2020-2021 Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the Month
AACIA Monthly Updates 2nd Tuesday 1:00 p.m.
Arch Ford Curriculum Leader Meeting Immediately Following the AACIA Meeting.
See the "Meetings" tab above for agendas and notes. See also archived meeting agendas and notes from previous years.
Suzanne K. Jones, Special Advisor for Learning Services
Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office 501-683-5266. Fax 501-683-4802
Required Professional Development for License Renewal is based on the Rules Governing Professional Development and Standards for Professional Learning (LearningForward.org) as approved by the State Board of Education (SBE).
Act 44 of 2015 amended the definition of basic contract to mean a teacher employment contract for one hundred ninety (190) days that includes no less than six (6) days of professional development. Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, educators are required to obtain a minimum of thirty six (36) hours of professional development for licensure renewal and contractual agreement. This training is based on the Rules Governing Professional Development which can found on the DESE Current Rules page.
Arkansas School Board Members are required to obtain a minimum number of hours of professional development each year depending on term. This required training is based upon the Rules Governing Arkansas School Board Member Training which can be found on the DESE Current Rules page.