The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Teacher Quality announces the annual Induction Project Directors’ Update Meetings. Each meeting (8:30 am to 12:00 noon) will be held at the Education Service Cooperatives according to the schedule below. Information will be shared regarding rules, guidelines, polices and procedures for teacher and administrator Induction and Mentoring, Praxis III Performance Assessment, National Board Certification support and Non-Traditional Licensure.
The most urgent item on the agenda is the operation of the ATLAS online data management system for mentoring. The second half of each meeting will be held in the Co-op computer lab where Project Directors and bookkeepers will participate in an ATLAS tutorial.
Each school district is required to have the Induction/Mentoring Project Director and the school district bookkeeper at the respective Co-op meeting. Attendance space is also reserved for the Superintendent (or representative) and the Human Resources Administrator. Reservations for attendance are to be made through the Teacher Center Coordinator at each respective Educational Service Cooperative. Additional attendee space may be requested by contacting the Teacher Center Coordinator or one of the following: Teri Dorrough, Administrator Induction Program Advisor, 501-682-9850 (Teri.Dorrough@arkansas.gov) or Becky Gibson, Performance Assessment Program Advisor, 501-683-3160 (Becky.Gibson@arkansas.gov).
ADE Project Directors’ Update Meeting schedule - 2009-2010
July 24 (Fri) - Dawson Ed. Svc. Co-op, Arkadelphia, AR 71923
July 27 (Mon) - Northwest Arkansas Ed. Svc. Co-op, Farmington, AR 72730
July 30 (Thurs) - Arkansas River Ed. Svc. Co-op, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
August 11 (Tues) - Northeast Arkansas Ed. Svc. Co- op, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
August 12 (Wed) - Great Rivers Ed. Svc. Co-op, West Helena, AR 72390
August 17 (Mon) - Western Arkansas Ed. Svc. Co-op, Branch, AR 72928
August 18 (Tues) - DeQueen/Mena Ed. Svc. Co-op, Gillham, AR 71841
August 20 (Thurs) - Southcentral Ed. Svc. Co-op, Camden, AR 71701
August 21 (Fri) - Southeast Arkansas Education Coordinator, Monticello, AR 71655
August 24 (Mon) - Northcentral Arkansas Ed. Svc. Co- op, Melbourne, AR 72556
August 25 (Tues) - Ozarks Unlimited Resources Co-op, Harrison, AR 72601
August 27 (Thurs) - Wilbur D. Mills Ed. Svc. Co-op, Beebe, AR 72012
August 28 (Fri) - Southwest Arkansas Ed. Svc. Co-op, Hope, AR 71801
September 2 (Wed) - Crowley’s Ridge Ed. Svc. Co-op, Harrisburg, AR 72432
September 3 (Thurs) - Arch Ford Ed. Svc. Co-op, Plumerville, AR 72127
September 4 (Fri) - Pulaski County*, Location TBD
*Please note: This meeting is for Pulaski County districts only.