Arkansas Department of Education Transitional Literacy and Math Ready Training Dates and Location

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In order to offer the SREB Transitional Literacy Ready or Transitional Math Ready, teachers must receive professional development for the course. ADE will offer the required professional development this summer for teachers. Training will be from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on July 23 -25, 2019, in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the UALR Donaghey Student Center. Lunch will be provided to participants. Schools will need to cover lodging and transportation costs.


Registration is available until June 28, 2019, at

To verify if a teacher has completed the Transitional Literacy Ready or Transitional Math Ready training, please contact Veronica Hebard at 501-682-0488 or


Literacy Ready

This course utilizes a disciplinary literacy approach that teaches students strategies for reading and understanding complex texts in different subject areas. Students learn to develop and defend ideas from textbooks and write about them in college-level formats for English, history, and biology. The Literacy Ready course includes three units in English, three units in history, and two units in science. For more information about Literacy Ready, visit

Literacy Ready participants will need to order and read the following books for the literacy modules before attending training: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr, Ubik by Philip K. Dick, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare.


Math Ready

This course is designed for high school seniors who have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and need a transition course to get them college-ready, thereby avoiding remediation when entering college. The course emphasizes understanding of mathematics concepts rather than just memorizing procedures. By engaging students in real-world applications, Math Ready develops critical thinking skills that students will use in college and careers. For more information about Math Ready, visit


All Participants

All participants will need a laptop or tablet and are required to download and familiarize themselves with the curriculum.


A flyer providing the details of the training is attached.

Questions about the training should be directed to Veronica Hebard at 501-682-0488 or

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