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



SUMMER 2016 LTF DATES !

AAIMS offers LTF, Laying the Foundation, a 4-day workshop. Cost is  $500. per teacher for AAIMS schools; $600. per teacher for Non-AAIMS schools.

Laying the Foundation Program for teachers of grades 3-12, provides mathscience, and English teachers with the best content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training.  Training helps educators with teaching strategies and content knowledge that increases rigor in the classroom; LTF is aligned with state standards and ACT Aspire. Our training is more than just another professional development session; it’s an event that offers educators a variety of opportunities to strengthen their knowledge and practice. Teachers who attend our training events receive:

  • Specialized, hands-on and engaging teacher training designed by expert educators for teachers of any level
  • Rigorous, online classroom-ready lessons
  • Vertical alignment across grade levels
  • Ongoing support from expert teachers
  • A focus on STEM education

To see dates and registration links, click HERE.



AAIMS ONLINE AP PREP Click here for the 2016-17 ZOOM SCHEDULE


 

AAIMS SUCCESS 2015

  • New Cohort 8 Schools!  Welcome: Concord, Genoa, Huntsville, 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

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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 

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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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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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