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Summer Professional Development Trips

By August 16, 2018 No Comments

Five ASMS faculty members participated in professional development training and/or conferences during the summer: Grey Gaillard (Computer Science), Deborah Gray (Computer Science), Dr. Natalie Ortell (Biology), Alison Rellinger (Biology), and Dr. Karen Smith (English).

  • Gaillard – AP Summer Institute in Computer Science, Houston, TX
  • Gray – NASA Huntsville Space Academy for Educators, Huntsville, AL and GenCyber Cybersecurity Educator’s Conference at Pace University in New York
  • Ortell – AP Summer Institute in Biology, Atlanta, GA
  • Rellinger – AP Summer Institute in Environmental Science, Atlanta, GA
  • Smith – AP Summer Institute in English, Panama City, FL

ASMS Mathematics Instructor Sarah Brewer ’00 will attend the Geometry Summer School in Glasgow, Scotland at the end of August. Following her trip, Brewer plans to conduct a Lunch and Learn for the ASMS Community to share her experiences.

Check out the ASMS News Blog in the coming weeks as feature articles will be posted to highlight each faculty member’s experience.

“Professional development is critically important for instructors who seek new and innovative approaches,” ASMS Interim President Dr. John Hoyle says. “It also provides opportunities for teachers to invest in themselves.”

To apply for a professional development trip, faculty and staff can submit the Professional Development Form found on the Dragon Portal to receive travel and conference approval. Please note, if the trip will take place out of the state or country, governor’s approval is required, and the participant must provide a certificate of completing following any training or conference.

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