Resources for Professional Organizations

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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: 4/29/2013

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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 annual conference, lesson plans and class presentations 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: 6/18/2013

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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: 6/26/2012

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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 listserv, and more. Some financial assistance for professional development is available.
Record last updated: 4/29/2013

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Arkansas Leadership Academy
Host: Consortium of Higher Education, Government, and Business
Established in 1991 as a partnership among 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: 4/29/2013

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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: 5/2/2012

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Arkansas Reading Association
Host: Arkansas Reading Association
An affiliate of the International Reading Association, this professional organization of individuals, institutions, and councils is dedicated to promoting reading and developing literacy. Conferences, awards, college scholarships, research grants are part of their work.
Record last updated: 4/29/2013

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Arkansas Science Teachers Association
Host: Arkansas Science Teachers Association
ASTA serves K-12 science teachter. 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: 4/15/2013

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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 listserv to exchange teaching ideas and they sponsor conferences for continuing education, serving ESL professionals in schools, colleges, and communities.
Record last updated: 1/11/2012

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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: 9/7/2012

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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, psychology, statistics, US government, 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 info.
Record last updated: 12/2/2014

Univesity of Arkansas Fayetteville University of Arkansas at Monticello University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences University of Arkansas at Little Rock University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Last updated 03/01/2011