Mrs. Cathryn Bass led a professional development session today for PE teachers. They learned and laughed, and walked away with new ideas for their students. Thank you, Mrs. Bass for a fun and informative day!
4 days ago, WDMESC
Cathryn Bass
Cathryn Bass
Cathryn Bass
Cathryn Bass
Teachers spent 2 days working with geologists from the AR Office of the State Geologist. Day 1 included a field trip to dig for quartz. Day 2 included information on the provinces of Arkansas, local phenomenon and rock/mineral investigations.
8 days ago, Ben Carrigan
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K-12 science teachers met over the past 2 days to understand the AR K-12 Science standards, take a deep dive into the 3 dimensions, brainstorm phenomenon, and make application to assessments that can help teachers understand what students know and prepare for ATLAS. Big shout out to Harding University College of Education for hosting.
10 days ago, Ben Carrigan
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Science teachers participated in a GeoFloat and Hike of Sugarloaf Mountain at Greer's Ferry Lake. Teachers spent a day in the field and then met the following day to discuss phenomenon, lesson planning, and incorporating Earth Science in the classroom. Angela Chandler and Camille Gerhart with the Arkansas Geological Survey, provided experiences, insights, resources and a wealth of knowledge to the teachers.
28 days ago, Ben Carrigan
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K-5 teachers met together to work through Picture Perfect curriculum lessons and resources. A focus was on STEM, the 5E learning cycle and using picture books in science. Teacher left with lesson plans and access to the hands-on materials to teach.
about 1 month ago, Ben Carrigan
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Ben Carrigan met with K-12 science teachers working through three dimensional science teaching and learning. They began the day by learning through the eyes of their students and finished by taking a deep dive into the science standards, anchoring phenomenon, and lesson planning. Big thanks to Harding University College of Education for providing a great training space.
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Due to a train accident and possible chemical spill, and in response to the city of Beebe's request, WDMESC will be closed for the remainder of Monday, June 17th. We will reopen as soon as we can.
about 1 month ago, WDMESC
Vicki King will be presenting a session tomorrow at WDMESC on School-Based Identification. Join us!
about 2 months ago, WDMESC
School-based Identification
WDMESC wishes to express our appreciation for the outstanding teachers in our schools during National Teacher Appreciation Week! We extend our heartfelt thanks for your dedication to our students!
2 months ago, WDMESC
National Teacher Appreciation Week
The DESE Office of Learning Services is seeking literacy coaches that will support teachers and promote evidence-based literacy instruction aligned to the Science of Reading in K-3 classrooms in public schools that have earned the letter designation of “D or F” across the state of Arkansas. The right candidate will have a sense of urgency for improving literacy achievement, a desire to use data to support student growth, and a passion for tailored professional learning and coaching to improve instructional practice. Click this link for more information. https://bit.ly/3UuuhbG
2 months ago, WDMESC
Last week, Brook Singletary attended the 2024 CIRT (Cyber Incident Response Team) Conference in Little Rock. Arkansas is leading the nation in K-12 cybersecurity protocols by establishing the CIRT, comprised of ADE, DIS, and ESC Technology Coordinators. During the 2024 CIRT conference, the team engaged in a hands-on threat hunting exercise, received cyber law updates, and set new goals for the 2024-2025 school year.
3 months ago, WDMESC
CIRT Conference
CIRT Conference
CIRT Conference
Join us for PD in your PJs on June 10th or July 15th. We will start with a 1 hour Zoom for instructions and you'll do the rest at your own pace (1 week to complete). escWorks session numbers are 520445 and 520448.
3 months ago, WDMESC
PD in your Pjs
All are Welcome! Let's Celebrate Teaching!
3 months ago, Jackie Starks
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At WDMESC's Battle of the Books, 16 teams representing 6 districts engaged in high-energy competition. The atmosphere was electric, the competition intense, and everyone had a fantastic time! The Battle of the Books is a family-feud style competition, where teams read designated books throughout the year and answer questions related to them. These students showcased their knowledge remarkably well! The sheer number of tie-breakers showed just how well they knew the books. The winners of the Primary Battles were: The Searcy Lion Cubs - Champions The Deener Diamonds - 2nd Place The Cabot Power Panthers - 3rd Place The winners of the Elementary Battles were: The Cabot Reading Warriors - Champions The White County Central G.O.A.T.s - 2nd Place The Lonoke Bad News Books - 3rd Place The winners of the Middle School Battles were: The Cabot Reading Croissants - Champions The Cabot Librarians - 2nd Place The Des Arc Bookcaneers - 3rd Place
4 months ago, WDMESC
WDMESC Battle of the Books
Need Coaching Training? Pick one! Not sure if you need Coaching Training? Reach out to Jackie Starks at jstarks@wdmesc.org.
4 months ago, Jackie Starks
Coaching Training at WDMESC
Excitement fills the air at WDMESC today as our GT Specialist, Jennifer Park dives into Critical Thinking Day with students from our region! Young minds are expressing their curiosity and creativity! #UnlockingStudentPotential
4 months ago, WDMESC
Critical Thinking Day
Critical Thinking Day
Critical Thinking Day
Former Cabot student Joshua Barnett, who now serves as the CEO of NIET, delivers a presentation at the NIET Conference discussing the influence that Cabot teacher Jane Balgavy had on his life.
5 months ago, WDMESC
Joshua Barnett
Joshua Barnett
Join WDMESC's Tuer Kennard for the Bright Futures: Connecting Home and School, White county Alliance Meeting.
5 months ago, WDMESC
White County Alliance Meeting
In celebration of CTE Month, Wilbur D. Mills Education Service Cooperative is proud to showcase the amazing CTE programs at Beebe and Jacksonville North Pulaski High Schools.
6 months ago, WDMESC
CTE Regional Showcases
CTE Regional Showcases