Session E – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

10:40 am – 11:40 am

Staci Adams & Henry Anderson

N. Little Rock Academy

The ACT in ALE

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand III

In this session we discuss how to utilize test-prep strategies for improved performance on the ACT/Aspire and utilizing the ACT to lead toward data-driven instruction for the growth of ALE students.

Academic Planning and Scholarship, Instructional Strategies, Learning/Development
Secondary; Administration

adamsst@nlrsd.org

Shawna Lyons, Abigail Rose, Patti Athey & Mike Hancock

Archer Learning Center, Springdale School District

Hey! Ho! A Behavioral Health Partnership Is The Way To Go!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador A/B

Behavioral health support is an important component of an alternative education environment. Springdale Public Schools will share how an elementary school partnership and high school partnership with a local provider ensures that all students succeed. Practices shared include: program description, roles of the school staff and the provider, measures of success and outcomes, and how the provider supports teacher and administrators. This partnership supports the District motto: ALL MEANS ALL!

Health and Wellness; Leadership; Collaboration; Instructional Strategies
Elementary; Secondary; Administration

slyons@sdale.org

Shelia Mitchell & Karla Allen

Ozark Water Projects

Service Based Learning: Students Making A Difference

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand X

Learn how to involve your students in a service based learning project that incorporates SLEs from across the curriculum but more importantly empowers your students to help others through something as simple as a used shoe drive. The project encourages student choice, incorporates the opportunity for community outreach, and addresses multiple learning styles and interests. Attendees will learn about free software that can be used with the project to create animated videos, public service announcements, and much more. Free presentations to schools are also available and may be booked at the end of the presentation. Explore how your students can help others by turning used shoes into clean water.

Collaboration, Education Technology, Instructional Strategies
Elementary; Secondary

shelia.mitchell1216@gmail.com

Carol Patterson & Jim Peters

Russellville Schools

Advisory That Works!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand IX

Teachers often struggle with knowing what to do for Advisory/Homeroom time. The teachers and administration of the Secondary Learning Center developed this approach to help students become active participants in their personal and educational growth. In this workshop you will learn how to assist students in setting goals for academic and personal success, teaching students how to monitor absences, their academic progress, proper communications, and life skills. Be prepared to be actively involved in the process.

Academic Planning and Scholarship, Collaboration, Mentoring/Coaching, Parental Involvement
Secondary; Administration

carol.patterson@russellvilleschools.net

Corey Throckmorton

Wynne Schools

Reaching Hearts And Changing Minds

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand I

Our thoughts, perceptions, and emotions shape our reality and the same is true for our students. Do you have students with fixed mindsets? This session is for you. It is my hope you will leave this session emotionally and intellectually equipped to shape your students mindsets through the power of love.
In a forum based workshop, we will cover multiple mindsets that affect our students such as Mediocrity, Insecurity, Quitter, Powerless, and Abandoned/Unloved. Then provide research based strategies that help grow these mindsets to Achieving, Self-Confident, Gritty, Empowered, and Belonging/Loved.

Cognitive Research, Learning/Development, Mentoring/Coaching
Elementary; Secondary

cthrockmorton@wynneschools.org

Shannon Warren; Scranton, Holly Shotzman; County Line, Bud Hamley; Greenland

Mirror, Mirror - I Want To Do That!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Ambassador C/D

Starting a new alternative education program can be tough, finding a mentor from a similar sized district can be a life-saver the first year or so. What kinds of things can ALE's do to support one another? The possibilities are endless. Come hear how these three small districts have worked to create success for their students by collaborating with one another. Let's network and support each other!

Advocacy/Leadership, Collaboration, Mentoring/Coaching
Elementary; Secondary

swarren@scrantonrockets.net

David Ward

Cedar Ridge Public Schools

Integrating Math Into Project Based Learning

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
10:25 am - 11:25 am
Grand VIII

How do you get the disinterested student to participate and be an active learner? How do you teach multiple subjects and physical activity classes with very limited resources? This session will discuss strategies used to develop lessons from teachable moments that arose throughout the year. See how the use of some old sports equipment, a video game system, straw bales, newspaper and lots of ENTHUSIASM provided some great lessons across the curriculum. When life gives you lemons, you can make more than lemonade!

Math, Instructional Strategies
Elementary; Secondary

david.ward@cedarwolves.org