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1 Arkansas Department of Career Education Arkansas Adult Education Administrators presented by Karli Saracini & Melissa Jacks Office of Educator Licensure Arkansas Department of Education October 31, 2014

2 PLSB – Act 1323 AELS Website to comply with § Effective March 1, 2014, school hiring officials are required to check the ADE Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) to determine whether the applicant has been found to have violated Standard 1 of the Code of Ethics involving sexual abuse of a student. The law defines sexual abuse of a student and also covers students who are eighteen (18) years of age but who are still enrolled in a school. Effective March 1, 2014, school hiring officials are required to check the ADE Arkansas Educator Licensure System (AELS) to determine whether the applicant has been found to have violated Standard 1 of the Code of Ethics involving sexual abuse of a student. The law defines sexual abuse of a student and also covers students who are eighteen (18) years of age but who are still enrolled in a school. AELS can be accessed at: https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AelsWeb/Search.aspx AELS can be accessed at: https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AelsWeb/Search.aspx https://adeaels.arkansas.gov/AelsWeb/Search.aspx

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9 Minimum Annual Professional Development Requirements 5.01 Each educator employed under a basic contract with a school district shall have a professional development plan under which the employing entity provides ten (10) professional development days (a minimum of sixty (60) hours) annually. Of that sixty (60) hours thirty-six (36) hours are required for renewal of an educator’s license Each educator employed under a basic contract with a school district shall have a professional development plan under which the employing entity provides ten (10) professional development days (a minimum of sixty (60) hours) annually. Of that sixty (60) hours thirty-six (36) hours are required for renewal of an educator’s license All educators not covered by Section 5.01 shall obtain thirty-six (36) hours annually for renewal of an educator’s license All educators not covered by Section 5.01 shall obtain thirty-six (36) hours annually for renewal of an educator’s license.

10 Professional Development Schedule In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the PD for mandated reporters and licensed personnel (Child Maltreatment). In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the PD for mandated reporters and licensed personnel (Child Maltreatment). In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the parental involvement PD. In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the parental involvement PD. In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the teen suicide awareness and prevention PD. In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the teen suicide awareness and prevention PD. In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the Arkansas history PD. In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, the Arkansas history PD. Dyslexia Training, all educators by June 30, This will be a requirement for initial licensure for all Arkansas educator’s. Dyslexia Training, all educators by June 30, This will be a requirement for initial licensure for all Arkansas educator’s. Annually, the State Board of Education may require up to six (6) hours of integrated PD for licensed educator’s in educational technology Annually, the State Board of Education may require up to six (6) hours of integrated PD for licensed educator’s in educational technology

11 Adult Education 7.04 Adult Education 7.04 Adult Education Educators working solely part time in one of the following settings shall obtain thirty (30) hours of professional development annually for licensure. Educators working solely part time in one of the following settings shall obtain thirty (30) hours of professional development annually for licensure Adult basic education; Adult basic education; General adult education; General adult education; English as a second language for adults; and English as a second language for adults; and General Educational Development Test examiners General Educational Development Test examiners.

12 Providers of Professional Development 6.01 The professional development required under this Section 6 shall include content that is provided by: 6.01 The professional development required under this Section 6 shall include content that is provided by: ADE, including ArkansasIDEAS; ADE, including ArkansasIDEAS; An institution of higher education; or An institution of higher education; or A provider approved by ADE; A provider approved by ADE; An education service cooperative An education service cooperative Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter Child Maltreatment Mandated Reporter

13 Child Maltreatment The legal requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act, Ark. Code Ann. § et seq., and the duties of mandated reporters under the Act; The legal requirements of the Child Maltreatment Act, Ark. Code Ann. § et seq., and the duties of mandated reporters under the Act; Recognizing the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment; Recognizing the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment; Methods for managing disclosures regarding child victims; and Methods for managing disclosures regarding child victims; and Methods for connecting a victim of child maltreatment to appropriate in-school services and other agencies, programs, and services needed to provide the child with the emotional and educational support the child needs to continue to be successful in school Methods for connecting a victim of child maltreatment to appropriate in-school services and other agencies, programs, and services needed to provide the child with the emotional and educational support the child needs to continue to be successful in school The child maltreatment professional development required under this section shall be based on curriculum approved by the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission and may be obtained in-person or online The child maltreatment professional development required under this section shall be based on curriculum approved by the Arkansas Child Abuse/Rape/Domestic Violence Commission and may be obtained in-person or online.

14 Parent Involvement In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each teacher shall be required to have two (2) hours of professional development designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each teacher shall be required to have two (2) hours of professional development designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each administrator shall be required to have two (2) hours of professional development designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating a climate conducive to parent participation In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each administrator shall be required to have two (2) hours of professional development designed to enhance understanding of effective parent involvement strategies and the importance of administrative leadership in setting expectations and creating a climate conducive to parent participation.

15 Teen Suicide Awareness and Prevention In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, all educators shall obtain two (2) hours of professional development in teen suicide awareness and prevention In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, all educators shall obtain two (2) hours of professional development in teen suicide awareness and prevention The required professional development under this section may be accomplished by self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials approved by ADE The required professional development under this section may be accomplished by self-review of suitable suicide prevention materials approved by ADE.

16 Arkansas History In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each teacher who provides instruction in Arkansas history shall obtain two (2) hours of professional development in Arkansas history In the school year and every fourth school year thereafter, each teacher who provides instruction in Arkansas history shall obtain two (2) hours of professional development in Arkansas history.

17 Dyslexia Awareness No later han the school year, the Department of Education shall ensure that each teacher receives professional awareness on 1.The indicators of dyslexia; and 2.The science behind teaching a student who is dyslexic. The professional awareness may be provided: Online;Online; At an education service cooperative; orAt an education service cooperative; or At another venue approved by the ADEAt another venue approved by the ADE ArkansasIdeas online course: Dyslexia: A Three Part Professional Development (1 hour credit)

18 Assessments For Initial licensure graduate level programs For Initial licensure graduate level programs Praxis CORE #5751 or Praxis CORE #5751 or GRE or GRE or MCAT or MCAT or LSAT and LSAT and Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 For endorsements to a standard teaching license For endorsements to a standard teaching license Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 #5624 Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 #5624

19 Background Checks Effective date August 16, 2013 Effective date August 16, 2013 Background Checks Must Be Completed Upon Every Renewal- Including Child Maltreatment ($10 with form below to DHS)http://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/HR_and_Educator _Effectiveness/HR_Educator_Licensure/Central_Registry_Form_ pdf Background Checks Must Be Completed Upon Every Renewal- Including Child Maltreatment ($10 with form below to DHS)http://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/HR_and_Educator _Effectiveness/HR_Educator_Licensure/Central_Registry_Form_ pdfhttp://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/HR_and_Educator _Effectiveness/HR_Educator_Licensure/Central_Registry_Form_ pdfhttp://www.arkansased.org/public/userfiles/HR_and_Educator _Effectiveness/HR_Educator_Licensure/Central_Registry_Form_ pdf Pre-service Teachers-New Procedure Allowing Candidates to Request Waiver Before State Board When Meeting Requirement to Enter Teacher Prep Program Pre-service Teachers-New Procedure Allowing Candidates to Request Waiver Before State Board When Meeting Requirement to Enter Teacher Prep Program New Offenses Added New Offenses Added Classified-Waiver of Criminal Offenses Classified-Waiver of Criminal Offenses

20 Live Scanners 15 Live Scanners (Electronic Fingerprinting Machines) have been placed in all Educational Cooperatives, 1 at ADE, & 1 Portable Machine URL

21 Reason Fingerprinted

22 Contact Information-Why is it important

23 Payment Receipt Bring this receipt with Government Photo ID to a Live Scan Site Transaction Number will always be EDC or EDN

24 Licensure Rules and Regulations: What You Should Know

25 Licensure Areas American Sign Language (Foreign Languages K-12) Future ESL K-12 Algebra 1 Endorsement for grade 8 Test out with 5169 Elementary K-6 replacing P-4 & 5-6 Endorsement Special Education K-12 replacing P-4 & 4-12 Building and District Administrators P-12 Curriculum Program Administrator P-12 Coaching K Test PE/Health K-12 New Test 5857 replaced 5856 & 5095 Art K-12 Music K-12 Age 3-4 Endorsement Early Childhood Integrated Special Ed B-K Middle School 4-8

26 Praxis Updates Praxis Core – September 1, 2014 Praxis I is no longer be an option – Continuous Testing in early 2015 Physical Science and Journalism only paper tests.

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28 Q & A Karli Saracini Director of Educator Licensure (501) Melissa Jacks Coordinator of Educator Licensure (501(


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