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 ONLINE AP PREP Spring 2016
AP Science Mock Reading Workshop–April 8, 2016; AP Math Mock Reading Workshop–April 18, 2016 AAIMS Schools: 1-Day workshop: $200; non-AAIMS schools $300
SUMMER 2016 LTF DATES ARE SET!
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 math, science, 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 SUCCESS 2015
- We have added 5 new schools this fall, as we begin 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 55 schools across the state—18.4% of the high schools
AAIMS/AP SCHOOL CELEBRATION ASSEMBLIES
AAIMS Schools around the state reward students’ success on AP Exams. The students pictured received at least 1 qualifying score on the 2015 AP Exam. Most recently Dr. Ken James AAIMS President, celebrated with Centerpoint High and Star City High Schools:
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.
Arkansas AIMS Offers NEW CUSTOMIZED Training for 2015-2016!
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AAIMS 1st Summer “Boot Camp” PREP was a BIG SUCCESS!
AAIMS Summer PREP–PreAP Readiness for Eager People–July 27-31, 2015
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.
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 $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