what it means to act with and model professional dispositions
Using the Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators ; the candidate, in their own words or using paraphrases of other resources, explains, and provide an example of what it means to act with and model professional dispositions, evaluate, communicate about, and advocate for ethical and legal decisions and cultivate ethical behavior in other.
The narrative is to be no longer than 2 pages; double spaced, 12’ font Times New Roman. APA Citations in 7th edition style
Recommendations and Guidelines Regarding the Educational Applications of
Social-Networking Technology Issued by the
Arkansas Professional Licensure Standards Board
Revised February 27, 2015
Increasingly, educators are utilizing social-networking technology tools for professional educational
purposes. The Professional Licensure Standards Board (PLSB), in concert with the Arkansas Education
Association, the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, and the Arkansas Association for
Supervision and Curriculum Development, offers the following cautionary guidelines to assist educators
in assuring that their usage of these tools is consistent with the spirit and intent of the Code of Ethics for
1) Prior to establishing professional social media accounts, a written explanation of the purpose of
the account should be provided to district level administrators for approval. Professional use of
social media should be approved by a district-level administrator, or his or her designee.
2) If Districts approve the use of professional social media accounts, parents/guardians should be
notified of the purpose and provided an opportunity to “opt out.”
3) E-mail and/or social media tools and accounts should be kept separate.
A. Professional accounts should be created and maintained separately for student and/or
parent interaction and communications. An authorized administrator or his or her
designee should regularly monitor professional accounts and have full rights to
modify the accounts.
B. Personal accounts should be for personal use only. School personnel should not
add students and/or parents as “friends” or “associates” to personal accounts.
4) Use of social media during business/school hours should be on professional accounts and for
professional or educational use only.
5) Digital correspondence between school personnel, students, or parents should be limited to
professional and educational purposes only, and be conducted at appropriate times.
6) Images, audio, or videos of any school activities or students should not be digitally transmitted or
streamed without prior written parental consent and/or must adhere to local district policies.
7) District policies should encourage personnel to report inappropriate use of digital and/or social
media to appropriate district administrators. Possible ethics violations may be reported to the
PLSB utilizing the “Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators Allegation of Violation” form.
8) Districts should orient, educate, and/or provide guidance to students, parents, and staff regarding
legal, safe, and ethical use of social media.
The PLSB has sponsored two courses now available on the ArkansasIDEAS portal, Social Media
Guidelines, Course ID: 1004205, and K-12 Cyber Citizenship/Leadership and Administration, Course ID:
- These courses feature Frederick Lane, author of “Cybertraps for Educators’ and “Cybertraps for
the Young,” computer forensics expert, educational consultant, and speaker.