ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-06-104

Date Created : 06/06/2006


Co-op Directors
Elementary Principals
Middle School Principals
other: Title I/Resource/Special Ed./Math Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Special Assistant - Ms. Janinne Riggs
Marilyn Burns Math and Literature Seminar

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Judy Trowell

Phone Number:

E-mail: or


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the State Mathematics Specialists announce the opportunity for teachers and administrators in grades K-8 to participate in a nationally recognized professional development seminar with a focus on improving mathematics instruction and student achievement. Special grade-level sessions are designed to help teachers focus on the mathematics skills and concepts appropriate for the students through the lens of literature. The course is designed for elementary and middle level classroom teachers, Title I teachers, math coaches or specialists, resource or special educators, and mathematics coordinators.

The Math and Literature course will be offered July 24-28, 2006. All sessions will be held at Ridge Road Middle School in North Little Rock School District.

During the 2006-2007 school year, state mathematics specialists in the education cooperatives or university centers will be prepared to facilitate appropriate school level follow-up sessions in areas such as: specific math content strands, questioning, writing in mathematics, classroom assessment, and using new literature to continue building mathematical connections.

For interested teachers, the Math and Literature seminar may be applied toward graduate credit in mathematics through the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). (UCA contact: Belinda Robertson at 501.450.3426.)

Cost for materials and registration: $395.00
Additional information is included on the attached registration form.

Contact: Judy Trowell
Coordinator of Mathematics Training
Phone: 501-371-2064
Fax: 501-371-2001
Email: or


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