The Joint Education Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m., April 23, 2018, in Room 171 at the Capitol. An agenda has not yet been posted.Find out more »
Participants will learn the importance of moving from a traditional word wall to a sound wall in elementary classrooms. The purpose of a sound wall is to help students match phonemes (sounds) to graphemes (letters). Beginning readers need to learn that letters represent the sounds we speak. Organizing words by sounds helps young students connect phonology and orthography. The presentation will include how to set up a sound wall based upon the articulation of speech sounds and how to utilize the phoneme/grapheme mini cards for lessons.
*Participants will receive their own set of mini cards.Find out more »
AM Session (3 hours credit) - CFAM: Participants will learn how to use CFAM, a revolutionary financial analysis tool which uses visualization and graphing tools to demonstrate and report a school’s current financial status. The software application provides access to unlimited flexibility in terms of financial reporting in order to clearly tell a school’s financial story to school boards and other stakeholders. CFAM is customized for Arkansas school schools.
PM Session (3 hours credit) - P-Cards: APSRC provides a total Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program that includes training, sample policies and procedures, and instructions for integrating with eFinance Plus.Find out more »
Because writing is an avenue for students to explain mastery of a concept, it is important that the subject be taught in all classrooms. The focus of this session will be to explore ways to implement writing in social studies classrooms. Participants will learn how to engage students in creative writing tasks which will inspire learning and show their level of comprehension of reading materials.Find out more »
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS: A new standards-based curriculum is available through Illustrative Mathematics. OpenUp Resources is an open-source curriculum that will foster mathematical literacy for students and help you increase engagement, discussion, and problem-solving in your classroom. This training will give you all the information you need to begin effectively using this curriculum in your classroom. Follow-up support will be available from the APSRC Math Specialist for those who choose to begin implementing OpenUp Resources in your school in the 2018-19 school year.Find out more »
ATTENTION MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS: A new standards-based curriculum is available through Illustrative Mathematics. OpenUp Resources is an open-source curriculum that will foster mathematical literacy for students and help you increase engagement, discussion, and problem-solving in your classroom.Find out more »
Participants will be introduced to different research-based strategies to help students with their writing skills.Find out more »
AM session - Introduction to DOK: Participants will be introduced to Depth of Knowledge, the language of DOK, the difference between Blooms and DOK, the different DOK levels with examples, and practice evaluating tasks to determine DOK levels. Participants will also be shown how DOK relates to the ACT Aspire assessment and assessment task items.
PM Session - DOK Practice with the Formative Assessment Process: Participants will continue to develop general knowledge and understanding of DOK levels as well as the formative assessment process. This will enable educators to use the formative assessment process to identify, create, and assess objectives, tasks, and questions for each DOK level. (Participants will need to have a strong understanding of DOK)Find out more »
Summer PD: “Creating an Environment to Encourage Reading Success for Elementary to Middle School Students”
Please join Arkansas Public School Resource Center in welcoming Ms. Judie Caroleo from the 95 Percent Group. Her expertise will provide participants with knowledge about the science of reading, ideas for developing phonological awareness, the ability to create strategy based lessons for teaching upper elementary phonics, as well as the teaching students the importance of analyzing the morphology of words. As teachers intertwine these elements together, students will be equipped with the ability to read and comprehend fluently. Teachers will be able to create a classroom of successful readers!Find out more »
AM Session: “How I see math word problems: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens don’t wear hats.” While that’s a funny meme making its rounds on social media, it is not so funny when students cannot successfully answer, or even approach, math word problems. In this session, teachers will learn why students struggle with word problems, and strategies for helping students become more successful in solving problems.
PM Session: Fluency, Concept Development, Exercises, Examples, Problem Sets, Debrief, Exit Ticket...how do I get it all in during one class period? In this workshop, you will learn how Eureka Math is built to be customized for your students. We will work through a lesson to give you experience in how to customize a lesson in order to achieve the lesson objectives while creating a more streamlined lesson that will fit into your class schedule.Find out more »