Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Faculty Positions Available for 2020 Arkansas Governor's School (AGS)

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LS-20-043
Memo Date
10/22/2019
Memo Type
Informational
Unit
Learning Services
Regulatory Authority
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NO
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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; Teachers; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Curriculum Coordinators; School Counselors

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The Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) will be hosted at Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas from July 5, 2020 - August 1, 2020. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is currently accepting faculty applications from educators and other professionals for teaching positions at the 2020 AGS in three broad areas:

 

 Area I - Academics and Arts: Choral Music, Drama, Instrumental Music, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Visual Arts, and Cybersecurity

 

 Area II - General Conceptual Development: focuses on the nature of knowledge and epistemology

 

Area III - Personal and Social Development: fosters the personal and social development necessary for students to benefit fully from their Area I and Area II classes along with the cultural and social events of the Arkansas Governor's School.

 

Those interested in applying for positions should exemplify the following qualities:

  • An extensive knowledge of subject areas
  • Familiarity with theories, concepts, and practices in area(s) of expertise
  • The ability to convey, with enthusiasm, the nature of the search for understanding, and to help students gain skills necessary to join in that quest
  • An eagerness to participate in activities outside the classroom with students and other faculty
  • The ability to communicate effectively with high school students of high potential
  • The expertise to facilitate classroom interaction and discussion

Appointments to the AGS faculty are for one summer term.

 

Applicants should submit an Arkansas Governor's School Faculty Application Cover Sheet, a letter of application describing qualifications, curriculum ideas, and teaching style; a current curriculum vitae; and a list of three references to:     

          Krystal Nail

          Office of Gifted and Talented

         Division of Elementary and Secondary Education

          Four Capital Mall, Mail Slot 28

          Little Rock, AR 72201

          Phone: 501-682-4224

          Fax: 501-682-4220

  Email: Krystal.Nail@arkansas.gov 

 

Job descriptions for each AGS position, instructions for the faculty application process, and the Arkansas Governor’s School Faculty Application Cover Sheet can be found at https://www.atu.edu/ags. The application deadline is January 1, 2020.

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