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Professional Development Workshops

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Area-Wide Workshops for Professional Development: Region 11

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

NBPTS Component 2 - Differentiation in Instruction: Instructions and Planning Session

September 18, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course:  # 271361
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414388

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M114 & M110 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Component 2 is Differentiation in Instruction. Candidates will collect student work samples that exhibit a student's growth over time and how your instructional choices lead to that growth. Candidates will review student samples and discuss next-steps of instruction to facilitate student growth.

Component 3 - Teaching Practice and Learning Environment: Instructions and Planning Session

October 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course:  # 271363
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414390

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M114 & M110 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Component 3 is The 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. 

Component 4 - Effective and Reflective Practitioner:  Instructions and Planning Session

November 13, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course: # 271365
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414391

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M114 & M110 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

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. 

Mini Writing Retreat

December 11, 2021
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course: # 271366
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414392

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M114 & M110 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

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.

Collaborating with Candidates: Electronic Submission

January 8, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course:  # 271437
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414639

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M122 & M123 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Review the "Electronic Submission at a Glance" to make sure all materials are assembled.
Mentors will facilitate candidates discussions on submission requirements.

Collaborating with Candidates: Component 4-Knowledge of Student

February 12, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course: # 271441
PowerSchool PD- Section # 414643

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M122 & M123 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Candidates will review Contextual Information, Informational Context, Group Profile Forms and associated evidence from students and discuss next-steps of instruction to facilitate student growth.

Collaborating with Candidates: Component 1 - Content Knowledge

March 19, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course: # 271443
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414645

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M122 & M123 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Candidates will review requirements for the completion of Component 1. Mentors will facilitate candidate discussions on the written components.

Mini Writing Retreat, Session 2

April 9, 2022
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course:  #271445
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414647

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M122 & M123 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

Description:
Collaborate with colleagues and mentors during this day-long writing retreat. The retreat includes: 1) focused writing sessions; and 2) peer review and editing activities.

Collaborating with Candidates: Final Pointers and Submission Tips

May 7, 2022
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

PowerSchool PD-Course:  #271447
PowerSchool PD- Section: # 414649

Location:
This is a hybrid session. You may attend in person at Troy University Dothan Campus, Room Number M122 & M123 (Malone Hall) or you may attend virtually through Zoom. After registering for the workshop in PowerSchool you will receive the Zoom registration link.

 

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 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

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”