The schedule for the summer professional learning opportunities provided by the UA/UWA In-Service Center and Alabama Technology in Motion are coming soon! Check back at the end of April for more information!
eLearning Alabama will be offering 5 courses during the Summer Early Bird session. Each course is 6-weeks long and each course earns 30 clock hours. The courses will end prior to the June 30th deadline for this year's renewal. They will also run 50+ courses during the regular Summer 2017 Semester that begins June 1st (including several PLU courses).
The early bird courses are as follows:
You can enroll using your Chalkable (STIPD) account. If you do not have one from your school system, send a text to 334-670-1884 with your name, preferred email address, your date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your social. Courses are available for registration now through May 5th for the Early Bird session and through June 3rd for the regular Summer 2017 Semester.
Contact Tom Dreilinger, eLearning for Educators Alabama Project Director, for more information.
Quality Questioning: Partnering with Students to Increase Rigor & Responsibility Institute: June 13-14
Partnering with Students to Increase Rigor and Responsibility
Two-Day Quality Questioning Institute: June 13-14, 2017
4H Center, Columbiana, AL
June 13: Registration 9:00 a.m.; Session begins at 9:30 am and concludes at 4:00 pm with optional evening learning
June 14: Session begins at 8:30 am (breakfast at 7:30) and concludes at 3:00 pm.
Cost: $200 per person (including electronic follow-up support over the academic year)
Who should attend? School teams of 3-6, made up of the IP, an administrator and 1-3 teacher leaders (Because this institute will be designed to support transfer of QQ practices to classrooms, a team committed to leading this effort is optimal.)
What is the focus? Quality questioning engages students and teachers as partners in learning that advances disciplined thinking and generates formative feedback focused on academic outcomes. This two-day institute will deepen knowledge, promote reflection, and engage participants in planning related to:
Drawing from the 2nd Edition of Quality Questioning (2017), this hands-on learning experience will engage teams in planning that will facilitate transfer of quality questioning strategies to their classrooms and support collaborative work to engage colleagues in job-embedded learning. Follow-up to the two-day institute will offer the QQ learning community a number of electronic networking opportunities, including webinars and an online discussion group.
Participants should purchase and bring a copy of Quality Questioning, Second Edition (Corwin, 2017) to this professional learning. Other materials will be provided.
Because we have state funding for IPN through September 30, we can use state funding to help defray the cost of this Institute. The registration fee will cover all other expenses not covered by state funds, including meals and lodging.
Please register at http://www.bestpracticescenter.orgat your earliest convenience. We must have at least 30 people registered to make this Institute viable. Deadline for registration is April 25.
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