Southeast Arkansas Region

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Southeast Region EL Specialist serving Arkansas River, Great Rivers, and Southeast Arkansas Education Service Cooperatives

Program Description

The Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) works with schools and educational cooperatives to:

  • provide assistance through the Teacher Center Coordinators for professional development of teachers and administrators in the implementation of effective English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program design and delivery

  • assist, upon request, with program planning for ELs

  • coordinate ESOL professional development training

  • convene regional meetings of ESOL personnel to discuss strategies and share resources used to instruct ELs under the Arkansas Academic Standards

  • provide assistance to classroom teachers in implementing the Arkansas State Board of Education adopted English Language Proficiency Standards

  • provide on-site technical assistance addressing ESOL techniques and strategies