EAST Vision Building Workshop January 27, 2010


1/11/2010 11:11:11 AM

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and the EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) 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 an overview of the Initiative and a chance 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 begin the process leading to local school adoption of the EAST program. It is a required activity for the Arkansas Department of Education Grant Program. This is one of the final three of these meetings for this grant cycle.

EAST Vision Building Workshop
When January 27, 2010, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Where Harrisburg High School, 401 West South ST., ?Harrisburg, AR 72432

Experience has taught that the most successful EAST programs 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 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.).

Please contact Melanie Bradford, Division Leader of Research and Technology, melanie.bradford@arkansas.gov or Matt Dozier matt@eastproject.org to RSVP. Please direct further questions about this workshop to Melanie Bradford at (501) 371-5005 or Matt Dozier (501) 371-5016.



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