We are so proud to announce that Amanda Ladish has been selected to participate in the 2020-21 Arkansas Declaration of Learning Program. This prestigious program is open to Arkansas school librarians and teachers of English language arts, arts, social studies, ELs, special education, and gifted and talented in grades 4-12.
Selected participants will learn about historic art, objects, and resources from the Clinton Foundation, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. At a five-day summer workshop in Little Rock from June 15-19, 2020, participants will work with representatives from these organizations and DESE to develop innovative units and lesson plans. Inspired by historic objects, artwork and special site visits, educators will develop a student-led, teacher directed civic engagement project that addresses an issue in their community, state, nation, or world.
Throughout the following school year, participants will test and refine their unit and execute the civic engagement project. Participants will be mentored throughout the one-year program and receive a stipend as program goals are met. Finally, there will be a culminating celebration event in summer 2021. We are so proud of Mrs. Ladish for being selected for this prestigious honor. #THEChoice