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Professional Development Workshops

Area-Wide Workshops for Professional Development: Region 11

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Gulf Coast Conference

The Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing supports and promotes the sharing of resources for the best practices on the teaching of writing PK-University.  Attendees learn new ideas for delivering engaging lessons that increase student achievement in literacy, language, and composition.

The 2021 Gulf Coast Conference on the Teaching of Writing, June 29, 2021, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM, is a free virtual event.

Early registration is recommended.

Learn more about the Gulf Coast Conference

K-3 LITERACY LEADERS - ARI Lunch & Learn: Region 11 

Journey to Success for Reading & Literacy

The ARI Leadership Team will utilize the Journey to Success process to implement a plan of action for all K - 3 schools. This process outlines five ‘circles of influence’ that must be cohesive and function effectively for schools to be successful. In each webinar, discussion will revolve around the circles and their current influences on student learning. Sessions will be 30 minutes in length, with a 15-minute Q&A to follow.

Teaching Reading is Rocket Science

“The most fundamental responsibility of schools is teaching students to read. This we know: reading failure can be prevented in all but a small percentage of children. It is possible to teach most students how to read if we start early and follow the significant body of research showing which practices are most effective.”,  Dr. Louisa Moates.

I encourage you to be on the front line of teaching students to read. As a leader in your district or school it is critical that you pave the way to success for students. They are counting on you! ARI support and knowledge can positively impact your literacy efforts. Join us as we spin each circle of influence and help make application in real time!

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Region 11 Webinars:

Brunch & Learn 9am | Lunch & Learn 12pm | Munch & Learn 3:45pm

  • October 22, 2020
  • December 10, 2020
  • January 15, 2021
  • March 4, 2021
  • May 11, 2021

Facilitated by Christie Hughes, Region 11 Literacy Leadership Specialist

In Partnership with Dr. Robin Bynum, Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center

National Board Workshops

January Collaborating with Candidates

January 9, 2021
9:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Location: ZOOM

Topics: 
Release forms
Creating a timeline
Sentence starters suggestions
Suggestions for sequencing
Create DOCHUB acct to merge PDFs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

02/06/2021 February Collaborating with Candidates

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Topics:
Put more detail into your timeline; establish checkpoints for yourself
Initial reads
Reminder of ATLAS site

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

03/20/2021 March Collaborating with Candidates

You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

Topics:
Review the "Electronic Submission at a Glance" to make sure all materials are assembled
Field questions about submission process
WORK SESSION

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

04/17/2021 April Collaborating with Candidates

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Topics:
Deadlines
More reading
Attention to what is measured in each of your components
Review website for electronic submission http://www.nbpts.nesinc.com/Home.aspx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

05/01/2021 May Collaborating with Candidates 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Topics:
Final pointers, submission tips
Planning for summer administration of Component 1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Site Based Professional Development Available to Schools

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Tailored Professional Development

Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center Teacher Consultants are prepared to work with our area school districts to design unique programs to meet specific needs. Leadership teams meet with administrators and leadership teams of teachers to determine content needs, delivery strategies, and scheduling. Tailored staff development provides districts with the necessary tools to meet the increasing demands of Writing Assessments, Subject Area Testing Programs, and Alabama Course of Study based assessments.

Classroom Demonstrations with Debriefing/Teacher Mentoring

Teacher consultants present process-based lessons in teachers' classrooms, aligned with state and district standards. Small groups of teachers are debriefed on the strategies used in the demonstrations. Classroom demonstrations have been so successful that schools are now requesting scheduled classroom demonstrations as an integral part of their professional development programs.

Book Study Groups

Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center (SEARIC) staff assist school faculties in choosing relevant reading material for a year-long book study. During regularly scheduled "book club" style meetings, SEARIC consultants facilitate discussions of the reading and when appropriate, model strategies for classroom implementation. Often book study sessions are held during teachers' planning times so that this program does not interfere with daily instructional time. 

On-line Book Study Groups

SEARIC staff select relevant reading material for a five-week book study that targets specific strategies. During scheduled on-line meetings, SEARIC staff facilitate discussions of the reading and when appropriate, model strategies for classroom implementation. Book study participants develop and share lesson implementing strategies spotlighted during the book study. 

Site Based Professional Development Available to Schools

Based on need assessment data from teachers, administrator, and other school personnel in our inservice area workshops in 12 areas were featured in our summer 2021 workshop sessions. Gain access to the descriptions of these workshops in our summer workshop brochure “At Your Service”.

All workshops featured in “At Your Service” are available in your school/district.

Teachers and administrators interested in scheduling a workshop should contact us at: 

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Southeast Alabama Regional Inservice Center 
Attention: Dr. Robin Bynum
025 Hawkins Hall
Troy University Troy, AL  36082
inservice @troy.edu 
334-670-5978 or
334-670-3495

Summer Workshops

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Based on need assessment data from teachers, administrator, and other school personnel in our inservice area workshops in 12 areas were featured in our summer 2021 workshop sessions. Gain access to the descriptions of these workshops in our summer workshop brochure: “At Your Service”