The Department is pleased to provide the following information about training sessions for alternative learning educators.
Last spring, the Department of Education and the Pygmalion Commission on Nontraditional Education brought Dr. Dale Jordan to Arkansas to present vital information on the subject of "problem learners" and successful ways to work with those students. He included recent information on brain function and how it relates to learning. The workshops are being continued this fall in areas of the state that were not reached last spring. Dr. Jordan will be repeating approximately the same content as was presented last year. Locations are scheduled across the state to minimize driving time and time away from school. A light meal will be provided at each session.
Tuesday, October 19, 1999, 4 to 8 p.m., High School Cafeteria, Forrest City High School, 467 Victoria Street. (Suggested parking in student lot behind the high school.)
Tuesday, October 26, 1999, 4 to 8 p.m., Lincoln High School, Frank Holman Technology Center. (Three blocks north of square.)
Tuesday, November 30, 1999, 4 to 8 p.m., Junior High School Cafeteria, Monticello School District, 180 Clyde Ross Drive.
Forrest City, Lincoln and Monticello School Districts are joining the Department of Education and the Pygmalion Commission on Nontraditional Education to co-host these sessions. While the training is provided especially for alternative learning educators, it would be beneficial to all educators - everyone is welcome to register and attend. There is no charge for the workshop or the meal.
As a follow up to last year's sessions, plans are underway for Dr. Jordan to present a full-day workshop later this winter. This session will be held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The date is yet to be determined. This advanced training will be for individuals who participated in sessions last year or this fall.
To attend any of the above sessions, make reservations with Ann Smith at (870) 932-3396 at least one week in advance of the workshop.