Welcome To Arkansas Learn

Welcome to the Arkansas Local Education Agency Resource Network, your  state wide partner to assist in meeting the challenges of providing 21st century special education services. The mission is to promote sound research-based building and classroom educational practices to achieve the educational results required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Arkansas Department of Education. It is the desire of AR LEARN to be able to respond to statewide needs as well as those of individual school districts. ARLEARN is particularly interested in working with districts that have been determined by this office to be in the "needs assistance" category for full state and federal compliance. The state wide professional development program is designed to build the capacity of local special education personnel and, to the extent appropriate, that of general educational professionals, as well. Professional development credit will be awarded by the Dawson ESC for any training attended. You can contact the professionals at AR LEARN by going to the website www.arlearn.org and clicking on "contact us."




Vocabulary Startegies for SLP's


Vocabulary development is a key to a student’s ability to access the curriculum. Based primarily on the work of Judy Montgomery and Isabel Beck, this workshop will examine four types of vocabulary and their relationship to the CCSS, review key attributes of “word learning,” demonstrate how to choose appropriate target vocabulary, and explain how to design efficient intervention strategies and measure student progress for direct vocabulary intervention. Consultation and collaboration with classroom teachers, which is essential to providing more effective, integrated vocabulary instruction, will also be discussed.


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To Puberty and Beyond

Course Description: Puberty is a challenging time for all youth, but can present even more challenges for young people who have developmental disabilities, including autism and intellectual disabilities. It is important that ALL adolescents learn about their developing bodies and emerging sexuality.  The training will offer teachers, parents, para-educators and therapists information about developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for teaching the social skills, self-awareness, and safety skills necessary to provide appropriate sexuality education. Easy to use, accessible curriculum, materials, and lesson plans will be demonstrated and shared.

 After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify important components for appropriate sexuality education
  • Utilize developmentally appropriate strategies to approach hard to teach concepts
  • Incorporate strategies for teaching one on one and group lessons
  • Find, access, and adapt sexuality education curriculum, lesson plans, and materials to meet the needs of individual students

Registration Fee: $110.00

Online Registration: www.eastersealsar.com "Trainings" or Fax registrations to 501-227-3771

1.      Workshop Date:  Thursday, July 10, 2014; Location: SE AR Education Service Coop  1022 Scoggin Drive, Monticello, AR 71655; Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:00 am);  Contact Person/Agency: Dianna Griffe Easter Seals Arkansas Outreach; Contact Phone Number: 501-227-3770; Email: dgriffe@eastersealsar.com; Website: www.eastersealsar.com.