AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center

August Newsletter 2017

Welcome Back!

I hope each of you have had a good beginning to the FY 17-18 school year. I am not sure where the summer went! It seems like we just celebrated High School graduation and now we are accepting the class of 2030.

We have been busy this summer. Dave Burgess spent the day in Alabama and pushed teachers across the state to "Teach Like a Pirate". We had great representation from our region.

​Administrators in the area completed a PLU on "Lead Like a Pirate". It's a great book and I would highly recommend it to all.

Finally, our Technology in Motion Specialist, Jornea Erwin has taken a new position with FlipGrid. She will be missed by our Region but her work is taking her to do great things in the area of technology. You can follow her on Twitter @Savvy_Educator.

​I wish for each of you a wonderful school year and if there is any thing we can do to help you in the area of professional learning, please don't hesitate to ask.

Tammy L. Alexander, PhD

AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center

Up Coming Events

Fall Symposium

On September 7, spend the day learning about twenty definitive brain-compatible techniques to maximize retention and minimize forgetting in learners of all ages with Dr. Marcia Tate. Tate’s techniques are drawn from the latest neuroscientific research and learning style theory and are described step-by-step for immediate application in your classroom. Dr. Tate's book Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites is aimed at helping teachers new to the profession add to their knowledge and resources to help their students excel. Click here to register.

Fall PLU: Lead Like a Pirate

This PLU will take place October 2017 - November 2017. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Tammy L. Alexander at tammy.alexander@aamu.edu

Learning Forward Alabama - Call for Proposals

You are invited to fill out a Concurrent Session Proposal Form for "The Learning Forward Alabama Annual Conference." The Conference is scheduled for November 16-17, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency-Wynfrey Hotel Hoover, Alabama in Birmingham.

Please submit your Concurrent Session Proposal Form on or before September 7, 2017.

Click here to fill out the proposal form.

NBCT Component Grant Application

There are grants available for those who are pursuing National Board Certification. Grant applications must be received on or before September 15, 2017. Find the application here. Contact Ms. Debra Gosha, dgosha@alsde.edu, with any questions you have.

National Board Certification Workshops

Thinking about becoming a National Board Certified Teacher? Join one of the cohorts for candidate support from National Board Certified Teachers.

Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 will have their first meeting on August 26, 2017.

Check out our website for the full list of dates.

Region 3 Book Studies

Throughout the year we help support book studies in the schools that we serve. Below are some of the book studies that have been going on in the past year.
Teachers at Harvest Elementary did a book study on Ron Clark's Move Your Bus, learning the skills to lead and help keep the bus moving forward.
Fort Payne City Schools read The Leader in Me. Teachers embraced the 7 Habits that they learned about and started implementing them in their classrooms.
Teachers at Mt. Carmel Elementary read Making Differentiation a Habit optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all students.

About Us

The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center is one of eleven centers in the state of Alabama serving teachers in the area of professional development. Located on the campus of Alabama A&M University, we serve twelve school districts in North Alabama. We offer a range of professional development opportunities for educators and administration to help them

The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center also has a lending library. Administrators and teachers in our districts are welcome to check out books, videos and the latest DVD’s to enhance your onsite professional development.

Housed in our facility are two state initiatives, Science in Motion and Technology in Motion. The AAMU/UAH Regional Inservice Center is here to serve YOU!!!! As a part of the Alabama A & M University family we believe that “Service is Sovereignty”.