Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Continuing to RISE: The Writing Revolution 2023-2024 Cohorts Forming Now

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Assistant Principal; Assistant Superintendent; Communications Manager / Director; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts); Curriculum Coordinators; District Coordinators (ALE; Homeless; ESOL; SDFS & Foster); Educator Effectiveness System Coordinator; Equity Coordinators (Disability/Race/Gender/National Origin); Federal Programs; Gifted & Talented Coordinators; Parent Involvement Coordinators/Facilitators; Principals; School Counselors; Superintendents; Teachers

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To connect the science of reading to writing, DESE is excited to partner for a third year with a team from The Writing Revolution to offer Advancing Thinking Through Writing I. This synchronous course will be offered for the 2023-2024 school year and is open for all content teachers in grades K-12 to participate. This course introduces participants to the Hochman method, an explicit set of sequenced strategies for teaching expository writing that can be integrated into any content. There will be multiple cohorts of training beginning this September. 


Districts interested in participating should assemble a team of educators and at least one administrator or specialist. Specialists could include but are not limited to instructional facilitators, gifted and talented specialists, content area leaders, and special education advisors. An administrator could include but is not limited to a principal, assistant principal, curriculum coordinator, or program administrator.  


A district must send at least one administrator or specialist with their teachers if it is the district's first year enrolled in the training.

If you would like to send educators to this training, please review the MOU and submit your response using the Google Form. If you have questions or need more information, please contact Amber Pirnique at


Please submit your district’s MOU via this link or scan the QR Code


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