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.” 

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.

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. 

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:
New Administrators must obtain Evaluator Certification for TESS
New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS
Bloomboard (Optional)
CWT Training

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:
Professional_Development_February_2016.pdf

For Learning Forward Professional Development Standards click here:
Learning_Forward_Standards_2013.p
Department Contacts
 Atwell, Dr. Debbie  
Business:  479-636-3910
Email:  datwell@rps.k12.ar.us

To schedule the PDC contact Lisa Lawyer  or Judi Harvey in the district administration offices.

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