THE 2016 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE FROM THE ARKANSAS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION
All workshops have been approved for professional development credit by AEA in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Arkansas State Department of Education. There are no fees to attend AEA Workshops.
We look forward to seeing you.
ROZZELL LECTURE SERIES HISTORY
Each year, as part of our Professional Development Conference, we host a speaker as part of our Rozzell Lecture Series. This year's lecture and reception will take place 6-8pm on November 3, 2016 at the Clinton Presidential Center, 1200 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock
2016 Forrest Rozzell Lecturer
2015 National Teacher of the Year
During the AEA Convention, downtown parking is limited and can become extremely congested. We strongly recommend carpooling or taking the shuttles to the workshop sites whenever possible. CAUTION: DO NOT park in lots marked "Monthly Parking" or in other private or unauthorized spaces. TOWING CHARGES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE!
In downtown Little Rock, the Robinson Convention Center is offering a discount rate at the parking decks listed below for all-day parking (no in and out). REMEMBER You must show your AEA Membership Card to get the discount.
The Clinton School of Public Service is allowing AEA to use its rear parking lot during the Professional Development Conference. The parking lot for AEA is the east parking lot furthest from the CSPS. People can enter the lot from Dean Kumpuris Street.
Shuttle service will be provided by Pulaski County Special School District. The buses will be available to transport participants to and between each workshop site. Each bus will have an AEA Shuttle sign in the window. Participants riding the shuttles should be at the Clinton School of Public Service rear parking lot (can enter from Dean Kumpuris Street) in Little Rock one hour before the start of their selected workshop. Each morning shuttles will transport members from the parking lot to the different workshop sites. Participants should be in the parking lot one hour before the start of their selected workshop to assure timely arrival at workshop site.
Shuttle service will run approximately every 10-20 minutes from parking lot to workshop sites. Participants will be dropped off at workshop site and picked up at the same area at the end of the workshop. Shuttles will be at each location at the end of the workshop and/or day to transport members to other workshop sites or back to the parking lot.
If you have any questions regarding shuttle service, please contact Alice Canady (501-952-9394).
Parking and Shuttle info
Shanna Peeples presents: The Power of Student Voice in Today's Classroom
"When you bring student voice into your lesson, that is when you get a great leap of creativity and innovation,” says 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples of Amarillo, Texas. In this session, Peeples will show how she has incorporated student voice into her instruction to the great benefit of her students – and her teaching practice. Its twin focus on student engagement and teacher leadership is applicable to all levels and content areas. The presentation aims to foster conversation, new ideas and strategies all teachers can take back to their classroom.
ARKANSAS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
1500 WEST 4TH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72201
This year's conference hotel is the
424 West Markham
Little Rock, AR 72201