Professional Development

  • Rogers Public Schools'  strategic plan contains a theory of action 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.” 

    RPS Required Professional Development:

    60 hours of professional development is required for any certified employee with a 190-day contract or greater.  

    Legislation adopted in July 2014 requires 36 hours of professional development annually by the ADE. 

    The following professional development is required in 2020-2021 school year:

    Arkansas History - 2 hours
    This will be provided during BUILDING PD days.

    Schools will conduct annual policy review of:

    • Crisis & Safety Review
    • SMART Core Curriculum
    • Anti-Bullying Training/Policy
    • Sexual Harassment Policy
    • IT Security
    • Human Trafficking
    • Arkansas Educator Code of Ethics    

    One-half of the 36 hours required for licensure (18 hours) must be directly related to one of more of the following:

    1. teacher's content area
    2. instructional strategies  
    3. teacher's identified need

    Administrators:  Data Disaggregation, Instructional Leadership, Fiscal Management

    Professional Development will be provided as needed:

    • Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
    • 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.
    2020-21 PD Calendar
    2020-2021 State Required PD

    For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here:

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