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ArkansasIDEAS

Online professional development

ArkansasIDEAS provides K-12 educators with quality, online, ADE-approved professional development and educational resources. ArkansasIDEAS is much more than a website for professional development - it is also the connection to state and national initiatives like Common Core, STEM and TESS, face-to-face and online training, and live streaming.

Administrators can use the portal to organize professional learning communities and assign specific professional development to individuals or groups within their organizations. Course offerings include the internationally-acclaimed ASCD PD Online, Teachscape, and Annenberg/CPB, as well as courses created from AETN and ArkansasIDEAS original productions.

Common Core

AETN is committed to supporting educators in the Arkansas Common Core State Standards Initiative.

AETN supports the Arkansas Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative by serving as the leading provider of related professional development material. AETN created, manages, hosts and provides content on a website dedicated to the Arkansas CCSS Initiative educator professional development training. Learn more »

TESS

AETN has created a specialized website to support the Teacher Excellence and Support System (TESS), a system for effective teaching and leading in Arkansas's schools.

TESS is crucial to ensuring high-quality instruction and instructional leadership that will impact teaching, learning and student achievement throughout Arkansas schools.

In an effort to support educators and administrators with this new system, ArkansasIDEAS (Internet Delivered Education for Arkansas Schools) has assigned each course in the professional development portal with a suggested domain component according to Charlotte Danielson's work, Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching. Learn more »

STEM

AETN is a partner in the Professional Development Plan for STEM Foundations.

AETN produces video courses and maintains a website that hosts high-quality online professional development courses. These courses will be designed to help increase teacher efficacy across Arkansas, prepare students for STEM courses and promote mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Learn more »

Teacher Training

AETN provides training for educators online, in person and through live streaming.