EAST Vision Building Workshop Scheduled for December 3


11/12/2009 11:42:07 AM

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the EAST Initiative are pleased to announce the next Vision Building Workshop for prospective schools wishing to implement EAST classrooms in the 2010-2011 school year.

The Vision Building Workshop is a chance to get an overview of the Initiative and to see EAST students and projects face-to-face. Matt Dozier, President of the EAST Initiative, will present the EAST model, and representatives from the Arkansas Department of Education will be on hand to answer questions about this year's opportunities for startup funding.


Additionally, EAST students from the area will share their projects.This workshop is the best opportunity for prospective EAST schools to see, hear, ask questions, and experience EAST in action. This is the time for local teams to seriously begin the process of local school adoption of the EAST project in the local community. It is a required activity for the Arkansas Department of Education Grant Program.


Details follow:


What: EAST Vision Building Workshop


When: December 3, 2009, 9:00 am-12:00 pm


Where: Springdale Har-Ber High School, 300 Jones Road, Springdale, AR 72762



Experience has taught that the EAST programs that see the greatest success are the ones that start with the strongest foundation of local support. Therefore, it is recommended that a team made up of at least five people from different areas of the community attend the meeting. Team members should include a district level administrator, building level administrator, counselor (or whoever schedules students for classes) and a teacher representative. Additionally, it is recommended that the team members bring representatives from other community groups that support the local school, if possible (parents, school board members, interested members of the business community, district technology staff, curriculum coordinators, etc.).





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