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News & Notices
2019 Summer Institutes: Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2019 sessions of the Bicentennial Summer Institutes has officially opened! We are offering a selection of secondary institutes for grades 10-12 in addition to our regular elementary institutes for grades 3-6.  A total of 20 professional development workshops will take place over five weeks next summer, each accommodating 30 participants. New locations include Eufaula, Scottsboro, Montevallo, Anniston, Talladega, and Atmore.

Classroom teachers will earn 28 hours of STIPD credit and administrators will have the opportunity to earn administrative credit by participating in our ACLD-approved PLU program. Participants not on a twelve-month contract will receive a stipend upon completion of their institute. 

Click here for a list of institute dates, locations, and descriptions.
Register Now
Alabama History Institutes Presents: Teacher Takeovers
On November 6 at 6 pm, the Alabama History Institutes Facebook page will host the first secondary-level Teacher Takeover. Alabama Bicentennial Master Teacher Merredith Sears from Handley High School will discuss how her class incorporated local history and website design to facilitate a collaborative WWI history project. Tune in to ask questions, share resources, and collaborate with other teachers across the state. 
Follow Alabama History Institutes on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates and more information.
Myrtlewood Elementary School in Tuscaloosa County
Maplesville High School in Chilton County
AL200 Flags Available to All Alabama Schools
All Alabama schoolspublic, private, and homeschoolare encouraged to participate in the bicentennial celebration by requesting an AL200 flag and personalized commendation to display in their school. 

Post a picture of your school proudly flying the bicentennial flag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and share it with us by using #ALABAMA200 or #AL200
Flag Request Form
New Professional Development Opportunities
The Alabama Council on Economic Education will host the final session of the Made in America program on November 7 in Brookwood. Sponsored by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, Made in America focuses on the impact of American manufacturing on state and local economies for secondary students. More information and registration links available here.

The David Mathews Center for Civic Life will offer its final 2018 session of their What's Next Alabama? workshop series in Anniston at the Jacksonville State University Inservice Center on November 9. These workshops involve deliberations on a range of topics that center on finding common ground and working through challenges in constructive, respectful ways. The session is free of charge and includes a $50 substitute reimbursement and a lunch. Click here for more information and registration links.

The Southern Historical Association is hosting a free lunch session for any interested teachers with a focus on digital resources on November 10. Located at the Birmingham Sheraton, the session includes a year-long SHA membership (including four issues of the Journal of Southern History), lunch, a workshop featuring five teachers and scholars sharing digital materials and advice for using them in class, two STI-PD credit hours, and registration for the SHA conference (November 8-11) with admission to the book exhibit featuring many conference discounts on educational materials. Only 30 spots are available for this session. To register, contact Kelly Kennington at

For more professional development opportunities, click here.
Alabama Public Television Learning Adventures
The latest episode in Alabama Public Television's Learning Adventures series will be Artistic Roots: Alabama's Creative Culture. This episode will take an interdisciplinary focus on the study and creation of music, theatre, sculpture, folk and visual arts. Students will have the opportunity to learn about Alabama musicians and artists, engage in critical analysis within a framework of history, context, and aesthetics and gain essential skills needed to create their own artistic expressions. Artistic Roots will be streamed live on on November 6 at 10 am. Click here to enroll today!

In recognition of Veterans Day, APT will be re-airing the Learning Adventure episode The Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Sunday, November 11 at 10 am. Watch student reporters interview Vietnam veterans and receive a personal account of how Alabama was affected by the war.  Click here for more information. 

For more information about APT Learning Adventures, click here.
Haley Pascal | Editor

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