Did you know that DESE offers podcasts?

The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education offers podcasts on a variety of topics to encourage listeners to think and grow. Use the links below to learn more about the topics!

Arkansas AWARE is a project to advance wellness and resiliency in education. The goal is to support districts in efforts to provide mental health care awareness and trauma informed practices. 

The Arkansas 21st CCLC podcast is a quarterly podcast that communicates important program announcements as well as highlights successful 21st CCLC sites around the state. 

Fine Arts in Arkansas: Spotlights is a monthly interview series featuring phenomenal students and teachers of dance, music, theatre, and visual art from all corners of Arkansas. It aims to recognize Arkansas educators and students of the arts, build a statewide fine arts community, and identify examples of the Division of Learning Service’s vision for teaching and learning in the field: actively literate, critical thinkers, and community engaged. 

The G.U.I.D.E. for Life program, with the support of Arkansas counselors and educators, is designed to give K-12 students a plan – five guiding principles – that they can follow to achieve personal success: Growth (manage yourself). Understanding (know yourself). Interaction (build relationships). Decisions (make responsible choices), Empathy (be aware of others).