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Mt. Vernon-Enola awarded Beyond the Bell Grant
Mt. Vernon-Enola awarded Beyond the Bell Grant Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 8:41 AM

EAST at Mount Vernon-Enola has been awarded an EAST Beyond the Bell Grant made possible by the Arkansas Department of Education and the EAST Initiative. EAST students will offer a tech camp for 3rd graders through adult community members. Campers will work in teams using innovative technology to solve problems in their local community.

EAST named Top ed-tech Initiative in Arkansas
EAST named Top ed-tech Initiative in Arkansas Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

The EAST Initiative was named the top ed-tech initiative in Arkansas by eSchool news for technology advocacy and work being done around the nation. The initiatives listed for each state are recognized as promising ed-tech models that serve to demonstrate just how powerful ed-tech is for students and communities.

EAST Facilitator at Har-Ber named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist
EAST Facilitator at Har-Ber named Arkansas Teacher of the Year Finalist Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Congratulations to Debbie Lamb, EAST facilitator at Har-Ber, one of four finalists for Arkansas Teacher of the Year!! She received recognition from Governor Beebe and Dr. Tom Kimbrell during a ceremony at the state capitol today.

Calling Young App-tivists: Announcing Verizon's App Challlenge
Calling Young App-tivists: Announcing Verizon's App Challlenge Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Verizon's national mobile-app design competition aims to engage middle and high school aged students with talents and interests in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and empower them to create apps that connect STEM subjects to solve real-world problems in their communities or schools.

Girls and Coding: EAST at Sonora Elementary
Girls and Coding: EAST at Sonora Elementary Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:06 PM

EAST students at Sonora Elementary experiment with a microcontroller to develop computer science skills. Students Izzy and Kimbo had fun while developing code for an SOS message. The girls completed their project through their local EAST program and plan to continue building their coding skills.

   

New EAST Program at Ashdown
New EAST Program at Ashdown Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Ashdown Junior High School has been requesting inclusion in the national EAST Initiative for several years, and it has finally happened. James Jones, principal of AJHS, received word at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. Work began immediately to launch the AJHS EAST program for seventh and eighth graders for 2013-2014.

EAST comes to Hackett High School
EAST comes to Hackett High School Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 8:21 AM

Hackett High School has a new addition to the curriculum that is being offered to students.

Why STEM Matters
Why STEM Matters Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 8:14 AM

This week’s guest blogger is Dr. Suzanne Mitchell, the Executive Director of the Arkansas STEM Coalition. EAST is proud to be a member of the Coalition and the work it is doing to create opportunities for students.

EAST students at Springdale Elementary Create District’s First App
EAST students at Springdale Elementary Create District’s First App Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Students at Springdale Elementary School are getting a head start in technology by creating the district's first smartphone app.

Monticello EAST Students Receive $5,000 Grant for Aquaponics Project
Monticello EAST Students Receive $5,000 Grant for Aquaponics Project Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM

More than $5,000 was awarded to Monticello School District to fund an Aquaponics Project by EAST students. Arkansas Community Foundation presented the grant from Delta Endowment in Monticello, AR. The project will involve students in the design, construction, and maintenance of an Aquaponics system.

   

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