ADE Director's Communication Memo Form


Memo Number : SI-00-017

Date Created : 09/07/1999

Attention:

Superintendents
Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
   
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Woodrow Cummins
Subject:
Arkansas Conference on Teaching

Regulatory Authority:
N/A

Contact Person:
Bill Fulton

Phone Number:
501-682-4471

E-mail:
bfulton@arkedu.k12.ar.us

One of the best professional development conferences on curriculum content and instruction for your teachers will occur on November 11-12,1999, at the Excelsior Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center. Our department curriculum staff has worked with English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, social studies teacher groups, and the Department of Higher Education to develop a conference that will be of great benefit to your teachers. This conference is separate from the Arkansas Education Association Conference. They both occur at the same time; however, there are separate registrations for each conference.

Our staff worked with the conference committee to insure that the sessions and workshops address the needs that superintendents and principals have identified. Therefore, the program includes sessions about the new benchmarks in English/Language Arts, math, world history and Arkansas history, instructional strategies in social studies, the upcoming revised science framework, and many other topics that have arisen during conversations with school administrators and teachers.

This conference will offer tours to the Central High Museum Visitors Center, Arkansas Aerospace Center, Toltec Mounds, Museum of Discovery and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. It will offer sessions important to Smart Start, English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies at the K-4, 5-8, and 9-16 levels.

A partial listing of the sessions include: K-12 Standards-based Instruction with Performance Assessment; 5-12 Inquiry and Formal Reasoning; K-16 Decoding Mathematics Frameworks Using CRT Release Items; K-16 Learning from Assessment; 12-16 The Art of Mathematics (An Integrated Approach); K-16 Graphing Presentation of Science/Math SAT-9 Data With Excel; 5-8 Using Economics to Teach Math Skills through Real World Applications; 5-12 Innovative Strategies for Teaching World History; K-4 Arkansas-We Salute Thee; K-4 & 5-8 English Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks and Benchmarks; K-16 Using the Math Curriculum to Teach Financial Literacy; 7-12 Applicable Alternate Assessment; 5-8 Writing in the Math Classroom; K-16 Body Math-Yours, Mine, Theirs; K-16 Building a Presence in Science; 7-12 Discovering Math and Science Using Technology; K-16 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; K-4 The World Through The Eyes of Wiggly Worm; 5-8 Assessment: It's in the Bag; K-12 Designing Standards Driven Rubrics; K-4 Developing Your Own Writing and Math Rubrics; K-12 Teacher Licensure Update; K-4 Developing Proportional Reasoning; K-12 Writing Across the Curriculum; 5-8 FOSS for the Middle Grades; and many more sessions.

This activity is an eligible expenditure for Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development funds. Eligible expenses include, registration fee, travel, food and lodging for math, science, and K-4 Smart Start teachers. If you have questions about the participation of teachers from your school, please feel free to contact Roy Barnes at 501-682-5296.

These conference sessions may count toward a teacher's Professional Development hours if the local district accepts them. Teachers will be issued proof of attendance at the end of each session.

Contact Persons : Roy Barnes 501- 682-5296, rbarnes@arkedu.k12.ar.us,
Bill Fulton 501-682-4471, bfulton@arkedu.k12.ar.us, Carolyn Pittman 501-682-4250, cpittman@arkedu.k12.ar.us, Barbara Patty 501-682-5303, bpatty@arkedu.k12.ar.us.

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