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.
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Arkansas AIMS Offers NEW CUSTOMIZED Training for 2015-2016! VERNIER SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
TEACHER ONLINE MENTORING
A. VERNIER SOFTWARE & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING SESSIONS CONDUCTED BY VERNIER CONSULTANT, ROBERTA WATTS
SESSION #1: Evaluation of existing Vernier Software & Technology science lab equipment that a school already owns. All types of sensor interfaces can be evaluated: LabQuest 2,LabQuest, LabPro, Go! sensors, GoWireless! sensors, Logger Pro 3software for computers, and Graphical Analysis app for Chromebooks or iPads. School IT personnel will be consulted to evaluate the ability to set-up a Vernier Connected Science System using the wireless abilities of LabQuest 2, iPads, or Chromebooks. Access to stored equipment must be possible. Software will be updated if the follow-up staff development option is not scheduled. DURATION: 6 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 750.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS $1,000.00
SESSION #2” Staff Development workshop to train teachers in the use of Vernier Software & Technology sensors, interfaces, and software that the school owns. Teachers will get hands-on practice with all types of sensors. They will learn how to collect data with various Modes, how to update software, how to use the Vernier S & T website as a resource for samples of lab book experiments, sensor manuals, Tech Tip videos, and Technical Information Library. Teachers will practice with the Vernier computer software the school owns (either Logger Pro 3 or Logger Lite). Teachers can also receive training on the free Graphical Analysis apps for either Chromebook or iPad. The Evaluation day must precede this workshop. DURATION: 6 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS $ 950.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS $1,200.00
SESSION #3: Training in the science class laboratory for a school day. Each class period a science class would be trained to perform an experiment, relevant to their course, using the school’s Vernier Software & Technology interfaces, sensors and software. The class teacher will be trained along with the students. The school will provide the supplies for the experiments. The Evaluation day must precede this workshop. DURATION: 7 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 850.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS $1,100.00 DURATION:3.5 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS $ 650.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS $ 900.00
SESSION #4: Staff development to train teachers in the use of the free Vernier Graphical Analysis app on Chromebooks: The school would need to own Vernier sensors such as Go! Temp or interfaces such as Go! Link, Mini LabQuest or LabQuest2 with other Verner sensors. Wireless Data Sharing is also possible between a computer running Logger Pro 3 and a Chromebook. DURATION: 3.5 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 650.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 900.00
SESSION #5: Staff Development workshop to train teachers in the use of the free Vernier Graphical Analysis app on iPads. The school would need to own Vernier sensors such as Go!Temp or GoWireless LinkGraphical Analysis app could also be used with LabQuest 2s, if on the same wireless network. Wireless Data Sharing is also possible between a computer running Logger Pro 3 and an iPad. DURATION: 3.5 hours of training AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 650.00 NON-AAIMS SCHOOLS: $ 900.00
B. TEACHER ONLINE MENTORING
Objective: To provide schools specific content support and content expertise in AAIMS subject specific areas.
Process: Schools/Districts will contract with current AAIMS master teachers to provide support to new AP or pre-AP program teachers.
Program Services: 1) Mentor will email as needed but a minimum of one time per week to check on mentee 2) Mentor will utilize Zoom for live conversation as needed, but minimum of once per month 3) Mentor will provide minimum of one “Live” review session with mentee’s students. This could be via Zoom or onsite as mutually determined 4) Mentor will be available for mentee to observe in mentor’s classroom one or two days. This would be optional and dependent on schedules and logistics 5) Mentor will submit monthly reports to the subject area AAIMS Content Director Cost: Cohorts 6-7 No cost—-Already included in fees paid AAIMS Schools: Cohorts 1-5:$ 950.00 for the school year per mentee AAIMS Schools
AAIMS 1st Summer “Boot Camp” PREP was a BIG SUCCESS!
AAIMS Summer PREP–PreAP Readiness for Eager People–July 27-31, 2015
Arkansas AIMS Summer Workshops
PreAP English Workshop 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
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.
AAIMS Is the Arkansas Venue for Laying the Foundation. Call us 501-683-7689 or ontact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com schedule your workshop.
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 $450. per teacher for AAIMS schools; $550. 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