ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-114

Date Created : 04/17/2007


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
All Principals
Special Ed Teachers
Testing Coordinators
Related Services Staff

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Preparing for the Alternate Portfolio...Beginner Training

Regulatory Authority:
IDEA, 20 U.S.C.A. Sections 1400 et seq.

Contact Person:
Sharon Leblanc, TCC, Easter Seals AR

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center (TCC), in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), will offer professional development on the topic of Alternate Portfolio Assessment. This training is intended for special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, related services providers, paraprofessionals, testing coordinators, and administrators. Training will focus on how to develop high-quality, authentic portfolios for grades 3 through 8, 9th grade math, 10th grade science, and 11th grade literacy. During this training, participants will learn the basics of portfolios. This workshop is intended for teachers that have not developed a portfolio assessment in the past or that need basic portfolio information. The workshop will be a combination of demonstration and hands-on activities.

Please note that this is a beginning portfolio workshop and will address basic portfolio information. This workshop is not for teachers that are familiar with the basic portfolio process.

Workshop dates and locations are attached. The workshop will be from 9am to 3pm. Seating is limited. There is a $75 per person fee.

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the TCC at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3611, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail, Registration materials are available in the attachment or on-line at


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