Resources A to Z

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Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Offers teaching tips such as information and advice on helping students make transitions, directing students' attention, challenging students, providing support for students, encouraging active learning, and building community with your students.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Academy of the Arts
Host: UA Fort Smith
Dedicated to visual and performing arts, the Academy offers private and class instruction in music,theatre, and art to children and adults of all ages and skill levels. Summer camps offer opportunities in music, theatre, dance and art.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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ACE: Arkansas Department of Career Education
Host: Arkansas Department of Career Education
ACE oversees career and technical education programs in the secondary schools, secondary area career centers, adult and youth apprenticeship programs, two post-secondary technical institutes and the vocational technical school within the Department of Correction, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, and adult education programs. Focuses on career and technical education for youth and adults. Part of their vision is to help students excel in technical careers and build their academic backgrounds. Links to career and student technical content, to adult education, and to rehabilitation services. A wide variety of programs include apprenticeship and applied science, assessment and curriculum, driver education, ESL, GED, and support for special populations.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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ADE Data Center
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
A collection of data tools for educators. Includes official data on Arkansas schools. Statistics such as enrollment, finance, student demographics, personnel, transportation, federal programs, and fire safety can be retrieved, much of it by district. Information can be downloaded in PDF or spreadsheet formats. Links to many collections in the database--ACT, graduation rates, and many other school statistics.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Agriculture in the Classroom
Host: Arkansas Farm Bureau
The Agriculture in the Classroom program helps students understand more about farming and its part in the production of our food and clothing. Resources include videos, speakers, activity books, contests, and project information. Programs include teacher awards, classroom gardening grants, safety education, scholarships. Brief annotated bibliography of Ag-Related Children's Books.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Arkansas State Library Children's Services and Book Awards
Host: Arkansas Library Association
Like most states, Arkansas hosts awards for children's literature written by in-state authors. The Arkansas Diamond Award, the Charlie May Simon Award, and the Arkansas Teen Book Award are described here.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Arkansas Archeological Survey
Host: University of Arkansas System
The website contains information about archeology in the state, current research, publications, classroom materials, and links to other websites such as Indians of Arkansas. The Learn & Discover link on the website classroom materials. Internships, sponsored research, and education news are also covered.
Record last updated: 2/11/2016


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Arkansas Arts Center
Host: Arkansas Arts Center
Located in historic MacArthur Park in Little Rock, the AAC offers exhibitions, children's theatre, and art classes. There are online collections, videos, and a touring artmobile. Their noncirculating research library, can be searched through the Central Arkansas Library System online catalog.
Record last updated: 2/11/2016


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Arkansas Center for Space and Planetary Sciences
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
This center is a University interdepartmental research institute. Current projects include Mars, asteroids, black holes, and space instruments. The website offers information about center research and education and program outreach. Public outreach includes teacher workshops in astronomy, lectures, field trips, school visits, and publication of Meteorite magazine and the newsletter, Space Notes. Visits to the planetarium and private shows are available.
Record last updated: 2/9/2016


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Arkansas College and Career Planning System
Host: Arkansas.gov
This site is designed to help people search for jobs, explore education and training, and conduct online college and career planning. Its main purpose is to bring employers and job searchers together. It serves as a portal to additional educational opportunities beyond high school and to jobs available in the state.
Record last updated: 2/9/2016


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Arkansas Community Colleges
Host: ACC
Twenty-two Arkansas community colleges provide information to the public on their educational programs, career training, and continuing education. The site serves as an entry point for education options after high school and includes information on apprenticeships and career partnership programs. Also lists distance education available.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Council for Exceptional Children
Host: Council for Exceptional Children
The organization is dedicated to improving the lives of those with exceptional abilities through professional development in the form of symposiums, speakers, and conferences. There are several subdivisions focusing on early childhood, children with behavioral disorders, autism, and developmental disabilities. ARCEO offers four scholarships.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Council for the Social Studies
Host: Arkansas Council for the Social Studies
"Members of ACSS include elementary, middle and secondary, private and public, university professors and instructors, school administrators, and non-educational professionals who recognize the importance of a strong social studies background for our young citizens." The ACSS site includes information on the social studies curriculum plus links to national and state resources for social studies. There are special announcements for members, but most of the content and the listserv are available to non-members also. The Council sponsors a teacher award and offers small grants for teacher expenses.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Host: Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ACTM supports professional growth for teachers to maintain curriculum standards for students. Their site includes information about current events, workshops, math contests, and has a free listserve. Opportunities include the Arkansas Curriculum Conference and the Teachers Teaching with Technology Regional Conference. The full text of presentations from some conferences is available on the site, enriching the resources for lesson plans. Some financial support for attendance at workshops is available.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
Designed for parents, teachers, administrators, and the public. Site includes information about learning disabilities, teacher resources, funding, Medicaid, and policy resources.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Department of Health
Host: Arkansas Department of Health
The ADH site offers a compendium of content on disease and health issues. It includes a special section for students and educators covering frequently needed topics such as nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use, and family health. Certificates, licenses, and permits are applicable to related fields of work are covered.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Department of Higher Education
Host: State of Arkansas
This agency oversees colleges and universities in the state. High school students can find information about financial aid, academic degree programs, the course transfer system in Arkansas, and career training. Site also includes data on enrollment, students, courses, and financial affairs at Arkansas universities. Includes an interactive map of public or independent colleges.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Discovery Network
Host: Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Six museums and educational centers in the state partner to offer experiential learning. The hands-on, interactive museum experiences for school children and their families include touring exhibits. Members include the Museum of Discovery in Little Rock, Mid America Science Museum in Hot Springs, Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas in Pine Bluff, Texarkana Museums System, Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources in Smackover and Arkansas State University Museum in Jonesboro. Includes links to Web resources, lesson plans, and online educational games.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Earthquake Center
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Includes a school resources link with "fun and unusual K-12 education activities, projects, virtual field trips and virtual earthquakes." Addresses earthquake education and preparedness with teaching resources grouped by age level. Includes materials such as coloring books and earth science lesson plans. Also has information on seismology and rock hounding in Arkansas; FEMA courses for school personnel; and an earthquake preparedness guidebook. Reports news of recent quakes in the state.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Education Association
Host: Arkansas Education Association
The AEA was formed in 1869 to promote public education in Arkansas. Site includes information on employment opportunities, classroom resources, legislative updates, lobbying, links to the state department of education's website, and a calendar of events. The association's newsletter, Arkansas Educator, is available here online.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Energy Office
Host: Arkansas Economic Development Commission
This site includes information on energy-related degrees in the state. Also provides information on biomass, solar, water, and wind energy sources. The Arkansas Energy Data Profile provides statistics about Arkansas energy use compared to other states and the country.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Financial Aid Division
Host: Arkansas.gov
Information about the monetary aid available to Arkansas undergraduate students such as the amount of scholarships available, how to apply, requirements, and restrictions. Describes YOUniversal, the lottery-funded Arkansas Financial Aid System.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Geographic Alliance
Host: Arkansas Geographic Alliance
Professional organization for geography teachers, college faculty, parents and others. Site offers geography materials, information on the state Geographic Bee, travel opportunities, workshops, state frameworks, National Geographic lesson plans, a newsletter, and more.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Governor's School
Host: Hendrix College
This residential summer program is open to Arkansas' gifted and talented high school seniors. Programs are provided in music, drama, English/Language arts, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and visual arts. Teachers may nominate students to attend.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Host: Department of Arkansas Heritage
The AHPP identifies and preserves the state's historic resources. Their webpage offers numerous descriptions of sites to visit, tours, info on grant programs, and projects. A youth education component includes complete lesson plans for K-12 related historic sites in Arkansas, presentations, contests for students, and much more.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas History Commission
Host: Arkansas Dept. of Parks and Tourism
One of the state's oldest agencies, the Commission was created in 1905. Site describes archival resources around the state. It features historical materials by region, organizes manuscripts and photographs by topics, and includes a database of county records. Teachers can plan visits and help students research topics through the intriguing content. Features the Civil War, Black History, and Folklife in Arkansas.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas History Discussion Group
Host: Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries
ArHist-L is a listserv for Arkansas history questions and is one component of several resources listed here for state history and biography. Users can submit questions and read answers provided by other interested researchers.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas IDEAS (Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools)
Host: Arkansas Educational Television Network & Arkansas Department of Education
A partnership between AETN and ADE provides videos, workshops for teachers, classroom instruction and summer camps for kids to learn about television and film production. Offers professional development opportunities and online courses for educators which accrue ADE credit. Has many teaching resources for technology-enhanced lesson plans, including PBS lesson plans and an online library of resources. Teachers with an Arkansas license and other users may register for a password.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Judiciary: Public Education Information
Host: Arkansas Supreme Court
This site gives contact information for teachers who would like to take their students to view the Arkansas Supreme Court in action. The site has full text of recent Arkansas Supreme Court and Court of Appeal decisions, and provides links to the Arkansas Code, Court Rules, and other resources for history, government, and civic education.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Kids
Host: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Describes vacation opportunities in Arkansas. Designed to appeal to children, families, parents and teachers. Includes games and downloads, facts about the state, attractions by region, short biographies of famous Arkansans, products made in Arkansas, teacher's booklets, calendar of events, history lesson plans, and educational programs. Links to park websites for information on camping and hiking. A travel blog provides the current information about festivals and events in the state.
Record last updated: 2/18/2016


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Arkansas Leadership Academy
Host: Consortium of Higher Education, Government, and Business
Established in 1991 as a partnership of 51 organizations including universities, professional associations, educational cooperatives, the Arkansas Department of Education and others, with the mission of developing educational leaders in public schools. Institutes for superintendents, principals, teachers, and coaches (group leaders) are available. Calendar and descriptions of programs.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Library Association
Host: Arkansas Library Association
ArLA's mission is "to further the professional development of all library staff members; to foster communication and cooperation among librarians, trustees and friends of libraries; to increase the visibility of libraries..." Their conferences provide opportunities for professional development credit. Links to many of the academic, special, and public libraries, and to some of the school media centers. In most cases the library's book catalog is freely available, and each library will have a variety of databases, online access to reference librarians, and calendars of public events.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Mediation Clinic
Host: UALR
Trained mediators that are familiar with educational laws and policies for those experiencing neglect and children with special education needs. Mediation services are available to help parents and school districts find solutions. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Host: Department of Arkansas Heritage
The Commission is charged with protecting natural areas in the state. Their site offers activity guides and lesson plans on the ecosystem, habitats, and endangered species of Arkansas. An image library features photographs of rare plants and animals, as well as natural areas. Students and teachers can participate in citizen science surveys. Staff present programs and workshops. The Education link provides tools for teaching, such as lesson plans, study guides, and posters.
Record last updated: 2/19/2016


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Arkansas Public School Resource Center
Host: Arkansas Public School Resource Center
APSRC is a nonprofit organization focused on providing educational support services and technical assistance to charter schools and rural school districts. The organization focuses on aiding in finance, technology, law, teaching, and learning. They serve as advocates and work to promote best educational practices throughout the state.
Record last updated: 2/19/2016


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Arkansas Reading Association
Host: Arkansas Reading Association
An affiliate of the International Literacy Association, this professional organization of individuals, institutions, and councils is dedicated to promoting reading and developing literacy. Conferences, awards, college scholarships, and research grants are part of their work.
Record last updated: 2/19/2016


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Arkansas Science Teachers Association
Host: Arkansas Science Teachers Association
ASTA serves K-12 science teachers. Site includes safety standards, national standards, science fair info, grant information, news, lesson plans, frameworks, and contacts to specialists at the state level who assist teachers around the state.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas Secretary of State--Educational Resources
Host: Arkansas Secretary of State
This office attends to buildings and grounds, business services, communication and education about Arkansas history, the capitol, and citizenship. The educational resources include interactive games, classroom presentations, tours, and other materials for classroom use to teach students about Arkansas state government. See also the entry in the portal for the Secretary of State's Kid's Page.
Record last updated: 2/19/2016


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Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center
Host: UALR College of Business
The ASBTDC helps individuals develop ideas and plans for small businesses. The lead center is at Little Rock, with six additional centers throughout the state. It is a university-based program. They encourage economic development by providing marketing research, consulting services, training, and news alerts. Their workshops would interest teachers in this field. The site includes a regional calendar of training and events.
Record last updated: 2/9/2016


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Arkansas Space Grant Consortium
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The mission of the consortium is to promote the involvement of the state in NASA activities. Their initiatives include programs directed to K-12 schools and the public that increase awareness of NASA's mission and purpose. They sponsor a few undergraduate college scholarships.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas State Library
Host: State of Arkansas
Information for librarians, teachers, students, and government employees, as well as the general public. Information about the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, summer reading programs, the Traveler Online Database Program, the Library of Congress for Kids, online government resources, book awards and reading lists, PBS, and other resources.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas State Parks - Education
Host: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
This component of the main site provides information on planning field trips to the parks, historic background, teacher's guides for many areas, homeschooling, activity videos, and online resources.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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Arkansas.gov
Host: State of Arkansas
The official website is a gateway to the state and provides "access to government services and government information." The extensive content covers the branches of government, state agencies, regulations, travel, industry, agriculture, services and other information about the state. The education tab links to each of the state's educational divisions.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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ArkansasEd.org
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
This is the state's main education portal. The web covers all aspects of education for Arkansas administrators, teachers, students, and parents. It includes links to frameworks, Common Core standards, resources for lesson plans, homework sites, the state's education directories, laws and regulations, calendar of upcoming events, and information on many education projects and issues. Also provides the links for districts, the home school office, the educational service cooperatives, and the public charter schools.
Record last updated: 2/22/2016


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ARKTESOL: Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Host: Arkansas TESOL
ARKTESOL is the state organization for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. They maintain a newsletter to exchange teaching ideas and they sponsor conferences for continuing education, serving ESL professionals in schools, colleges, and communities.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
Host: City of Pine Bluff, Ark.
Includes information about current workshops, events, theatre productions, classes, and exhibits. An education tab provides details on tours, summer camps, and other events.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Books for Arkansas Students' Education (BASE)
Host: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies and Central Arkansas Library System
Describes a program developed by the Butler Center and CALS "to provide free books about Arkansas' natural, cultural, and political history to public high schools across the state." Schools are allotted books based on the economic need of their district. The books are distributed through the University of Arkansas Press. Provides core lists of books focusing on history, but includes both fiction and non-fiction by Arkansas authors.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Brown Chair in English Literacy
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The initiative to "improve literacy throughout the state and beyond its boundaries" and to "forge partnerships [with]...a broad array of literacy professionals." Supports research, teaching, and outreach projects in four areas: literacy for adults, the workplace, k-16, and through the family. Links to workshops for teachers, publications, literacy organizations in Arkansas and nationally. Describes literacy courses offered for teachers and student oral history projects.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Host: Central Arkansas Library System
Created at CALS in 1997, the Butler Center promotes the history of Arkansas. Education resources include lesson plans searchable by grade level, ADE curriculum frameworks, and resource content; The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture (free online), and Books for Arkansas Students Education (BASE, a free book program for public high schools in the state).
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Blog
Host: Central Arkansas Library System
This blog "is set up to be a new avenue to encourage discussion between the Butler Center, other historical professionals, and our patrons out there in the blogosphere." Begun in May 2008, the blog offers many topics, including the Arkansas Studies Institute and the Arkansas Korean War Project.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Butler Center Online Collections
Host: Central Arkansas Library System
Features audio and video collections of interviews and lectures about Arkansas history. Includes lesson plans that are searchable by grade level, ADE curriculum frameworks, and resource content. One highlight is the Aftermath map project that tracks changes in Pulaski County following the desegregation crisis of 1957.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Census State Data Center
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The center is the official representative of the U.S. Bureau of the Census in Arkansas. The tasks of this center include promoting the census, dispersing information gathered by the census, and providing technical assistance to understand census information. The Children's Research component of the Arkansas Kids Count Program collects school readiness indicators and also maps the data. Their publication "Getting Ready for School" presents a compilation of data on children's preparation for learning.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (CAST)
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
CAST is a multi-disciplinary initiative for research and education in spatial data, 3D reconstruction, GIS, technology education, and other topics in the sciences. Sponsors campus collaborations, workshops, and training sessions to promote the transfer of geospatial technologies to schools, communities, government agencies, and the private sector. K-12 outreach is part of their work. The outreach tab explains the EAST Initiative, a K-12 program built on project-based learning.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Center for Literacy
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Established at UALR in 2006, the Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy Model is a school-reform model dedicated to increasing student achievement. "The model uses literacy as a tool for measuring school change in four interrelated areas: student learning, teacher knowledge, school culture, and school processes.” Site has descriptive content on reading recovery, intervention groups, PowerPoints by experts, and a schedule of institutes and conferences.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMASE)
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
One of eleven mathematics and science centers on college campuses around the state. The Arkansas NASA Educator Resource Center is also here. Maintains a calendar of events for children and adults around Arkansas. Lesson plans and links for teachers and student events. Scientific Living offers 20 short videos (< 2 minutes each) with discussion guides on space exploration. Their Science Cafe announces education programs at local restaurants.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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CLASS+ Center for Learning and Student Success
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Serves the UA campus and directs UA students to campus resources, but it includes online content that any educator or student can use. "Resources & Tools" has handouts for classroom skills, note taking, and academic skills.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Cooperative Extension Service
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Cooperative Extension Service is the educational arm of the Division of Agriculture in the University of Arkansas system. The web site provides extensive research-based information for the home, families, gardening, health, agriculture, 4-H programs, and many current topics related to business, public policies, and natural resources.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Coordinated School Health in Arkansas
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
The CSH program incorporates health education, physical education, health services, nutritional services, counseling and psychological services, and family services. Aimed at providing more resources to schools that do not have the time or funds to address all of these issues. Hosts workshops and professional development opportunities. Links to resources, curriculum, and teaching tools on health issues such as bullying, obesity, immunizations, and healthy lifestyles.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Host: Alice Walton & Walton Family Foundation
The Crystal Bridges art collection offers a "superb overview of American art including American masterworks as well as surprising, lesser-known gems from the Colonial era to contemporary work." The Museum hosts school visits that include tours, pre- and post-visit curriculum, a healthy lunch, and a souvenir gift bag, all free. Professional development for teachers is also available, called Saturday Sessions. Summer camps are also available for children ages 4 to 14.
Record last updated: 3/22/2016


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Department of Arkansas Heritage Educational Resources
Host: Department of Arkansas Heritage
The DAH site provides information about Arkansas historical and cultural heritage. Provides lesson plans and curriculum guides on topics related to state history, Indians, bio-diversity and more. Offers workshops and a calendar of events and speakers. Extensive resources for educators.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Digital Collections
Host: University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections
Includes a variety of electronic documents, photographs, audio/video, and other formats held by the Special Collections Department at the University of Arkansas. Topics include Ozark folk songs, colonial history, environmental history, and many others.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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ECAP: Engineering Career Awareness Program
Host: University of Arkansas. College of Engineering
For high school students who have an interest in mathematics and science, this program offers a chance to explore the possibility of a degree in engineering and a chance for financial support.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Economics Arkansas
Host: Arkansas Council of Economic Education
Focuses on providing resources to help K-12 educators engage in economics lessons with students. Teacher resources includes lessons correlated to the frameworks, videos, projects to participate in, in-service training for teachers, and financial grants for teachers. Hosts student contests such as the Stock Market Game and a poster contest. Arkansas has six university-based centers. Includes information on the Bessie B. Moore awards program for teachers and the Polly M. Jackson Master Economics Teachers certification program.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Education Renewal Zones
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
A state-led partnership of schools, colleges, the private sector, and communities to exchange resources on school improvement and education reform. Several offices are located at universities throughout the state.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Education Resources for Arkansas
Host: U.S. Department of Education
ED.gov, from the US Dept. of Education, provides links to contact information for various Arkansas agencies involved in the educational system. The site itself also contains information on education reform, teaching, and student financial assistance.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture
Host: Butler Center, Central Arkansas Library System
This project of the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System "strives to offer a definitive, comprehensive, and accurate record of the twenty-fifth state." Researchers can browse by subject categories, time periods, gender, ethnicity, type of content, or use a search feature to retrieve full articles with bibliographies, media, and photos. Links for lesson plans are included for many articles. Information for contributors is also available on this actively growing website. Includes links to useful web-based resources on Arkansas history.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Fund My Future
Host: Arkansas Student Loan Authority
This site was initiated and originally funded by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation in 2005. Their mission is to provide comprehensive information about every source of state and national funding available to Arkansas students in a variety of fields.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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General Public Health Resources
Host: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The UAMS Library maintains a list of free links for health information resources, including a Children and K-12 section found on this site. It includes links for teaching resources, teen health resources, and parent support, among others.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Graduate NWA
Host: Northwest Arkansas Council
Graduate NWA is "a regional effort that connects you with six nonprofit institutions of higher education in Northwest Arkansas that are dedicated to helping you return to college, finish your degree, and advance your career." The participating schools include the University of Arkansas(U of A), John Brown University (JBU), Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC), Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith (UAFS), and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest (UAMS). Includes resources for loans and scholarships. Search by field of study to find programs.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Heifer International Education Resources
Host: Heifer International
Heifer works around the world to end hunger, reduce poverty, and promote sustainability. This non-profit charitable organization includes resources for teachers such as field trips, classroom resources, fundraising, programs, lesson plans, and professional development. Lesson plans are developed according to national teaching standards.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Historic Arkansas Museum
Host: Department of Arkansas Heritage
This museum offers field trips for students to experience Arkansas frontier life hands-on and resources to assist teachers even if a visit is not possible. Materials have been developed by grade levels. There are downloadable resources, a loan box program, information on planning student visits, and professional development opportunities for teachers. The museum store features "Arkansas Made" products such as books, jewelry, pottery, quilts, and games.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Home School Legal Defense Association
Host: Home School Foundation
The Arkansas arm of HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) brings together state resources on laws, organizations, and regulations related to homeschooling. Information includes how to legally provide schooling at home, summaries of local and national news, and links to related organizations. Provides frequent updates on status of local, state, and federal legislation relevant to homeschooling.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Index Arkansas
Host: University of Arkansas Libraries
Provides free access to over 100,000 citations on county history journals, magazines, and articles relating to the state of Arkansas. Full text access may be available through partnering libraries.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Indians of Arkansas
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
"This website provides information and educational resources for students, teachers, and life-long learners interested in Arkansas Indian history—a history which began 30,000 years ago, during the last Ice Age, and extends to the present." Site includes learning exercises, writing prompts, and information about Arkansas Indian tribes throughout history. Reading recommendations are included for many topics. Current research is underway at several sites in Arkansas.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Institute for Economic Advancement
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The IEA at UALR provides technical assistance, training, and research services to promote economic development in Arkansas.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The center provides services and programs for teachers, administrators, and families of talented students. They provide graduate education, pre-college programs, and professional development for those interested in working with the gifted. Programs are available for licensure, a master's in education, and a doctorate in education. A summer and Saturdays master's program is also available. Programs for students include the Summer Laureate University for Youth and Duke University Talent Identification Program Scholars' Day. Also provides curriculum support and research materials, as well as resources for gifted STEM students.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Libraries in Arkansas
Host: Arkansas.gov
Resources are provided to locate public and academic libraries based on county, city, or zip code. Searchable database or link through an interactive map. Includes street address, phone numbers, e-mail, and a link to each library's website.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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LitTunes
Host: Christian Goering, U. of A. faculty
This site provides educators with extensive resources for using popular music in the classroom. It highlights the connection between literature and music. One of its purposes is to showcase how "[r]ecognizing music's power to influence thought, style, and culture is the first step toward incorporating pop tunes into classroom lessons in a way that inspires students to learn in a language and style unique to them." The site features essays, lesson plans, research, links to lyrics and to additional classroom tools, as well as a large database of song to literature connections.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Host: University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
Site describes collections available for printed maps and aerial photographs, UA library local holdings, and software/equipment. Information about GIS available including tutorials, classes, and consultations. Includes links to state, national, and international geospatial resources as well as the U of A LibGuide on GIS.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Math and Science STEM Center (UAM)
Host: University of Arkansas at Monticello
Sponsored by the School of Education on the UAM campus, the mission of the Center is "to improve Mathematics and Science Education in the Southeast Arkansas area through the implementation of programs which enhance the math and science knowledge of our students and teachers." Includes activities, demonstrations, lesson plans, and other resources.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Mid-America Science Museum
Host: The Smithsonian Institute
Mid-America Science Museum is Arkansas' largest hands-on science center and the state's first Smithsonian affiliate. It offers a program guide for teachers and an option for a self-guided scavenger hunt.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Mosaic Templars Cultural Center
Host: Department of Arkansas Heritage
The Center is dedicated to preserving and educating the public about the achievements of black Arkansans, especially in politics, business, and the arts. It has lesson plans on civil rights, the artist Isaac Scott Hathaway, and musician William Grant Still, among other topics. Frameworks are addressed in the lesson plans. It offers classroom presentations, adult education programs, museum tours, museum-based programs, and resources and training for teachers. Check their calendar for upcoming programs for students. Offers loan boxes with artifacts and primary sources.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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North Little Rock Public Education Foundation
Host: North Little Rock Public Education Foundation
The Foundation works with, but is independent of, the North Little Rock School District. Projects include teaching grants, Academic Signing Day, and professional development opportunities.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Office for Education Policy
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
A research center at the U of A that provides resources to serve the needs of state lawmakers, educators, administrators, and leaders. The OEP provides research about K-12 education at the national, state, and local levels, including benchmark exam information and status and growth of Arkansas schools.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Ozarks Unlimited Resource Educational Service Cooperative
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
This central site includes links to all of the educational service cooperatives in the state, a calendar of professional development events, and services for distance learning, early childhood education, early childhood special education, math, reading, gifted and talented, science, technology, and workforce education.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Partners in Health Sciences
Host: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
This program was developed in 1991 to improve K-12 health science education statewide. The site links to a sickle cell virtual lab and to study material for the human physiological systems.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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PhysTEC--Physics Teacher Education Coalition
Host: University of Arkansas and the American Physical Society
PhysTEC is an NSF supported coalition of physicists and physics teachers whose goal is to improve science teaching. The project builds relationships between physical science teachers, science departments, the education department, and the regional school systems. The coalition has previously hosted teacher-in-residence programs and continuing education.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Presidential Studies
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
A public service of UALR's program in presidential studies, this site organizes links to websites with information, photos, documents, audio and video files relating to the American Presidency. Virtual tours related to President Bill Clinton in Arkansas and links to lesson plans and teacher resources on presidents, such as portraits and documents, are provided.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History
Host: University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
The Center's mission is "to document the cultural heritage of Arkansans by collecting audio and video resources to share with scholars, students, and the public." The site includes transcriptions of oral interviews and has a growing collection of audio and video clips.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Rock Art in Arkansas
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville; Arkansas Humanities Council et al.
A website about rock art in the state throughout history, intended for use by archeologists, educators, students, and the general public. Site includes quick facts, articles, interpretations of rock art found in Arkansas, technical papers, resources, a database of more than 150 Arkansas rock art examples, picture gallery, and sample short stories under the tab "Just for Kids." The Resources area includes activities and lessons to be used by teachers.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Rowher Heritage Site - WWII Japanese American Relocation Center
Host: Arkansas State University
The Rohwer War Relocation Center was a World War II Japanese American internment camp located in rural southeastern Arkansas, in Desha County. It was in operation from September 18, 1942 until November 30, 1945, and held as many as 8,000 Japanese Americans forcibly evacuated from California. The Rohwer War Relocation Center Cemetery is located here, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1992.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Rural and Delta STEM Education Centers (ASU)
Host: Arkansas State University
A joint effort to "assist Arkansas educators in the pursuit for excellence in education." Information about conferences, workshops, grant writing, e-resources, and assessment. Lesson plans are also available through the SMART portal. Mathematics and science materials, manipulatives, professional literature, and teacher guides are available for free or at-cost checkout.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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School Choice Demonstration Project
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Department of Education Reform
Provides information on current research that the department is pursuing in school choice.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
Host: City of Springdale, Ark.
The museum is dedicated to preserving and studying the history of the Arkansas Ozarks, focusing on six counties in Northwest Arkansas. An education link provides information on discovery boxes available for loan to teachers. Has workshops and videos on local topics. Offers outreach programs, a podcast series, and a blog on Ozark history.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Short Takes- the YOU of A
Host: University of Arkansas
A UA sponsored site where "you will find a series of short videos featuring stories about outstanding students, faculty and special points of pride at the University of Arkansas." Features video clips of research being done by faculty and students. Innovative applications of science, engineering, agriculture, journalism, and more that demonstrate the practical applications of higher education in the state.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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SMART Portal--Science and Mathematics Accessible Resource Tool
Host: Arkansas State University
Site includes STEM opportunities for students and teachers addressing Arkansas Common Core State Standards for math and science. Sponsored by the Arkansas Science & Technology Authority and the ASU College of Education, the site is building an extensive collection of classroom material organized by subject areas and grade level.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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State and County QuickFacts
Host: U.S. Census Bureau
This site includes the latest census information for Arkansas and for other states compared to national information. It is a useful online research tool on demographics, housing, and business of the state. Tables and data sets are downloadable.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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STEM Institute
Host: University of Central Arkansas
Site includes activities and guides for teachers and information about programs aimed at enhancing math learning in K-12 populations, including in underrepresented groups. The Center also provides professional development opportunities for teachers.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Teach Arkansas
Host: Arkansas Department of Education
This site is devoted to helping potential teachers in the state acquire needed credentials. It describes requirements for a non-traditional license for candidates who hold a bachelor's degree. Links are provided for the Troops to Teachers program, a list of the Critical Shortage Areas in the state, the Teacher Cadets Program for high school students, and financial aid information for future teachers.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Teachers' Resources from Special Collections
Host: Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries, Fayetteville
Using the resources held in the libraries' archives, Special Collections staff have developed several poster series with lesson plans for outstanding Arkansas women leaders, for important African Americans in Arkansas, and for the civil rights movement in Arkansas. Includes a presentation of resources available through the library system. Posters with lesson plans attached are free to any teacher or school administrator that requests them. Includes a listserv for Arkansas history questions and links to other sources on state history. Users can submit questions and read answers provided by other interested researchers.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Teen Health Resources: UAMS Library
Host: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
The UAMS Library provides quick links to government supported reliable health information for a teenage audience, but may also prove useful for parents and educators. The site is organized into general health resources and resources by topic.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Texarkana Museums System
Host: Texarkana Museums System
Provides links to Museum of Regional History and Wilbur Smith Research Library, Discovery Place Children's Museum, Ace of Clubs House, and the P.J. Ahern Home. School group tours are available for the museums.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Traveler Online Databases
Host: Arkansas State Library
This statewide project provides online research databases to academic, school, public, and special libraries in the state. Resources indexed include journals, magazines, books, and encyclopedias. Arkansas residents may access these resources through their local library.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UA Department of Education Reform
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
EDRE was established in 2005 in the U. of A. College of Education and Health Professions. The Department is committed to producing research for use by policymakers, scholars, parents, educators, and the general public about policies and practices in education reform.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UA Study Abroad and International Exchange
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
This office coordinates study abroad programs for UA students as well as exchange programs. While exchange programs are directed to college students, incoming freshmen in the Fulbright College may want to apply for the Holcombe Hall living and learning community.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UAFS Study Abroad
Host: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Includes information about summer, semester long, or year long programs and eligibility requirements. Includes information about preparation for study abroad, travel requirements, financing, and program options.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UALR Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
"The UALR Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center is dedicated to helping teachers grow, and the AP Summer Institutes are prime examples of the professional development opportunities that the Center offers." Educators in many diverse subject areas can take what they learn in this program's College Board-endorsed summer sessions directly into their classrooms in the fall. The program is endorsed by the College Board and instructors who have extensive experience teaching AP or pre-AP classes will provide instruction for teachers in week-long summer institutes. Graduate credit and some scholarships are available.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UALR Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The UALR Center for Integrative Nanotechnology Sciences develops outreach programs for middle and high school students, including faculty lectures, instrument and experiment demonstrations, and facility site visits. Advanced programs are also offered, sometimes involving collaborative research for students and faculty in the study of matter on an atomic and molecular scale.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UALR Children International
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Since 1994 Children International has had its only U.S. site at UALR. It works with parents and partners to provide children in the Little Rock Public schools with educational enrichment, health care, and family assistance. The organization helps more than 330,000 children in eleven countries. Among their programs are dental services, assistance with school supplies, summer camps, clothing, and scholarships. After-school classes include, for example, robotics, stepping, business, martial arts, and choir. The site describes volunteer and service learning opportunities.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UALR Programs Abroad
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Information about a variety of school approved destinations, scholarships and financial aid to support travel, and resources for necessary travel documents and preparations. Includes information about working and teaching abroad. Also has a health and safety section.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UALR University Writing Center
Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock
The site was developed to serve students and community members who would like help outside of regular business hours. Writing tutors can help students in the UALR network develop professional writing skills, identify error patterns in their writing, improve citation skills, and better understand assignments. Students may submit writing samples by email and tutors will usually reply within 48 hours. Many pages available on the site address common writing and citation problems and are available for anyone to use.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UAM Athletic Camps on Campus
Host: University of Arkansas at Monticello
Includes forms, handbook, and FAQs on hosting/participating in a summer athletic camp at UAM. Call the phone number listed for up-to-date information.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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UARK Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Host: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Sponsored by the Honors College at the U of A, the Institute provides training for high school AP teachers. The College Board approved programs offer courses in English, physics, calculus, biology, chemistry, computer science, statistics, US history, as well as several pre-AP classes suitable for teaching middle school students. Some state funding is available for early registrants. See FAQs for more information.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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USDA National Invasive Species Information Center
Host: U.S. Department of Agriculture
This national website has resources specific for each state, including Arkansas. It includes information on invasive species, non-indigenous species, noxious weeds, and invasive plants. It also offers links to relevant state laws, management plans, and databases which track pests and forest threats. Their Resource Library has an educational resources section with links to many federal K-12 sites on the subject.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Virtual Arkansas
Host: Virtual Arkansas
This site is a portal to distance education learning. It is non-degree-granting and is meant to supplement other offerings. It includes documents explaining distance education in the state, hosts online classrooms, news, and links to other distance education sites in Arkansas. Open to elementary through secondary subject areas. Content is for students, teachers, and administrators.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Walton Family Foundation Education Reform
Host: Walton Family Foundation
The Foundation supports city- and state-level efforts to expand educational opportunity, investing a forecasted $1 billion in the effort. The environment arm works in pursuit of conservation partnerships and solutions in the U.S., in international areas, and in the (Arkansas)home region. Includes list of previous grantees.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Welcome the Children Project
Host: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
UAMS Partners for Inclusive Communities facilitates workshops on child diversity and inclusion, including training on cultural differences, second language acquisition, and assessing children for possible developmental delays. This project is funded by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. Also offers links to related resources and a newsletter.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
Host: Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation
WRF provides funds to organizations to improve the lives of Arkansans through the areas of economic development; education; and economic, racial, and social justice.
Record last updated: 2/25/2016


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