Current Workshop Offerings

NOTE: Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat in the Workshop, you will receive an official confirmation by e-mail.
Para Professional Training Series
Instructor: Lisa Bonner and Megan Karr

During this 3 part training series, para professionals will gain knowledge, skills, and resources to help them in serving students in the classroom. 

 Thursday, 8/17/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Monday, 11/6/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Tuesday, 5/8/2018 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
ACT Data For Student Success
Instructor: Victoria Thompson-Campbell
 Monday, 9/18/2017 - 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Initial 2 Day Training
Instructor: Megan Karr and Lisa Bonner

CPI training is a 2 day training and participants must attend BOTH days to receive certification card and certificate.  This is training is for initial certification or educators who let their certification lapse.  This training provides individuals with skills and strategies to deescalate situations that could become violent or aggressive and how to safely physically intervene when necessary. 

Cost: $65

 Wednesday, 9/20/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Unpacking & Using the Revised Math Standards
Instructor: Megan Karr

Teachers will gain an understanding of the new revised mathematics learning standards collaborate with others on how to use multiple resources to meet the demands of the new standards, and align their curriculum to the new standards.

 Tuesday, 9/26/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Instructor: YMHFA

The Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis.  The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations.  MHFA training is an evidence-based practice, which has been demonstrated to reduce stigma and provides laypeople that have no mental health background with the tools to help people in their communities.

 Wednesday, 10/4/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Principals Academy - High School
Instructor: Multiple

This will be the first session of the principals academy for high school administrators. During this session, legislateive updates, curriculum updates, and ACT prep will be the focus.  The ACT prep portion of the day will be facilitated by Kelli Marteney. 

 Monday, 10/16/2017 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Principals Academy - Elementary and Middle School
Instructor: AMESC

During the first session of the principals academy, the focus will be on instructional leadership.  The learning and discussions will focus on how to use and understand curriculum changes, new resources, legistative updates, data access for teachers, and value added.

 Tuesday, 10/17/2017 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Understanding & Using the Revised Language Arts Standards
Instructor: Megan Karr

Teachers will gain an understanding of the new language arts learning standards, collaborate with others on how to use multiple resources to meet the demands of the new standards and align their curriculum to the new standards.

 Wednesday, 10/18/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orton-Gillingham Follow-Up Workshop
Instructor: Dr. Susan Nolan

This workshop will allow participants who were previously trained in the OG methods to: 

  • Reflect and ask questions about implementation
  • Gain additional information and knowledge to supplement previous training
  • Collaborate and problem solve with Susan Nolan and other teachers on how to continue implementing OG in their classrooms.

COST: $75 per participant

 Wednesday, 10/18/2017 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Understanding & Managing Trauma in the Classroom
Instructor: Megan Karr

During the training, educators will gain an understanding of students who have experienced trauma in their lives and how this affects education.  A focus will be placed on strategies for addressing the effects of trauma in the classroom.

 Wednesday, 10/25/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Bringing Science to Life
Instructor: Jenny Ridenour and Teresa Caldwell from the Athens and Meigs Soil and Water Conservation Districts

This workshop will help Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers incorporate science into their classrooms.  The themes for the workshop are "Environmental Experiences" and "Getting Little Feet Wet". During this workshop, teachers will have the opportunity for hands on learning activities and gain knowledge and resources to use in their own classrooms.

COST: $55

 Wednesday, 10/25/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Getting Started with Number Talks (K-5)
Instructor: Megan Karr

During this professional development, K-5 math teachers will learn what a number talk is, how to use number talks to build understanding, and how to develop strategies for incorporating number talks into their classroom.  Teachers will have time to work and prepare number talks for their own classroom!

 Wednesday, 11/15/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Google Apps for Educators
Instructor: ITSCO

Participants will:
Learn what google apps are available.
Learn and practice using google apps in an educational way.
Practice strategies for incorporating technology into their daily practice.

COST: $85 payable to AMESC

 Wednesday, 12/6/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Collins Writing Open Response Workshop
Instructor: Dr. John Collins

During this one day workshop, teachers will learn strategies to help improve their student performance on writing components of the state tests. 

Cost: $120

 Monday, 12/11/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM