Pulaski Technical College

Professional Development

The Professional Development Institute provides and promotes professional development activities for PTC faculty and staff. These events are advertised through campus e-mail, but a list of upcoming events can be located in Technet, the PTC Intranet. To access the current list of PD opportunities, follow the directions for registering (below). New: Video of how to register.


Mandatory Trainings

All Pulaski Technical College employees, part- or full-time, are required to complete the following trainings. Except for the new Title IX training, which must be taken each academic year, all trainings are counted by calendar year.

Mandatory Training Access Notes
Title IX: Haven for Faculty and Staff Online Only
  • Log in to MyPTC Portal, select the Campus Life tab, and click the Title IX link in navigation bar.
    (See Title IX: Haven for Faculty and Staff.)
  • Must be completed each academic year.
Mandated Reporter Online Only
Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Mandated Reporters
  • Save your certificate as PDF and email it to jpyle@pulaskitech.edu
    High school teachers should go through Arkansas Ideas to complete the training.
    (See Mandated Reporter for more details.)
  • Must be completed each calendar year.
Active Shooter Face-to-face and Online
  • To register for online access, complete this form. New registrations are added at the first of each month. You will get a notification once you have been added to the course.
  • Must be completed each calendar year.
     
Emergency Procedures Face-to-face and Online
Laura’s Law Face-to-face and Online
Sexual Harassment Face-to-face and Online

All of these courses, as well as a few optional trainings, are available online. Title IX (MYPTC portal) and Mandated Reporter are offered externally, and the other training is available through PDI Online. The Mandated Reporter is only available online, through the Arkansas Mandated Reporter website. Instructions for accessing it and submitting your certificate of completion can be found below.

Register for PDI Online: Registration for online access to the training will be accepted at any time, but access to courses may not be until the start of each month. If you miss a deadline, you will have another opportunity the following month. Once you have registered and have been enrolled in the course, you will get an email with instructions on accessing the course. Trainings available through PDI Online include Active Shooter, Emergency Procedures, Laura’s Law, and Sexual Harassment.

Please note that Mandated Reporter is only available online, through the Arkansas Mandated Reporter website. Instructions for accessing it and submitting your certificate of completion can be found below.

Title IX: Haven for Faculty and Staff

The following training is available only online. You do not have to be registered for the PDI Online course to access it. This training is required every academic year. It will not show up on your transcript, but you will be able to log in to the course to see your status.

  1. Log into the MyPTC Portal.
  2. Click on the Campus Life tab.
  3. Click on Title IX in the navigation bar at the left.
  4. Fill out the “EVERFI” form. Click next.
  5. Complete the training.

Mandated Reporter training

Please note that Mandated Reporter is only available online, through the Arkansas Mandated Reporter website. Instructions for accessing it and submitting your certificate of completion can be found below.

The purpose of this online course is to help all Arkansas Mandated Reporters understand their critical role in protecting children by recognizing and reporting child abuse. As employees of an institution of higher education with students under the age of 18, we are considered Mandated Reporters. Everyone who suspects child abuse or neglect should call the Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline to make a report, but Mandated Reporters are required by law to do so.

Instructions for accessing the Mandated Reporter Training:

  1. 1. Click on the link to access the training. You will probably have to complete the registration process. If so, click “Register for an account” to begin. Write your information down somewhere, as you will need it each year. Otherwise, sign in and begin the training.
    Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Training for Arkansas Mandated Reporters
  2. Complete the pre-test, self-paced training, and post-test.
  3. Save the Certificate of Completion as a PDF and send it to Jayne Pyle at jpyle@pulaskitech.edu. Your certificate will be sent to Human Resources once we record the information into our database.

Note to High School Teachers

Licensed educators in Arkansas seeking to fulfill the professional development child maltreatment requirement please go to www.arkansasideas.org. If you have already completed this training or are required by your school to complete it in another venue, please forward a copy of your certificate to jpyle@pulaskitech.edu.


Electronic Gradebook and the Jenzabar LMS

The Electronic Gradebook LibGuides site houses the handouts that have been created on the Jenzabar eLearning LMS for PTC. Here, you will find instructions for accessing your online courses (gradebooks), setting up a basic gradebook, and much more.


Portal Presence

We have a portal presence. Log in to the MyPTC portal, click on the “Faculty and Staff” tab at the top of the page, and then click “Center for Teaching Excellence” in the navigation bar. This site contains links to various resources, including instructions for accessing the ADHE Perkins webinars, using technology, and more.

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Webinars

The Professional Development Institute has a number of webinars that are available for on-demand training. While the webinars are not available to be loaned out, we will be happy to schedule them for your department or division to view in the training room (IT 206). Some of the topics are listed below.

  • Student Success (several titles)
  • Copyright
  • Classroom Management
  • Effective online teaching
  • Disruptive students, campus violence
  • At-risk, Millennial, transfer, and veteran students
  • Using data and metrics to measure student persistence
  • Retaining students, both online and on-campus
  • FERPA
  • Survival strategies for new college instructors
  • First generation college students
  • Technology tips
  • Greening the community college
  • Helping college students develop critical thinking skills
  • Helping faculty manage online workloads
  • Intrusive academic advising
  • Law and legal issues for faculty, staff and administration
  • Learning communities
  • Prior learning assessment
  • Active learning
  • Three keys to effective decision making for academic leaders


Registering for Events


Additional Information and Resources

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For more information about Professional Development at Pulaski Technical College, please contact:

Jayne Pyle
Director, Professional Development Institute
Pulaski Technical College
3000 W. Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2813
E-mail: jpyle@pulaskitech.edu

Pulaski Technical College
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 812-2200

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