ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-106

Date Created : 03/13/2008


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
High School Principals
other: Secondary Mathematics Teachers

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Summer Training: Transition to College Mathematics

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Anita Luyet

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce a Fourth-Year Transition to College Mathematics School Training workshop to be conducted on July 14-18, 2008, at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) in Conway. The workshop will be offered for districts selecting to implement the fourth-year high school mathematics course during the 2008-2009 school year or later. This training is designed to prepare teachers to utilize materials of choice to meet the objectives outlined by the Transition to College Mathematics syllabus. The training will focus on ways to immerse students in application problems using investigative mathematics so students will better understand the technological world of today.

All teachers of this course must have a certificate of endorsement from a Fourth-Year Transition to College Mathematics School Training workshop and must be licensed to teach secondary mathematics. Districts that decide to implement this course for the 2008-2009 academic year or later, but do not have licensed secondary mathematics teachers with certificates of endorsement from a past Fourth-Year Transition to College Mathematics School Training workshop, must send teachers to the scheduled workshop on July 14-18, 2008. Upon successful completion of the training workshop, teachers will receive the required certificate of endorsement. Teachers meeting the approval to teach this course must follow the ADE-approved course syllabus.

Registration for the workshop is being handled by Anita Luyet, Arkansas Center for Mathematics and Science Education, at UCA in Conway. Attached is an application that should be sent to Anita Luyet by June 20, 2008. Pre-registration is required. The registration fee for the workshop will be $225 per participant (not including on-campus housing, breakfast, or dinner) or $350 per participant (including on-campus housing and all meals). The registration covers cost of instruction and materials provided to participants. All participants wishing to stay on the university’s campus during the workshop will need to provide their own bedding and linens. Expenses, other than those mentioned, are the responsibility of the participant. Questions regarding registration should be directed to Anita Luyet at, or 501-450-3426. A $50.00 fee will be deducted from all refunds for cancellations after June 20, 2008.

Transition to College Mathematics workshop is an eligible activity for Title II-A Funds. At the discretion of each local district, Improving Teacher Quality, Title II-A Funds may be used to pay the registration fee and expenses for teachers to attend this workshop.


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