The Division of Elementary and
Secondary Education (DESE) and the Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST)
Initiative announce the 2021 Vision Building Workshops for Arkansas schools
considering implementation of an EAST program. All workshops will be held
virtually through the Zoom platform.
Workshop dates and times:
- Tuesday, February 16th at 9:00 AM
- Tuesday, February 16th at 1:00 PM
- Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 AM
- Thursday, February 18th at 1:00 PM
The Vision Building Workshop is a chance to get an overview of
the EAST Program and a chance to learn more about EAST students and projects.
Matt Dozier, President of the EAST Initiative, will present the EAST model; and
Melanie Bradford, Grants and Special Projects Coordinator for the Division of
Elementary and Secondary Education will be on hand to answer questions about
this year’s opportunities for start-up funding. This workshop is the best opportunity for prospective EAST
schools to see, hear, and ask questions. This is the time for local teams to
seriously begin the process that leads to local school adoption of EAST in the
local community. It is also a required
activity for the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Grant Program.
Experience has taught that the EAST programs which see the greatest success are
those started with the strongest foundation of local support. Therefore, it is
recommended a team of people from different areas of the local educational
community attend the meeting. Team
members should ideally include a district level administrator, a building level
administrator, a counselor (or whoever schedules students for classes) and a
Please contact Melanie Bradford, with the Division of Elementary
and Secondary Education, (email@example.com)
or Tami Baker, Executive Coordinator to the President/CEO, (Tami@EASTstaff.org) if your local district plans to attend.
Please direct further questions about this workshop to Melanie Bradford
at 501-951-5164 or Tami Baker at 501-472-7852.