Upcoming ALA Reach Events
Spark! Virtual Community of Practice
Spark! is a virtual community of practice designed to foster conversation and share best practices about trending school issues and challenges. Each session focuses on a specific issue through a case study and a short didactic, or mini-lesson, and conversations guided by our Hub team of Arkansas educational leaders. Synchronous sessions are offered on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. The didactic and case study presentations as well as a summary of discussion suggestions will be available for on-demand viewing through the Wisdom LMS.
ALA Reach values engagement. We encourage teachers, teacher leaders, aspiring leaders, and administrators to submit a case study or problem of practice they would like addressed in an upcoming Spark! session. Click here to submit a case study or problem of practice.
The next Spark! session is scheduled for Wednesday, November 3. Dr. Peter DeWitt will be the special guest presenter. His focus topic will be “Empowering School Leadership Teams.” Click here to register now. Please note, there will not be a case study or particular problems of practice presented during this session.
On-Demand Learning with ALA Reach
ALA Reach partners with Wisdom LMS Platform to provide on-demand learning FREE to all Arkansas educators. Wisdom combines a Course Store with a Classroom Dashboard allowing users the opportunity for personalized professional learning based on individual needs and interests. Registered Wisdom users can view more about on-demand options, individual course availability, and expiration dates in the Course Store. Click here for Wisdom registration instructions.
The 2021-22 ALA Reach on-demand programming options will include:
Watch for more updates and information on Reach programming coming soon.
ALA Reach supports Arkansas Leadership Academy’s three focus areas of Collaborative Leadership, Collective Efficacy, and Cultural Competence to enhance student-focused education, continual school improvement, and educational equity and excellence for all Arkansas students.
ALA Reach provides free professional learning for current Arkansas education leaders and aspiring leaders. All Arkansas educators and policymakers are invited to use ALA Reach opportunities and resources. There is no application process for ALA Reach. However, online event registration is required for participation.View the calendar to the left to register for upcoming ALA Reach events.