The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the continuation of the Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus (previously stipend) Program, which was first announced on December 11, 2017 (https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/admin/Files/20210118171720_Coding_Competition_Date_Set_Stipends_for_Teachers_Announced.pdf)
Under this program Arkansas educators holding the 528 Computer Science Endorsement, 5016 Computer Science Approval Code, or 5014 Computer Science Technical Permit on their Arkansas Educator's License are eligible for a $100.00 per day bonus to attend approved advanced training sessions. The approved trainings will be posted at http://bit.ly/CSforARPD as they are scheduled. Approved trainings will explicitly indicate that a particular training is approved for the $100.00 Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus.
To apply for the Advanced High School Computer Science Professional Development Bonus Program payment, educators must complete the application found at: http://bit.ly/ADCSforARBonus
The bonus applicant will be required to upload a single PDF that contains documentation that demonstrates completion of the requirements of the bonus being sought.
All future bonus payments will be made in accordance with ADE Commissioner's Memo COM-20-097, released on March 6, 2020.
Educators receiving any of these bonuses are not disqualified from 5652 PRAXIS reimbursement.
Funding for this bonus program is provided by the ADE as part of Governor Asa Hutchinson’s Computer Science Initiative. The bonus program is subject to the availability of funding and allowable appropriation of funds. The program may be canceled, and amounts awarded under the program are subject to change, with or without advanced notice at the discretion of ADE.