Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education EAST Administrator & Stakeholder Training Workshops for EAST Programs

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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals

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EAST Administrator & Stakeholder Training is designed for administrators of the local EAST program. This interactive training covers some of the historical foundations of EAST, the unique traits of the EAST environment, events, training, budget, policies, procedures, and other helpful information to better support the local EAST program. Workshop attendance is required by administrative representatives of new EAST programs, Arkansas EAST Upgrade recipients, new building administrators, and administrators who have not attended in the past three years but who actively oversee an EAST program.


Any administrator or stakeholder responsible for the local EAST program (i.e. budgeting, scheduling, daily program operations, student and facilitator training, facilitator observations, etc.) should attend this training.


Agenda items:


Program Evaluation

“Cash in Pocket”

EAST Pedagogy/History

Project vs Activity

Student Growth / CART

NSL Funding Opportunities



Materials provided for:


Best practices for the EAST environment

EAST support

Student selection, placement, and overall scheduling

EAST Credit Options

Facilitator Selection and Professional Development

Student Technical Training

Logistical and fiscal issues related to travel, conference participation, program support and periodic upgrades

Relationships with state and national organizations

Cross-curricular pathways using the EAST technology to achieve meaningful community service

Supporting research


 At no time are facilitators and/or students eligible to fulfill a school’s obligation to attend EAST Administrator Training & Stakeholder Training.


There is no cost to attend this workshop. Three hours of technology professional development will be given to participants. Workshop hours are 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  Registration is REQUIRED. You may self-register at  or email registration requests to Subject line: EAST Administrator & Stakeholder Training Registration. Email body: name, position, school name, date of training, and training location. A confirmation email with directions to workshop location will be sent to the email account provided. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call (501) 371-5016.


2019-2020 Training Locations and Dates:


September 17             EAST Initiative, Little Rock, AR

September 24             EAST Initiative, Little Rock, AR

October 8                    Northwest AR Education Cooperative - Farmington, AR

October 22                  Northeast AR Education Cooperative - Walnut Ridge, AR

October 29                  Southeast AR Education Cooperative - Monticello, AR

November 12              EAST Initiative, Little Rock, AR


Direct questions to Rinda Hall at 501-371-5016 or



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