Science

AR AIMS Science Digital Learning– this site was created on March 15 to help with the pandemic.  It is open to everyone and may be shared.  It contains all of the updates from CollegeBoard.

SCIENCE SUMMER PD WORKSHOPS

Summer 2020 AR AIMS Science LTF Infused Advanced Instructional Methods & Strategies

The AR AIMS Science LTF Infused Advanced Instructional Methods and Strategies training merges LTF (Laying the Foundation) training with a curriculum developed by Arkansas teachers and fully supported by a loaded Google Site for each content. It includes complete units that are developed to be flexible while providing teachers with guidance as they implement Arkansas standards and prepare for standardized tests (ACT Aspire). The training, along with the Google Site, is grade level specific and includes pacing guides, formative and summative assessments, presentations, labs and activities, as well as other resources.  The Summer 2020 (Phase 2) training will focus on new activities and content. (Phase 1 is not a requirement for Phase 2.) Teachers may sign up for:

  • 6th Grade PAP Science

  • 7th Grade PAP Science

  • PAP Physical Science (appropriate for on-level Physical Science)

  • PAP Biology (appropriate for on-level Biology)

  • PAP Chemistry

  • On-level Integrated Chemistry

The Summer 2020 training will be a blended workshop, consisting of virtual and face-to-face training over a 3 month period. Twenty four total hours of professional development will be earned upon completion of the program. During the week of July 13th – 18th, teachers will participate in virtual training over video conferencing and complete independent assignments to earn 8 hours of professional development. Science assignments will go out to participants by Thursday, July 9th; online time will be during the mornings of July 14 and 16. (Hours TBD) During the months of August and September, teachers will work with their peers and the presenters to implement the curriculum into their lessons, complete assignments and reflect on what is working in their classroom, earning the teachers 8 hours of professional development. Teachers will then meet for 8 hours at a face-to-face training that is tentatively scheduled for October in Little Rock, AR.

AR AIMS LTF professional development meets the requirements for ADE’s PreAP Certification; ADE requires that teachers attend a sanctioned outlet to obtain PreAP Certification at least every 5 years.  

Teachers receive access to an AR AIMS PAP Google Site when they attend a 24 hour training in their content area. Teachers will have access to the site for three years.  

SCIENCE NEWS

  • AR AIMS is sad to announce the retirement of Science Director Debbie Bilyeu effective May 29, 2020.  Beginning June 1, 2020, AR AIMS is excited to add Tanya Ruble as our new AR AIMS Science Director.