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Sharing My EAST as #ArkansasGives

When my friend Dr. Kelly Lyon asked me to consider joining the EAST Initiative Board of Directors in 2010, I didn’t even know what the acronym stood for.  Kelly described EAST in terms that I found compelling: project learning, technology, … Continue reading

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The Next Level

Are you ready for the EAST Conference? Truth be told, we’re really not either. But we’re soooo close! We’ve hit that part of Conference preparation where the things to do are the “last minute things,” but somehow, like a chemistry … Continue reading

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The ‘Whoas’ of 2016

Note from Matt: Today we’re turning over the EASTWord to the “man behind the curtain,” Spencer Watson. Spencer is our Communications Manager and my editor-in-residence (not an easy job). Spencer wanted to apply his super power to the blog. I’ll … Continue reading

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Exceptional Exemplars

NOTE: You can find this blog entry and more stories from around the Initiative in the upcoming issue of EAST Quarterly, available Dec. 1 at https://issuu.com/eastquarterly.   In 2009 we quietly started a special program to recognize outstanding EAST students who … Continue reading

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EAST in the Valley of Innovation

  Nov. 10, 2016 – What a week this was! As I write this, a team representing the EAST Initiative is on a plane heading home from Silicon Valley after very little sleep but so much engagement and excitement. Last … Continue reading

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Forge IDEA Challenge

Editor’s Note: The following a guest blog by Darrell Henderson of Forge Arkansas, organizers of the Forge IDEA Challenge. I’ll let him tell you a bit about this unique contest and the concepts behind it and hope EAST students will … Continue reading

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Conference Excitement from the Leadership Team

I hope everyone is as excited about the EAST Conference as we are! We are within a month of the big event and our Leadership Retreat will soon be in full swing. The Leadership Team is integral to the success … Continue reading

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