Training for Teachers

ArkansasIDEAS provides high quality online and face-to-face professional development opportunities to licensed educators across the state. Administrators and educators from all licensure areas will find course offerings appropriate for their professional development needs.

Click a heading below to view details of the different trainings we offer.


ArkansasIDEAS primarily serves Arkansas educators by providing online, ADE-approved professional development courses. Courses include video-based trainings, assessments, and relevant resources, with certificates becoming available upon completion. Built by Arkansas educators, for Arkansas educators, our courses are tailored to the needs of our state and are aligned with TESS domains and applicable to a variety of subject areas and grade levels.

Please remember that, while our courses are ADE-approved, professional development credit is awarded solely at the discretion of your local school district.


ArkansasIDEAS's team of licensed educators and technology specialists offer a variety of face-to-face trainings and professional development workshops.

Topics include:

  • ArkansasIDEAS: Overview of our Learning Management System (LMS)
  • ArkansasIDEAS Resources, including access to Lynda.com
  • Overview of PBS Resources, including PBS LearningMedia and PBS TeacherLine

With advanced notice, we also can provide a facilitated version of any course available on the ArkansasIDEAS LMS.

Any of the above workshops can be customized to meet the unique needs of your school or district. Upon request, our team can also create trainings other than what is listed above. All face-to-face professional development sessions are free of charge and may be conducted at AETN or on-site at a location of your choice.

To request a training, please email us at ideastraining@aetn.org.

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Webinars introduce educators to the features, services, and benefits of ArkansasIDEAS, AETN, and PBS resources without the burden of travel. Webinars can be viewed through your computer or mobile device.

If you would like to register for a webinar, please email ideastraining@aetn.org and indicate which webinar you are interested in scheduling. We schedule webinars during our normal business hours of Mon-Fri, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

Available Webinars

Notice: Professional development credit for the following webinars is not available from ArkansasIDEAS, but can be awarded by the school district or educational cooperative.

Are you a new Arkansas state-licensed educator? Do you need help registering for ArkansasIDEAS or navigating the LMS? If so, then request this webinar. Participants will learn how to register for an ArkansasIDEAS account, navigate the LMS, take a course, print certificates and update their profile.
In this webinar, learners will explore the ArkansasIDEAS website and gain insight into what resources are available. They will be shown how to navigate the ArkansasIDEAS LMS and be given tips and tricks on our newest features for how to use the LMS more efficiently. This webinar will conclude with an explanation of Lynda.com, a technology resource available to ArkansasIDEAS users.
AETN PBS LearningMedia empowers PreK-13+ educators to reimagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. It is the go-to destination for instant access to tens of thousands of classroom-ready, digital resources including videos, games, audio clips, photos, lesson plans, and more. This webinar will show participants how to use the website as well as how to download resources from the site for later use.
PBS TeacherLine is one of many ways that AETN and ArkansasIDEAS supports the professional development needs of Arkansas educators. PBS TeacherLine offers research-driven and standards-based professional development through facilitated, online courses and collaborative learning communities. These opportunities are designed to help PreK-12 teachers acquire the skills they need to prepare students for successful futures. Certified PBS TeacherLine facilitators teach PBS TeacherLine courses. Many of these facilitators also teach at universities across the U.S. Courses are offered through the ArkansasIDEAS LMS at no cost to Arkansas-licensed educators. This webinar will show participants how to access this resource.
Arkansas educators now have access to a premium account to Lynda.com through the ArkansasIDEAS LMS! Lynda.com is an online subscription of courses that teach the latest software tools and skills through high-quality instructional videos. These videos can be used for professional development, as well as, instruction for students. This webinar will provide an in-depth explanation of how to access and navigate this resource.

AETN continues to provide blended professional learning services for educational agencies and organizations across the state, including the live streaming of some face-to-face workshops. We are now rolling out blended learning support to school districts in the form of facilitated training resources for local professional development facilitators.

Starting with the video segments from our Science of Reading learning path, administrators and PD facilitators can now access, in one place, all of the training materials needed to utilize select ArkansasIDEAS courses for local school and district professional development sessions. Please click here for more information.


ArkansasIDEAS offers a 45-hour Arkansas History Program of Study designed to serve as an ADE-approved alternative to the three college credits required for some initial Arkansas Educator’s licenses. Read more about the Arkansas History Program of Study here.

To enroll, please send an email with the subject "Enroll Me" and include your full name, school district, and phone number to the following email address: ahps@aetn.org.