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Community Outreach Services

The following services are outreach programs of the College of Education. 

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

This Advanced Placement Summer Institute will prepare public school teachers to use specific strategies, techniques and resources for creating successful AP classrooms.

Arkansas Delta Writing Project

The Arkansas Delta Writing Project (ADWP) is a National Writing Project site that provides a regional network of teachers with an annual, invitational Summer Writing Institute and continuity events related to professional development in writing . ADWP serves teachers of all content areas at all grade levels, primary through university. The mission of the ADWP is to improve student achievement by improving the teaching of writing and learning in Northeast Arkansas and the Delta.

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Arkansas Science Festival

The Arkansas Science Festival will be the first Science Festival in the State of Arkansas. Events will run mid-September through mid-October at various venues throughout the state. Our goal is to reach thousands of attendees from the community through our hands-on, educational STEM activities for all levels. 

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Educational Renewal Zone

The Education Renewal Zone (ERZ) identifies and implements education and management strategies designed specifically to improve public school performances and student academic achievement throughout the State of Arkansas, with special focus on the state's most academically distressed public schools. The ERZ coordinates the utilization of resources between partner schools, the university and educational cooperatives.

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Office of Behavioral Research and Evaluation

OBRE works with regional and state organizations to provide a multitude of services in several areas, including program evaluation, cultural competence assessment, capacity building, needs assessment and asset mapping, focus groups and individual interviews, school safety, positive behavior intervention systems, cost-benefit analyses, and evidence-based practice in children's mental health and behavior.

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Delta STEM Education Center

The purpose of the A-State Delta STEM Education Center is to enrich the knowledge and teaching practices of teachers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by linking A-State to K-12 public schools, educational service cooperatives, and businesses, and providing services and resources for teachers, administrators, and students.

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Rural STEM Education Center

The A-State Rural STEM Education Center provides instructional support for public and private school math, science, and computer science teachers, preservice teachers, school administrators, and out-of-school STEM educators. This assistance can be in the classroom, during one-on-one and small-group workshops at schools or at A-State, or in the format of large-group presentations.

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Community Advisory Group

The College of Education values service learning. We see service learning as an opportunity to better understand children, schools, and communities. This type of learning is one important aspect of our teacher preparation program that engages our students and the broader community in reciprocal partnerships to promote leadership through service.  Not only does service learning give back to the local community that supports our teacher education students and program, but it allows our students to develop the ability to work within and across a range of diverse community and professional contexts.

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