Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed the week of February 3-7, 2020, as National School Counseling Week in Arkansas to focus public attention on the unique contributions of school counselors within U.S. school systems and their impact on students. WDMESC would like to recognize all of the hardworking school counselors who serve our students every day. Thank you for your hard work and dedication. Learn more about the role of this necessary profession: http://bit.ly/SCRole.
“We had an enlightening session on Questioning and DOK today. Thank you Erik Francis for coming to Arkansas.”
Wilbur Mills Education Service Cooperative is closed for Thanksgiving. We will see you December 2, 2019.
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Great to have School Board Members from our districts in for training. Thank you @APSRC for providing relevant information. King Kat was awesome too!
Free Distance Learning from the George H.W. Bush PresidentialLibrary and Museum https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/WhctKJVjMccHbnbPrgKkJFnQSDRwqDkshtHVswRCgvQBcwBFhPsQPmSnpzdTjXFLRNzGZxl?projector=1&messagePartId=0.1
School Board Member Training-Nov. 21, 5:30-8:30 pm @ Wilbur Mills. Need hours, call 501-882-5467 ext. 2226
Don't miss Erik Francis Dec. 3 @ Wilbur Mills register here https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/catalog/session.aspx?session_id=393730
What’s So Great About a Positive Attitude? https://www.fishphilosophy.com/whats-so-great-about-a-positive-attitude/
WDMESC is open today. There was an issue with our phone system this morning, but it is working now.
Check out the new "Family and Community Engagement Framework and Toolkit" - https://sites.google.com/view/engagementmattersar/
WDMESC is doing some amazing things for teachers throughout the state! We will help YOU pass your Praxis exam! We have tutors and resources & lots of success this summer! If you need information or if you are a novice who needs to pass a test, message Dena Rooks!.
The Office of Coordinated Support and Services will be hiring a second State Leadership Development Coach to work with Rocci Malone in Leadership Quest. Link to Job Description and online application: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tJMxOqwrzZ-oIKNNStD3NidurzKy95au/view
The High Expectations: Addiction and Drugs 101 class scheduled for March 29, 2019 at the Wilbur Mills Education Cooperative, has been rescheduled and the location has been changed. The class will be held on June 13, 2019 at the Criminal Justice Institute.
WDMESC will host Insurance Advantage for a pre-retirement workshop on Jan. 30, 2019 at 4:30 in PDC 1. (This is not hosted by AR Teacher Retirement) Mary Alice Hughes is the presenter.https://www.ia-office.com/events/pre-retirement-insurance-workshops
Livescan is up and working. Please call for an appointment before coming to the Cooperative.
WDMESC offers Praxis support for teachers the first 2 Saturdays in December.
If you or someone you know needs Praxis or Foundations of Reading support, WDMESC can help! Contact Dena Rooks firstname.lastname@example.org
Kagan Cooperative Learning is coming to WDMESC for Year I and Year II Novice Teachers! 1st and 2nd year teachers in our cooperative need to be sure and register to receive all the free resources. Contact Dena Rooks for more info.
What is your district Graduate/Learner Profile? Thanks @BuddyBerry for the great ideas and inspiration!
We need a compass mindset instead of a map mindset. @BuddyBerry
Licensure Assessment Support (including Praxis) presented by ADE on July 25 8:30-11:30 @ WDMESC. Register on escWorks Session 354333
@WDMESC the Google Add Ons workshop is at the Beebe School District in the Career and Technical Center, Computer Lab.
Educators must adapt. We must challenge the way we think.
Great day of learning today. Shout out to Economics AR - Marsha Masters and Team. The tool box is a great resource.
Workshop "Formative Assessment, Goal Setting, and Meeting Students' Differentiated Needs" 4-18 will be held at Revival Church, Searcy, AR
Did you know you can sign up online to participate in WDMESC HIPPY during the 2018-2019 school year? Just click on the link below, complete the form, and press submit! We would love to have you in our program! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ePuqwRa_9-_lKmCpYKFZmILl-bZzwjAkvTshtXQk4uU/
The Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative will be closed Friday, March 30, 2018. Happy Easter!
@MikeCHernandez3 & Team Thank you for a wonderful day of sharing. Your team is fabulous and the work so productive. Have a “Fishy” weekend 😏
Warmest appreciation for our school people who came to help us with the self-study process today. You are awesome!
Congratulations to Cabot and Lonoke High Schools- 2 of 17 winners from the All-Region Coding Competition. Good luck in State! https://goo.gl/uUtmpz
2/23/2018 Novice Teacher Training will be held. A make up date will be announced for those who are unable to attend due to flooding.
THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS PLC IS POSTPONED UNTIL JAN. 25
USDOE approved the AR ESSA plan.
The Wilbur Mills Education Service Cooperative will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 16.
AR State Board of Ed approved waiver for all WDMESC region SDs to begin school 8/13/18 #localdecisionmaking #whatsbest forkids
The plan: awareness of issues, plant tours, learn what schools are doing to prepare students for entry into the workforce, opportunities to interact, meet with parents/students, create communication pathways, celebrate successes.
What does industry want? Heightened focus on STEM, Soft Skills, Competency-based courses, Pathways to align HS courses with needed work skills.
Searcy Chamber-Manufacturing Week- Featuring Pangburn SD Students/Faculty/Board #personalizedlearning #Successforall
Great day with Novice Teachers #respect/rapport/management/routines/individualizedpgp #wdmescmentorcoaches #mccloud
August 21st,total eclipse of sun will pass over the cont. US 1st time 99 yrs. Disc.Ed:free K-12 mmedia res. to help students exp. this event! Find more: DiscoveryEducation.com/GreatAmericanEclipse.
To learn more about the My Child/My Student campaign, please visit the ADE website at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/my-childmy-student.
Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/flashing%20red.%20kids%20ahead.
Com Key and Team shared Re: new ESSA draft released tomorrow. Read and comment!!
Consider this: Hire tough; manage easy. Hire easy; manage tough. DCottrell
@AAEA Dr. Abrernathy presenting Tier I Update #wilburmillssuperintendents
Another Personalized Learning Resource: http://hechingerreport.org/light-fuse-one-states-teachers-sparking-digital-innovation/
Learn more about HIPPY by following the link below. This video gives a good look at what HIPPY is about! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YehPAFVBcYU&t=45s
Congrats to our friend, Dr. Owoh! ADE Announcement: https://t.e2ma.net/webview/c2ogk/238307cbe1934a90b2bc6458e9cf506f
HIPPY was featured on KTHV's segment about the Day of Giving. Find out more about HIPPY by clicking the link! http://www.thv11.com/news/local/hippy-educates-a-childs-first-teacher-their-parent/428620599
WDMESC Summer Professional Development registration open 12:01 March 17. Browse/register http://www.wilbur.k12.ar.us/summer-catalog
Parents: The Arkansas Department of Education is exploring creating a website for parents and students to access all needed information in one place. We want to hear from you! Complete the survey below, and give us your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADE_Parent_Survey_2017
R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) is a new statewide reading initiative announced today by Governor Hutchinson and Commissioner Key. Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This page features a variety of resources to assist parents with reading at home and to increase the depth of knowledge for teachers. Click here to learn more about this exciting initiative. http://bit.ly/2koDkcl
Below is a livestream link for the Governor's press conference on the Reading Initiative on January 26th at 11:30am http://bit.ly/2kdKgIW.
Wilbur Mills Cooperative is closed today, Friday, Jan 6, 2017.
Congrats to our 5 districts that made it to the Top 25 in the Y.E.S competition!! Bradford Carlisle Hazen Pangburn Searcy
Join us on Monday for a short online tutorial on how to implement the Hour of Code. Click here for more info: http://5il.co/r02
FISH Philosophy is working in the WDMESC organization!
The WDMESC family is deeply saddened by the passing of Bradley Roberts. Our sympathy is extended to the Roberts family, the Bald Knob SD and community.
Two local leaders, Sheila Whitlow and Dr. Belinda Shook experience zSpace technology, 3-Dimensional holographic imaging displays. zSpace allows people to interact with simulated objects in virtual environments as if they are real. http://www.wilbur.k12.ar.us/article/8395
To celebrate Endangered Species Day (May 19th, 2017), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Arkansas Field Office and their partners are sponsoring the 8th annual K-12 Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest with prizes awarded in four age groups. Visit the FWS website at www.fws.gov/arkansas-es/esdaycontest.html. Please forward this information to any art, science, or general classroom teachers that you think might be interested. The artwork must be postmarked or emailed by March 1, 2017, so there's plenty of time to plan!
On September 7, 2016, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Arkansas’s first All-Region and All-State Coding Competition sponsored by Verizon open to Arkansas public and private school students in grades 8-12 and homeschooled students born on or before August 1, 2003, and after August 1, 1998. This Arkansas Department of Education webpage is the official location to find competition information including locations, dates, times, rules, registration process, updates, and results. http://bit.ly/2dD3ZBQ
Great day at Des Arc. Awesome Novice Teachers with great attitudes.
Chronic absence in kindergarten = lower academic achievement through 5th grade. bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Kids who miss too much school in PreK & K are less likely to be @readingby3rd: bit.ly/1oqfID7 #schooleveryday
Congratulations to Susan Bucher, McRae Elementary in Searcy for being chosen as a 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Regional Finalist!
Students who meet with a #mentor regularly make better choices in school & life bit.ly/1oqfID7 #schooleveryday
Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2016 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create a doodle that tells the world “What I see for the future.” From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e. One national winner will also receive a $30,000 college scholarship. The contest is open for entries from September 14, 2016 to December 2, 2016. http://bit.ly/2d2D0zd
7.5 million students miss 10% of school year nationwide. That’s 135 million days total. bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
Join the Attendance Awareness Campaign today and end chronic absence in our schools: http://bit.ly/1oqfID7 #SchoolEveryDay
This September, 75 lucky Arkansas kindergarteners will win a $529 Arkansas GIFT College Savings Plan account contribution to be used toward higher education! The initiative runs Sept. 1-30 in celebration of College Savings Month. Learn more at https://www.arkansas529.org/home/coloring2016.html.
Happy Labor Day from WDMESC!
New research shows nearly half of American parents underestimate the harm of school absences. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2bo2sfE
Welcome back students!!
Please watch for school buses tomorrow. Remember...Flashing Red, Kids Ahead! Click here for more info on bus safety. http://bit.ly/2aW4LWX
Teacher Center will be closed today. Thank you for your understanding.