Attention K-12 Math Teachers: Checkout this math conference opportunity!
Here is September RISE Newsletter!!! The key focus for this newsletter is G.U.I.D.E. for Life. It's a new series for Life principles. Check it out and share it with all your students!!! Keep promoting our reading initiative and dedication to helping our students become lifelong readers and learners!!! Here is the link to get your copy!! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o_TXcTgftfBJY5uTg3jqxEIK2q65FeLu/view?usp=sharing #RISEArkansas
Are you interested in practical ways you can blend Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) into your classroom? Dr. Stacy Moore and Nicole Fairchild will be offering this workshop on October 10th. If you missed it this summer, be sure to catch it in October!
OUR Math Teachers : Please explore this virtual opportunity to network with other math teachers across the state this afternoon.
OUR ESC specialists met last week to debrief regarding summer professional development and to make plans for supporting our schools during the 2022-2023 school year.
Community partners from NorthArk, NAPHE, NWAEDD, Newton County Library, Yellville and Harrison schools came together to take the Youth Mental Health First Aid course. We have more and more capable, confident and competent adults in our area who are ready to help young people experiencing a mental health challenge. THANK YOU.
Miss Arkansas 2022, Ebony Mitchell, came to speak at the annual HIPPY Kick-Off. She told how her experience in the OUR Cooperative HIPPY program prepared her for Kindergarten. Miss Arkansas credits the HIPPY curriculum with her early reading and math skills.
ABC, Hippy, and the Early Childhood Special Education departments invited Glenda Hyer to do a presentation on story based instruction. These ladies were excited about the hands on learning and created an adaptive book to meet the needs of children with disabilities. They also learned how to involve the family in the child’s education.
K-2 Literacy wrapped up the 2022 summer professional development with a second round of RISE!! What a wonderful asset these ladies are going to be to the OUR public schools!!! These ladies are excited to get started helping kids read and succeed!!! #RISEArkansas
Science of Reading Stand Alone Days: Phonological Awareness, Phonics Decoding, and Phonics Encoding. These ladies attended these three days and gained a lot of knowledge to support their phonics instruction!! #RISEArkansas
K-2 Literacy worked with the K-6 staff at Omaha Elementary during back to school PD!!!! What a pleasure it is to work with these teachers!!! Always learning!!! #RISEArkansas
Youth Mental Health First Aid training has prepared these educators to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among students ages 12-18. Congratulations to this group and thank you for being prepared!
OUR CTE Department and the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce partnered with Keathley Patterson Electric and Wabash to provide teachers the opportunity to tour Wabash, learn about career options, and discuss ways to incorporate job skills needed into the classroom.
Congratulations to this round of Youth Mental Health First Aiders! There is still room in the training here at OUR on August 2nd!
HS & MS Math Quest: Ambitious teaching develops a Growth Mindset in our students!
During the DESE Summit this week, the OUR Education Co-op was recognized for outstanding performance and exemplary status as one fo the top 10 ditricts for Early and On-time Submissions for Finance Cycles. Congratulations Christy Norton and Alecia Sooter on this much deserved recognition for your hard work and dedication!
Are you interested in pursuing National Board Certification for FREE? DESE has just released 2 NBCT Academy opportunities for those teaching in districts with less than 5 NBCT teachers. The OUR Co-op districts that meet this criteria are listed below. Others can apply, but will not have priority. See the memo below for links to apply. Deadline is August 8, 2022. https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=5211
Thank you to Berryville School District for sharing your PLC journey as a district with the teachers and administrators of Arkansas at the DESE Summit this week in Hot Springs! Berryville was selected as the largest district in PLC Cohort 6 and will continue their collaborative professional learning this year. Way to continue the marathon toward student success for all!
Eureka Springs Elementary School presented their work on "PLC Question 4: What will we do if students have already learned it?" at the DESE Summit in Hot Springs this week. Way to continue the journey toward meeting the diverse needs of ALL learners--you represent us well!
6th-12th Grade Number Sense Workshop: Participants used a clothesline to compare many ideas including degrees and radians! For more information on clothesline number sense ideas contact, Shane Flud. email@example.com