You, too, can use online virtual meetings – like Zoom – effectively for distance teaching with the Learning Blade STEM and CS system.
Attend this 30-minute webinar to hear more about:
  • Using Learning Blade Online Content for Student Use or Class Discussions
  • Using Learning Blade Offline Activities for Class Engagement
  • Using Learning Blade Videos and Other Resources
Pick your 30-minute session!
Tuesday, August 4
3 PM ET / 2 PM CT
Thursday August 6
10 AM ET / 9 AM CT
or join directly on one of those dates with this link

Please see the below information regarding ADE DESE virtual PD for Quantitative Literacy and SREB Transitional Math Ready. Additional summer PD can be found HERE<;;sdata=q0%2B3Qsvp8EP9bHB66P7BbUemKxvImgL6dOPIDJAsgiA%3D&amp;reserved=0> or through local education service cooperatives. Also, the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2020 Conference will be virtual this fall;;sdata=RK%2BoniOfGEzunSotY5d2%2B1kNRAwvRrsO0y5E6Yf3oHI%3D&amp;reserved=0.

2020-DESE-Quantitative Literacy
Monday 7.20.2020
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 camera, microphone, and a stable internet connection. Zoom link and additional information will be sent prior to training for participants to familiarize themselves with Zoom norms and virtual platforms. There is no cost for registration.
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2020-DESE-SREB Transitional Math Ready
Monday & Tuesday 8.3.2020 & 8.4.2020
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 Ready emphasizes understanding of mathematics concepts rather than just memorizing procedures.  By engaging students in real-world applications, Math Ready develops critical thinking skills that students will use in college and careers.
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Good resource related to equity and access attached or downloadable here:;;sdata=KehWxLN9EE2L6W0zi8WK9ueA7fKh0Duw1B15Dokuekk%3D&amp;reserved=0. (It does require you to enter an email address.)

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Feel free to share these links with fellow math teachers.

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COE Professional Development

This summer, the College of Education is proud to present virtual professional development (PD) sessions to Arkansas teachers via Zoom. PD credit hours approved by DESE/ADE will be offered for each session. Please scroll through this page for session and presenter information.

These sessions are NO COST! Space is limited, but session recordings will be available at a later date for no PD credit. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Shaping an Equity Vision: Reflection of Outcomes & Process
Trends & Issues in Special Education
Utilizing Technology Tools for Investigation in Virtual and Face-to-Face Learning
Creative COVID Classrooms: Literacy Learning in a New Hybrid Environment
Building an Online Space for K-12 Learners
Cultivating Opportunities for Equity in the Digital Age

Please join us for the FREE Virtual ADE Summit 2020 this June. Here is the schedule for math-focused sessions on June 17th which include Margaret “Peg” Smith and Jennifer Bay-Williams.;;sdata=U5oPo%2BcFbCEcf2TDAE4zX8iDzX%2BsQ1pBOBQQN9vbfgg%3D&amp;reserved=0

This is a reminder about NCTM’s 100 Days of Professional Development.
All webinars have great information and recordings can be accessed through
This is a great opportunity to strengthen instructional strategies to help students learn mathematics. There are sessions for all audiences and grade levels.
Certificates of attendance are given for registering and attending live webinars or listening to recorded webinars.

If you would like to contribute to a repository of curricular supports aligned to the Arkansas Technical Math for College and Career standards;;sdata=we60Rg7SJnNjFv8GH01zuslDFFxx%2FBOPhhH8WHrOjvU%3D&amp;reserved=0 , submit your suggestions via this form;;sdata=oTEZU5EKoWbindd%2BwcRXoyZsJTDUO2TOBf6jW3QlMtQ%3D&amp;reserved=0 .You may share links to online resources or attach files that have open copyright permissions (original tasks and lesson plans or open source materials only). Please indicate on the form if you would like to be included in the review of resources submitted.

Dear Teachers,
UCA is submitting planning to submit a 2020 Robert Noyce Grant application to provide scholarships, stipends, and programmatic support to recruit and prepare STEM majors and professionals to become K-12 teachers. We are requesting teachers to complete a survey. The survey asks questions related to understanding inquiry-based learning and the support received by multiple entities during the teachers’ induction. The data derived from this research will be used to support the Induction portion of the UCA 2020 Robert Noyce Grant application.
Your participation in this survey is voluntary and the data will be kept confidential and used only for proposal purposes. You can take the survey either using the link or by scanning the QR code provided below.
Online survey link
On-line survey QR code