Welcome to AAAE

2024 AAAE Summer Conference

July 10 – 12, 2024

Rogers Conference Center

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Friday July 12, 2024

Friday Keynote: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

Regional Meetings - 9:05 am - 9:35 am

Breakout Session 3 - 9:40 am - 10:40 am

Breakout Session 4 - 10:45 am - 11:45 am

Breakout Session 5 - 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Regional Q&A Session - 2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

Full Conference Questionnaire

Thursday July 11, 2024

Thursday Keynote - 8:15 am - 9:30 am

Breakout Session 1 - 9:45 am - 10:45 am

Breakout Session 2 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Site Tour - 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm




Conference At A Glance

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Our Keynote Speakers


Devin Siebold – Thursday July 11  8:15 am

David has performed at over 50 schools, 20  keynotes, and delivered dozens of Professional Development sessions.
The key to a successful Professional Development is addressing the real needs of the teachers, and giving them something they can immediately implement in the classroom, while at the same time delivering the content in an engaging and effective presentation.





Laura Didier – Friday, July 12  8:00 am

Director of Outreach Song For Charlie

After tragically losing her 17 year old son Zach to a counterfeit pill in December of 2020, Laura began her partnership with Song For Charlie. Utilizing Song For Charlie materials, she gives counterfeit pill and fentanyl awareness presentations to students, parents, and community organizations. She has participated in the creation of multiple public awareness campaigns in Northern California. Laura also maintains correspondence with the bereaved family members who contact Song For Charlie, providing them with compassion and resources.




Ann Burns Smith Alternative Education Student Scholarship 

Applications for the Ann Burns Smith Scholarship are now being accepted.

Application deadline is April 15
Award Amount: $1,500 per year to the Higher Education / Trade School for Student Expenses, Maximum of four years per eligibility criteria



The Arkansas  Association of Alternative Educators is an organization whose membership is made up of teachers

 and administrators responsible for providing effective education programs in alternative environments throughout the state. 

A.A.A.E. has three main goals:

  • Provide an instrument through which educators can communicate and network statewide with other Alternative Educators.
  • Gather and disseminate information which is relevant to Alternative Educators.
  • Provide a unified voice for Alternative Education practitioners in Arkansas.


 Ray of Hope Mini-Grant

Applications for the Ray of Hope Mini-Grant will be open May 10, 2024 through September 10, 2024

$500 per region.

Apply Here