Johnny Key

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2015 - 2016 My Child/My Student Resources

Below are the My Child/My Student resources for the 2015-2016 school year. For the 2016-2017 resources, please go to For 2014-2015 resources, go to

2015-2016 Topics List

Parental Involvement Online Professional Development

This half-hour parental involvement course features Jonathan Crossley, 2014 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Mr. Crossley discusses chronic absenteeism and suggests strategies that teachers can use to help students be successful. In addition, Mr. Crossley addresses the underlying meaning of chronic absenteeism and why it matters. He also offers suggestions for teachers as they communicate with parents about the importance of regular school attendance among students.
To complete a course and obtain a certificate of completion for ADE-approved online professional development courses, review and study the lessons, take and pass the assessment at mastery level of 80 percent or higher, and complete the survey.
Are you ready to learn? Go to  or follow this breadcrumb in ArkansasIDEAS: My Courses > LIBRARY: Parental Involvement. 

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May 2016: Maximize Summer

April 2016: Goals for Success / National Child Abuse Prevention Month

March 2016: Engagement / Severe Weather Preparedness

February 2016: Testing / National School Counseling Week

January 2016: Goals for Success / Flu Season

December 2015: Serving the Community / Health and Safety

November 2015: Helping My Child / School Health

October 2015: Parent/Teacher Conferences / National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month / Flu Prevention

September 2015: Student Involvement: Student Goals for Success / National Preparedness Month

August 2015: Back to School / School Attendance / School Bus Safety

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