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Thursday, July 19
 

8:00am

9:00am

9:30am

CTE Course Codes and Completers
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide information on how data is collected for the eight secondary Perkins indicators. And how the use of this data can improve instruction for Career and Technical Education students. Moving from silos to a field of knowledge for the whole child.

Presenters
avatar for Timothy Johnston

Timothy Johnston

CTE Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Career Education
MS

Maria Swicegood

Accountability Program Accountability, Arkansas Department of Career Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Data Reporting for English Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will detail how data will be collected from districts in regards to English Learners for 2018-19. EL funding will be dependent on data and information reported in eSchool and obtained from Cycle 2 this year. The speaker will address the requirement that every student enrolled in an Arkansas school completes the new common Arkansas Home Language Usage Survey, screening for potential identification as an English Learner, eSchool data entry, and general expectations for districts in regards to English Learners.

Presenters
avatar for Tricia Kerr

Tricia Kerr

ESOL Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Using Health Data to Move Student Achievement Forward
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants of this session will be provided an overview of student health information requirements in e-school; how to best utilize student health information to impact academic achievement; overview of funding sources that may be used to support school-based health programming including Medicaid Revenue (i.e., school nurse, health initiatives, physical education); basics on function and object coding for health costs.

Presenters
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Jerri Clark

School Health Services Director, Arkansas Department of Education
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Cheria Lindsey

State School Nurse Consultant, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tracy Starks

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Federal Programs: Paraprofessionals 411
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover duties and expectations for paraprofessionals and changes to the data collection process. New paraprofessional codes for 2018-2019 will be provided and thoroughly explained.

Presenters
avatar for Chandra Martin

Chandra Martin

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Special Education School Age Reporting Cycle 2-7
Limited Capacity full
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This workshop will focus on the required School Age data elements to be submitted to the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) office for Cycles 2-7 reporting for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, the workshop will provide information and instructions for reviewing the 2016-2017 Cycle 7 data in MySped Resource.

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Garrison

Tammy Garrison

Training Coordinator - Data & Research, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

My School Info for Superintendents and Bookkeepers
Limited Capacity full
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My School Info allows users to easily access information about schools and districts across the state. Some of the information available includes: Revenue and Expenditures, Millage and Property Values, School/District Enrollment, Teachers with Advanced Degrees, Attrition, and more. www.myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collier

Daniel Collier

Technology Projects Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
Daniel coordinates training and special projects for ADE's division of Research & Technology. Check out his website for future training opportunities! Contact: daniel.collier@arkansas.gov


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Triand for System Administrators
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Presenters
avatar for Angel Peugh

Angel Peugh

ADE State Systems Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education
CW

Cindy Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

21st Century Curriculum for 21st Century Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to inspire other curriculum leaders to transition to an in-house online curriculum guide for their districts. We will share practical information that details our journey with successes and learning opportunities to assist other district leaders with the shift to online curriculum.



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Instructional Leadership in a One-to-One World
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of our schools are implementing one-to-one technology, or other configurations, at a rapid pace. Due to this change in education, the role of an instructional leader looks vastly different than it did in past years. This session will focus on how to use Google Apps for Education to enhance instruction and inform participants about emerging trends in instructional technology.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Farmington Public Schools
Joe is the Principal at Farmington Jr. High in Farmington, Arkansas.


Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Horner Hall 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Making Sense of Student-Focused Learning Models
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking to pursue paths for shifting your school to a student-focused model? We will define and differentiate personalized, competency-based, and blended learning. Come explore what each approach may look like in the classroom and at school levels. Each of these models places the student at the center of teaching and learning. Discover how a shift towards each approach could impact a child's education and your professional role. Learn how Arkansas' own Team Digital, a free resource, can help!

Presenters
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Evan Patrick

Team Digital
avatar for Amanda Perry

Amanda Perry

Digital Learning Support Specialist, Team Digital
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Digital Learning Support Specialist, Team Digital
avatar for Rachel Schell

Rachel Schell

Digital Learning Support Specialist, Team Digital
Team Digital supports the planning, implementation and evaluation of digital learning environments in Arkansas. We provide the expertise in emerging online teaching and learning practices that allow for active learning, effective content authoring, personalized lesson design methods... Read More →



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

New Cycle Coordinator's Training
Limited Capacity full
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This session is designed for any new state reporting coordinator, whether new to a district or new to a position. The presenters will introduce all aspects of cycle reporting, as well as allow for specific questions from attendees to be answered.

Presenters
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Amy Barden

Arkansas Department of Education
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Nona Comer

Division Manager-APSCN-FMS, Arkansas Department of Education
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Mary Heginger

SMS Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Pam Rhoads

Pam Rhoads

APSCN Field Support, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:15am

Break
Coffee and refreshments will be served at this time.

10:25am

Data Issues in Licensure and the Educator Workforce
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This session will discuss accurate and reliable data associated with ESSA, Equitable Access to Excellent Educators, Educator Licensure, Course Codes, Job Codes, License Codes, Teacher Shortages and the Arkansas Qualified Teacher.

Presenters
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Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education
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Cheryl Reinhart

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Migrant Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
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Holli Boyett

Director, South Arkansas Migrant Education
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Damaris Henry

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

State & Federal Reporting
Limited Capacity full
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An overview of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) State and Federal Reporting requirements sourced from Statewide Information System (SIS) data. The presentation is a generalized overview of state reporting efforts and data availability through ADE Data Center data tools (My School Info, Statewide Information Systems Reports, and Ad-Hoc Data Request). Included in the presentation is a brief introduction to federal reporting with emphasis on EDFacts/CSPR data collections from the state as approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The target audience is district, school, or state personnel involved in the Statewide Information Systems data collection process and/or reporting. Its intent is to show how the data is used in state and federal reporting efforts.

Presenters
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Linda Jenkins

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Data Privacy
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What would you do if a Data Breach occurred in your school or district? Data has become the new “gold standard” in the field today. Knowing how to maintain data privacy should be on top of everyone’s radar. This session will share practical tips and tools for all school and district leaders to meet this growing demand.

Presenters
avatar for Ray Girdler

Ray Girdler

Director of Data Use & Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Assessing Your District With A Peer Review
Limited Capacity seats available

in this session learn about an exciting new way to benchmark your school district for digital readiness. Explore CoSN's™ new Digital Leap Success Matrix. It's designed for district technology leaders to help your district get to the next level and make a digital leap. The Matrix provides guidance in such areas as team building, staffing, leadership and vision, and stakeholder focus.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Duke

Robert Duke

Chief Operating Officer, Consortium for School Networking



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Marketing: Sharing Your Story
Limited Capacity seats available

Every school has a story. Come and learn more about some easy, free or inexpensive easy ways to share that story in your own way. Tools we'll explore include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Remind, digital signage, newspaper, radio, and more. We will collaborate, brainstorm, and share successful ideas that might have worked for you already. You will walk away with a toolbox full of resources to market your district in your way.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Gilley

Susan Gilley

Harrison Public Schools
Susan Gilley is a Certified Google Education Trainer who presents across Arkansas. Recognitions include School Leader finalist from EdTech Digest Awards and AAIM/ARKSTE Technology Leader of the Year. Resources are available at sgilley.com, because: It's not what you know, but what... Read More →



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Standards for Accreditation - Preparing for the Cycle 2 Report
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is for principals, counselors, registrars, or anyone who works with the accreditation report. There will be discussion around all aspects of the accreditation process.

Presenters
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Randall Lawrence

Arkansas Department of Education
MB

Mari Beth Lawrence

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 12:00pm
Horner Hall 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Finance Cycles & Troubleshooting Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the FinancePLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles and will troubleshoot cycle errors and corrections. This session is for any users who enter data into the financial software.

Presenters
AB

Amy Barden

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 12:00pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Student Fields for Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will cover data fields within the eSchoolPLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles. This session is for any users who enter data into the eSchoolPLUS system.

Presenters
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Tiffany Hollomon

Arkansas Department of Education
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Sherry Lipe

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 10:25am - 12:00pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Bus Transportation
Limited Capacity filling up

The session will cover the reporting requirements for data collection on school buses and transportation personnel. This will include all fiscal data on your buses and personnel information on any school bus drivers employed by the district.

Presenters
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Jerry Owens

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

School Choice
Limited Capacity full
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The session will discuss "School Choice” procedures to administer the School Choice Act of 2015 and Opportunity School Choice.

Presenters
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Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Duplicate Enrollment Audit
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for secretaries and registrars or anyone who does data entry/correction in eSchoolPLUS. This session will cover the Duplicate Enrollment auditing process, which is based on information submitted in SIS cycles (3, 5, and 6). There will also be discussion around examples of common issues encountered in the audit process.

Presenters
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Alisa Moore

Finance Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tammi Rickert

Administrative Assistant III, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

studentGPS for System Administrators
Limited Capacity filling up

Is your district ready to implement the Arkansas studentGPS Dashboard? Are you a studentGPS Group Manager or district system administrator looking for information on studentGPS technical requirements? This session will focus on the administrative setup and tasks for studentGPS Dashboards. Participants will review required district and users’ setup, resources, error messages, and support.

Presenters
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Shashank Avvaru

Arkansas Department of Education
BK

Belinda Kittrell

Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Education
CW

Cindy Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Cybersecurity Threats
Limited Capacity filling up

Technology has brought great benefits, but it has also brought even greater threats. This presentation will cover some of the biggest cybersecurity threats we currently face and some practical measures you can take to mitigate risk.

Presenters
DC

David Coles

Arkansas Legislative Audit


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Opportunity Culture at North Little Rock Middle School
Limited Capacity seats available

Opportunity Culture is an initiative being implemented at the 6th grade campus of the middle school, with further implementation for the 7th and 8th grade planned for the 2018-2019 school year. An Opportunity Culture extends the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students, for more pay, within recurring budgets. Learn why we chose Opportunity Culture, how we planned for implementation, and how progress has gone so far.

Presenters
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Karli Saracini

North Little Rock School District



Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Virtual Reality—Next Moves
Limited Capacity seats available

The initial wave of start-up for VR In Arkansas was massive but now has ended. So now what? What comes next? Building on the foundation that has been laid, we will look at what challenges exist, and what next steps we need to take to make this technology transformational for learning. What resources are needed to keep Arkansas not just at the forefront of VR but clearing the path?

Presenters
avatar for Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Program Coordinator, EAST Iniative
Education and lifelong learning are my passion. In my current position, I provide support to EAST facilitators who bring innovation to classrooms. I also administer, market, develop, and deliver professional development.
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Nicole McPhate

El Dorado School District
avatar for Jerry Prince

Jerry Prince

Senior Director of Program Services, EAST Iniative
I work closely with a team that is in direct support to our EAST programs around the nation. EAST is built on relationships between the facilitators, students, community members, administrators, parents. And the relationship between EAST and them is just as crucial. This team does... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

12:05pm

Lunch Keynote
Lunch Menu: Chicken-fried-chicken, meatloaf, black-eyed pea salad, skin-on red mashers, green beans, glazed baby carrots, garden salad, fresh roll, assorted desserts.

Presenters
avatar for Joe Sanfelippo

Joe Sanfelippo

Superintendent, Fall Creek School District
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named 1 of 10 Innovative Districts in 2016 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 12:05pm - 1:20pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

District Finance
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session is for superintendents, bookkeepers and business managers. The session will focus on the Arkansas School Finance Manual for 2018-2019 school year.

Presenters
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Alisa Moore

Finance Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

#ARKidsCanCode Computer Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas Department of Education's Director of Computer Science, Anthony Owen, will share information regarding the current status and future vision of the Computer Science educational initiative in Arkansas, including plans for future K-12 curriculum standards. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

ACT Aspire Assessment Data
Limited Capacity filling up

With the implementation of ACT Aspire it is important for schools to be familiar with the data the will receive and how it will be used in schools. Come learn how to read your ACT Aspire results.

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Blevins

Jimmy Blevins

Data Literacy Leader, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

ALE
Limited Capacity full
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This session will provide information on ALE coding, data, finance, blueprint, program descriptions, on-site program match with descriptions, new rules, and new direction.

Presenters
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Deborah Bales

Arkansas Department of Education
CG

C.W. Gardenhire

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

CTE and Concurrent Credit
Limited Capacity filling up

Schools across Arkansas are working with post-secondary partners to offer concurrent or dual enrollment credit opportunities for students. After aligning curriculum and cross-walking content standards comes the daunting task of deciding which course number to use for high school scheduling. Join Lesia Edwards as she outlines the efforts by the Department of Career Education to simplify CTE concurrent credit course coding and reporting.

Presenters
avatar for Lesia Edwards

Lesia Edwards

Office of Skills Development Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Career Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Anti-Bullying Policies and Procedures
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover anti-bullying laws and compliance procedures.

Presenters
OD

Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Federal Programs: Paraprofessionals 411
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover duties and expectations for paraprofessionals and changes to the data collection process. New paraprofessional codes for 2018-2019 will be provided and thoroughly explained.

Presenters
avatar for Chandra Martin

Chandra Martin

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

21st Century Curriculum for 21st Century Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed to inspire other curriculum leaders to transition to an in-house online curriculum guide for their districts. We will share practical information that details our journey with successes and learning opportunities to assist other district leaders with the shift to online curriculum.


Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Horner Hall 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

The Changing Role of the District Technology Leader/CTO
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators, school board members and parents agree that education will be increasingly delivered digitally, and that offers the potential to more personalized learning. The district technology leader/CTO is an integral part of how education systems adapt and change to meet that growing technological need. Learn about CoSN's™ Framework of Essential Skills for the CTO. Find out which skills that are necessary for you to take yourself to the next level. Preview the body of knowledge for a new national certification (CETL) program.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Duke

Robert Duke

Chief Operating Officer, Consortium for School Networking



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Web-based SIS Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide SIS Cycle Coordinators valuable information to assist with troubleshooting errors in SIS for cycles 2-7. The session will contain information on verifying data accuracy before and during the cycle reporting process. This session will show the tools available to assist in the verification process during cycle reporting, such as using eSchoolPLUS searches, generating COGNOS reports, utilizing the SIS handbook, and downloading SIS tables.

Presenters
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Lynda Burt

Arkansas Department of Education
AH

Aaron Hughes

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 1:25pm - 3:05pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:10pm

Break
Lemonade and refreshments will be served at this time.

2:20pm

Data Reporting for English Learners
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will detail how data will be collected from districts in regards to English Learners for 2018-19. EL funding will be dependent on data and information reported in eSchool and obtained from Cycle 2 this year. The speaker will address the requirement that every student enrolled in an Arkansas school completes the new common Arkansas Home Language Usage Survey, screening for potential identification as an English Learner, eSchool data entry, and general expectations for districts in regards to English Learners.

Presenters
avatar for Tricia Kerr

Tricia Kerr

ESOL Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Digital Learning Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information related to Act 1280 “The Digital Learning Act”. Discussion will be centered on expectations for data entry and reporting.

Presenters
EP

Evan Patrick

Team Digital
avatar for Lisa Russell

Lisa Russell

Digital Learning Support Specialist, Team Digital



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Cognos SIS Report Examples
Limited Capacity full
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This session will provide a look at various COGNOS reports, both student and financial, that can be used to validate data from the transactional system for state reporting.

Presenters
JR

Joe Rapert

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

studentGPS for System Administrators
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your district ready to implement the Arkansas studentGPS Dashboard? Are you a studentGPS Group Manager or district system administrator looking for information on studentGPS technical requirements? This session will focus on the administrative setup and tasks for studentGPS Dashboards. Participants will review required district and users’ setup, resources, error messages, and support.

Presenters
SA

Shashank Avvaru

Arkansas Department of Education
BK

Belinda Kittrell

Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Education
CW

Cindy Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Cybersecurity Threats
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology has brought great benefits, but it has also brought even greater threats. This presentation will cover some of the biggest cybersecurity threats we currently face and some practical measures you can take to mitigate risk.

Presenters
DC

David Coles

Arkansas Legislative Audit


Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Future Ready Schools—Hints to Make It Work For You!
Limited Capacity seats available

When you hear of a successful school or district across the US, chances are it is part of the Future Ready Schools Initiative. Future Ready Schools is a free systemic planning process that uses your data to align your school or district around researched based goals and strategies.

This presentation will show how districts that have 'jump started' this process and are now reaping the rewards.

Find the link here to the Presentation: http://bit.ly/FRSADE2018

Presenters
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Rowland Baker

Santa Cruz Office of Education
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

High School Graduation—Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

When high school students graduate, they have some tough decisions to make. College? Work? A combination of the two? Career and Technical education is a great way for these students to see what is available in technical areas throughout Arkansas and beyond. Attendees will see first hand ideas and real-world solutions to the age old question, "Ive finished high school, now what do I do?"

Presenters
avatar for Dr. D. Chris Rink

Dr. D. Chris Rink

Director, Univeristy of Arkansas Fort Smith
SR

Savanna Robison

Univeristy of Arkansas Fort Smith



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Standards-Based Grading
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about a standards-based grade reporting system designed to inform parents about their child's strengths, needs, and progress towards achieving specific learning standards.  Examine how the system provides a means to correlate the district's curriculum, instruction and assessment model.  Get a practical point of view from a principal about how the system is implemented and used by staff in your school.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Van Dyke

Jason Van Dyke

CEO, Script
As the leader of Script, my role is to work with our talented team to develop ways to make things easier for educators. We're excited to share Script Performance for standards based grading.
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Kelly Swofford

Berryville Schools, Berryville Schools
I Station | Supplemental Summer and After School Programs | ESSA School Improvement Plans



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Viewing Data Through an Accountability Lens
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how the Accountability Division views data as it relates to Federal and State reporting. School leaders and data teams will learn about data quality for ESSA Accountability, and data quality for Graduation Rate. This session is a must for school leaders and data teams responsible for data that is used for Federal and State reporting, informing parents, stakeholders, and communities.

Presenters
avatar for Renee Austin-Banks

Renee Austin-Banks

Program Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education, School Performance Unit
LF

Louis Ferren

Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Kelli Langan

Kelli Langan

Research Associate, Office of Innovation for Education
MS

Mitzi Smith

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 2:20pm - 3:55pm
Horner Hall 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

ACT Aspire Assessment Data
Limited Capacity seats available

With the implementation of ACT Aspire it is important for schools to be familiar with the data the will receive and how it will be used in schools. Come learn how to read your ACT Aspire results.

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Blevins

Jimmy Blevins

Data Literacy Leader, Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Analyzing State, National, and International Results for Arkansas Student Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Each year, Arkansas schools take state, national, and international tests. This session will review the most recent results, resources and contextual information available for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), Information and Computer Literacy Study (ICILS), Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), Teaching and Learning International Study (TALIS), and Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) as it relates to Arkansas schools.

Presenters
LG

Laura Goadrich

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Child Nutrition
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This presentation will include: Child Nutrition (CN) Update for School Year 2018-19 – CN October Eligible Reporting, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), CN Direct Certification Portal, CN On-line Claim, CN Wellness Priority.

Presenters
SW

Susie Ward

Assistant Director Program Administration, Arkansas Department of Education
Direct Certification | Special Provisions for School Feeding - CEP and P2 | Summer Feeding | After School Snack Program | October Eligibles | Food Service Management Companies



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Data Issues in Licensure and the Educator Workforce
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will discuss accurate and reliable data associated with ESSA, Equitable Access to Excellent Educators, Educator Licensure, Course Codes, Job Codes, License Codes, Teacher Shortages and the Arkansas Qualified Teacher.

Presenters
SH

Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education
CR

Cheryl Reinhart

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Equity Assistance Center
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will review state and federal reporting and deadlines, not limited to Equity Compliance, Constitutionality Protected Prayer, Student Handbooks and Discipline Policies, Minority Teacher and Administrator Recruitment Plans, and School Choice.

Presenters
OD

Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Implementing the Revised Disproportionality Regulations
Limited Capacity seats available

The OSEP Revised Disproportionality Regulations were released in December 2016. States are required to implement the new methodology in the 2018-19 school year with districts setting aside funds for CCEIS in the 2019-20 school year. Hear what the new methodology means to your district.

Presenters
JF

Jody Fields

UALR/ADE, UALR/ADE



Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Cognos SIS Report Examples
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

This session will provide a look at various COGNOS reports, both student and financial, that can be used to validate data from the transactional system for state reporting.

Presenters
JR

Joe Rapert

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Course Code Management System/Course Approval
Limited Capacity filling up

Join the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Learning Services as they provide updates related to curriculum frameworks, course approvals, the course code management system, and other pertinent information.

Presenters
TC

Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Monday Morning—Handling what happened over the weekend
Limited Capacity seats available

For many administrators, technology has challenged standard ways of thinking and ways to respond. This simulation will walk participants through the first hour of school on Monday morning as an administrator handles the online behavior of the students that was brought to a head with an altercation between two students just as buses were arriving. Framed in all levels of the SAMR model, this session will leave participants equipped and prepared for meeting such challenges on Monday or any day of the week! Here is a link to a landing page for our online agenda which includes the resources provided during this session:  http://bit.ly/ADEDataConf2018. Click the title for this session.

Presenters
avatar for Geoff Belleau

Geoff Belleau

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education
avatar for Susan Young

Susan Young

Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. | | Today, Susan works with educators internationally... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Not Your Parents' Principal: Leadership in the Digital Age
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to use Google Apps to help maximize workflow for administrators and supervisors by using calendar, forms, and more. This session will focus on helping individuals streamline the administrative processes that normally take up too much time. This session will help participants learn new ways to move towards a paperless office.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Farmington Public Schools
Joe is the Principal at Farmington Jr. High in Farmington, Arkansas.


Thursday July 19, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901
 
Friday, July 20
 

8:00am

9:00am

9:30am

Child Nutrition
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will include: Child Nutrition (CN) Update for School Year 2018-19 – CN October Eligible Reporting, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), CN Direct Certification Portal, CN On-line Claim, CN Wellness Priority.

Presenters
SW

Susie Ward

Assistant Director Program Administration, Arkansas Department of Education
Direct Certification | Special Provisions for School Feeding - CEP and P2 | Summer Feeding | After School Snack Program | October Eligibles | Food Service Management Companies



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

SPED Finance
Limited Capacity full
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In this session, the ADE Special Education Unit (ADE/SEU) Finance Section will discuss updated procedures that will be implemented in the coming year. These procedures include the annual application and budget process, as well as monitoring and verifying the use of IDEA Part B flow-through funds to the local educational agencies (LEAs). This session would be appropriate for special education administrators, their administrative assistants, or bookkeepers who are responsible for special education budgets.

Presenters
CF

Chris Foley

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Cognos SIS Report Examples
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will provide a look at various COGNOS reports, both student and financial, that can be used to validate data from the transactional system for state reporting.

Presenters
JR

Joe Rapert

Arkansas Department of Education


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

My School Info for Curriculum Coordinators and Teacher Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

My School Info allows users to easily access information about schools and districts across the state. Some of the information available includes: Student/Staff Demographics, Student Growth/Achievement, Attendance, Discipline, Graduation Rates, Retention, and more. www.myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov

Presenters
avatar for Daniel Collier

Daniel Collier

Technology Projects Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
Daniel coordinates training and special projects for ADE's division of Research & Technology. Check out his website for future training opportunities! Contact: daniel.collier@arkansas.gov


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Exploring Google Tools and Certification
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard about Google, Googled, been made to Google, or Google every day. This session will explore all Google tools available to you and how to get certified. Google has a powerful FREE suite of tools (documents, spreadsheets, slides, drawings, videos, calendars, e-mail, file storage, etc.) that can assist in every educational endeavor. Join me as we explore together how you can put Google to work for you to have the most productive year ever.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Gilley

Susan Gilley

Harrison Public Schools
Susan Gilley is a Certified Google Education Trainer who presents across Arkansas. Recognitions include School Leader finalist from EdTech Digest Awards and AAIM/ARKSTE Technology Leader of the Year. Resources are available at sgilley.com, because: It's not what you know, but what... Read More →



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

ALE
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information on ALE coding, data, finance, blueprint, program descriptions, on-site program match with descriptions, new rules, and new direction.

Presenters
DB

Deborah Bales

Arkansas Department of Education
CG

C.W. Gardenhire

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Standards for Accreditation - Preparing for the Cycle 2 Report
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for principals, counselors, registrars, or anyone who works with the accreditation report. There will be discussion around all aspects of the accreditation process.

Presenters
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Randall Lawrence

Arkansas Department of Education
MB

Mari Beth Lawrence

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Viewing Data Through an Accountability Lens
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will learn how the Accountability Division views data as it relates to Federal and State reporting. School leaders and data teams will learn about data quality for ESSA Accountability, and data quality for Graduation Rate. This session is a must for school leaders and data teams responsible for data that is used for Federal and State reporting, informing parents, stakeholders, and communities.

Presenters
avatar for Renee Austin-Banks

Renee Austin-Banks

Program Advisor, Arkansas Department of Education, School Performance Unit
LF

Louis Ferren

Arkansas Department of Education
avatar for Kelli Langan

Kelli Langan

Research Associate, Office of Innovation for Education
MS

Mitzi Smith

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Finance Cycles & Troubleshooting Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover data fields within the FinancePLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles and will troubleshoot cycle errors and corrections. This session is for any users who enter data into the financial software.

Presenters
AB

Amy Barden

Arkansas Department of Education


Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

9:30am

Web-based SIS Basics
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The Web-Based Statewide Information System (SIS) is a system developed by the Arkansas Department of Education’s Research and Technology Division to enable school districts to submit and certify data to the State. The system is used by school districts and education service cooperatives using eSchoolPLUS and FinancePLUS/eFinancePLUS software for Student Management System (SMS) and Financial Management System (FMS) respectively. This session is for SIS Coordinators.

Presenters
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Bonita Flint

APSCN System Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education
RJ

Reshmi Jose

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 9:30am - 11:10am
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:15am

Break
Coffee and refreshments will be served at this time.

10:25am

Acronym Soup: ELs, ESL, and ESSA
Limited Capacity seats available

With the newly approved Arkansas ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), there are changes in how ELs (English Learners) will count in districts' success.  There is also a new state-wide language screener for ELs that will be a requirement beginning SY 2018-2019.  How can districts work with ELs to improve their proficiency in English and in content courses?

Presenters
AL

Alan Lytle

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 10:25am - 11:05am
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Special Education Federal Reporting
Limited Capacity full
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Ever wonder how the data submitted to the state is used. Learn about the Special Education required reporting to the US Department of Education and its linkage to the data you report.

Presenters
JF

Jody Fields

UALR/ADE, UALR/ADE



Friday July 20, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Triand for System Administrators
Limited Capacity full
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Presenters
avatar for Angel Peugh

Angel Peugh

ADE State Systems Administrator, Arkansas Department of Education
CW

Cindy Wilkinson

Quality Assurance Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

10:25am

Recognizing Truth and Lies: Media Literacy in the New Era
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. This session explores strategies school leaders can use themselves and also share with teachers and students to effectively evaluate the truth in what they read, see, and hear. Here is a link to a landing page for my online agendas which include the resources provided during each session:  http://bit.ly/ADEDataConf2018. Click the title for this session.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Young

Susan Young

Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. | | Today, Susan works with educators internationally... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 10:25am - 11:10am
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

District Finance
Limited Capacity full
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This session is for superintendents, bookkeepers and business managers. The session will focus on the Arkansas School Finance Manual for 2018-2019 school year.

Presenters
AM

Alisa Moore

Finance Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

#ARKidsCanCode Computer Science
Limited Capacity seats available

Arkansas Department of Education's Director of Computer Science, Anthony Owen, will share information regarding the current status and future vision of the Computer Science educational initiative in Arkansas, including plans for future K-12 curriculum standards. Time will be allotted for Q&A.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Owen

Anthony Owen

Arkansas Department of Education
Anthony Owen serves as Arkansas’s Director of Computer Science, a position housed within the Arkansas Department of Education. Owen began his career in education as a math and science teacher in 2006. From 2011 until July 2015, he served as ADE’s K-12 Mathematics and CS Speci... Read More →



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

ACT Aspire Assessment Data
Limited Capacity filling up

With the implementation of ACT Aspire it is important for schools to be familiar with the data the will receive and how it will be used in schools. Come learn how to read your ACT Aspire results.

Presenters
avatar for Jimmy Blevins

Jimmy Blevins

Data Literacy Leader, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

CTE and Concurrent Credit
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools across Arkansas are working with post-secondary partners to offer concurrent or dual enrollment credit opportunities for students. After aligning curriculum and cross-walking content standards comes the daunting task of deciding which course number to use for high school scheduling. Join Lesia Edwards as she outlines the efforts by the Department of Career Education to simplify CTE concurrent credit course coding and reporting.

Presenters
avatar for Lesia Edwards

Lesia Edwards

Office of Skills Development Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Career Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Migrant Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
HB

Holli Boyett

Director, South Arkansas Migrant Education
DH

Damaris Henry

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Section 504
Limited Capacity full
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This session will discuss serving students under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Presenters
OD

Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Special Education Early Childhood Reporting Cycles 2-7
Limited Capacity seats available

The workshop will focus on the required early childhood data elements to be submitted to the Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) office for Cycles 2-7 reporting for the 2017-2018 school year. In addition, the workshop will provide information and instructions for reviewing the 2016-2017 Cycle 7 data in MySped Resource.

Presenters
avatar for Tammy Garrison

Tammy Garrison

Training Coordinator - Data & Research, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Data Privacy
Limited Capacity full
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What would you do if a Data Breach occurred in your school or district? Data has become the new “gold standard” in the field today. Knowing how to maintain data privacy should be on top of everyone’s radar. This session will share practical tips and tools for all school and district leaders to meet this growing demand.

Presenters
avatar for Ray Girdler

Ray Girdler

Director of Data Use & Privacy, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

11:15am

Beginners' Guide to Virtual Reality
Limited Capacity seats available

Virtual reality is a growing trend in education. More opportunities are becoming available to educators that allow for students to have new experiences outside of the four walls of the classroom without ever leaving. This session will equip participants with the information needed to implement virtual reality into their schools from acquiring equipment to designing instruction.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Farmington Public Schools
Joe is the Principal at Farmington Jr. High in Farmington, Arkansas.


Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

12:05pm

Lunch
Lunch Menu: Assorted sandwiches with potato salad, fruit, and cookie.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:05pm - 1:20pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Data Reporting for English Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will detail how data will be collected from districts in regards to English Learners for 2018-19. EL funding will be dependent on data and information reported in eSchool and obtained from Cycle 2 this year. The speaker will address the requirement that every student enrolled in an Arkansas school completes the new common Arkansas Home Language Usage Survey, screening for potential identification as an English Learner, eSchool data entry, and general expectations for districts in regards to English Learners.

Presenters
avatar for Tricia Kerr

Tricia Kerr

ESOL Program Director, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

State & Federal Reporting
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

An overview of the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) State and Federal Reporting requirements sourced from Statewide Information System (SIS) data. The presentation is a generalized overview of state reporting efforts and data availability through ADE Data Center data tools (My School Info, Statewide Information Systems Reports, and Ad-Hoc Data Request). Included in the presentation is a brief introduction to federal reporting with emphasis on EDFacts/CSPR data collections from the state as approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The target audience is district, school, or state personnel involved in the Statewide Information Systems data collection process and/or reporting. Its intent is to show how the data is used in state and federal reporting efforts.

Presenters
LJ

Linda Jenkins

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Anti-Bullying Policies and Procedures
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will cover anti-bullying laws and compliance procedures.

Presenters
OD

Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Implementing the Revised Disproportionality Regulations
Limited Capacity seats available

The OSEP Revised Disproportionality Regulations were released in December 2016. States are required to implement the new methodology in the 2018-19 school year with districts setting aside funds for CCEIS in the 2019-20 school year. Hear what the new methodology means to your district.

Presenters
JF

Jody Fields

UALR/ADE, UALR/ADE



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Course Code Management System/Course Approval
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Learning Services as they provide updates related to curriculum frameworks, course approvals, the course code management system, and other pertinent information.

Presenters
TC

Thomas Coy

Arkansas Department of Education


Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Recognizing Truth and Lies: Media Literacy in the New Era
Limited Capacity seats available

The spread of misinformation is nothing new, but websites and social media make it far easier to distribute and more difficult to detect. This session explores strategies school leaders can use themselves and also share with teachers and students to effectively evaluate the truth in what they read, see, and hear. Here is a link to a landing page for my online agendas which include the resources provided during each session:  http://bit.ly/ADEDataConf2018. Click the title for this session.

Presenters
avatar for Susan Young

Susan Young

Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. | | Today, Susan works with educators internationally... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 2:10pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Student Fields for Cycle Reporting
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will cover data fields within the eSchoolPLUS software that are reported in the state reporting cycles. This session is for any users who enter data into the eSchoolPLUS system.

Presenters
TH

Tiffany Hollomon

Arkansas Department of Education
SL

Sherry Lipe

APSCN Field Analyst, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 3:05pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Web-based SIS Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide SIS Cycle Coordinators valuable information to assist with troubleshooting errors in SIS for cycles 2-7. The session will contain information on verifying data accuracy before and during the cycle reporting process. This session will show the tools available to assist in the verification process during cycle reporting, such as using eSchoolPLUS searches, generating COGNOS reports, utilizing the SIS handbook, and downloading SIS tables.

Presenters
LB

Lynda Burt

Arkansas Department of Education
AH

Aaron Hughes

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 3:05pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

1:25pm

Tier 1
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

ACA §6-20-2204 requires Superintendents and bookkeepers to attend a minimum of 2 hours of annual training on school laws, expenditure of school funds, fiscal accountability, school finance, ethics, and financial accounting and reporting. This class meets the requirements of the law. Additionally, school districts are required to provide 2 hours of Tier II training. Some districts choose to use this course to meet that requirement.

Presenters
avatar for Robyn Keene

Robyn Keene

School Finance Consultant, AAEA



Friday July 20, 2018 1:25pm - 3:55pm
Room 209 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:10pm

Break
Lemonade and refreshments will be served at this time.

2:20pm

Bus Transportation
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will cover the reporting requirements for data collection on school buses and transportation personnel. This will include all fiscal data on your buses and personnel information on any school bus drivers employed by the district.

Presenters
JO

Jerry Owens

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 205 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Data Issues in Licensure and the Educator Workforce
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will discuss accurate and reliable data associated with ESSA, Equitable Access to Excellent Educators, Educator Licensure, Course Codes, Job Codes, License Codes, Teacher Shortages and the Arkansas Qualified Teacher.

Presenters
SH

Sandra Hurst

Director of Educator Effectiveness, Arkansas Department of Education
CR

Cheryl Reinhart

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Federal Programs: McKinney-Vento
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Participants will receive information pertaining to the required data for McKinney-Vento. The definition of McKinney-Vento and unaccompanied homeless youth will be included in the presentation. Responsibilities of the school district as outlined in the law will be reviewed. 

Presenters
DD

Dana Davis

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

School Choice
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will discuss "School Choice” procedures to administer the School Choice Act of 2015 and Opportunity School Choice.

Presenters
OD

Oliver Dillingham

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Classroom Management for a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you want to learn how to distribute and store Chromebooks and iPads in less than one minute and see how to manage the use of cell phones in every classroom? If so, this session is for you! In this session, tips on managing devices, grouping students, getting and keeping students' attention, and more will be presented. Oretha co-authored The Classroom Management Book with Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong and will include tips on how to build a positive learning environment.

Presenters
avatar for Oretha Ferguson

Oretha Ferguson

Teacher, Fort Smith Public Schools
Oretha Ferguson has been in education for 22 years and currently teaches sophomore English at Southside High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is a co-author of The Classroom Management Book with Drs. Harry and Rosemary Wong released May 2014 and is frequently featured on Teachers.net... Read More →



Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Instructional Leadership in a One-to-One World
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of our schools are implementing one-to-one technology, or other configurations, at a rapid pace. Due to this change in education, the role of an instructional leader looks vastly different than it did in past years. This session will focus on how to use Google Apps for Education to enhance instruction and inform participants about emerging trends in instructional technology.

Presenters
avatar for Joe McClung

Joe McClung

Administrator, Farmington Public Schools
Joe is the Principal at Farmington Jr. High in Farmington, Arkansas.


Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

2:20pm

Virtual Reality—Next Moves
Limited Capacity seats available

The initial wave of start-up for VR In Arkansas was massive but now has ended. So what comes next? Building on the foundation that has been laid, we will look at what challenges exist, and what next steps we need to take to make this technology transformational for learning. What resources are needed to keep Arkansas not just at the forefront of VR but clearing the path?

Presenters
avatar for Amy Bell

Amy Bell

Program Coordinator, EAST Iniative
Education and lifelong learning are my passion. In my current position, I provide support to EAST facilitators who bring innovation to classrooms. I also administer, market, develop, and deliver professional development.
NM

Nicole McPhate

El Dorado School District
avatar for Jerry Prince

Jerry Prince

Senior Director of Program Services, EAST Iniative
I work closely with a team that is in direct support to our EAST programs around the nation. EAST is built on relationships between the facilitators, students, community members, administrators, parents. And the relationship between EAST and them is just as crucial. This team does... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 2:20pm - 3:05pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

CTE Course Codes and Completers
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information on how data is collected for the eight secondary Perkins indicators. And how the use of this data can improve instruction for Career and Technical Education students. Moving from silos to a field of knowledge for the whole child.

Presenters
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Timothy Johnston

CTE Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Career Education
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Maria Swicegood

Accountability Program Accountability, Arkansas Department of Career Education



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 102/103 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Digital Learning Coding
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide information related to Act 1280 “The Digital Learning Act”. Discussion will be centered on expectations for data entry and reporting.

Presenters
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Evan Patrick

Team Digital
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Lisa Russell

Digital Learning Support Specialist, Team Digital



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 206 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Using Health Data to Move Student Achievement Forward
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants of this session will be provided an overview of student health information requirements in e-school; how to best utilize student health information to impact academic achievement; overview of funding sources that may be used to support school-based health programming including Medicaid Revenue (i.e., school nurse, health initiatives, physical education); basics on function and object coding for health costs.

Presenters
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Jerri Clark

School Health Services Director, Arkansas Department of Education
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Cheria Lindsey

State School Nurse Consultant, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tracy Starks

Arkansas Department of Education


Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 207 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Federal Programs: McKinney-Vento
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will receive information pertaining to the required data for McKinney-Vento. The definition of McKinney-Vento and unaccompanied homeless youth will be included in the presentation. Responsibilities of the school district as outlined in the law will be reviewed. 

Presenters
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Dana Davis

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 208 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

SPED Finance
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, the ADE Special Education Unit (ADE/SEU) Finance Section will discuss updated procedures that will be implemented in the coming year. These procedures include the annual application and budget process, as well as monitoring and verifying the use of IDEA Part B flow-through funds to the local educational agencies (LEAs). This session would be appropriate for special education administrators, their administrative assistants, or bookkeepers who are responsible for special education budgets.

Presenters
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Chris Foley

Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 201/202 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Duplicate Enrollment Audit
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for secretaries and registrars or anyone who does data entry/correction in eSchoolPLUS. This session will cover the Duplicate Enrollment auditing process, which is based on information submitted in SIS cycles (3, 5, and 6). There will also be discussion around examples of common issues encountered in the audit process.

Presenters
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Alisa Moore

Finance Coordinator, Arkansas Department of Education
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Tammi Rickert

Administrative Assistant III, Arkansas Department of Education



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 203/204 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Exploring Google Tools and Certification
Limited Capacity filling up

You may have heard about Google, Googled, been made to Google, or Google every day. This session will explore all Google tools available to you and how to get certified. Google has a powerful FREE suite of tools (documents, spreadsheets, slides, drawings, videos, calendars, e-mail, file storage, etc.) that can assist in every educational endeavor. Join me as we explore together how you can put Google to work for you to have the most productive year ever.

Presenters
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Susan Gilley

Harrison Public Schools
Susan Gilley is a Certified Google Education Trainer who presents across Arkansas. Recognitions include School Leader finalist from EdTech Digest Awards and AAIM/ARKSTE Technology Leader of the Year. Resources are available at sgilley.com, because: It's not what you know, but what... Read More →



Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Room 104/105 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901

3:10pm

Overwhelmed? Five Simple Stress Relief Strategies for Educators
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to empower yourself and your staff? Decades of research shows that educators' sense of wellbeing increases job satisfaction and directly impacts student success. In addition, research consistently identifies five simple strategies that lead to increased personal and professional well-being. This session offers an overview of these strategies, the role technology plays in well-being, and easy-to-use implementation techniques. Start making changes today! Here is a link to a landing page for my online agendas which include the resources provided during each session:  http://bit.ly/ADEDataConf2018. Click the title for this session.

Presenters
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Susan Young

Cadre Member, TICAL
Prior to establishing her own consulting firm, Susan was a teacher, site administrator, and technology specialist in a county office of education. During her career, she worked in both public and private education settings. | | Today, Susan works with educators internationally... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2018 3:10pm - 3:55pm
Exhibit Hall A 134 Convention Blvd, Hot Springs, AR 71901