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.”
Our professional development matters because YOU matter to each and every student. Professional development is our chance to reflect on personal performance, look for solutions, and perfect our practices. It is the best strategy teachers have to develop into the best teachers in every classroom.
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.
Required Professional Development
Watch this video for a summary of required PD.
The following professional development is required in 2016-2017:
2 hours Arkansas History for those who teach Arkansas History
Review of: Smart Core, Anti-bullying/Sexual Harassment, Safety/Crisis/Intruder Plans, and PD plans
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 Dissaggregation, 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 must obtain Evaluator Certification for TESS
New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS
Out of State and Teachers Returning to Workforce must complete:
ADE TESS Law and Process Training
Offered at the Coop on August 1, 2016
*For complete listing of professional development requirements see Required PD Chart.
Rogers Required PD Chart 16_17.pdf
For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here:
For Learning Forward Professional Development Standards click here: