Dr. Ruby Payne is BACK in Northcentral Arkansas! 300+ educators are in attendance today and we can't wait to see the strategies learned today displayed in the classrooms! Teachers, tell us what you love about today!
AR Math QuEST wrapped up their two day summer training and they're ready to implement this fall. They'll receive job embedded support from specialists Mindy Cooper and Kim Thomas throughout the year!
We're still recording Podcasts! They'll be coming out so soon! Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, Gia Taylor, and Literacy Specialist, Mandy Blevins, worked on recording a podcast for you about The First Week of School. This one will be popular!
EXCITING NEWS!!! The staff at NAESC has been busy recording episodes for a PODCAST! We'll have more information coming, so be watching for when we drop the first episode of EDUCATIONALITY, where we explore all things education! 🎉🎙
Upcoming PD - All Content Areas
Congratulations to Cave City Middle School's Emily Cross and ICC Middle School's Abram Millington and Aleck Long on their winning artwork now on display at the AR Historical Museum in Little Rock through July 24th! Way to represent!
Over a year ago, STEM Coordinator Monica Mobley began planning the biggest event that NAESC has ever hosted. With her leadership and organization, along with the partnerships and sponsors from the community the 2022 STEM Expo was a HUGE success! Thank you so much Ozarka College. Without everything you all put into this we could not have pulled this off. Hometown Market, Intimidator UTV, Mike Watson - State Farm Insurance Agent, Jerry Henry with Frito-Lay, Sonic Drive-In, Citizens Bank, Mahindra, First National Bank of Izard County, and the Melbourne Masonic Lodge we more than appreciate all of your support and donations. Thank you so much for everything!
Kaylee and Ella from Melbourne Public Schools are enjoying the 2022 NAESC Expo & Career Fair!
Icc was at the 2022 coding competition. Gavin, Brayden, Evan won the competition . Addysyn, Willa Keylon got third place.
Ruby Payne Registration Now Open! Use the registration links provided below. June 28, 2022 Ozarka (Miller Auditorium) There will be a $135.00 registration fee that will include lunch (provided by Fred’s Fish House) and a copy of Dr. Ruby Payne’s new book “Emotional Poverty.” https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=462790 July 28, 2022 UACCB (Independence Hall) There will be a $135.00 registration fee that will include lunch (provided by Fred’s Fish House) and a copy of Dr. Ruby Payne’s new book “Emotional Poverty.” https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=462795
Congratulations to our area schools!
Codify This! Computer Science Competition is back for 2022, and will be held live at the Co-op with social distancing and masking in place (and plans for virtual if necessary). This is our third annual CS event and as always will include fun activities from driving and coding Spheros on paths and through obstacle courses, to making simple games or more complex calculators. We may even throw in some bonus activities this year to add a new twist to the competitions. February 15th will be our K-6 Day and February 16th will be our 7-12 Day. See the flyers for more details and scan the QR code to register your teams. We can't wait to bring you all back to our campus!
Wishing all of our districts a Happy Holiday Season!
Congratulations, schools! We are so proud of you!
*New Date Added* NAESC is proud to announce professional development opportunities presented by Dr. Ruby Payne June 28, 2022 8:30 – 3:30 Miller Auditorium @ Ozarka College, Melbourne, AR July 28, 2022 8:30 – 3:30 Independence Hall @ UACCB, Batesville AR *Registration information will be made available in January of 2022 *$135.00 Registration Fee *All attendees will receive a copy of the new Dr. Ruby Payne book, “Emotional Poverty” *Onsite lunch will be provided by Fred’s Fish House
This is an awesome grant opportunity!
Teachers, Are you a member of our Northcentral Arkansas Teacher Community page on Facebook? If not, we highly encourage you to join! Dr. Monica Mobley has been posting some great stuff on there this week about the Hour of Code! Here are some updates: Will it be Salem or Southside (early leaders) who earn the 2021-22 District Codemaster Title? Or will it be a last minute upset by another district altogether? School and grade level titles are also up for grabs. We still have until Sunday, December 12th for students to spend one hour in a coding activity. There are options for all subject areas. The official Hour of Code website offers some searchable activities to help you get started. https://hourofcode.com/us/learn?fbclid=IwAR1ecGq1dVX9TEdWSidGcItgLsxpkrcnAPwd-4f-puCbPCy9xGTbi2LllFo
Get out your calendars and pencil this in. You don't want to miss this! Tuesday, June 28, we will welcome Dr. Ruby Payne as she presents on Emotional Poverty. Registration will be coming soon!
Keep on Coding!
Yesterday, NAESC had the opportunity to visit with Jason Davis and Michael Paskewitz who are representatives from U of A Agriculture Division. They brought in drones and gave a presentation of the sophistication these technologies have. We also got a behind the scenes look at the data that was collected in order to provide useful information in feral hog populations, crop management, watersheds and more. We're excited to learn more from them and work closely in order to provide future opportunities for students!