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A Whole Lot of Alabama Teachers Back in School This Summer
June 24, 2016 | Comments
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About sixteen hundred Alabama teachers are attending NMSI’s "Laying The Foundation (LTF)" and A+ College Ready’s Social Studies and Civics (SSC3) training sessions this summer, conducted by A+ College Ready (A+CR).  The LTF and SSC3 training gives teachers the tools needed to develop a pipeline of students ready for challenging work in high school and beyond.

Initially launched through A+CR's partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), these four-day-long sessions offer course-specific training for math, science, English and social studies teachers of grades 6 -10.  

Over the summer, 65 nationally-endorsed, trained presenters are providing hands-on instruction that equips teachers with lessons and strategies that prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) courses, and for college. 

The summer training sessions are hosted at five partner high schools around the state, offering multiple locations for teachers to participate. Registration is still open for trainings in June and July via http://www.apluscollegeready.org/nmsi-teacher-training-registration/

The second training session is wrapping up this week at Prattville High School with over 340 teachers working through rigorous and engaging lessons that they will offer their students this fall. 30 trainers were involved, including veteran LTF trainer and nationally recognized Alabama English teacher, Stephanie Hyatt

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New this year, social studies modules were added to the training offerings, developed by A+CR's Social Studies Content Director, Dale Fleury, and his team. Using the SSC3 strategies, the foundational and skill-based training being offered include Advanced U.S. Studies: The Industrial Revolution (grade 6), Advanced Geography & Civics (grade 7), Advanced World History to 1500 (grade 8), Advanced World History: 1500 - Present (grade 9), and Advanced U.S. History I (grade 10).  

The remaining LTF sessions for the summer are:

June 27 - 30 at Robertsdale High School (Year 2)
July 19 - 22 at Albertville High School ( Years 1 & 2)
July 26 - 29 at Thompson High School (Years 1 & 2)


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State Board of Education Recognizes Cohort IX Schools for 2016-17
April 15, 2016 | Comments
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Twenty-nine additional high schools across the state have been selected to participate in a successful statewide initiative, which will increase the number of students prepared for the challenge of college courses. This new cohort makes a total of 161 Alabama high schools in the ALSDE/A+ College Ready Program.
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Upcoming Teacher Trainings
March 7, 2016 | Comments
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The month of April brings in several opportunities for mock Advanced Placement (AP) readings in several subject areas. Please be sure to share this information with your teachers. Science Mock Reading April 12-15 Math Mock Reading April 20th Social Studies Mock Reading April 21st CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER... [continue reading]
A+ College Ready Congratulates Alabama Science Teachers of the Year
March 1, 2016 | Comments
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Shelly Huver, 6th grade science and social studies teacher at Rock Quarry Middle School, was awarded the Alabama Middle School Science Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Science Teachers Association (ASTA). Ms. Huver is an important member of the A+ College Ready team, as she assists in the development of our Social Studies Teacher Training for Career and College Readiness and Civic Participation program. We also congratulat the other award recipients; Kristina Kilgallen of Hale County High Sch... [continue reading]
Study Session Cancellations for January 23, 2016
January 22, 2016 | Comments
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A+ College Ready has cancelled the following Study Sessions scheduled for January 23, 2016. Science Session Locations:Florence High School- affecting the following schools: Florence HS, Colbert County HS, Colbert Heights HS, Cherokee HS (Colbert County), and Russellville HSGaston High School - affecting the following schools: Gaston HS, Glencoe HS, Sardis HS, West End HS, Etowah HS, Cherokee County HSWalker HS - affecting the following schools: Walker HSSocial Studies Session Locations:Columbia... [continue reading]
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