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 2018-2019:

Parental Involvement - 2 hours.  This willbe 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 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:
    New Administrators must obtain Evaluator Certification for TESS
    New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS

    *For complete listing of professional development requirements see Required PD Chart.
    Rogers Required PD Chart 18_19.pdf

    For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here:

    For Learning Forward Professional Development Standards click here:
    Department Contacts
    Scheiderer, Danya
    Business:  479-636-3910

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