ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-06-008

Date Created : 08/09/2005


Co-op Directors
Secondary Principals
Elementary Principals
other: Curriculum Specialists; Special Education Coordinators

Type of Memo: Regulatory
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Donald M. Stewart, Deputy Commissioner
Rules Governing Professional Development

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Ms. Janinne Riggs

Phone Number:


The Rule Governing Professional Development has been approved by the State Board of Education and is attached to this Commissionerís Memo.

Key features of the Rules include:

Definitions Section 3.00

Time Requirements Section 4.00
The required 60-hours of professional development shall include:
* Technology - 6 hours annually
* Arkansas History - 2 hours annually for all teachers teaching Arkansas History
* Parent Involvement - 2 hours annually for teachers and 3 hours annually for administrators
* Data disaggregation, instructional leadership, and fiscal management professional development shall be included annually for all administrators

Professional Development Criteria Section 5.00
* All professional development shall be aligned to the National Staff Development Council Standards
* Approved professional development shall relate to focus areas listed in this section
* Approved professional development may be earned in a variety of ways listed in this section
* Up to 12 hours of professional development may be earned prior to the beginning of school, if those hours meet the criteria outlined in this section

Professional Development Plan Section 6.00

Approval Process Section 7.00

Funding Section 8.00

Monitoring/Evaluation Section 9.00


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