Events & Conference Calendar
AETC is the state’s technology conference, held each year in Birmingham at the BJCC. This conference includes one-hour concurrent sessions, hands-on workshops, student showcases, and one of the largest exhibit halls featuring educational technology products.
Targeted Audience : Coordinators,LEA Central Office,Principals,SDE Staff,Superintendents,Teachers
Visit http://alex.state.al.us/aetc/ for more information.
This year’s conference will feature workshops and informative general sessions which will prepare attendees for leadership roles in the association, along with several new workshops which have been added. Each local is encouraged to bring as many members as possible.
In an effort to better serve members, the Representative Assemblies for each division within the annual Leadership Conference will be combined. This will be a time to discuss possible resolutions as well as issues facing each division and the Alabama Education Association.
The Renaissance Riverview Plaza in Mobile has provided the following room rates per night for conference participants; $133+tax for a single or double, or $143+tax for a triple or quad. Currently the tax is 14 percent and subject to change without notice. To make reservations call the Riverview at 800-922-3298 or 251-438-4000. Remember to confirm room rates and parking arrangements when making reservations.
It is important when filling out the registration form that workshops are selected in order of first, second, and third preference for each time slot listed. If three are not selected, attendees will be placed in another workshop since they are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Click here for a list of session descriptors.
In the event severe weather is predicted for any portion of the state at the time of the conference, it is the responsibility of local presidents and vice presidents to contact AEA headquarters to ascertain whether or not the meeting will still take place and for further instructions. We look forward to seeing you in Mobile as we prepare to provide effective association leadership during the upcoming year.
You may register using this printable form (2015-Lship-Registration-Form1.pdf). Printed workshop selection forms and registration fees should be returned to the attention of Darryl Sinkfield using the mailing address included on the form. The deadline for early registration is Friday, June 5.
The Alabama State Department of Education, Transportation Section, has set the date for the 2015 Driver Education Summer Conference for June 16-18, 2015, at Gulf Shores High School in Gulf Shores, AL. Topics for the conference will include Working With Special Needs Students; Boating Safety; Cooperative Testing for Driver’s License; Department of Public Safety Latest News; Transportation and Bus Safety; Alcohol, Drugs and Driving; and other topics important relevant to driver education. Also, a Bus Driver Recertification Class will be offered Monday, June 15, 2015, from 11 a.m.- 3p.m. for any teachers wishing to maintain their certification.
The Summit will provide 13 CEU contact hours and has been approved for 1 PLU by the Alabama Department of Education, meeting Leadership Standard 5 (see PLUACLD332 at https://pdwebalsde.edu). It also has been approved for 1 PLU by the Georgia Department of Education. Additional information can be found online at www.auburn.edu/antibullying.
The Anti-Bullying Summit is designed to provide teachers, school administrators, parents, community leaders, law enforcement, counselors and mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn ways to address the pervasive issue of bullying in schools and communities.
Keynote presenters will be Missy Jenkins Smith and Ole Pete Key. Missy Smith, who survived a 1997 school shooting in Kentucky that left her paralyzed from the chest down, went on to achieve numerous successes as a counselor for troubled students, a public speaker and a parent. She was named “Kentuckian of the Year” and has appeared on “Oprah,” “Dateline,” and “Anderson Cooper 360,” among others.
Ole Pete Key is a coach, consultant, international motivational speaker, certified HIV/AIDS instructor and mentor. He has completed consultant work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education and the juvenile justice system, and has spoken at SAMSA (Subtance Abuse and Mental Health Services) and other conferences.
The Mattie C. Stewart Foundation’s Choice Bus, a drop-out prevention program that stresses making correct choices, will be present on June 18.
This year’s program will offer approximately 30 break-out sessions that examine a range of topics, such as cyberbullying protection, the correlation between bullying and school violence, school climate rating, community involvement in bullying prevention, diversity training for school implementation and model intervention programs.
Hero Awards will be presented to individuals and community groups who have taken proactive measures to eliminate bullying in their schools and communities. A variety of educational resource vendors that focus on bullying prevention products will be on site.
To register, go to www.auburn.edu/antibullying. Early registration rates end May 18. Registration is accepted without payment if a purchase order is provided. For more information, contact Myra Girard in Auburn University’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education at (334) 844-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Alabama State Department of Education will host MEGA Conference 2015 in Mobile, AL. The MEGA Conference is a week long conference that allow attendees to engage in meaningful discussions, participate in in-depth training sessions, and learn from leading experts in fields from across the education spectrum.
The Northeast Alabama Early Childhood Conference will be at Big Spring Lake Kindergarten in Albertville on July 23, 2015. It is geared toward Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers. Speaking and teaching this year will be Dan St. Romain (www.danstromain.com) and Shawn Brown (www.superfunshow.com). Several local presenters will share information and ideas too. You can register by going to our website at NEAECC.weebly.com or contacting Matt West at email@example.com