Students perform a musical number at “MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience” summer enrichment program.

Grant brings beloved musical theatre program to life

After a 15-year absence, a beloved musical theatre enrichment program returned to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, thanks to a grant from the Arkansas Department of Education.  Continue reading “Grant brings beloved musical theatre program to life”

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UA Little Rock to host ‘Hamilton’-inspired student showcase

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a student showcase featuring music inspired by the breakout Broadway hit, “Hamilton,” on Friday, June 30.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock to host ‘Hamilton’-inspired student showcase”

The UA Little Rock Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education and the Little Rock School District are teaming up to provide the teachers training though the UA Little Rock School of Education’s gifted and talented licensure program. Pictured, left to right, back row: Terese Oliver and Holly Wolfe; Front row: Jennifer Thomas, Dr. Christine Deitz, Dr. Ann Robinson, and Darryl Powell.

Collaboration to provide gifted and talented training for Pulaski Heights Middle School teachers

Teachers from Pulaski Heights Middle School are going back to school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to learn how to more effectively teach gifted and talented middle school students in mathematics and literacy.  Continue reading “Collaboration to provide gifted and talented training for Pulaski Heights Middle School teachers”

A SLUFY instructor teaches gifted children the finer points of making windmills in the SLUFY program.

Registration open for gifted and talented youth summer program

The Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) program is accepting applications for this year’s educational event for high-ability students in kindergarten through eighth grade. 
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STEM Starters+ researchers including from left Dr. Jill L. Adelson, external evaluator, University of Louisville, Kristy Kidd, project director, Jodie Mahony Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Dr. Ann Robinson, principal investigator, Jodie Mahony Center, School of Education, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

STEM Starters+ finds engineering lessons help first-graders

After extensive investigation through the STEM Starters+ program, researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock found that even at the first-grade level, students can benefit from engineering lessons.

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A SLUFY instructor teaches gifted children the finer points of making windmills in the SLUFY program.

Registration open for summer gifted and talented youth event

The Summer Laureate University for Youth (SLUFY) program is accepting applications for this year’s educational event for high-ability students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

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Dr. Christine Deitz addressing the teachers at UALR's support site for National Board-certified teaching candidates

UALR home for teachers seeking National Board certification

What started as a group of 22 candidates led by three National Board certified teachers in 2008 has blossomed into a support site at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where 14 nationally certified teachers provide support for more than 110 candidates seeking certification and 40 teachers renewing National Board certification.

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Pictured: Kristy Kidd, right, Dr. Ann Robinson

Blog highlights STEM Starters+ research

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock study that examines effective ways to identify high-potential science and engineering students from traditionally underrepresented groups recently was featured in the Engineering is Elementary (EIE) Blog.

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Some participants at a Girls in the Middle activity Oct. 10, 2015

Girls in the Middle encourages students to enter STEM disciplines

Eighth-graders from throughout Arkansas participated in Girls in the Middle, a new program that encourages students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

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