WHAT IS IDEAS?

ArkansasIDEAS connects K-12 educators with quality ADE-approved professional development and educational opportunities. You will also find a wide range of training on multiple platforms, thousands of classroom resources, and state and national initiatives.

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Programs of Study

ArkansasIDEAS offers two Programs of Study designed to assist teachers in obtaining a Arkansas Educator License or additional grade band endorsements added to an existing license. These programs consist of a 45-hour block of professional development courses. For more information click here.

What is a Presidential Library? is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
This course features an interactive virtual tour of the Clinton Presidential Library
2017-08-09

Financial Literacy Unit Three - Five are now available for certified teachers on the LMS
In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, discusses six types of insurance, describing the purpose, coverage, and potential costs of each.
2017-08-09

Financial Literacy Unit Two: Credit is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Gaining and maintaining good credit can open many doors and aid in reaching goals, while bad credit can cause trouble. In this course Jennifer Wray, a National Board Certified Family and Consumer Sciences teacher from Valley View High School, examines the world of credit.
2017-08-09

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Child Maltreatment 2017 Banner

This course is now available on ArkansasIDEAS.

Act 1236 of 2011: Child Maltreatment (2017)

As licensed professionals and school officials, one of our most vital responsibilities is to ensure that any concerns regarding the abuse or neglect of children are handled appropriately. This course, featuring Sherry Williamson from the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence, delves into the legal requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act and the penalties and protections relevant to mandated reporters. Ms. Williamson explains that it is the legal responsibility for all school officials, which includes any adult working in an administrative or supervisory capacity, to report suspicions of abuse directly to the child abuse hotline. Indicators of abuse and neglect are also provided, as well as recommendations for managing disclosures of abuse from children.

This course, which was recorded on April 25, 2017 at the AETN studios in Conway, Arkansas, meets the requirements of Act 1236 of 2011 for the 2017-2018 school year.

If you have reason to suspect the abuse or neglect of a child, call 1-844-SAVE-A-CHILD.