Arkansas AIMS - encouraging rigor, rewarding excellence

Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, Inc., AR AIMS, an affiliate of the National Math and Science Initiative, exists to strengthen the teaching of the AP® mathematics, science, and English courses and to build enrollment and increase the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on AP® exams in these subjects.


IN THE NEWS



AAIMS Success:

See the newest AP Data

AAIMS 2016-17 Data

2016-2017 Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science Brochure


 ONLINE AP PREP SESSIONS ARE BACK!

Click for 2016-17 Zoom Schedule

Arkansas AIMS offers live and recorded AP preparation.  We offer online lessons via Zoom.us from expert presenters that target specific skills to enhance learning and quality scores on the AP Exams. These lessons will be offered live on specific Saturdays throughout school year.  These live sessions are recorded and access links shared with AAIMS teachers. For access links, AAIMS Schools should contact your content director.



Mock Readings:

English: January 30-31, 2017–$350-UALR

Math: April 6, 2017–$250-UALR

Science: April 7, 2017–$250-UALR

Non-AR AIMS schools add $100 to registration costs.

AAIMS ONLINE REGISTRATION


AAIMS NEW PAP Science Curriculum

Resources and Professional Development

AR AIMS Science has created a new PAP curriculum that aligns with the new soon-to-be approved Arkansas Science Standards. AAIMS resources will include materials from the A+ Alabama, Laying the Foundation activities and labs, ACT Aspire practice work, as well as other sources.

AAIMS PAP Resources will include:

  1. Student and Teacher Outlines
  2. PowerPoint presentations
  3. Links to web visuals and resources
  4. LTF labs and activities
  5. AP formatted assessments including:Unit exams, synthesis questions, data set questions, math quizzes
  6. Suggested pacing
  7. Project ideas including engineering projects
  8. A bank of ACT Aspire practice questions for all year practice

Professional Development – 4 days

COST – $500/teacher for all 4 days – AAIMS teachers

             $600/teacher for all 4 days – non-AAIMS teachers

Day 1 of training – participants granted wiki access for all resources

Day 4 of training – PREAP ENDORSEMENT CERTIFICATE WILL BE GRANTED

See attached schedule for the dates/sites/offerings near you

 Here are the 5 sessions to be offered:

  • AAIMS SCIENCE ACCELERATED PATHWAY MODEL WORKSHOP TO SUPPORT NEW AR STANDARDS FOR PAP 6th TEACHERS
  • AAIMS SCIENCE ACCELERATED PATHWAY MODEL WORKSHOP TO SUPPORT NEW AR STANDARDS FOR PAP 7th TEACHERS
  • AAIMS SCIENCE ACCELERATED PATHWAY MODEL WORKSHOP TO SUPPORT NEW AR STANDARDS FOR PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated TEACHERS (also appropriate for 9th physical science-Integrated teachers)
  • AAIMS SCIENCE ACCELERATED PATHWAY MODEL WORKSHOP TO SUPPORT NEW AR STANDARDS FOR PAP 9th Biology Integrated TEACHERS (also appropriate for 10th biology-Integrated teachers)
  • AAIMS SCIENCE ACCELERATED PATHWAY MODEL WORKSHOP TO SUPPORT NEW AR STANDARDS FOR PAP 10th Chemistry Integrated TEACHERS

Site #1:  SW AR Education Service Coop.: June 12–June 15                                                          

              1) PAP 6th

              2) PAP 7th

              3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

 Site #2:  Bryant HS:  June 19–June 22                                                       

              1) PAP 6th

              2) PAP 7th

              3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

Site #3:  El Dorado HS:  June 19–June 22                                                  

              1) PAP 6th

              2) PAP 7th

                 3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

Site #4:  Siloam Springs HS:  June 26–June 29

               1) PAP 6th

               2) PAP 7th

               3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

Site #5:  Rogers HS:  July 10–July 13                                                          

              1) PAP 6th

              2) PAP 7th

              3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

              4) PAP 9th Biology Integrated

              5) PAP 10th Chemistry Integrated

Site #6:  Jonesboro HS:  July 17–July 20                                                    

              1) PAP 6th

              2) PAP 7th

              3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

Site #7:  Conway HS:  July 24–July 27                                                         

              1) PAP 6th

             2) PAP 7th

             3) PAP 8th Physical Science Integrated

             4) PAP 9th Biology Integrated

             5) PAP 10th Chemistry Integrated

AR AIMS 2017 PreAP Science Workshops

Online form for registration for the Upcoming AR AIMS 2017 PreAP Science Workshops
    4-Day Prep AP Science Workshop is $500 per teacher for AIMS schools and $600 per teacher for Non-AIMS schools. PreAP Endorsement certificate will be granted to participants of the 4-Day PAP Training.

 

Boot Camp PREP–2nd Successful Year!

UA: July 18-22 and UALR: July 25-29

Prep 2016 group

UALR

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AAIMS SUCCESS

  • New Cohort 8 Schools!  Welcome: Genoa, Huntsville, Jacksonville-North Pulaski, Lincoln, Paragould, Stuttgart

  • Cohort 7: Hope, Lonoke, Magnet Cove, Siloam Springs, and White Hall. We are now in 55 schools across the state.
  • AR AIMS—70% increase in Qualifying scores from 2008-2015
  • AR AIMS—5th in the Country with increases in Qualifying scores in all MSE exams for Minority Students—237% increase
  • We are now in 60 schools across the state—18.4% of the high schools

READ MORE..


AAIMS/AP SCHOOL CELEBRATION ASSEMBLIES

AAIMS Schools around the state reward students’ success on AP Exams. The students pictured below received at least 1 qualifying score on the 2015 AP Exam.  Dr. Ken James AAIMS President, celebrated with Centerpoint High and Star City High Schools:

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2015 AAIMS 2-DAY CONTENT  WORKSHOPS

The 2015 AAIMS AP Content Conferences were held on the UALR Campus in the Donaghey Student Center.  Over 350 teachers from 41 AAIMS schools across the state attended these conferences. Presenters at the PreAP Science workshop were  A+ Alabama authors and trainers: PAP Biology, Robert Summers and PAP Chemistry, Debbie Anderson.  AP Math presenters were as follows:  AP Cal AB  Mark Kiraly from Denton, TX;  AP Cal BC Dennis Donovan from Westwood, Massachusettes; and AP Stat Daren Starnes from Princeton, NJ.  AP Science Presenters were Robert Summers, A+ Alabama Content Director; Mark Little, CollegeBoard reader and consultant; TJ Dortch, CollegeBoard reader and consultant; Eric Lambert, A+ Alabama Consultant; and Jennifer Orgo,  CollegeBoard reader and consultant, Environmental Science. AP English presenters were AP Language: Robert Kuhn and Jennifer Troy and AP Literature: Thom Wade and Mary McDonald.

 

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Arkansas AIMS Offers NEW CUSTOMIZED Training for 2015-2016!

Click here for more information:

 VERNIER SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING 

and 

TEACHER ONLINE MENTORING



AAIMS 1st Summer “Boot Camp” PREP was a BIG SUCCESS!

AAIMS Summer PREP–PreAP Readiness for Eager People–July 27-31, 2015

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AR AIMS Boot Camp PREP

2015 Arkansas AIMS Summer Workshops

PreAP English Workshop  was July 21-22, 2015; LTF English, 6-12- Prairie Grove: July 14-17; LTF Elementary 3-5/6, Ft. Smith, July 28-31; PreAP Science Workshop June 29-July 2, 2015;  LTF Math, Greenbrier June 23-26.

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The English Pre-AP training held at UALR-Benton offered a variety of sessions that provided central Arkansas teachers additional knowledge and practice in the intricacies of literacy and rhetorical analyses both in reading and writing.

PreAP workshop 2015

 LTF

AAIMS Is the Arkansas Venue for  Laying the Foundation.  Call us 501-683-7689 or ontact ghabernathy@ualr.edu or slharrison2@ualr.eduto schedule your workshop.

CLICK HERE  for Laying the Foundation (LTF) INFORMATION

Elementary LTF (3-5) is now available through AAIMS!    Get your entire district vertically aligned to ensure student achievement.    Click here for information:  Elementary LTF

AAIMS offers LTF 4-day workshops. Cost is  $500. per teacher for AAIMS schools; $600. per teacher for Non-AAIMS schools.

  • LTF  is content based, incorporates higher order thinking, common core, and new generation science standards.
  • LTF aides in preparation for teacher evaluation.
  • LTF is approved to count as ADE’s required training for PreAP certification.

AAIMS Offers ONLINE AP EXAM PREP  

For Titles, Click AAIMS Prep for Website Sheet 2015


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