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.


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.

An Overview of Developmental Dyslexia and Specific Reading Disability is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Dr. Timothy N. Odegard presents the biological factors of dyslexia and explains its neurological origin. Dr. Odegard reviews what happens in the brain of a dyslexic individual and discusses the act of reading language as a process related to, but fundamentally distinct from, hearing language.

Teaching Math for Robust Understanding: Part One, Two, Three, and Four are now available for certified teachers on the LMS.
Teaching for Robust Understanding of Mathematics, or TRU Mathematics, is a five-dimensional framework for creating effective learning environments, classroom activities, and professional development for teachers.

Literacy Design Collaborative: An Introduction is now available for certified teachers on the LMS
Eleanor Dougherty, EDThink Consultant and author of Assignments Matter, has helped to develop the Literacy Design Collaborative's task and module templates since their inception.

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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.