LITTLE ROCK —The Arkansas Department of Education is excited to host a four-day
conferencenext month that gives teachers, administrators, and other education
representatives the opportunity tonetwork and grow professionally.
The ADE Summit, which will be held June 18-21 at the Hot Springs Convention Center,
combinesseveral smaller conferences into one large, robust event. Combining
conferences about computerscience, dyslexia, data, school health, and other topics
into one conference promotes efficiency, whilegiving all educators and school
personnel from around the state the opportunity to learn aboutnumerous areas of
interest at one location.
“The ADE Summit is a premier opportunity for professional learning for school
personnel," GovernorAsa Hutchinson said. "The Summit will provide the opportunity
for educators to share theirexperiences, build partnerships, and improve student
learning. I commend the Department ofEducation for its efforts to provide a
comprehensive conference, and I encourage teachers, schooladministrators, and school
personnel to attend."
“In order to lead the nation in student-focused education, we must provide quality
professionaldevelopment that promotes student learning,” ADE Commissioner Johnny Key
said. “Through thisSummit, educators and school personnel will have the opportunity
to network, hear from nationally-recognized speakers, and learn about best
practices. Designed as a one-stop shop for professionaldevelopment, the Summit
provides something for everyone – from transportation and facility directorsand
bookkeepers, to teachers and administrators. I encourage all school personnel to
register toattend this exciting event."
Organized into categories, such as collaboration, instruction, leadership, and
operations, the Summitwill include presentations about academic content areas and
school operations. In addition tohighlighting local best practices, numerous keynote
speakers will be featured. Among them are Dr.Luis Cruz, who presents on methods from
Transforming School Culture by Anthony Muhammad; Dr.Philip Warrick, an author and
consultant for High Reliability Schools; Salome Thomas-EL, a principaland
best-selling author from Delaware; and Regina Stephens Owens, an
internationally-recognizedpresenter who focuses on building a culture of
connectivity and collaboration.
The cost to attend the multi-day event is only $50 a person. Upon registration, those
scheduled toattend can browse the numerous conference workshops and build schedules
that are personalized to
best meet their needs. To learn more about the summit and to register, please visit