Professional Development

Rogers Public Schools'  theory of action to support the strategic plan is that  . . . . “a clearly defined curriculum and best instructional practices supported by targeted professional development will lead to the desired student achievement for all students in Rogers, Arkansas.” 

Required Professional Development

60 hours of professional development is required for any certified employee with a 190-day contract or greater.  Beginning in July 2014, 36 hours of professional development is required by the ADE for license renewal. 

The following professional development is required in 2019-2020:

Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention - 2 hours. 
This will be provided during BUILDING PD days.

Schools will conduct annual policy review of: 

       One-half of the 36 hours required for licensure (18 hours) must be directly related to one of more of the following: 
         (1) the teacher's content area
         (2) instructional strategies applicable to the teacher's content area, or
         (3) the teacher's identified need

      Administrators:  Data Disaggregation, Instructional Leadership, Fiscal Management

      Professional Development will be provided as needed:

      Cultural and Linguistic Diversity 

      How to teach students with Disabilities, including Autism

      Test Security and Confidentiality Training

      New Administrators:
      New Administrators must obtain Elevator Certification for TESS
      New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS

      *For complete listing of professional development requirements see Required PD Chart.
      2019-2020 PD Calendar
      2019-20 State Required PD

      For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here:

      Department Contacts
      Danya Scheiderer
      Business:  479-636-3910

      To schedule the PLC contact Lisa Lawyer
      or call 479-636-3910