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July 2020

2020-DESE-Quantitative Literacy

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual

Monday 7.20.2020 8:15am-3:30pm This training explores the Quantitative Literacy (QL) content standards and course overview. QL addresses the mathematics of personal and business finance, modeling, statistics and probability, and numerical reasoning. Students will analyze real world situations and represent their reasoning and conclusions numerically, graphically, symbolically, and verbally. Activities and resources will be shared with participants including access to an online repository. This session is for participants who have not previously attended QL training. Participants will need a computer with…

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Arkansas Environmental Education Association’s Environmental Education Expo

July 21 - July 22

SAVE THE DATE: Arkansas Environmental Education Association's Environmental Education Expo will be held July 8-9, 2020 at DeGray Lake Resort State Park.  The EE Expo is a professional development event consisting of hands-on workshops, field trips, presentations, speakers, and networking opportunities for classroom teachers, students, environmental professionals, state and federal agency personnel, and conservation organization staff from across the state. This year’s event, titled “Engaging In Your Environment” will focus on citizen science activities for different ages and venues. Registration to…

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Makerspaces 101

July 21 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Virtual
$25

Makerspaces are growing in popularity among schools, museums, and libraries. But, are you asking yourself ‘what is making and tinkering’ or ‘how do I integrate making and tinkering into what I'm already doing’? Then this is the session for you! As the leading resource for making and tinkering in NWA, the Scott Family Amazeum, along with Co-op staff, will share insights and strategies for creating a makerspace in your school or classroom in this virtual PD session. Participants will receive…

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Creative COVID Classrooms: Literacy Learning in a New Hybrid Environment

July 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Presented by: Dr. Amy Thompson, Mrs. Sheri Hight, and Dr. Susan Perry July 22, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT Zoom: https://uca-coe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcOqtrD8rHdyGRXnKU5rAmrAH34pfSThy In light of the ongoing pandemic, schools and teachers need to be prepared for hybrid learning in the fall. Our struggling learners will need our help now more than ever. RTI needs to continue in order for these students to be served. Participants will learn and discuss ways to continue RTI utilizing small groups online. Participants will…

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Building an Online Space for K-12 Learners

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Presented by: Dr. Erin Shaw and Ms. Ashley Cooksey July 22, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM CDT Zoom: https://uca-coe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIvcO6rrj4oGt3oURbm–iyzWGcYZt-Un11 This session will focus on best practices for building instructor presence and creating a space for student interaction in online classrooms. Building an online space for K-12 learners requires the addition of spaces for students to interact with their instructor, as well as fellow classmates. Multiple modes and formats for interactions will be discussed. Any K-12 educator interested in learning…

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Cultivating Opportunities for Equity in the Digital Age

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Free

Presented by: Dr. Michael Mills, Dr. Donna Wake, and Mrs. Jessica Herring Watson July 29, 2020 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM CDT Zoom: https://uca-coe.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcequrz8tGNRbT0QuLaXG9ogeO5UmZ-7G Participants will learn and discuss the inequity present in our schools based on race and income level, with a specific focus on how digital learning has bridged opportunity gaps in one sense and deepened them in others. Participants will engage in a honest, thought-provoking session focused on what systemic barriers need to be removed in our…

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August 2020

2020-DESE-SREB Transitional Math Ready

August 3 @ 8:00 am - August 4 @ 3:30 pm
Virtual

Monday & Tuesday 8.3.2020 & 8.4.2020 8:15am-3:30pm For schools to offer SREB Transitional Math Ready, teachers must attend professional development for the course.  ADE DESE will offer this required training virtually on August 3-4, 2020. All participants will need a computer with a stable internet connection and audio/video capabilities. There is no cost for registration. Upon completion of training, participants will receive access to the recently updated SREB Transitional Math Ready curriculum materials for students and teachers. SREB Transitional Math…

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October 2020

Arkansas Science Olympiad Coaches/Teachers Workshop

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), 2801 South University Avenue
Little Rock, AR 72204 United States
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This is a 5 hour professional development for teachers interested in Science Olympiad. This takes place in Mid-October 2020. The October 14, 2020 date is just a placeholder for now. The link is to 2019's workshop.

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