Entries by Christa Hindman

Innovation in Computer Science School Grant Program

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science announced in December the continuation of the Computer Science Innovation Grant opportunity for Arkansas public K-12 schools. This opportunity includes up to $250,000.00 in total reimbursement funding that has been allocated for the purchase of curriculum, software licenses, non-fundamental equipment, professional development, student incentives, and […]

STRIVE Program in Search of STEM Educators

“As a former STRIVE participant and mentor, I can honestly say I have become a better educator because of this program. By working with local businesses in the community, I have been able to identify and implement the critical skills students need after graduation. What is the one question all students ask when doing their […]

UAMS Launching Pathways Academy to Support Arkansas STEM Education

We have some great news in Arkansas STEM! The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) plans to support middle school and high school STEM education in Arkansas by means of the Pathways Academy community engagement program. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is launching a new community engagement program to support science, […]

A Guide to Engaging Girls in Early STEM Learning

STEM learning focuses on educating individuals of all ages — primarily school-aged children and teens — in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Integrating STEM learning into the curriculum is an important part of the modern education system because it helps to promote creative thinking and provides children and teens with essential skills they’ll need to succeed in […]

Five Teachers Named 2021 Computer Science Educator of the Year Finalists

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the five educators selected as finalists for the 2021 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year award. “The ADE Office of Computer Science received many quality applications,” Anthony Owen, the state director of Computer Science Education, said. “This year’s applications were some of the […]