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AHA15075: Agri Arkansas - The Honeybee
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Credit Hours: 0.5

The hardest worker in all of agriculture? Some say it is the honeybee. This course will take a closer look at Arkansas's state insect. Plus, it explores if the phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder, the spontaneous die-off of entire colonies of bees, has affected Arkansas. And finally, backyard beekeeping - what you need to know.

AHA16010: War in the '60s - A Civil War Documentary
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Credit Hours: 1

When Arkansas seceded from the Union on May 6, 1861, it was a divided state, politically and economically. During the war, it was the site of major military engagements such as the Battle of Pea Ridge, which effectively saved Missouri for the Union, and the Battle of Prairie Grove, the bloodiest conflict west of the Mississippi River. It was also one of the most difficult places for civilians to live, as both armies devoured or destroyed everything in their paths.

This course features War in the '60s, an hour-long documentary film that recounts the military history and the human story of what happened in Arkansas during the American civil war. Through interviews with historians, and the words of soldiers and Arkansas citizens who experienced the war, the documentary helps viewers understand what it was like to live in Arkansas during this tragic time in America's history, and how the war changed the state forever.

Photographed in locations across the state, War in the '60s is the last film produced by Jack Hill, one of the most prolific documentarians of Arkansas history, and the first full-length piece on Civil War Arkansas in more than 20 years. Jack Hill died in July 2012.

AHA16031: Sanatorium Hill
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Credit Hours: 0.5

From 1910-1972, Arkansas State law mandated that victims of tuberculosis (TB) be isolated in a sanatorium located in Booneville, Arkansas. Some patients returned home, free of their symptoms. Others died there, either of the disease or of the gruesome operations prescribed by the doctors. This course features Sanatorium Hill, a documentary that tells the story of patients who survived the morbid treatments, recovered from the disease of TB, but were unable to forget the pain, suffering and despair.

  • Warning: This documentary depicts actual events and may contain sensitive images or descriptions.

CMG17031: Increasing Student Effort and Engaging Students
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Credit Hours: 1

In this course, Denise Riley, an educational consultant with more than thirty-nine years of experience in alternative education, breaks down motivation. She addresses many aspects of student effort, from how the brain processes new information to interest in material. Ms. Riley also shares many strategies for increasing motivation in students.

This course was recorded on June 11, 2016 at the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators (AAAE) Conference.

DLB15001: Disciplinary Literacy: Big Shifts in Science and Technical Subjects - Grades 4-8
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Credit Hours: 3

Arthur Beauchamp, director of the Sacramento Area Science Project at the University of California at Davis, explains how educators can easily incorporate reading, writing, and dialogue within the Science Literacy Frameworks as required in the Common Core State Standards. He demonstrates several applicable activities through audience participation. Using the handouts provided by Mr. Beauchamp, follow along with these activities and see how you can make disciplinary literacy a vital part of your classroom instruction. The taping of this workshop took place on April 29-30, 2014 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

DLB15002: Disciplinary Literacy: Big Shifts in Science and Technical Subjects – Grades 7-12
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Credit Hours: 3

This course illustrates the connection between disciplinary literacy and science and technical subjects. It is presented by Arthur Beauchamp, Director of the Sacramento Area Science Project with the University of California Davis School of Education. Mr. Beauchamp demonstrates how to incorporate disciplinary literacy into science classrooms by using lessons on the transfer of energy through evaporation and condensation as well as the energy transferred in the ocean's waters during a hurricane. The course offers several hands-on activities that teachers can perform independently as they view the video or with a group of students later. This event was recorded at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on April 29-30th, 2014. 

DLB15003: Disciplinary Literacy: Overview
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Credit Hours: 6

Disciplinary literacy is advanced literary instruction embedded within content areas. This course, featuring Drs. Cynthia and Timothy Shanahan of the University of Illinois at Chicago, provides a broad overview of disciplinary literacy and how this approach to literacy is applied across the disciplines, specifically history and science.

Dr. Timothy Shanahan leads the course with a detailed comparison of disciplinary literacy and content area literacy. He compares their basic concepts, initial sources, skills, focus areas, students, and texts. Following, Dr. Cynthia Shanahan explores what it means to read like a historian and a scientist. She discusses text characteristics of each discipline and the strategies for reading texts specific to each discipline.

This workshop was taped at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 3, 2014.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

DLB15004: Disciplinary Literacy: Literacy Instruction in English and the Content Areas - Grades 7-12
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Credit Hours: 5

Disciplinary literacy is advanced literacy instruction embedded within content areas. This two-part course featuring Drs. Cynthia and Timothy Shanahan, of the University of Illinois at Chicago, explores basic literacy development and teaching close reading as required by the Common Core State Standards.

Dr. Cynthia Shanahan leads the course with a literacy overview. Using several passages, educators identify and discuss the characteristics of literary genres, literary interpretation and literary skills for reading. The analysis of literature segues into the broader topic of close reading and finding meaning in texts. Dr. Timothy Shanahan's presentation then examines strategies for teaching and selecting complex texts, the value of questioning, and the use of scaffolds for building strong readers. 

This workshop was taped at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 4, 2014.

DLB15011: Disciplinary Literacy: ELA and Social Studies Text Complexity and Text-Dependent Questions - Grades 4-8 Part One
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Credit Hours: 4.5

Dr. Diane Lapp and Dr. Kelly Johnson from San Diego State University demonstrate and discuss practices of disciplinary literacy. They explain how disciplinary literacy relates to the Common Core State Standards and close reading, selecting complex texts for close reading, and questioning students to promote deeper reading. The six shifts from the Common Core State Standards and their importance are discussed and different approaches to reading and writing are shared. Dr. Lapp and Dr. Johnson discuss the distribution of text types in the fourth, eighth, and twelfth grades, and how the Common Core State Standards are organized to show an increase in the use of informational text as students advance through school. This presentation was taped at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas on June 16, 2014.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

DLB15012: Disciplinary Literacy: ELA and Social Studies Text Complexity and Text-Dependent Questions - Grades 4-8 Part Two
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Credit Hours: 5

Dr. Diane Lapp and Dr. Kelly Johnson of San Diego State University summarize the ten anchor standards, demonstrate the process of creating a close reading, and discuss the purpose of choosing short passages, complex text, limited front-loading, repeat readings, and annotating texts. Details are given on the process of annotating texts including indicating major points, unknown keywords, and questions about the text. This presentation was taped at AETN in Conway, Arkansas on June 16, 2014.

NOTE:  This course does NOT count toward the 45 hours used for Disciplinary Literacy Endorsement. For credit, ALL courses MUST be taken as part of Disciplinary Literacy Program of Study.  To enroll in the Program of Study, please see the Programs of Study box on the left side of the home tab.

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