What is AMSTI
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) is the Alabama Department of Education's initiative to improve math and science teaching statewide. AMSTI is research-based and incorporates best practices for math and science hands-on teaching. The initiative provides three basic services: professional development, equipment and materials, and on-site support. Schools become official AMSTI Schools by sending all of their math and science teachers, and administrators to two week Summer Institutes for two summers. At the Summer Institutes teachers receive grade and subject specific professional development that is highly applicable to their own classrooms. Instruction is delivered at the Summer Institutes by "master" teachers who have been certified as AMSTI trainers after successfully completing AMSTI trainer workshops. Each region of the state must have an AMSTI site to support schools within the region. The USA site supports all districts in Region 10.
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.
AMSTI USA Events
This calendar reflects general AMSTI sessions available for regional attendance. There may be eligibility requirments for attending sessions.
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Monday - Friday 7:30 - 5:00
Field Trips by Appointment