Webinars introduce educators to the features, services and benefits of ArkansasIDEAS and PBS resources without the burden of travel. Topics include PBS educational resources, the professional development portal, and national and state level initiatives including Common Core State Standards, TESS and STEM. Webinars can be viewed through your computer or mobile device.

Notice: Professional development credit for the following webinars is not available from ArkansasIDEAS, but can be awarded by the school district or educational cooperative.

ArkansasIDEAS: Out of the Box

ArkansasIDEAS has been offering quality 21st century professional development to the state of Arkansas since 2006 and our role in professional development has been continually growing. Teachers are familiar with our growing portal of quality, convenient professional development courses on a wide range of topics. But we are no longer just a portal, but a wealth of tools and resources. Come learn about ArkansasIDEAS’ newest microsites built to support Common Core State Standards, STEM education and the Teacher Excellence and Support System. Let us save you time and money by showing you how to access ADE-approved courses to meet specific PD requirements. Learn about new technology with Lynda.com at no cost to you. We are breaking out of the box to the needs of Arkansas educators on their journey.

ArkansasIDEAS: An Introduction

Are you a new Arkansas State licensed educator? Need help registering for Arkansas IDEAS? Do you just need help navigating through the portal? If so, join us for an introduction to the Arkansas IDEAS portal. Participants will learn how to: register, navigate, take a course, print certificates, and update profile.

Introduction to TESS

During this webinar, educators will learn how to navigate the ArkansasIDEAS TESS website. They will be given an overview of how the site works and strategies for measuring time in TESS coursework. Participants will also be shown resources to use for prescriptive professional development needs that arise from being evaluated using Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching.

Learning Media

You already know about the award-winning children’s television programming PBS offers, but how familiar are you with their online, educational resources? PBS LearningMedia is a new on-demand media service that provides easy access to classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted, multi-platform resources.


ADE, in partnership with Teacher Created Materials and AETN and ArkansasIDEAS, has developed an evidence-based classroom STEM education resource program to support educators in K-12 classrooms. These resources specifically focus on classroom-level instructional strategies, materials, and assessments. This program will directly assist teachers in learning practical, Common Core State Standards-based strategies that support the seven STEM Foundations. This quick webinar will demonstrate how to use this web resource.

If you would like to register for a webinar, please email ideastraining@aetn.org and indicate which webinar you are interested in scheduling.

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