ArkansasIDEAS strives to support the current needs of Arkansas educators and spotlight their classroom success stories. In the Educator’s Corner you will find resources provided to you through your ArkansasIDEAS account, special projects, upcoming events and challenges, along with other outreach opportunities.

Education Highlight

Be the Reason: The Educator's Role in Combating Child Maltreatment
Laws have evolved along with awareness of human rights, including the rights of minors, with increased protections for children and youth from harmful situations. Often children may not be able to put their experiences into words, or may not know they deserve safety and the fulfillment of basic human needs. Children may rely on adults outside the family to stand up for them. This is where educators and school personnel serve a vital role in our society: to watch over and shield our children and youth.

In this course, Sherry Williamson, Child Abuse Project Coordinator at the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence, shares personal stories and professional insights that compel Arkansas educators and school staff to move beyond the discomfort that comes with facing hard realities. This fully narrated and interactive training features scenarios drawn from real-life experiences. We glean first-hand insights from Arkansas leaders who work to combat crimes against children. Armed with awareness, knowledge, and a sense of higher purpose, Arkansas educators and school personnel can be resolved in their convictions to “be the reason” children, youth, and families survive and thrive.

This course meets the requirements of Act 1236 of 2011 for the 2021-22 school year.
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This series covers the eight curriculum modules developed through a partnership with ADE, UCA, Metova Federal, and the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center.

View the Teaching Cyber Security Series here

ArkansasIDEAS offers a 45-hour Arkansas History Program of Study designed to serve as a DESE-approved alternative to the three college credits required for some initial Arkansas Educator’s licenses. Read more about the Arkansas History Program of Study here.

Learn more about the program here

Administrative Reporting

ArkansasIDEAS offers district administrators the ability to generate reports for your users activity within our LMS. This dashboard provides opportunities to view reports on specific courses or user activity and records.

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Arkansas PBS

2021 Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest Winners

We’re excited to announce the winners of the 2021 Arkansas PBS KIDS Writers Contest! Students in grades K-3 across Arkansas submitted 155 entries for this year’s contest, and all 14 winning stories will be available to read online at beginning Friday, June 4. See who won and learn more after the jump!

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PBS LearningMedia empowers PreK-13+ educators to reimagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. PBS LearningMedia is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more.

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