Summer AC Teacher Training Institutes


Summer Teacher Training Institutes

Advanced Career’s Summer Teacher Training Institutes are now virtual! AC teachers are required to attend the Summer Teacher Training Institute. STTI instructors determine whether teachers are adequately prepared to provide instruction.


AC Goes Virtual! Summer Teacher Training Institutes Are Now Online

As educators, COVID-19 has impacted everything we do. That’s why we’ve adopted a safety-first approach to professional learning for Advanced Career’s nine ready-to-go, out-of-the-box STEM curricula.

While our fully in-person Summer Teacher Training Institutes are on hold, our virtual training is ready to go!

We’re now offering an online version of our Summer Teacher Training Institutes in partnership with Teaching Channel. You’ll complete AC projects in real-time with SREB’s coaches and other AC teachers in our national community of practice. Other activities you’ll tackle on your own with best-in-class Teaching Channel resources and project supply kits shipped by Studica to your home or classroom.

Need support? We’ve flipped our follow-up coaching, professional learning communities and help desk to an online platform. We can also connect you with industry and postsecondary partners in your area.

After the first sessions, you’ll be ready to start the school year with the tools, strategies and confidence you need to guide your students through their first AC projects.

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Whether you’re new or a veteran AC teacher, virtual STTIs are the most exciting, inventive PD you’ll experience.

Hands-on virtual learning might seem like an oxymoron, but our virtual STTIs are grounded in SREB’s research-based approach to PBL and deep expertise with online instruction. Each learning session will also offer the same content as our in-person STTIs.

Virtual STTI Schedule

Onboarding begins June 8. AC coaches will offer new and veteran AC teachers special sessions on accessing Teaching Channel, using AC tech, prepping the classroom, partnering with industry and postsecondary, and more.

From June 8 until July 31, you’ll  complete a series of live sessions and offline activities that help you master the principles of effective PBL, scaffold academic skills for struggling students and build your AC program. AC teachers returning for Courses 2, 3 or 4 of their AC curriculum can tailor their experience with an array of mini-sessions based on their interests and needs.

During the school year, join us for a series of sessions on the remaining projects in your AC course. You’ll have opportunities to reflect on your learning, complete a scope and sequence, share strategies for working with students with special needs, have fun and celebrate your accomplishments!

How to Join Us

Is your school already set to offer AC? Visit our eShow registration site to choose the AC curriculum and courses you need.

Interested in launching AC at your school? Contact Zachary Riffell ( to start.

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Need-to-Know Info

Cost: $3,250 (includes consumable supplies for all AC projects and Teaching Channel access)

Dates: Online training sessions for all AC courses begin June 8 and continue through December 11, 2020.


  • Schools or districts must complete and sign an AC Memorandum of Understanding.
  • STTI participants must have a computer, internet access and AC project supplies and equipment shipped to the location of their choice. Prior to the first day of school, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management and Informatics teachers only need a computer and access to the internet and AC software.

Available Courses

Advanced Career Curriculum Courses Dates Locations
Aerospace Engineering 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Automated Materials Joining Technology 1 only July 27 – Aug. 7 Penta Career Center, Perrysburg, OH
Automated Materials Joining Technology 2 and 3 only June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Clean Energy Technology 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Energy and Power 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Health Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Informatics 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Innovations in Science and Technology 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual
Integrated Production Technologies 1 only July 20-24; Fall 2020 Hybrid format: In-person (Dallas, July 20-24; location TBD) and virtual (Fall 2020)
Integrated Production Technologies 1, 2, 3, 4 June 8 – Dec. 11 Virtual

Questions? Contact Zachary Riffell, (850) 572-1393, for more information.


Notice About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At the Southern Regional Education Board, we are monitoring the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak with concern for the safety of our 2020 Summer Teacher Training Institute attendees.

The AC team has shifted delivery of the Summer 2020 STTIs to a virtual training environment. Attendees can register for the STTIs on our eShow event management system.

Look for updates on training dates from STTI organizers via email.

For the most current information about the coronavirus disease and its prevention, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Front Row: Bill Vivian, Lee Dickson, Raphael Snell, Jonathan Baisden, Alan Perry; Second Row: Debra Barber, Robbie Albertson, Greg Betkijian, Travis Baker, Katherine Thompson, Josh Johnson, Matthew Hallmark, David Adkins, Jim Berto, Kyle Locke.

Teachers Take a Deep Dive Into Aerospace Engineering
SREB’s July 15-26 STTI at Auburn University

Teachers from Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and West Virginia came together July 15-26, 2019, at Auburn University to explore the four courses in SREB’s Advanced Career Aerospace Engineering curriculum. Two AC “Lead Learners” — teachers Bill Vivian of Sun Valley High School in North Carolina and Alan Perry of Frankfort High School in Kentucky — led this AC Summer Teacher Training Institute.