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 desired student achievement for all students in Rogers, Arkansas.” 

    RPS Required Professional Development:

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

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

    The following professional development is required in the 2023-2024 school year:

    Schools will conduct an annual policy review of:

    • Annual Policy Review
      • Anti-Bullying Policy 
      • Sexual Harassment Policy
      • SMART Core Curriculum
      • School Safety & Crisis Plan
      • IT Security
      • Arkansas Educator Code of Ethics  
      • Human Trafficking 
      • Science of Reading
      • 504/ADA
    • Teen Suicide Awareness (2 Hours)
    • Bullying (2 Hours)  
    • Test Security and Confidentality
    • Athletic Coaches Training (at least once every 3 years)
    • ATLAS Portal Certification

    One-half of the 36 hours required for licensure (18 hours) must be directly related to one or 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 Evaluator Certification for TESS
    • New Administrator Training for TESS/LEADS

    2023-2024 PD Calendar
    *For a complete listing of professional development requirements, see the 2023-2024 Required PD Chart.

    For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here:

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