Six Arkansas Education Renewal Zones
Participants in the Adopt-A-Classroom program at the University of Arkansas talked at a reception April 14 about how it energized them and changed their perceptions of education. In one case, a participant said it made him consider a career in teaching.The visit by the 35 members of the Gentry High School band was made possible by a partnership program called Adopt-A-Classroom established by the Education Renewal Zone based in the College of Education and Health Professions.The Education Renewal Zone and the Office of Undergraduate Student Recruitment in the College of Education and Health Professions hosts a "Future Teacher's Day" for high school students interested in the teaching profession.  Informational breakout sessions give these high school students a chance to visit in small groups with University faculty in all divisions within the field.  The visit by the 35 members of the Gentry High School band was made possible by a partnership program called Adopt-A-Classroom established by the Education Renewal Zone based in the College of Education and Health Professions.Participants in the Adopt-A-Classroom program at the University of Arkansas talked at a reception April 14 about how it energized them and changed their perceptions of education. In one case, a participant said it made him consider a career in teaching.Third- and fourth-graders at Leverett Elementary School in Fayetteville livened up Dead Day on campus today while competing in the Razorback STEM Challenge sponsored by the Education Renewal Zone.

Education Renewal Zone

Mission Statement/Vision of the Education Renewal Zone Partnership Office

 

The University of Arkansas, the Northwest Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, as well as the partner schools, their students, parents, and communities work together to provide and implement customized strategies, effective tools, and authentic partnerships to improve overall public school performance and student academic achievement.

Goals:

  1. Develop a comprehensive program of professional development for pre-service and in-service teachers.
  2. Develop P-16 curriculum that is rigorous, intentionally aligned, and reflects the needs of the stakeholders.
  3. Develop a mentoring program for partner school students, pre-service teachers, and in-service teachers.
  4. Develop staffing, assisting schools in creating and implementing plans to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.
  5. Support partner schools as they strive for parental and community involvement in the academic work of students.
  6. Enhancing leadership through an advisory group consisting of Institutes of Higher Education, partner schools including parents and community members, and Educational Service Cooperatives.