Learning Services

The Division of Learning Services (DLS) is a team of professionals, within the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), who support quality performance for all students and share a common vision for education in Arkansas. The Division's mission is to support Arkansas schools by providing training and education to teachers and administrators, monitoring the progress of the learning environment and giving feedback on this progress.

Vision for Teaching and Learning

DESE is committed to students exhibiting evidence of learning through three lenses of application: actively literate, critical thinkers, and engaged in the community. DESE developed Arkansas Academic Standards and courses that outline the academic expectations in the state. The vision for teaching and learning is centered around the personal competencies referenced as the G.U.I.D.E. for Life. 

Lenses of Learning

TLC: The Teaching and Learning Collaborative

The Teaching and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is a statewide network of curriculum leaders that fosters collaboration and support with emphasis on effective teaching in every classroom and providing a guaranteed and viable curriculum.


Teaching and Learning Collaborative

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Kiffany Pride Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-4800

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