Professional Development Workshops

The Alabama Independent School Association’s mission is to serve independent schools in the state of Alabama by providing its member schools with educational and corporate services and programs focusing on excellence in academics, accreditation, and athletics.  This includes strengthening and supporting member schools by offering professional development to school administrators and faculty.

Each year, workshops and programs in a variety of topics are offered as learning opportunities for educators. Not only does the educator benefit from professional development, but ultimately the students.  

Professional Development is an ongoing process made available to all AISA educators.

Synopsis:   Please join us on the following dates for ACT Office Hours to learn more about ACT Programs and have an opportunity to ask questions to your ACT Account Executive, Gennine Holley.

For: Testing Coordinators, School Administrators, and Classroom Teachers

Date: August 15, August 22, and August 29

Time: 10 AM CT (each date)

Cost: Free

Venue: Virtual – Microsoft Teams Meeting

Synopsis: Marine Science Adventures covers a wide range of sciences as it explores the diverse ecosystems of the marine environment. We explore tidal pools, salt-water marshes, estuaries, bays, the gulf, dunes, maritime forests and the lagoon. We collect close to a hundred different species by using different collection tools such as seines, slurp guns, and plankton nets! We also provide sea turtle demonstrations on the beach. Every aspect of the trip is planned to ensure continuous exploration and discovery using STEM, STEAM, and STREAM based learning methods. Participants will earn 14 C.E.U. credits.

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For: School Administrators, Classroom Teachers

Date: November 12-14, 2023

Time: TBA

Cost: Free (Lodging and Meals Provided)

Venue: Gulf Shores Beach Retreat, Gulf Shores, AL

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Synopsis: Join us as we hear from leading voices in the dyslexia education community on tried-and-true strategies used in their learning spaces that can benefit any student in any classroom!

For: School Administrators, Classroom Teachers, Counselors

Date: November 30, 2023

Time: 9 AM – 2:30 PM

Cost: $45 (schools will be invoiced by the AISA)

Venue: Spring Valley School, 2701 Sydney Drive, Birmingham, AL, 35211

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Synopsis: Educators will engage in Collaboration, Creation, and Connections through book networking, storytelling capacities, and materials with a focus on YA Literature to support the curriculum at your school. Following an engaging keynote, participants will meet new authors, explore engaging series, and access author connections. General enthusiasts of YA literature will gain insight into the newest works being published in the field.

For: Classroom Teachers, Curriculum Directors, Administrators (Grades 8-12)

Date: December 7, 2023

Time: 2:30 – 4:00 CT

Cost: $50/participant

Venue: Virtual

To Attend: Registration Information Coming Soon

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