Good Morning! AR AIMS has complied resources available to all teachers that can aid in your search for digital materials while we adjust to this new and unprecedented approach to learning.
I created a Google site dedicated to Math Digital Learning materials. It includes the AR AIMS Math Videos for AP Review that teachers have used and loved in the past, new content videos for AP Statistics and Calculus, and pages for lower level and middle school courses as well. The link for the site is

Math Educators- Join our ADE DESE team of math specialists in Little Rock! Make a difference across the entire state by leading efforts related to math standards and curriculum, effective teaching practices, professional learning, and more. This position is a secondary math focus. Posting closes April 1st.

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From Summer McArthur:

I know everyone is worried about finding resources on our AMI days. I created a google site for our AR AIMS teachers with support in AP Calculus AB/BC and AP Statistics, and I thought I would share it with as many teachers as I can around the state.  There are also other links on the Online Resources page that could benefit teachers in any secondary math course.
The link to the Google Site is:

This full-time position includes teaching courses in Mathematics, serving as an advisor to a small group of Middle School students, and taking an active role in the life of the School. The teaching assignment for this position primarily includes but is not necessarily limited to courses in Algebra I, Advanced Algebra 1, and one senior level math course.

Candidates should demonstrate enthusiasm for designing and implementing authentic, hands-on math experiences that support the school’s math curriculum, strong pedagogical skills in mathematics education, devotion to ongoing professional development, dedication to differentiated instruction and assessment, and a commitment to participating collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the overall well-being of the School. Preference will be given to candidates with significant teaching experience; with graduate degrees in mathematics, mathematics education, or related fields; with a willingness to engage in extra- and co-curricular activities and athletics, and/or with experience serving as a Reader for the Advanced Placement examinations in mathematics.

 

Now in its twenty-first year, Episcopal Collegiate is a coeducational college preparatory school serving approximately 790 students in grades PK-3 through 12 in Little Rock, Arkansas. By engaging students in hands-on, inquiry-based classroom experiences, Episcopal prepares students for lives dedicated to leadership and service. Episcopal’s teachers are deeply committed to the success of each student and to their own professional growth.

 

Episcopal Collegiate offers competitive salaries, generous leave benefits, health insurance, and a 403b retirement plan. In addition, the school provides funding for continuing education for faculty and staff to pursue advanced degrees, attend workshops, conferences, and other programs that promote professional growth. Episcopal is accredited by SAES, SAIS, ANSAA, and NAEYC.

 

To find out more about Episcopal Collegiate, please visit www.episcopalcollegiate.org. To apply, please send your resume and statement of teaching philosophy to Troy Urquhart, Head of Upper School, at cmccormick@episcopalcollegiate.org.

Attention: 7th-12th grade STEM Subject Teachers

Are you interested in immersing yourself in a local STEM business this summer to enrich your classroom?

Do you want to be paid for enhancing your classroom with that internship?

Then check out https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fualr.edu%2Fstrive%2F&data=02%7C01%7CARMATH%40listserv.uark.edu%7C765a8408a0c24cc43dfc08d7b7092c77%7C79c742c4e61c4fa5be89a3cb566a80d1%7C0%7C0%7C637179123219256387&sdata=47WBZkL%2FSAPyZ87t%2B1WY8hhW%2BWJv%2FOIp6YDgf7Z79q4%3D&reserved=0 for more information on the STRIVE program! Deadline to submit an application is March 8, 2020.
The ADE STEM Unit is collaborating with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to promote the 5-week summer STRIVE program to expand educator knowledge and experience within careers that utilize STEM skills. This professional learning experience through business internships around the state will empower teachers to build student awareness of and preparation for jobs that require STEM skills that they are teaching.

The Natural State Math Conference, Arkansas’s first annual high school math conference and competition, will occur on April 17 and 18, 2020, on the campuses of Fayetteville High School and The University of Arkansas.  Our mission is to cultivate student enthusiasm for mathematics by fostering community and purpose in the mathematics arena.  We will fulfill this through various types of competitions, speaker sessions, tours of the University of Arkansas, and more!  Speaker sessions will be offered for students to pique their interests in various mathematics topics, future careers and programs of study, and real world applications.  We will also have sessions for high school math teachers, where they can acquire up to 6 hours of PD.

If you are interested in presenting a student or teacher session please, fill out the google form below.

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Are you interested in fresh ideas that inspire a culture of math achievement in their classroom?  Then join these FREE webinars at 4 p.m. on Thursdays throughout January and February. Feel free to share with colleagues.

Register Here

Schedule:

1/16/20 at 4:00 pm CST  GROWING A CHILD’S MIND WITHOUT LOSING YOURS with Dr. Carrie Cutler and Amy Mayfield

1/23/20 at 4:00 pm CST  PHENOMENA-BASED LEARNING with Lisa Bush and Dr. Sarah Brewer

1/30/20 at 4:00 pm CST  SUPPORTING STUDENTS WHO STRUGGLE with Nikki Lalonde and Jennifer Lenhardt

2/6/20 at 4:00 pm CST  DISPOSITION, COMPETENCE, AND CONFIDENCE IN PROBLEM-SOLVING with Jon Piriano and Christine Esch

2/13/20 at 4:00 pm CST  REASONING AND DISCOURSE K-12 with Dr. Matt Larson and Jennifer Lenhardt

2/20/20 at 4:00 pm CST  STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING FRACTION SENSE with Brenda Konicke and Dr. Monica Kendall    

2/27/20 at 4:00 pm CST  CLAIMS, EVIDENCE, AND REASONING with Dr. Sarah Brewer and Lisa Bush

3/5/20 at 4:00 pm CST  MATH WORKSHOP with Jennifer Lempp     

I invite you to register at www.mathsolutions.com/webinars

All webinar participants will have a chance to win a free publication.

More information at this link.

http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/902/public-shool-program-advisor

The Little Rock School district is looking for judges for our 2019-20 elementary science fair. The fair will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 8:30 – 11:30 at Don Roberts Elementary on Cantrell Rd. This is a big event with over 140 projects that will need to be judged. We are asking you to consider judging some of these projects for us. Some of you all have done it in the past and it has been greatly appreciated!!

Also, if you work with graduate students, college students or AP high school students, please share this email with them. We are also asking that you share this with other employees or organizations that you work with. Is it so important that we have enough judges so that morning can run smoothly. If you are a teacher, please share with staff, parents or organizations that your school works with.

If interested, please click on the link below and complete the form. We can offer volunteer hours if need by your organization.

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It’s robotics season … and that means we need volunteers! We have TWO tournaments again this year, the first is the New Team Invitational- and also the VEXU Tournament. This is a smaller tournament, with just 3-40 teams, PLUS the university level competition (there will be around 250 total participants on campus)  Our very own UALR team will be competing, along with teams from Mississippi, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Mexico! The date for this one is Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm with set-up on Friday, December 6th from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm on the basketball courts of the DSC.

All-day volunteers will be provided with free lunch! … Age requirements – field reset: 6th grade and up; all other age 16 and up.

Click here to volunteer for DECEMBER 6th or 7th.  (still need about 10 all day volunteers)
On Saturday, February 1st, we will host one of the largest regional competitions in the state! We will utilize both the DSC basketball courts AND the Field House. This competition will host nearly 100 teams, and nearly 750 people total participants on campus). The date for this one is Saturday, February 1st, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm; with set-up Friday, January 31st, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
*Please share this with any students/student groups that need volunteer hours. We are happy to certify their hours for participation.
*All pre-tournament training is via online videos- at your convenience*
Thank you in advance. Each competition takes 50-75 volunteers – and we could not have a successful tournament without you!!