Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, Inc., AR AIMS, an affiliate of the National Math and Science Initiative, exists to strengthen the teaching of the AP® mathematics, science, and English courses and to build enrollment and increase the number of students taking and earning qualifying scores on AP® exams in these subjects.
Patsy Williford, the AR AIMS Math Content Director, is retiring this month. Patsy has been active in the field of mathematics education for 49 years. She taught at Fayetteville High School for 39 years. Patsy also was an adjunct professor at Northwest Arkansas Community College from 2001-2008. She is currently a Laying the Foundation teacher trainer and has been a trainer for College Board Pre-AP Math. From 2009-20015 Patsy was an AR AIMS math consultant. Patsy has been the Math Content director since 2015.
We are searching for a Director for Math. The person interested in this position must be one with a vast knowledge of math, have experience in presenting to teachers and administrators, be innovative, and be able to travel. If you are an AP Math teacher or an administrator who has recently taught AP math and are interested in working for AR AIMS to make a difference for teacher effectiveness and student achievement in Arkansas, please contact us. Click to access the job description and additional information.
Math Director Job Description
Summer 2019 Professional Development Opportunities
PAP Science, LTF Math 6th-12th, LTF English 6th-12th
Please note that ALL contents are being offered at Benton and Maumelle. All workshops are $500.00 for teachers from AR AIMS schools, $600.00 for teachers from non AR AIMS schools. ***NOTE: LTF Math & English DO NOT have to be taken in sequential order.
This is a tentative agenda that can be printed to submit to administrators for workshop approval .
AR AIMS Summer 2019 Workshop Agenda
At Benton High School, Benton, AR June 18-21
June 18-21, 2019: PAP Science–6th, 7th, Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, & Regular Chemistry
Click to register for Science Training in Benton
June 18-21, 2019: LTF English-YEAR 1– 6th-12th Grades
Click to register for LTF English in Benton
June 18-21, 2019: LTF Math-YEAR 3–6th-12th Grades Click here to register for the LTF Math in Benton
At Farmington High School, Farmington, AR June 25-28
June 25-28, 2019: PAP Science–ONLY OFFERING– 7th grade, Physical Science, & Regular Chemistry
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At Maumelle High School, Maumelle, AR July 23-26
July 23-26, 2019: PAP Science–6th, 7th, PS, Biology, Chemistry, & Regular Chemistry
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July 23-26, 2019: LTF English–Year 2 or Year 3–6th-12th Grades
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July 23-26, 2019: LTF Math–YEAR 2– 6th-12th Grades Click here to register for the LTF Math at Maumelle
FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS
For teachers teaching 3rd-5th Grades
**Note Elementary LTF workshops do not have to be taken in Sequential Year order
July 9-11, 2019: Little Rock, AR Crystal Hills Elementary School–Elementary LTF–Year 2–English/Social Studies or Math/Science Click here to register for the Elementary LTF -Year 2 in Little Rock
Fall 2 Day Content Workshops
- October 7 & 8- AP Language, AP Literature and PreAP English
- October 21 & 22- AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics
- October 28 & 29- AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics
The registration link for the Fall Workshops is not yet available