This innovative professional learning opportunity returns to Tuscaloosa in October. Please see the message from the Edcamp Tuscaloosa organizers below. It is open to educators from any system at any level.
Edcamp Tuscaloosa is back on October 31, 2015, for its second year, and the EdCamp team is so excited to bring together community members eager to discuss teaching and learning!
Edcamp is often referred to as an “un-conference.” This day of participant-driven learning is free from many of the trappings of typical conference experiences like vendors, registration fees, and dividing lines between presenters and participants. Rather than determining program details months in advance, EdCamp organizers opt for more flexibility, allowing participants to take the lead in identifying what topics will be discussed throughout the day.
The team hopes that Edcamp Tuscaloosa includes voices representing a cross-section of our learning community. Educators serving students at all levels, pre-service teachers, parents, and students are all welcome. They want you there, sharing your expertise and passions and asking your questions to help our community grow!
The day will run from 8:00 to 3:30 at Rock Quarry Middle School and will include breakfast, lunch, and a closing session with door prizes. Join Edcamp Tuscaloosa for a great day of learning and powerful conversations!
For more information about the Edcamp model and to register for Edcamp Tuscaloosa, see the links below:
https://youtu.be/LQyceeXzuPM (What is an Edcamp? - short video)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-tuscaloosa-2015-tickets-17201773969?aff=erelexpsim (Edcamp Tuscaloosa 2015 EventBrite registration)
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The CCRS Science Team Meetings will be held on September 23rd and 24th at UWA in Lyon Hall (College of Education). Teams from each LEA in the UA-UWA In-Service Region will participate in professional learning opportunities that will assist them in implementing the new Science Standards.
The official address of Lyon Hall is 1 College Drive, Livingston, AL 35470, but your GPS may not recognize this address. Use 90 North Street instead. This will take you to the back of the building. Lyon Hall is the former Livingston High School, which is across from the Touch of Home Bakery.
Applications for the Technology PLG for Librarians facilitated by Technology in Motion Specialist, Dr. Robert Mayben, are due on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. Click on the link below for more information.
eLearning Alabama is pleased to announce their 10th year of eLearning courses with the Fall 2015 semester schedule of courses to begin October 7th and end November 24th.
They will be offering over 50 different courses, but they recommend enrolling early to ensure you have a virtual seat!
• 16 courses in the EDU44xx series of 21st Century Classrooms
• 5 courses designed for elementary school teachers
• 5 courses designed or middle/high school teachers
• 4 courses designed for guidance counselors
• 10 CCRS courses in ELA, math, and social studies/science/tech for K-5 and 6-12
They will also offer courses that can lead to PLUs:
• 8 courses in the EDU55xx series for school and district leaders (along with their 3-week PLUACLDxxx follow-on show-case courses)
• 5 courses in the CCRSxxxxx series (along with their 3-week PLUACLDxxx follow-on showcase courses)
All of the eLearning Alabama courses are entirely online (no substitutes to find – no meetings to attend) and entirely FREE! Most are 6-weeks long and earn 30 clock hours … a few are 4-weeks long and earn 20 clock hours. You many register using your Chalkable (STIPD) accounts.
For more information, visit eLearning Alabama or contact State Project Director, Tom Dreilinger at email@example.com.
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