StationBreak May/June 2018

You (have almost) made it! Another year completed!

We hope you're having a great close out to the school year. Hang in there; you're almost done!

Take a rest, kick your feet up for a bit, and recharge. Then, check ideas.aetn.org for new PD coming out this summer. But, don't worry, you don't have to go anywhere, and it doesn't cost you a thing! See below for what to look for.

News from ArkansasIDEAS

This course, which meets the scheduled parental involvement requirement of Act 969 of 2013, features conversations with caregivers and community partners, advice from experts, descriptions of state initiatives, round table discussions, and heartwarming success stories. Course code PIB18054.

This course features descriptions of Arkansas trafficking cases as told by Homeland Security Special Agent Jeffery Pryor and Louise Allison and Casonia Vinson, the director and outreach coordinator for the victim advocacy organization PATH. An explanation of the reporting guidelines for mandated reporters in Arkansas is also provided. Course code ERB18063.

Imagine how many of Arkansas's students would benefit if all of their teachers had a deeper understanding of literacy development. In this introductory course, Arkansas Commissioner of Education Johnny Key and Assistant Commissioner for Learning Services Stacy Smith explain the importance of having a basic knowledge of the science of reading and why it is important to use evidence-based research to inform literacy instruction. The discussion also encompasses goals of the Reading Initiative for Student Excellence (R.I.S.E.) and The Right to Read Act (Arkansas Act 1063 of 2017). Course code ELB18056 for the first of this 18-hour learning path.

We have a new social media series featuring unique, out of the classroom programs happening at schools around the state. Check out our YouTube channel for past episodes, and look for new ones on our Facebook and Twitter pages on Fridays. When new episodes are ready, that's when they'll go up.

Do you know of a school with a cool program? Let us know! We'd love to feature it.

New from AETN

Help Choose America's Favorite Book. 100 books. 1 winner.

"The Great American Read" is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). It investigates how and why writers create their fictional worlds, how we as readers are affected by these stories, and what these 100 different books have to say about our diverse nation and our shared human experience. Episodes will feature appearances by celebrities, athletes, experts, authors and everyday Americans advocating for their favorite books. The series premieres Tuesday, May 22, at 7 p.m. Voting begins May 22.

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June 18-21, 2018
Hot Springs High School

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