IDEAS Presentation

Report
Commonly called the “portal” and
created through a legislative act pairing
AETN with the Arkansas Department of
Education, Arkansas IDEAS is an online
professional development tool for
licensed educators in the state of
Arkansas.
As of September 2010,
21,008 educators have registered
and
277,309 hours of professional
development credit has
been awarded!
Map of Credit Hours Earned
by Zip Code
State Teacher Identification
Number (STIN)
If you are in a public K-12 school, you will be able
to get your number from the Technology
Director/Representative or APSCN representative
in your district. It is generated and located in the
TRIAND and APSCN systems.
If you are unable to get your ID from your
district, please contact AETN at
1-800-488-6689 or [email protected]
This is not your license #
or your SS#
Meets state and
federal
mandates
Arkansas requires
60 hours of
professional
development each
year
Course
content is
approved by
ADE for
professional
development
Courses and
resources aligned to
state curriculum
standards
For the most up to
date information on
Arkansas IDEAS
check out the
“CHALKBOARD”
regularly…
Current
Member
Log-on
Create a new
account here
Educator Sign In
Test your
System first!
Create your own
User ID and
Password
Click “Find” to get your
LEA#
(Local Education Agency)
Find your Co-op,
District, and School
Write down your
Username
and
Password
Click on
“Register”
You must indicate your
acceptance of these terms in
order to take courses in the
Arkansas IDEAS Learn Now!
system.
Green Checkmarks
signify that each lesson
was completed
The "Finish"
Button is only
available after both
User Guides are
completed.
You are now in
the system!
My Files
•File Storage
Shared and Private
My Info
•Profile
•Reports
HELP
PROFILE
If you have changed
jobs/school districts,
you will make
changes in “Profile.”
Click on
“My Courses”
to begin working
on your PD!
The IDEAS System Layout
Library
Section
Course
Lesson
Grouped by subject area
Leads to courses
Leads to lessons
Actual course content
LIBRARIES
SUBJECT AREA LIBRARY
SECTION
SERIES
COURSE
Need to report a problem
within the AR IDEAS Portal?
You will only see this button at the
COURSE level
(after all lessons are completed)
In order to print the
certificate, you must
click on the folder icon
beside the completed
course.
The Certificate will be kept in the system for 5 years.
My Info
•Profile
•Reports
Need
Help?
On-line Providers:
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outcomes in every classroom in every school. Using proven methodology and online multimedia
resources, Teachscape designs professional learning experiences to help instructional leaders boost
achievement.
PD 360 is education's most comprehensive online professional development tool.
Educators and administrators can use PD 360 to access 46 digitized Video Journal of
Education programs-broken into hundreds of fully indexed and searchable segments.
Free of charge to Arkansas educators, the Professional Development Series
offers approximately 30 hours per week of professional development
programs on the Scholar digital channel and more than 850 hours of Web-based training
courses within AETN's professional development library.
The Arkansas Department of Education has approved all of the PBS
TeacherLine courses for Professional Development. There are a
limited number of ADE prioritized course seats available at no charge for Educators who are
teaching in selected School Improvement locations. Once the Educators in the selected schools
are provided the opportunity to enroll, any remaining seats will be available to all Educators
until filled.
AETN Scholar is Arkansas's first and only fulltime channel devoted to educators. Scholar
provides programs educators can use in the classroom, as well as programs that can be used for
professional development.
Well known faces in
education that you
will see in the
IDEAS Portal!
Glen Singleton
Michael Fullan
Todd Whitaker
Robert J. Marzano
PBS TeacherLine…
COURSES RUN FOUR TIMES PER YEAR:
 January, March, June, & October
ENROLLING IN A PBS TEACHERLINE COURSE:
 Log into the IDEAS Portal.
 Click on "Home" Tab.
 Click on "Available" Tab.
FREE COURSES:
 The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Educational Television Network will
pay for one free course per term. Since we offer four (4) terms, a learner can take four
(4) free courses per year.
TO SEE A LIST OF COURSES AVAILABLE:
http://ideas.aetn.org/teacherline/courses/catalog
CEU CREDIT:
 To insure that your district will approve a PBS TeacherLine course for PD credit before
you take a course, you may want to ask your supervisor or district for a preliminary
review. You can print a letter from this link, http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/forteachers/, and the course description syllabus to provide for approval.
The navigation
bar helps us
easily walk
through
Arkansas IDEAS
Calendar of Events!
Example of an AETN Production Being Used
as a Portal Course
Need help with finding new PD?
Try “Build a Workshop!”
Curriculum, content and learning strategies
onsite workshops designed for your school's
needs are now available to you.
Call the Education Division at 1-800-488-6689
or email: [email protected]
to set up your own workshop.
Contact us:
Technical support, administrative privileges, onsite workshop scheduling
Arkansas IDEAS help desk
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm
1-800-488-6689
email: [email protected]
www.arkansasideas.org
Thank You!

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