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As a state chapter of the Association of American Educators (AAE), the Arkansas State Teachers Association (ASTA) is a statewide non-union, professional educators' organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda.



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Weekly News Round-Up for July 21st

Each week, ASTA brings its members a round-up of what’s happening in education. From big, eye-catching headlines to the stories most papers overlook, ASTA finds the news our members really want to see. This week, we have school start dates, vouchers, early education, and more!

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5 Emerging Trends in 21st-Century Education

This post was written by Scott Freiberger and was originally published on GettingSmart.com.


With the advent of new technologies being infused in school curricula, educators and school leaders are beginning to rethink all facets of data in the classroom. New, innovative methods of data collection are continually being developed, which offer new options for ongoing formative, culminating summative and alternative assessments. Yet what precisely do nouveau “research-based instructional strategies” entail? Although challenges in curriculum design may arise due to advanced technology integration, schools are nonetheless embracing the future. Here are five emerging trends for 21st-century classrooms.

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Hack Your Bulletin Board with These Tips & Tricks

The bulletin board is both the most useful and most daunting part of the classroom. The bulletin board can be a place where student work is highlighted, students are welcomed, and a key in classroom organization. Its blank canvas can also leave teachers in a panic and unsure how to fill the space. Then after the teacher knows what they’re going to do, setting up the bulletin board itself can be time consuming and exhausting, especially when they’re expected to change out the contents regularly.

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