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Think Tank Meeting

September 15, 2016
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
College of Education and Behavioral Science Room 330
Arkansas State University

This new ERZ Think Tank group of 10- 12 consists of Higher Ed, Secondary, Elementary, Chamber of Commerce, and the ADE.  
We will meet on the third floor of the College of Education Building in the Dean's Board Room.  A boxed lunch will be served prior to the noon adjournment.

Registration by email Invitation.

ERZ Advisory Council Meeting

September 28, 2016
10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Carl R. Reng Student Union
Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State University Education Renewal Zone (ERZ) will meet on Wednesday, September 28th from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Spring River Room in the Student Union.  A complimentary luncheon buffet will be served.

Registration by email Invitation.

ADE Listening Tour

October 3, 2016
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
East Arkansas Community College in Forrest City

The ADE invites stakeholders from across public and private education, parents, business leaders, and all student advocacy groups to lend a voice to ensure all students have equitable access to high-quality education. The forums will provide stakeholders general information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) law and encourage parents to share their ideas on how communities can support quality schools.
 
    The Great Rivers Education Cooperative, along with the Arkansas State University Education Renewal Zone and the Arkansas State University Delta STEM Education Center are serving as hosts for this special forum. We look forward to welcoming ADE Commissioner Johnny Key to the campus of East Arkansas Community College as he strives to share his vision in transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education.  
 
     Light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:15 right prior to the start of the forum at 5:30.  Open and free parking is available to the public in the parking lot across the street from the Fine Arts Center.  The forum is free of charge.  The forum will conclude at 7:00 p.m. 

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Suzann McCommon, Director, Great Rivers Education Cooperative at 870-338-6461.

ADE Listening Tour

October 11, 2016
5:30 PM-7:00 PM
Cooper Alumni Center
Arkansas State University

The ADE invites stakeholders from across public and private education, parents, business leaders, and all student advocacy groups to lend a voice to ensure all students, have equitable access to high-quality education. The forums will provide stakeholders general information about the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA) law and encourage participants to share their ideas on how communities can support quality schools.
 
The Arkansas State University ERZ, along with the Northeast Arkansas Education Cooperative, Crowley's Ridge Education Cooperative, Arkansas State University Rural STEM Education Center and the Arkansas State University Delta STEM Education Center are serving as hosts for this special forum.
 
We look forward to welcoming ADE Commissioner Johnny Key to the campus of Arkansas State University as he strives to share his vision in transforming Arkansas to lead the nation in student-focused education.  
Light refreshments will be served beginning at 5:15 right prior to the start of the forum at 5:30 .  Open and free parking is available to the public in the Convocation Center parking lot across the street from the Cooper Alumni Center.  The forum is free of charge.  The forum will conclude at 7:00 p.m.

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jill Clogston, Director, Education Renewal Zone at Arkansas State University by calling 870-972-2049 or email jclogston@astate.edu.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong: Strategies that Engage, Students, Promote Active Learning and Boost Achievement

Presented by Jon Antonetti
Put This Date On Your Calendar:
November 15, 2016
8:30 AM-3:00 PM
Convocation Center Auditorium
Arkansas State University
Sponsored by the Arkansas State University Education Renewal Zone (ERZ)

John Antonetti is a learner. He has had the great fortune to visit classrooms throughout North America in an effort to answer the question "What truly engages learners?" From thousands of students in pre-K through Graduate School, John has learned the three facets of powerful learning tasks—intellectual, academic, and emotional engagement.

John Antonetti is a teacher. He has taught A.P Chemistry and Kindergarten and most grades in between in his home state of Arkansas. Once described by Larry Lezotte as a "teacher’s teacher," Mr. Antonetti works with schools across the country and Canada on student engagement, writing, rigor and relevance, and high–yield best practices. As the former Director of Curriculum in the Sheridan School District in Arkansas, he took what he learned in his home district and developed strategies and protocols that work across all school types. He has partnered with five school districts that were awarded the nationally–recognized Broad Prize for Urban Education. While hands-on work in schools is his passion, John is also a highly–sought keynote speaker. His humor and parables are recognized by teachers, administrators, and parents as relevant examples of the power of teachers.

Antonetti is the author of the book, Writing as a Measure and Model of Thinking which utilizes the engagement cube and practical tools to increase student thinking in all subject areas. With his late business partner and friend, Jim Garver, John co–authored the ASCD best-seller 17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t be Wrong: Strategies that Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost Achievement.

John is currently working with colleagues on a book about the power of technology to engage learners.

Whether he’s on the Kinder carpet or in front of 4000 teachers at an international conference, Antonetti continues to learn.

 K – 12 Teachers - Free of Charge—A ticketed event
Please register via your Education Service Cooperative Teacher Center Coordinator