Arkansas - Educator Professional Growth and Development: Professional Development

Area: 
Professional Development
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

Arkansas follows the Learning Forward standards of learning communities, leadership, resources, data, learning designs, implementation, and outcomes.

Body: 

Standards for Professional Learning is the third iteration of standards outlining the characteristics of professional learning that lead to effective teaching practices, supportive leadership, and improved student results. Learning Forward, with the contribution of 40 professional associations and education organizations, developed the Standards for Professional Learning. The standards make explicit that the purpose of professional learning is for educators to develop the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions they need to help students perform at higher levels. The standards are not a prescription for how education leaders and public officials should address all the challenges related to improving the performance of educators and their students. Instead, the standards focus on one critical issue -- professional learning.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
04/19/2016