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What is AMSTI

The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative, commonly referred to as AMSTI, is the Alabama Department of Education’s initiative to improve STEM teaching statewide, including improvements in the individual, as well as the integrated, STEM subjects.  Its mission is to support Alabama educators and students in learning STEM through doing STEM.

AMSTI’s motto is: Learning by Doing

AMSTI has three basic services: professional learning, resources, and onsite support. Schools apply to become official AMSTI Schools and, when accepted, agree to send all of their math and science teachers, and administrators to foundational training for two consecutive years.  Teachers who attend training receive the resources needed to implement the lessons in the classroom. Additionally, schools agree to follow-up support during the school year delivered through coaching and professional learning communities.

University of South Alabama Site

As a site we are committed to improving the learning of all students, by facilitating teachers as they master the central concepts, important facts and skills, and tools of inquiry needed to teach math and science. We aim to help teachers anchor content in learning experiences that make the subject matter meaningful for all students. Our coaching and partnership work with teachers takes into account the current research on how students grow, develop, and learn. The USA site seeks to facilitate teachers as they provide learning experiences that are responsive to the differences of students, both culturally and instructionally. As ardent supporters of formative assessment, our staff members strive to base all collaborative work with both teachers and students on relevant data and evidence collected real time during the course of our work. Our mission is to equip students, teachers, and administrators to create a culture of learning within their classrooms, schools, and communities.

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CONTACT

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Tel. 251-665-4684

Fax. 251-665-4829

93 Sidney Phillips Drive 
Mobile, AL 36607

See Staff page for email addresses

VISIT

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Monday - Friday 7:30 - 5:00

Field Trips by Appointment

 

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AMSTI USA Events

This calendar reflects general AMSTI sessions available for regional attendance. There may be eligibility requirments for attending sessions.

Click the title of the event to show more details and place cursor over the calendar to scroll through to the additional events in the month.