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  1. Connecting Educators to Industry

    The goal of Connecting Educators to Industry is to connect educators with industry experts in regions across the state by providing educators with research, data, and information that can be shared with students as they make decisions about future career paths in manufacturing, trucking, construction, agriculture and other industries in Arkansas.

    Did you know that today’s skilled and professional workforce is aging out and the next generation of new talent is not sufficiently skilled to fill the demand? There are an estimated 5.6 million job openings nationwide, with approximately 60,000 of those in Arkansas. The majority are in high skilled technical fields and these jobs make up a vast majority of the manufacturing sector, a cornerstone of the state’s economy, and represent more than 90 percent of Arkansas’s exports. In addition, industries such as construction and trucking are also struggling to find qualified technical professionals. Unfortunately, there is a negative perception of these jobs held by the American public, so our goal is to change this perception by showcasing these outstanding job opportunities across the state.

    This fun, fast paced, informative day will make a difference in the lives of many of your students! Don't miss out!

    Upon successful completion, participants will receive:

    • Six hours of ADE Certified Professional Development
    • Grade level appropriate resources
    • Opportunity to visit with industry leaders
    • Lunch
    • $50 Stipend*
      *Stipend available to all certified teachers based on school district policy.

    Registration fee: $25.00 Registration is not complete without receipt of the registration fee.
     Your check for the registration fee will be cashed upon receipt. A refund will be issued to partner district teachers upon successful completion.


  2. 2018 Eastern Arkansas Literacy Conference: Creating a Culture of Literacy

    This two-day literacy conference features some of the nation's best-known speakers in education, as well as young adult authors and poets. All participants will meet in a general session for a keynote address each morning and then divide into session groups based on grade bands. Speakers for the conference will be Jack Berckmeyer (Keynote Day 1), Alan Sitomer (Keynote Day 2), Dr. Timothy Shanahan (K-4 speaker Day 1), Laura Robb (5-8 speaker Day 1), Sarah Brown Wessling (9-12 speaker Day 1), Kathy Griffin, and Kimberly Towe (K-4 presenters Day 2). Guest authors will be Augusta Scattergood, Crystal Allen, and Kai Coggin, and Alan Sitomer (rotating and repeating sessions for 5-8 and 9-12 Day 2).

    Teachers who register are asked to remain in the same grade band for both days, as space will be limited.

    TESS Components: 1A, 1D, 3B, 3C


  3. DSC 2018 Arkansas Computer Science Educators Conference

    The 2018 Arkansas Computer Science Educators Conference is open to any educator, industry representative, or community leader that is interested in learning more about computer science education, especially as implemented in Arkansas.  Conference Information Link: https://goo.gl/WnJ6BN

    Location: Henderson State University - Garrison Activity & Conference Center
    Dates:  Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Afternoon Preconference
                Monday, July 2, 2018 - Conference (all day)

    Deadlines:
    Bundle Session: May 25, 2018 or until session reaches capacity
    Sunday - Session Title: If I Were A Coder
    Sunday - Session Title: Game On with Codables
    Sunday - Session Title: Raspberry Pi for High School
    Monday - Session Title: Create With a Purpose Using the Arduino

    Conference Registration Deadline with T-Shirt: May 25, 2018
               T-Shirts are included in your registration if registration is completed by May 25, 2018
               Last day to register with lunch tickets will be June 8, 2018
    All PO must be paid by June 8th, 2018 - Payments: Please print out voucher during registration and mail payment and voucher to Dawson Education Cooperative, Attn: Tammy Glass, 711 Clinton Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923


  4. DSC 2018 Arkansas Computer Science Educators Pre-Conference

    The 2018 Arkansas Computer Science Educators Conference is open to any educator, industry representative, or community leader that is interested in learning more about computer science education, especially as implemented in Arkansas.  Conference Information Link: https://goo.gl/WnJ6BN

    Location: Henderson State University - Garrison Activity & Conference Center
    Dates:  Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Afternoon Preconference
                Monday, July 2, 2018 - Conference (all day)

    Deadlines:
    Bundle Session: May 25, 2018 or until session reaches capacity
    Sunday - Session Title: If I Were A Coder
    Sunday - Session Title: Game On with Codables
    Sunday - Session Title: Raspberry Pi for High School
    Monday - Session Title: Create With a Purpose Using the Arduino

    Conference Registration Deadline with T-Shirt: May 25, 2018
               T-Shirts are included in your registration if registration is completed by May 25, 2018
               Last day to register with lunch tickets will be June 8, 2018
    All PO must be paid by June 8th, 2018 - Payments: Please print out voucher during registration and mail payment and voucher to Dawson Education Cooperative, Attn: Tammy Glass, 711 Clinton Street, Arkadelphia, AR 71923


  5. Alma - Blackboard & Chalk Lesson Planner

    This session will refresh all teachers on updating their Blackboard webpage and then demonstrate the different apps in Blackboard and their functions in preparation for the 2018-19 school year.

    Participants will also learn how to use the Lesson Planner/Planboard in Chalk.

  6. GREC-Forrest City 2018 McCommon Education Institute
    This two-day McCommon Institute features some of the nation's best-known speakers in education, as well as state and local speakers. All participants will meet in a general session for a keynote address each morning and then divide in to session groups in the afternoon on Day 1. Speakers for the conference will include Dave Opalewski, Child Trauma specialist (keynote Day 1)and Mark McLeod, Teacher Educator and Motivational Speacker (Keynote Day 2). A luncheon will be provided on Day 2 in the Fine Arts Center followed by a special presentation by ADE on ESSA and the expectations of Special Education, the Impact on District/School Performance, and Student Growth.