ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-061

Date Created : 10/07/2009


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Special Assistant - Dee Cox
Arkansas Curriculum Conference

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Judy Trowell

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Curriculum Conference (ACC) will be held November 5-6, 2009, at the Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center and Peabody Hotel. The ACC Conference is a curriculum conference for elementary, secondary, and university teachers. The 2009 theme for the conference is “The Classroom at Work: Standards-based Instruction and Assessment.” Sessions and workshops will provide content and instructional strategies in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts content areas.

The conference is sponsored by the following professional organizations: Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM), Arkansas Science Teachers Association (ASTA), Arkansas Council for the Social Studies (ACSS), and Arkansas Council of Teachers of Language Arts (ACTELA). Governor Mike Beebe will be the featured speaker at the joint ACC luncheon on Friday, November 6th. He will be speaking about the importance of P-16 teachers relating subject areas to careers, particularly Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers in Arkansas. Members of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will also participate.

In addition to sessions and short courses, each professional organization will sponsor a luncheon on Thursday featuring a nationally recognized speaker in the respective discipline. All ACC sessions have been approved by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) for professional development credit.

Cost for conference registration is $75 for two days or $55 for one day. Conference sessions will be from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2009, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2009. Detailed information about the conference program can be found on the following website: Look for the ACC icon in the bottom right hand corner.

The registration form for the ACC is attached. Hotel reservations at the conference rate can be made for the Peabody Hotel at Enter Group Reservation Code # 694616.


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