Johnny Key

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Professional Learning Opportunities


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Learning for Teachers and Administrators

The two top critical levers in improving student performance are the classroom teacher and the administrator. The Arkansas Department of Education recognizes it is of the utmost importance to support and develop these educators through professional learning opportunities. Professional learning is the active engagement of educators, especially with integrated technology, in events which they can acquire, enhance, and refine the knowledge, skills, and practices necessary to improve teaching and learning.

To learn how professional learning is defined in the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, please go to definition of professional development.

Learn about Micro-credentials for Educators - an opportunity for educators to "learn by doing."

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Beaumont, Director of Professional Learning
Arkansas Department of Education
Office for Professional Educators
Four Capitol Mall, Room 404B
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-683-0401
Fax: 501-682-1193

State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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