ArkansasIDEAS Course Catalog

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IAC17003: Literacy Design Collaborative: An Introduction
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Eleanor Dougherty, EDThink Consultant and author of Assignments Matter, has helped to develop the Literacy Design Collaborative's task and module templates since their inception. In this presentation, Ms. Dougherty provides an introduction to LDC, describing the goals, the strategies, and the research involved in its design.

This course was recorded in Little Rock, Arkansas at the Arkansas Department of Education's 2016 LDC/MDC Conference on July 26, 2016.

IAC17004: RTI Arkansas: Special Populations Within the RTI Framework
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Credit Hours: 1

Meeting the needs of all students can be challenging for novice and experienced teachers alike, especially in a diverse classroom. In this course Yvonne Furniss, RTI Literacy Coordinator at ADE, addresses the essential components of RTI with a focus on special populations of students. She shares strategies and resources to assist in planning and adapting instruction for students with disabilities and/or diverse learning needs.

This course was recorded on September 7, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

IAC17033: RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview
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Credit Hours: 1.5

RTI Arkansas: PBIS Overview is the first in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The purpose of this course is to increase understanding of PBIS and how it works.

The way behavior is addressed in a school defines its culture and has a large impact on its success in many areas. In this course, Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, explains what PBIS is, as well as how and why to use it. She addresses teaching, acknowledging, and responding to different types of behavior. She also discusses data-based decision making and PBIS teams. Relevant responses from Arkansas teachers and administrators, interviewed about the use of PBIS in their own schools, are included throughout this course.

This course was recorded on August 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

IAC17034: RTI Arkansas: Preparing for PBIS
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Credit Hours: 1.5

RTI Arkansas: Preparing for PBIS is the second in a series of two courses on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS. The purpose of this course is to teach the basic steps necessary to begin building a PBIS framework.

In this course Anne Merten, PBIS Consultant at Arkansas State University, provides a supplemental guide for tier one training in PBIS. Ms. Merten explains each stage in the creation and implementation of a PBIS framework. She also shares many resources and suggestions helpful to the process. Relevant responses from Arkansas teachers and administrators, interviewed about the use of PBIS in their own schools, are included throughout this course.

This course was recorded on October 25, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas.

IAC17035: RTI Arkansas: Data-Based Decision Making
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Credit Hours: 3

Even with Arkansas's Response to Intervention (RtI) Model, meeting lofty district goals as a school or implementing new plans in your own classroom can be intimidating. In this course Dr. Judy Elliott, education consultant, explains how to use the four-step problem solving process to make data-based decisions in RtI. She leads participants through a step-by-step study of this process, describing the elements of each step using real-world examples to illustrate the data-based decision making that occurs throughout the process.

This course, which was recorded on October 24, 2016 at AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas, is intended to assist school leaders and teachers in the implementation of data-driven problem solving, which is the backbone of RtI. It contains a variety of helpful resources, including a facilitation guide for those who would like to use the content within this course to facilitate whole-group professional development sessions in their schools or districts.

IAD14485: Achievement Gaps: An Introduction
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the multiple causes for gaps in achievement, examines issues that ready children for learning, and considers how to enhance a child's readiness to learn. Learners will explore what it means to strive for equity in achievement by considering the types of learning environments that promote student achievement and ways to measure student achievement.

IAD14486: Achievement Gaps: The Path to Equity
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course explores the many factors that contribute to unequal patterns of achievement among different groups of students. One inescapable reality lies at the root of the problem: disparities in achievement occur because some students are better prepared to achieve than others. Although educators can address some of the issues that affect students readiness to learn, it will take a network of concerned people and institutions to help students overcome other barriers to academic achievement.

IAD14487: Assessment: Designing Performance Assessments, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 14.5

This course makes connections between student motivation and types of assessment used in the classroom. It also covers how to unpack learning standards and benchmarks, so that all assessment yields information about student progress and mastery of instructional goals. Performance assessment can be designed in a multitude of ways, in which both students and teachers can work together to determine the best product or performance to exemplify student understanding, knowledge, and ability to use what they’ve learned.

IAD14488: Assessment: Getting Started With Student Portfolios, 2nd Edition
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Credit Hours: 9.5

In Assessment: Getting Started with Student Portfolios, you’ll explore the research behind implementing a portfolio assessment as well as practical ways to implement the portfolio assessment in the classroom. Using the strategies presented in the course, you’ll be better equipped to increase your students’ ownership of their learning, help them develop positive reflection skills, and engage them in projects that are meaningful to them.

IAD14489: Assessment: Measurement That's Useful
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Credit Hours: 2.5

This course provides the opportunity to think about current assessment practices and learn the key ingredients to any effective assessment. It presents an overview of exemplary assessment and is designed for anyone who is interested in learning about exemplary assessment, or who is questioning their own classroom or school assessment practices and is looking for general ways to improve them.

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