Area Schools completing Year 1 training in the Take Flight curriculum with David Hanson.
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Year 1 Take Flight Participants
Area Schools completing Year 1 training in the Take Flight curriculum with David Hanson.
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Area schools participating in Take Flight Training with David Hanson!
4 months ago, OUR Co-op
Area schools participating in Take Flight Training with David Hanson!
O.U.R. Education Co-op has scheduled two informational meetings regarding the Arkansas Tutoring Corps for March 10, 2022 at the O.U.R. Education Cooperative. The sessions and registration links are as follows: The sessions and registration links are as follows: • March 10, 2022 2:00—4:00 • March 10, 2022 5:00—7:00 Registration can be accessed via the Google Form that can be access https://tinyurl.com/5n7nd8j8. Information related to the Arkansas Tutoring Corp follows. The Arkansas Department of Education and the Office of Education Renewal Zones announce the launch of the Arkansas Tutoring Corps to serve the academic needs of students across the state. Qualified applicants in the Arkansas Tutoring Corps include students in educator prep programs in institutions of higher education, retired educators, educators currently serving in the classroom, and community members. Tutoring applicants will be required to pass child maltreatment and background checks and will have completed several hours of training in literacy, math, building positive relationships with students and families, classroom/behavior management, and meeting the social and emotional needs of learners. Our system will connect the bank of prepared candidates with schools and organizations seeking to utilize their acquired training skills to support the academic needs of the students they serve. Qualified tutors may also proactively offer their services to schools and organizations as needed to log the required number of tutoring hours per training module. Qualified tutors are eligible to receive stipends totaling up to $3,000 in their first year, and $2,500 in subsequent years. To receive the full stipend, tutors must successfully complete the required instructional training and provide documentation that they have served the designated number of tutoring hours per module. For more information please visit https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/.../arkansas-tutoring-corps or reach out to Lindsey Swagerty at lmswager@uark.edu.
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Arkansas Tutoring Corp
Congress has designated February 21--25 as National Public Schools week. At O.U.R. Education Co-op, we appreciate and are grateful for our 16 districts: Alpena, Bergman, Berryville, Cotter, Deer/Mt. Judea, Eureka Springs, Flippin, Green Forest, Harrison, Jasper, Lead Hill, Omaha, Ozark Mountain, Searcy County, Valley Springs and Yellville-Summit.
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Love Public Schools
March is National Reading Month. Here is a March RISE Reading Challenge Calendar for parents to create a culture of reading in their homes. Using this calendar to guide daily reading will create habits that will last a lifetime and will help children become lifelong learners.
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March Reading Calendar
Co-op area administrations participated in a session on Inclusive Practices provided by personnel from DESE's Special Education Unit on 2-22-2022.
4 months ago, OUR Co-op
Matt Sewell
Dr. Jeff Adams
Robin Stripling
Administrators
The O.U.R. Education Co-op had the privilege of having the Boone County Leadership Institute visit the co-op on 2/22/2022.
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Touring the co-op.
Ken Savells
Touring the Co-op
OUR Math Carnival will be May 13th at North Arkansas College! We hope to see you there!
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OUR Math Carnival
The WIN Leadership Academy, OUR CTE Coordinator, Emilee Tucker, and the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce took a tour of Crouse Construction today and learned more about the training and aptitudes the construction industry is looking for in potential employees and barriers educators can help employers address. Participating schools included: Alpena (Vickey Shelton), Bergman (Candy Futrell), Eureka Springs (Billie Reed), Green Forest (Jonie Standlee), Harrison (Maribeth O'Dell)
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Picture with WLA & Crouse Team in front of truck
WLA group in board room with Crouse
Crouse in board room
Crane
The WIN Leadership Academy, OUR CTE Coordinator, Emilee Tucker, and the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce took a tour of Crouse Construction today and learned more about the training and aptitudes the construction industry is looking for in potential employees and barriers educators can help employers address. Participating schools included: Alpena (Vickey Shelton), Bergman (Candy Futrell), Eureka Springs (Billie Reed), Green Forest (Jonie Standlee), Harrison (Maribeth O'Dell)
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On Friday,, the O.U.R. Co-op superintendents held their monthly board meeting. Updates related to Virtual Arkansas, behavior supports, and legislative updates were provided.
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Dr. Brandie Benton
Dr. Betsy Kindall and Nicole Fairchild
Harvie Nichols
OUR Co-op superintendents receive training on financial software from personnel from APSRC.
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Superintendents
Superintendents
Superintendents
O.U.R. Education Co-op specialists collaborate on ways to support co-op area schools.
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Specialists
Specialists
Specialists
OUR Curriculum Coordinators from multiple districts working in groups on topics such as: required assessments, data analysis, digital learning, COVID 19 impact on instruction and student learning.
5 months ago, OUR Co-op
Curriculum coordinators
O.U.R. Co-op superintendents hear updates and best practices related to Computer Science from Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science, updates on the 2022 O.U.R. Co-op Science Fair from Nathan Windel-O.U.R. Co-op Science Specialist, updates on the 2022 Math Carnival from Shane Flud-O.U.R. Co-op Math Specialist, and updates on the Mentoring Program from R and R Facilitator-Monica Springfield.
5 months ago, OUR Co-op
Anthony Owens
Anthony Owens
Monica Springfield
Nathan Windel
OUR Co-Op CTE programs received $172,893.81 in state start-up funding! Funded Programs: Deer High School - CS:Mobile Application Development - $36,459.90 Flippin High School - Digital Marketing - $27,115.00 Flippin High School - Medical Professions - $24,356.14 Harrison High School - Banking - $24,225.00 Jasper High School - Animal Systems - $30,307.77 Yellville-Summit High School - CS:Robotics - $30,430.00 Approved Non-Funded Programs: Bergman High School - Banking Berryville High School - Banking Berryville High School - Accounting Mt. Judea High School - CS:Mobile Application Development Green Forest High School - Chemistry of Foods Harrison High School - Agribusiness Systems Harrison High School - CS:Programming
6 months ago, OUR Co-op
72 Applications to Receive $2.5 Million for New CTE Programs
The Ozark Mountain School District is making strides in getting all of their staff trained in Youth Mental Health First Aid! If you are interested in a YMHFA course, we have a couple coming up! You can sign up now for courses on Jan 24th or Feb 3rd.
6 months ago, OUR Co-op
OMSD YMHFA 22 more
Twenty fantastic people from the Ozark Mountain School District are now certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid! If you are interested in a YMHFA course, we have a couple coming up! You can sign up now for courses on Jan 10th, Jan 24th, or Feb 3rd.
6 months ago, OUR Co-op
OMSD YMHFA
Congratulations to the WIN Leadership Academy Class of 2021 for completing their final session last month! 15 teachers and counselors from 12 OUR schools participated in 5 sessions over the course of 8 weeks where they delved into a book study, one-on-one discussions with local industries, workforce and placement data, and many discussions about collaborative efforts that could better prepare students for the workforce. The final session was intended to be November 18th, but our educators and industries loved the Academy so much that we will be extending the Academy into the spring semester with potential in-person industry tours and continued collaboration. If you would like to learn more about WIN (Workforce Initiative Network), you can visit https://sites.google.com/oursc.k12.ar.us/workforce-initiative-network/home. WIN Leadership Academy 2021 Educators and Facilitators: Wilson Marseilles (Harrison Chamber), Star Waters (Alpena HS), Rebeca Crow (Harrison HS), Vickey Shelton (Alpena HS), Billie Reed (Eureka Springs HS), Henry Wooten (Deer HS), Kayla Dixon (Flippin MS), Deanna Franks (Cotter HS), Colleen Bell (Marshall HS), Tamara Ross (Bruno-Pyatt HS), Emilee Tucker (OUR Co-Op), Jessie Jefferson (Flippin HS), Paige Edwards (Berryville Counselor), Jonie Standlee (Green Forest Counselor), Maribeth O'Dell (Harrison MS), Candy Futrell (Bergman HS), Bob Largent (Harrison Chamber), Paige Clary (Lead Hill HS).
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Picture of WIN Leadership Academy 2021
WLA Book Study Collaboration
WLA Book Study Collaboration
Bob Largent facilitating WLA discussion