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Professional Development Resources

Professional Development Resources and Information

Welcome Bobcat Staff! I hope these professional development resources are helpful to you. Please email me with any questions, suggestions or needs you might have. 

Amy Lynch, Curriculum Director


FSD Required Professional Development: 

60 hours of professional development is required for any certified employee with a 190-day or greater contract per the FSD Policy Manual, Section 3, Policy 3.6a.  

Flippin School District's 2021-2022 Required Professional Development: 

  • DESE's yearly requirement from the required PD cycle

  • Arkansas Educator Code of Ethics review

  • Anti-Bullying Training/Policy

  • Human Trafficking- Act 765 of 2017 and Ark Code Ann. 6-17-710 requires that each year a school district shall make available to licensed personnel 30 minutes of PD regarding human trafficking

  • Science of Reading/Right to Read Act

  • Test Security and Confidentiality- all licensed personnel associated with test administration 

The required professional development cycle from the Arkansas Department of Education's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is as follows: 

  • Child Maltreatment/Mandated Reporter- two hours in 21-22 and every fourth year thereafter

  • Family and Community Engagement- two hours in 22-23 and every fourth year thereafter

  • Bullying and Suicide Awareness and Prevention- two hours in 23-24 and every fourth year thereafter

  • Arkansas History (for those who provide instruction in Arkansas History directly, or through embedded standards)- two hours in 24-25 and every fourth year thereafter 

For ADE Rules and Regulations for Professional Development click here: ADE Rules Governing Professional Development  

PD Resources and Links: 

Arkansas IDEAS Portal- contains professional development courses created specifically for Arkansas educators 

Go to http://ideas.myarkansaspbs.org/

Login: with your username and password.

Forget password?   - Click on link to reset.


PDF Instructions for first time AETN IDEAS portal users

EdReflect- Portal for TESS Evaluation documentation and scheduling 

Link: https://edreflect.com/users/login

escWorks- Login here to register for all Coop PD and manage your personal professional development transcript

Link: https://www.escweb.net/ar_esc/default.aspx

Go Guardian

Video: GoGuardian Teacher: Best Practices and New Features 2020

GoGuardian Teacher Training Course- sign up for this interactive course to learn at your own pace

PDF: 2021 GoGuardian Getting Started Guide for Teachers

PDF: 2021 GoGuardian Teacher How To Handbook


1. Using Kami for Math
2. Text to Speech- Speech to Text
3. Grading with Kami
4. Using Kami in the History Class
5. Using Kami with Report Cards
 6. Kami in Pre-K and Kindergarten
7. Using Kami in Foreign Language
8. Kami with Lesson Plans
All additional training:


Slide Deck: Remind PD Presentation- slides containing research, features and information about using Remind in the classroom

Remind Resources- downloadable documents and tips for use