Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pre-Season Teacher Training Session

Today teachers from across Jackson and DeKalb Counties came together to dip their toes into the ocean that we call BEST, and to learn what they can do to prepare their students for the upcoming BEST season.

Northeast Alabama BEST Hub Co-Directors Mike Kennamer and Nicole Carroll discussed The 42 Days of BEST and Getting a Head Start on BEST 2012, respectively. Robin Fenton, of Friends of BEST in Alabama, joined in via webinar and discussed rules, scoring, and software options.
Participants pose for a post-workshop photo.

The following schools participated in the workshop:
  • Fort Payne Middle (Nira Jones, Suzanne Camp)
  • Fort Payne High (Brian Jett, Dan Grogham, Jackie Jennings)
  • Ider (Sharlyn Huber)
  • North Sand Mountain (Labron Anderton, Shelly Grant)
  • Woodville (Joey Swinford)
Steering Committee members Sherry Whitten, Ronny Kisor, and Chris Anderson also attended, as did Northeast Alabama Community College career coaches Debbie Wooten and Whitney Clark. More training is scheduled for Kick Off Day, which will be September 15 at NACC. Schools interested in participating in BEST should contact Nicole Carroll (carrolln@nacc.edu) at 256-228-6001, ext. 2254.