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LITTLE ROCK -- This year's Arkansas Department of Education Summit will be held June 18-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The four-day conference provides an environment to facilitate networking and skill development between teachers, administrators and other education professionals, according to a news release from the ADE.

It combines several smaller conferences pertaining to computer science, dyslexia, data, school health and more into one event in a single location.

A fee of $50 per person will allow entry to all four days of the summit. Attendees will have the opportunity to browse conference workshops and build tailored schedules that are personalized to individual needs, specifications and areas of expertise.

"The ADE Summit is a premier opportunity for professional learning for school personnel," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the release.

"The summit will provide the opportunity for educators to share their experiences, build partnerships, and improve student learning. I commend the Department of Education for its efforts to provide a comprehensive conference, and I encourage teachers, school administrators, and school personnel to attend," Hutchinson said.

"In order to lead the nation in student-focused education, we must provide quality professional development that promotes student learning," ADE Commissioner Johnny Key said in the release.

"Through this summit, educators and school personnel will have the opportunity to network, hear from nationally recognized speakers, and learn about best practices. Designed as a one-stop shop for professional development, the summit provides something for everyone -- from transportation and facility directors and bookkeepers, to teachers and administrators. I encourage all school personnel to register to attend this exciting event," Key said.

Presentations during the summit will cover academic content areas and school operations in categories such as collaboration, instruction, leadership and operations.

Featured keynote speakers will include Luis Cruz, who presents on methods from "Transforming School Culture" by Anthony Muhammad; Philip Warrick, an author and consultant for High Reliability Schools; Salome Thomas-EL, a principal and best-selling author from Delaware; and Regina Stephens Owens, an internationally-recognized presenter who focuses on building a culture of connectivity and collaboration, according to the release.

Local on 05/16/2019

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