Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Arkansas Stem Centers

 

The Arkansas Network of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Centers serves to enrich the knowledge and teaching practices of teachers in STEM by:

  • Linking institutions of higher education to K-12 public schools, educational service cooperatives, and businesses; and
  • Providing services and resources for teachers, administrators, and students.

The Centers work to keep the public informed and offer implementation assistance as it relates to trends in education.

 

Objectives

  • Provide professional development opportunities for classroom teachers, administrators, and other educators.
  • Strengthen the skills and preparation of pre-service teachers.
  • Increase collaboration between the Schools of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Education at institutions of higher education.
  • Contribute to improving student achievement in mathematics and science.
  • Assist schools in curriculum, instruction and assessment improvements and reform.
  • Foster partnerships with school districts in order to provide technical assistance.
  • Promote collaboration and coordination of activities with the Educational Service Cooperatives.
  • Support high quality mathematics and science education in the state.
  • Coordinate with the Arkansas Department of Education in school improvement efforts.
  • Serve as resources for mathematics, science and technology materials. 

For more information, please contact:

Thomas Coy
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Learning Services
Four Capitol Mall, Room 202-B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4800

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