ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-037

Date Created : 09/15/2008


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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Teaching Math to Students with...Alternate Assessment

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

Contact Person:
Ms. Sammye Sue Harril, 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 be offering a two-day professional development workshop titled, “Teaching Students with Special Needs Algebra and Geometry, and Resources for Preparation of the Arkansas Alternate Portfolio.” The workshop will be offered on the dates shhown below from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Easter Seals Outpatient Services Building at 3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock, Arkansas 72212 and is intended for staff with students participating in the 9th grade mathematics alternate portfolio. This workshop will provide participants with resources, developed by staff at the Technology and Curriculum Access Center, for teaching mathematics to students with special needs, and provide tools to assist with alternate assessment development. Lunch will be provided for day one and lunch will be at the participant’s expense for day two. Cost of the workshop is $150. The training is limited to 20 participants per two-day session. Training dates are October 2 - 3, 2008; October 16 - 17, 2008; and October 28 - 29, 2008.

For further information, contact Bryan Ayres, Director of the 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, Please see the attached registration form, agenda and lodging options. The TCC is a program operated by Easter Seals Arkansas in collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit.


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