ALSDE/A+ College Ready: NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Training Summer 2015

June 16- June 19 (Year 1 and Year 2)
Albertville High School
HS/MS Registration
Elementary Registration

Time: 9am- 4pm everyday
Address: 402 East McCord Avenue Albertville AL 35950
                                             
Park Crossing High School
HS/MS Registration
Elementary Registration

Time: 9am- 4pm everyday
Address: 8000 Park Crossing Montgomery AL 36117

June 23-26 (Year 1 and Year 2)
Florence High School
HS/MS Registration
Elementary Registration

Time: 9am- 4pm everyday
Address: 1201 Bardshaw Drive Florence AL 35630
                                              
Daphne High School
HS/MS Registration
Elementary Registration

Time: 9am- 4pm everyday
Address: 9300 Champions Way Daphne AL 36526

July 7-10 (Year 1, Year 2, and Year 3)
Hewitt-Trussville High School
HS/MS Registration
Elementary Registration 

Time: 9am-4pm ever day
Address: 6450 Husky Parkway Trussville AL 35173
 
Year 1 LTF-Infused Curriculum Training Offered:
                                                                                        Math 3-5                                   English 3-5                                 Science 3-5          
                                                                  Math 6/7                                   English 6                                    Earth Science 6
                                                                  Algebra I                                   English 7                                    Life Science 7
                                                                  Geometry                                 English 8                                    Physical Science 8
                                                                  Algebra 2                                  English  9                                   Biology 9
                                                                  PreCalculus                              English 10                                 Chemistry 10

Year 2 and Year 3 Courses Offered:
Grades 3-5 Ele. ELA/SS (Birmingham only)
Grades 3-5 Ele. Math/Sci (Birmingham only)
                                                                                      MS Math                                                                                     
HS Math
MS English
HS English
MS Science
Biology
Chemistry

 
-Teachers with prior LTF training may want to consider LTF-Infused Curriculum training specific to the course they teach
-All courses will be open for registration a month before training at which time any course with less than 15 registrants will be cancelled.  

A+ College Ready redesigned NMSI’s Laying the Foundation (LTF) training for Alabama teachers
 
In the past LTF training has not been course specific, but has been offered as middle or high school training for English, math, and science teachers.   This approach  introduced teachers to lessons that could be used in the courses they teach – for example middle school science LTF  training  included lessons for earth science (taught in 6th grade), life science (taught in 7th), and physical science (taught in 8th).       
 
Beginning in the summer of 2015, this approach will change, and teachers will be able to select LTF training specific to the course they teach. This specificity is now possible because, over the past three years, A+ College Ready has convened teams of Alabama teachers to build year-long curricula for their subject and corresponding grade level; these curricula rely heavily on LTF lessons in order to meet Alabama’s college and career ready standards These teams of  highly qualified teachers have built twelve LTF-infused curricula for grades 7-11, and LTF training will now introduce the lessons, labs, and teaching strategies that make up course specific content  for  the following subject areas.
 
Algebra I                            English 7                                  Life Science 7
Geometry                           English 8                                  Physical Science 8
Algebra 2                           English  9                                  Biology 9
PreCalculus                       English 10                                 Chemistry 10

The decision to upgrade the training procedure was made to equip our teachers with the best resources and strategies possible to affect student achievement and align their teaching with Alabama’s new college and career ready standards.   This new training will meet the needs of teachers with prior LTF training or those who are new to LTF.  

All of these improvements are made possible because of A+ College Ready’s partnership with the ALSDE.   Together we are honored to offer Alabama high schools access to excellent training focused on teacher-designed curriculum materials that promote rigor, critical thinking, and essential reading and writing skills.