Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program
The Arkansas Department of Education is pleased to announce the launch of the fourth year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. This prestigious program is open to Arkansas school librarians and teachers of English language arts, fine arts, and social studies in grades 7 – 12.
Selected participants will have the opportunity to learn about historic art, objects, and resources from the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. During a summer workshop, and throughout the 2018-19 school year, participants will work with representatives from these organizations and the Arkansas Department of Education to develop innovative units and lesson plans. Using these historic objects and artwork, educators will also develop a student civic engagement project that addresses an issue in the community, state, nation, or world.
To date, more than 6,000 Arkansas students have benefited from the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program. “When you give students the chance to address real issues in history and in their community today, and you give them the historical art and artifacts to analyze, and the skills to think their way to their own conclusions, your students will rise to the challenge. They want to think about things that matter and say what matters to them,” stated ADOL participant Marcia Lanier, Bryant High School Librarian.
Educators interested in participating must apply by midnight February 16, 2018. Travel stipends and professional development credit will be provided. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/2AopCBK
To access the flyer for the Arkansas Declaration of Learning, click the image above.
To access the complete brochure for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms, click the image above.
To learn more about the program, please view:
Bringing History to Life:
Lifelong learning begins and is systematically developed through the school library curriculum of Arkansas elementary and secondary schools. The school library program contributes to the individual growth and development of all students while fostering both excellence and equity in education. School librarians dedicate themselves to working for quality library programs for all students.
For more information, please contact:
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201