ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : LIC-08-014

Date Created : 08/28/2007

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: All principals; Mentoring Project Directors

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Yes
   
Section:   Human Resources/Licensure - Beverly A. Williams, Assistant Commissioner
Subject:
OTQ Programs Update Meetings

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. 6-15-1001 et seq.

Contact Person:
Susanne Williams

Phone Number:
501.683.4382

E-mail:
susanne.williams@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Teacher Quality (OTQ) announces the annual Induction, Praxis III and Licensure Programs update meetings; this year to be held regionally. Presentations will cover ADE rules, policies and procedures for Teacher and Administrator Licensure and Induction, Non-Traditional Licensure, Praxis III performance assessment, Teacher Recruitment and National Board Certification support.

There are five regional sites designated for the meetings. All meetings will begin at 8:30 am and will conclude by 12:30 pm (including a working lunch). Each school district is required to have representation at one of the meetings, preferably the one nearest the district. Two attendance slots per district are reserved for the Mentoring Project Director (required) and the Bookkeeper (if new to position). Other administrators or personnel directors may attend as needed. These update meetings will be held according to the following schedule.

SOUTHWEST August 29
Henderson State University
Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Garrison Center
Banquet Room

NORTHWEST August 30
University of the Ozarks
Clarksville, Arkansas
Walker Hall Community Room

CENTRAL September 4
Pulaski Technical College
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Campus Center
Grand Hall A

NORTHEAST September 13
Arkansas State University
Jonesboro, Arkansas
New Student Union

SOUTHEAST September 17
University of Arkansas at Monticello
Monticello, Arkansas
Capitol Room

Project Directors are to notify Ms. Susanne Williams, Teacher Induction Program Advisor, as soon as possible, as to the attendees from the local district and at which site. (susanne.williams@arkansas.gov, or 501.683.4382).

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