Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We are looking forward to the 

2014-2015 school year!

Come back soon and see the 
great things going on in Region 5!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

UAB Pre-Service Training: ARI Beginning Reading

Resources and Links

Professional books:

Explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both word knowledge and reading comprehension.

A list of the critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter. 

Assessment resources and tools you need to document a child’s strengths and areas of need and get effective instructional strategies to teach skills that are missing.


Make Take & Teach Blog:

Printable resources for teaching reading:

Download Progress Monitoring materials and other early literacy resources:

Phoneme Segmentation Assessment:

San Diego Quick Assessment:


Useful Apps:

audioboo logo

Great to allow students to record themselves reading - for fluency, reports, and other projects.

Reading Rockets

Table Tap Method Explanation:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Take it Back from Coaching Essentials Session #4

Consider your coaching implications you noted on
the note-taking tool.
Plan with teachers using The Four Planning
Focus on formative assessment and evidence of
student learning.
Keep in mind the Partnership Principles and the 8
tactics coaches can use to increase your effectiveness
as leaders.

Monday, March 3, 2014


A great day of learning, sharing, and

celebrating success in our Alabama classrooms!


Thursday, February 6, 2014

Coaching: An Essential Component in a Professional Learning Environment

Session # 3 Take It Back

Session Resources:

Jim Knight's Web Site:

Classroom Observation Form (15 minute observation period)

Active Listening Skills: Bug Drawing Activity

A great day of learning!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Region 5 Instructional Coach Training Session #2

Coaching: An Essential Component 
in a Professional Learning Environment
Region 5 Instructional Coaches

When:   Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Time:     8:00 AM
Place:    The Lincoln Professional Development Center
              901 9th Avenue North, Birmingham
Bring:    Reflections from the video and materials from
              previous training.

Reflection Sheet from last Coach Training Session

For the afternoon session, we will take the training into the schools. You may wish to bring your lunch.  The training will end at the designated schools at 3:00 PM.