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Faculty, college student & guest registration – 2018 APSRC Fall Conference
October 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$20.00
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center’s annual Fall Conference is a statewide event with strands featuring breakout sessions for superintendents, administrators, teachers and school finance staff. This year, we’re also introducing a strand of three breakout sessions for school IT Techs.
To download this year’s program, click here!
Learning as We Grow – October 3, 2018
Hot Springs Convention Center
Our keynote will be second-grade teacher Michael Bonner, whose efforts to reach students at an elementary school with a 100 percent free/reduced lunch rate, landed him a spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Mr. Bonner is an inspiring second-grade teacher at North Carolina’s South Greenville Elementary, where the majority of students have strenuous familial dynamics and many are homeless. The school is 100% FRL (free and reduced lunch) and is located in an impoverished neighborhood in Eastern North Carolina. In early 2017, Bonner was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative educational approaches for children coping with the challenges of poverty.
His efforts to change the proficiency learning culture have also captured attention from other national news outlets. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Flocabulary, and the Ashton Kutcher Foundation all have released stories on how Mr. Bonner is utilizing music as a tool to help counter the negative statistical data concerning children living in poverty. He’s had the privilege of speaking at NC State University, the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education, and various other institutions, delivering powerful messages on improving student performance and resilience.