ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-060

Date Created : 12/07/2007


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
All Principals
Preschool & Special Ed Teachers
Related Svcs Staff

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Technology and Data Collection Closes the Achievement Gap

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

Contact Person:
Mr. Bryan Ayres

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Special Education, will offer workshops on the topic of Technology and Data Collection Closes the Achievement Gap. This workshop will be offered at the following locations on the following dates:

Arch Ford Educational Cooperative, Plumerville, January 15, 2008
Southwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Hope, January 22, 2008
Pleasant Valley Church of Christ, Little Rock, January 23, 2008
Southeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Monticello, February 5, 2008
Northwest Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Farmington, February 12, 2008
Greenwood Administration Building Auditorium, Greenwood, February 13, 1008
Northcentral Arkansas Educational Cooperative, Melbourne, February 19, 2008
Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative, Beebe, February 20, 2008
Great Rivers Education Service Cooperative, West Helena, February 26, 2008
Crowley’s Ridge Educational Cooperative, Harrisburg, February 28, 2008

This workshop is intended for general and special education teachers, and building and special education administrators. It would be beneficial if schools sent teams of general and special education teachers and administrators. The workshop is designed to assist staff in effective data collection to improve performance for students in Closing the Gap. The workshop will include various data collection practices, data systems, display/analysis and use of data for improving group and individual educational decision making. The format for this workshop is cooperative learning and demonstration. Seating is limited. There is a $100 per person fee.

The workshop is five (5) hours long from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., which includes one (1) hour for lunch. Certificates will be given at the end of the session for participation in this professional development activity.

For further information, contact Bryan Ayres, Director, Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3612, fax: 501-227-3601, toll-free: 877-533-3600, or e-mail,

Registration forms are available on-line at or in the attachment.


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