The Northeast Arkansas Education Coooperative, along with all other Education Cooperatives in the state, uses ESCWorks (pronounced E-S-C Works) as their Professional Development registration page.
Once you have set up an account on ESCWorks you will always have that account. When you have changes such as new email address or moving to another district, your account on ESCWorks will need to be updated to reflect your new information.
The ESCWorks system generates an email to you when you receive credit for a training. There will be times when you do not receive this email (may possibly go to Spam). Your credits will always stay with your account and certificates can be accessed at any time by logging in and clicking on “registration/certificate” on the left side-bar.
The Office of Professional Development collaborates with many stakeholders to provide quality professional learning opportunities to Arkansas’s educators, administrators, and school board members.
Arkansas School Board Members are required to obtain a minimum of 6 hours of professional development each year. This required training is based upon the Rules Governing Arkansas School Board Member Training.
All professional development providers and programs must be approved by the Arkansas Department of Education at least thirty (30) days before a program is offered as professional development credit. Professional Development shall adhere to the Rules and standards established by the State Board of Education.
Scheduled Professional Development (Act 969 of 2013)
Rules Governing Professional Development: http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/rules/Current/ADE_207_Professional_Development_Rules_-_Permanent_rule_eff_9.06.2014.pdf\