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January 2023
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#296941 TU-RIC MetaMetrics Lexile Framework for Reading Spring 2023

Workshop Title: MetaMetrics Lexile Framework for Reading

Description: This presentation offers an introduction to The Lexile Framework for Reading and addresses the following points: (1) What is The Lexile Framework for Reading? (2) What are the Lexile measures for students and Lexile measures for text? (3) Where are Lexile measures found? (4) How can The Lexile Framework be used? (5) What are the benefits of The Lexile Framework? (6) What resources are available for The Lexile Framework?

Requirements: Participants should have an electronic device with internet capabilities. This session requires an email address provided by an Alabama public school system in order to access the account. 
Consultant: Jane Scott
Date/Time: 01/18/23: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Pre-register in PowerSchool https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/registration/presentRegistrationDetails/456063

Location: Virtual  https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvfu-vqD8pH9PK-FC4Nbkz7IVNrh-AET2q

#296939 TU-RIC MetaMetrics Quantile Framework for Math Spring 2023

Workshop Title: MetaMetrics Quantile Framework for Mathematics

Description: This presentation offers an introduction to The Quantile Framework for Mathematics and addresses the following points: (1) What is The Quantile Framework for Mathematics? (2) What are Quantile measures for students and Quantile measures for math materials? (3) Where can Quantile measures be found? (4) What can be done with Quantile measures? (5) How can Quantile measures be used in the classroom? (6) What resources are available for The Quantile Framework?

Requirements: Participants should have an electronic device with internet capabilities. This session requires an email address provided by an Alabama public school system in order to access the account. 
Consultant: Jane Scott
Date/Time: 01/18/23: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Pre-register in PowerSchool https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/registration/presentRegistrationDetails/456060

Location: Virtual: https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoc-qvqTkrHdf_NmMqZHC-SnsJBScK-1TM

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Workshop Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support: Component 2- Differentiation in Instruction: Instructions and Planning Session

Description: Component 2 is Differentiation in Instruction. Candidates will collect student work samples that exhibit a student's growth over time and document how instructional choices lead to that growth. 

Course Number:  299549

Section Number: 461614

Time/Date: 01/21/23     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

This is a hybrid session. Candidates may attend face-to-face or virtually through Zoom.

Location: TROY University Dothan Campus-Malone Hall, 500 University Dr., Dothan, AL

Via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtfu-prDspGdBe-SszLLx6T9mBV95w1x4x

Workshop Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support: Component 3 – Teaching Practice and Learning Environment: Instructions and Planning Session

Description: Component 3 is Teaching Practice and Learning Environment. Collaborate with colleagues and mentors to design, plan, and reflect lesson ideas. This component is a classroom-based portfolio entry that includes a video of your interactions with students to be analyzed and reflected on in your writing. 

Course Number: 299550

Section Number: 461615

Time/Date: 02/11/23     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a hybrid session. Candidates may attend face-to-face or virtually through Zoom.

Location: TROY University Dothan Campus-Malone Hall, 500 University Dr., Dothan, AL 

Via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlde2oqD0jE9x9PKiyxDY8_FSwoGphEfaS

Workshop Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support: Component 4 – Effective and Reflective Practitioner: Instructions and Planning Session

Description: Component 4 is The Effective and Reflective Practitioner component. Collaborate with colleagues and mentors to design, plan, and reflect on lesson and assessment ideas. This component is a classroom-based portfolio entry that includes analysis of student assessments, professional learning, students’ needs, and collaboration with community to be reflected on in your writing. 

Time/Date: 03/11/23     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a hybrid session. Candidates may attend face-to-face or virtually through Zoom.

Course Number: 299551

Section Number: 461616

Location: TROY University Dothan Campus-Malone Hall, 500 University Dr., Dothan, AL 

Via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUod-morjkjHNxcSntWfFIkH-vpiPbmiffF

Workshop Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support: Mini Writing Retreat

Description: Collaborate with colleagues and mentors during this day-long writing retreat. The retreat includes: 1) scheduled presentations of tips for effective writing in the 3 styles of writing used for NBCT – description, analysis, and reflection; 2) focused writing sessions; and 3) peer review and editing activities.

Time/Date: 04/15/23     9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This is a hybrid session. Candidates may attend face-to-face or virtually through Zoom.

Course Number: 299552

Section Number: 461617

Location: TROY University Dothan Campus-Malone Hall, 500 University Dr., Dothan, AL 

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Workshop Title: National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support: Electronic Submission & Review of Component 1

Description: Participants will review the "Electronic Submission at a Glance" to make sure all materials are assembled. Mentors will facilitate candidates discussions on submission requirements and the protocols for Component 1 testing sites.

Time/Date: 05/13/23     9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This is a hybrid session. Candidates may attend face-to-face or virtually through Zoom.

Course Number: 299553

Section Number: 461618

Location: TROY University Dothan Campus-Malone Hall, 500 University Dr., Dothan, AL 

Via Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsd-uvrDkiHtDmriEkMuFgNkE_Y9Z5ql2t

Sound Wall

Beginning Sound Walls Professional Development

January 27, 2023
205 Mockingbird Lane, Troy, AL
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Register in advance:

https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/registration/presentRegistrationDetails/461826

Course Number:299624  

Section Number: 461826

Sound Wall professional development is a 6-hour fundamentals class focused on the science of sound walls, their design, and their implementation into your daily phonological awareness and phonics instruction. Sound Wall PD equips teachers with the knowledge to answer these questions:
-What is a sound wall and why should I replace my word wall with one?
-How do I set up a sound wall and explicitly teach all 44 phonemes to my students?
-How do I incorporate sound walls in my phonics instruction?
-How do I use my sound wall in daily routines-whole group and small group?

Project Based Learning: Southest Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN) 2023

Preparing a Team for The Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN)

Program Description: Model United Nations has been known to increase student awareness of the world while building essential skills such as research, writing, public speaking and confidence. Students who participate in Model United Nations competitions build skills that are extremely important for their future careers. The Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Teacher Workshop introduces middle school teachers to the Southeast Alabama Model United Nations Assembly (SAMUN) competition and provides information on preparing a team to participate in the event on the Troy University, Troy, Alabama campus.  

Date: March 2 & 3, 2023.

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: TROY University, Troy, AL, Trojan Center Ballrooms

Registration in advance:

https://alsde.truenorthlogic.com/ia/empari/learning2/course/viewCourseSearch?courseId=299720

Course Number: 299720  Section Number: 462064 - March 2, 2023

Course Number: 299720  Section Number: 462067 - March 3, 2023

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Workshop Title: ARI LETRS Unit 3: Part 1 & 2
Date/Time: 1/10/23: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TROY University Extended Learning Center, Room 127
1101 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL
PowerSchool Course: 283609 Section: 460559

Workshop Title: ARI LETRS Unit 3: Part 1 & 2
Date/Time: 1/11/23: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TROY University Extended Learning Center, Room 127
1101 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL
PowerSchool Course: 283609 Section: 460560

Workshop Title: ARI LETRS Unit 7: Part 1 & 2
Date/Time: 1/12/23: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: TROY University Extended Learning Center, Room 127
1101 South Brundidge Street, Troy, AL
PowerSchool Course: 283610 Section: 460558

Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE)

ALSDE will be providing professional learning from the Marzano Group within three pathways: (1) High Reliability Schools, (2) New Art and Science of Teaching, and (3) Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum.

The registration information for sessions is on the flyer below. 

The sessions offered in the fall will be repeated in the spring. Educators are allowed to attend all three pathways. The texts for each session will be provided at no cost to registered participants.

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eLearning will be offering 30 different 6-week courses, each earning 30 clock hours, during our Fall 2022 Semester that runs from October 5 through November 22. Course are completely online and entirely free. You must register for them using your PowerSchool Professional Development account (not your SIS account) prior to October 3, the last day of registration.
 
Look over our Course Listing webpage for the list of courses. We have several tutorials on our website that should help you navigate through the process.
 
We also offer seven courses that can earn an ACLD-approved PLU with additional work … details can be found on our PLU COURSES webpage.
 
Courses are hosted on Schoology with login info being emailed to all enrolled o/a the start date. Remember to use your ALSDE Platform Schoology account and not your local school system Schoology account.
 
http://elearning-atim.cc/website/index.htm
 
Tom Dreilinger
State Project Director
e-Learning for Educators-Alabama
Technology in Motion, ALSDE
http://elearning.alsde.edu
334-670-1884

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Area-Wide Workshops for Professional Development: Region 11

Summer Workshops

Based on need assessment data from teachers, administrator, and other school personnel in our inservice area workshops in 16 areas were featured in our summer 2022 workshop sessions. Gain access to the descriptions of these workshops in our summer workshop brochure: “At Your Service” 

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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.

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

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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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Site Based Professional Development Available to Schools

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 2022 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