Education Highlight

Today’s classrooms are filled with children of many ethnicities, cultures, and languages. To fully support our students, we must tap into the range of assets, experiences, and perspectives within our families and communities. Research shows us that when schools, families, and communities work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and enjoy school more. What are we doing in Arkansas to co-create with parents, guardians, and invested community partners in our students’ development, wellness, and learning?

In this course, host Alyson Courtney and Arkansas Department of Education’s Freddie Scott take us on a tour around the state and through the Essentials of engagement. These Essentials are: Communication, Equity, Safe and Friendly Schools, Innovation, Leadership and Support, and Partnerships and Relationships.

This course meets the requirements of Act 603 of 2003 for the 2022-23 school year.

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What is ArkansasIDEAS?
ArkansasIDEAS (Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools) is a partnership between Arkansas PBS and the Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, to provide online, statewide professional development resources and courses for K-12 Arkansas educators.

What is our purpose?
The purpose of ArkansasIDEAS is to improve teacher quality as a means to increase student achievement. Every project pursued by our team is designed to impact student learning through educator training.

Who can have access?
ArkansasIDEAS provides all Arkansas licensed educators access and additional support for paraprofessionals, pre-licensed and support staff is available for specific content through an approval process.

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