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Increasing Student Effort and Engaging Students

In this course, Denise Riley, an educational consultant with more than thirty-nine years of experience in alternative education, breaks down motivation. She addresses many aspects of student effort, from how the brain processes new information to interest in material. Ms. Riley also shares many strategies for increasing motivation in students.

This course was recorded on July 11, 2016 at the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators (AAAE) Conference.

CID: CMG17031
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Credit Hours: 1


Sit With Us: Anti-Bullying Strategies for Arkansas Schools

Bullying is a major problem in our society, and it affects the physical, emotional, and academic health of our children and youth. Moreover, the experience of peer mistreatment can leave invisible scars for all involved—the victims, the bystanders, and the bullies themselves. ArkansasIDEAS’ Sit With Us: Anti-Bullying Strategies for Arkansas Schools calls you to join our distinguished panel, including national expert Dr. Charisse Nixon and veteran Arkansas educators, as they explore Arkansas’s Act 1029, an Act to Amend the State Anti-Bullying Policy, and problem-solve simulated scenarios based on in-the-trenches experiences. 

This course meets the requirements of Act 1029 of 2019.


CID: ERC20073
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Credit Hours: 2


We Are All in This Together: Building Student Relationships

Delve into real-life examples of safe and nurturing classrooms and schools with 2019 and 2020 Arkansas Teachers of the Year Stacey McAdoo and Joel Lookadoo as they share techniques for helping all kids raise their voices and contribute to their school communities. As you watch, consider how these techniques foster positive classroom culture and build student relationships, and how they incorporate the G.U.I.D.E. for Life principles of developing empathy and improving student interactions.

CID: ERC20080
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Credit Hours: 0.5


Sample Lessons: Diverse Learners in Sheltered English Immersion Classrooms - Elementary

In this course, Dr. Anastasia Filipek integrates language into her content instruction while teaching a lesson on colonization to a fourth grade class. After implementing teaching strategies and classroom management techniques in a real classroom, Dr. Filipek discusses them in depth with Stephanie Flinn, an ESL teacher in Fayetteville Public Schools.

This course was recorded in Fayetteville Public Schools on November 10-12, 2014.

CID: ESC15080
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 6


RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview

RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview is the first in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of PBIS and how it works.

The way behavior is addressed in a school defines its culture and has a large impact on its success in many areas. In this course, Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, explains what PBIS is, as well as how and why to use it. She addresses teaching, acknowledging, and responding to different types of behavior. She also discusses data-based decision making and PBIS teams. Relevant responses from Arkansas teachers and administrators, interviewed about the use of PBIS in their own schools, are included throughout this course.

This course was recorded on August 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: IAC17033
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


RTI Arkansas: Preparing for PBIS

RTI Arkansas: Preparing for PBIS is the second in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The purpose of this course is to teach the basic steps necessary to begin building a PBIS framework.

In this course Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, provides a supplemental guide for tier one training in PBIS. Ms. Merten explains each stage in the creation and implementation of a PBIS framework. She also shares many resources and suggestions helpful to the process. Relevant responses from Arkansas teachers and administrators, interviewed about the use of PBIS in their own schools, are included throughout this course.

This course was recorded on October 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: IAC17034
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Elementary Science Safety and Lab Guidelines

Dr. Irene Cesa, retired Director of Technical Services for Flinn Scientific, addresses specific safety issues and concerns to help current and prospective teachers safely and effectively use hands-on inquiry-based science activities in the elementary classroom. This presentation details procedures for not only creating safe activities but also for establishing a "culture of safety" in the classroom. It also describes how to identify and minimize hazards and risks, and provides general safety rules and guidelines especially useful at the elementary level.

CID: SIC15047
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Credit Hours: 1


Defining and Understanding Behavior

This course is the first module of the Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment to Behavior Intervention Planning series. It provides an in-depth guide to understanding and defining behaviors using the Functional Behavioral Assessment, or FBA, in accordance with Arkansas law. Participants are encouraged to complete the activities within the corresponding manual in order to learn how to define and understand behaviors by identifying their routines, antecedents, consequences, functions, and setting events.

This course, presented by behavior support specialist Allison Mears, was recorded on May 19, 2015 at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: SPC15060
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LEADS Domain: none
Credit Hours: 1.5


Functional Behavioral Assessment: Interviewing and Observing

This course is the second module of the Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment to Behavior Intervention Planning series. This course provides details for interviewing and observing during the Functional Behavioral Assessment, or FBA, process. Participants are encouraged to review the corresponding manual, as it contains various interview tools and recording forms that are available to assist in interviewing and observing behavior. 

This course, presented by behavior support specialist Allison Mears, was recorded on May 19, 2015 at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway, Arkansas. 

CID: SPC15061
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Credit Hours: 1


Critical Features of Behavior Intervention Planning

This course is the third module of the Basic Functional Behavioral Assessment to Behavior Intervention Planning series. This course focuses on the critical features of the Behavior Intervention Plan, or BIP, including the Competing Behavior Pathway and function-based behavior interventions. Participants are encouraged to complete the activities and review the available strategies in the corresponding manual.

This course, presented by behavior support specialist Loretta Wallace, was recorded on May 19, 2015 at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in Conway, Arkansas.

CID: SPC15062
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Credit Hours: 1.5