 2019
  • Paul W. Bryant High School, Tuscaloosa
  • Featured Speaker: Tom Guskey
  • ACLD-PLU opportunity
  • For more information, visit

October 28-November 1: Brainspring Training

The UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center will host a Brainspring Phonics First Orton-Gillingham Course in October. Brainspring Phonics First Level I training will be held the week of October 28-November 1 at the UA/UWA Regional In-Service Center. This 5 day/30 hour training qualifies teachers to bring Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory instruction to their K-5 classrooms. The cost of this week-long training is $1,295 per person (classroom materials set included). Registration information will be shared soon; Brainspring will be responsible for all training registration.

UA/UWA Regional In-Service Education Center

Dr. Holly Morgan, Director

Mrs. Tami Barron, Administrative Assistant

Ms. Angela Lewis, Office Associate