Online Professional Development Sessions for Region 10 Educators
The University of South Alabama Research and Inservice Center (SARIC) was established by the Alabama legislature in 1984-85 as one of eleven regional centers whose purpose is to provide professional learning to the P-12 educators in designated public school systems in its geographic region. SARIC is an Alabama State Department of Education grant-funded project through the USA College of Education and Professional Studies
SARIC serves more than 7,500 educators in the following school districts: Baldwin County Schools, Chickasaw City Schools, Clarke County Schools, Gulf Shores City Schools, Mobile County Schools, Monroe County Schools, Saraland City Schools, Satsuma City Schools, Thomasville City Schools, and Washington County Schools.
Navigating this new landscape of online learning may be challenging, but the transition can be made easier with the support of others. SARIC saw this need and wanted to provide a consistent supply of support for educators in the region as they navigated the process of moving daily classroom instruction online. The center partnered with the USA College of Education and Professional Studies faculty as well as local expert educators and University alumni to provide one-hour professional learning sessions focused on best practices, strategies and technologies.