ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : COM-08-076

Date Created : 01/28/2008

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
other: Principals Grades 3-8

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Special Assistant - Ms. Janinne Riggs
Subject:
Arkansas MathLINKS Training for Grades 3-8

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Dr. Bill Nielsen

Phone Number:
501-682-4232

E-mail:
bill.nielsen@arkansas.gov

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 25, 2008

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the State Mathematics Specialists announce MathLINKS training for teachers in Grades 3-4, Grades 5-6, and Grades 7-8. MathLINKS (Learning, Instruction, Knowledge, and Standards) is a two-year professional development program designed to assist teachers and administrators in implementing a comprehensive research-based approach to mathematics instruction that is linked with the revised Arkansas Mathematics Framework 2004. MathLINKS training supports any math program a school has implemented.

Enrollment in MathLINKS is open to classroom teachers, special education teachers, mathematics coaches/specialists, Title I teachers responsible for teaching mathematics, and administrators. Training capacity is limited and early enrollment is encouraged. Priority enrollment will be given to participants from schools in School Improvement.

Participation requires a two-year commitment by the school administrator and participating staff members. Each year of training consists of three days of training in the summer and two additional days of training during the school year. Additional information, including registration forms, as well as dates and locations for training, will be announced by the State Mathematics Specialists located at the education cooperatives or the university math/science centers in each region.

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