ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-09-179

Date Created : 05/15/2009


Co-op Directors
other: All Principals
Special Ed Teachers
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: Optional
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: Strategic Planning for Portfolio Development

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

Contact Person:
Sharon LeBlanc, Easter Seals AR

Phone Number:


The Easter Seals Arkansas Technology and Curriculum Access Center, in affiliation with the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), will offer professional development on the topic of Strategic Planning for Portfolio Development. This workshop is designed for special education teachers, paraprofessionals, speech pathologists, general education teachers and special education administrators involved with developing or providing assistance with alternate portfolio assessments. During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn methods for alternate portfolio assessment planning and instruction implementation. Participants will also learn how to use technology resources to make a more professional product, as well as ways to create appropriate adaptations. Participants will be provided time to network with fellow professionals, design activity ideas and create a planning document. Classes will be limited to 12 participants. Cost of the workshop is $100.00.

Participants are responsible for providing own lunch. The workshops are scheduled from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Easter Seals Arkansas, 3920 Woodland Heights Road, Little Rock, Arkansas. This workshop will be offered on the following dates:

September 16, 2009
September 21, 2009
October 12, 2009
October 19, 2009
October 26, 2009
November 5, 2009
November 12, 2009

For further information, contact Sharon LeBlanc, M.Ed., Education Consultant with the Technology & Curriculum Access Center (TCC) at Easter Seals Arkansas by phone 501-227-3611, toll-free: 877-533-3600, e-mail:, or fax: 501-227-3601. Registration form is available on-line at or in the attachment.


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