Upcoming SARIC Professional Development


Posted on June 1, 2017 by


I "Mustache" Your Opinion: Improving Students' Argumentative Writing
STI PD Title #: SARIC#10127
Date & Time: June 13, 2017 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: University of South Alabama, College of Education, Room 3236
Program Leader(s): Gina McClure, Baldwin County Public Schools
Target Participants: 4th -6th Grade Teachers
Description: Participants will learn more about how to prepare students to meet grade level expectations defined in Alabama’s College-and Career-Ready Standards for opinion/argument writing. Workshop topics include: Unpacking the Writing Standards; Planning
Opinion/Argumentative Writing Lessons; Writing Across All Disciplines with Purpose; Using Writing Rubrics. Participants will be engaged in the following activities: scoring samples of student writing and developing lesson plans and writing samples in collaborative groups.

Math + Art: Blending Math and Art for the Elementary Classroom
STI PD Title #: SARIC#10128
Date & Time: June 13, 2017 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Location: University of South Alabama, College of Education, Room 3224
Program Leader(s): Gary Kubina
Target Participants: Grades K-6
Description: Put a little STEAM in your STEM. Whether you’re a math teacher wanting to incorporate some art or an art teacher wanting to incorporate some math, you will enjoy doing some activities that incorporate both. No serious math or art is required, although experts in their respective fields will see and understand on a deeper level. Use Pascal’s Triangle to create Fractal art. Design an original tessellation t-shirt. (Bring a t-shirt if you want to transfer the design that day. A polyester or cotton/polyester blend works best.) Make a Fibonacci quilt design on graph paper. Explore the golden ratio as it relates to art, beauty, and nature. Make an Octagon Sliding Star. Create a pi bracelet. Cut out a golden rectangle.

The Historic Eastern Shore: The Place and the People STI PD Title #: SARIC#10135
Date & Time: June 13, 2017 9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Location: Historic Blakeley State Park
Program Leader(s): Mike Bunn, Historic Blakeley State Park Target Participants: Grades 4th -12th
Description: The Spring (March 9) and Fall (September 28) events will be held on Thursday nights and feature a series of prominent historians discussing Baldwin County (and the wider regions) Native American heritage, its Civil War experience, and some of the unique immigrant settlements begun in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Guided tours at Historic Blakeley State Park will be offered the Saturday after each lecture (March 11 and September 30). Historic Blakeley State Park is the site of Alabama’s largest Civil War battle and one of the nation’s best-preserved Civil War battlefields, as well as being the site of prehistoric Native American settlements dating back over 2,000 years ago, an Apalachee village during the 1700s, and the long-vanished early Alabama town of Blakeley. It is designed to compliment public educational programs exploring regional history held in the Spring and Fall. The program is a partnership between the park and the Spanish Fort Public Library with funding from the Alabama Humanities Foundation. The presentation is designed to equip teachers to introduce the topics in the classroom as part of the state history standards, as well as outlines and notes on resources are included. 


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