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Unified School District #333 Professional Development Manual PDC Committee August 2017
Our mission is to create and to maintain an environment that ensures: ENGAGED LEARNING, EFFECTIVE TEACHING TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS,
so that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academi The district is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.
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Table of Contents Philosophy ……………………………………………………………………………….……………..4 Professional Development Committee Members …………………………….……………………,4 The District Professional Development Council Organization……………………………………..5 Questions, Answers, and Definitions ………………………………………………………………...6 Additional USD 333 Policies ………………………………………………………..…………………9 Instructions for PDP Toolbox………………………………………………………………………… 9 Quick Reference Guide for PDC Points……………………………………………………………..13 Reflection Sheet on Professional Reading ……………………………………….…………….….15
Philosophy It is the philosophy of U.S.D. 333 Education Plan that staff development is a combination of education and personal experience, which leads to professional growth of certified staff. The ultimate goal is better learning outcomes for students resulting from the continuous growth of certified personnel. We believe that learning is a life-long process and that change is constant. Therefore, the goal of the U.S.D. 333 In-Service Plan is to facilitate the professional growth of certified staff members to help them meet individual and institutional needs.
Professional Development Committee Members Chandra Lambert, Co-Chairperson (CES Staff) Stacy Larsen, Co-Chairperson (CJHS Staff) Bryce Wachs, Vice-Chair (CSHS Admin.) Mary Thoman, PDC Secretary (CES Staff) Jamie Meyer (CJHS Staff) Melissae Stiles (CMS Staff) Stacey Scott (LCNCK Staff) Krystal Breese (CES/CMS Admin.) Audrey Pingel (LCNCK Admin.) Quentin Breese (Superintendent) 4
The District Professional Development Council Definition/Purpose The Local Professional Development Council is a representative group of local certified personnel, which advise the local board of education in matters concerning the planning, development, implementation, and operation of the In-Service Education Plan. Composition The members of the Local Professional Development Council shall be representative of the certified personnel employed by the local district. The membership shall include at least as many teachers as administrators and be selected by the group they represent. Method of Selection The representatives to the Local Professional Development Council should be selected solely by the group they represent on or before May 1st . Term of Membership We encourage each member to serve no less than a one-year and not more than a three-year term and may not serve succeeding terms. The membership will be on a rotational basis so continuity is maintained. Vacancies If a member of the committee should leave the employment of the district or resign from the Local Professional Development Council, the vacancy shall be filled according to the selection procedure of the committee. Officers The officers of the Local Professional Development council shall consist of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and a Secretary/Recorder. All officers will be elected for a term of one year by consensus of the members and shall begin their term at the first meeting in the fall. Vacancies in officer positions will be filled by a majority vote of the Local Professional Development Council. The duties of the officers shall include but not be limited to: Chairperson: ❑ Calls and conducts all meetings. ❑ Calls special meetings as needed. ❑ Carries out any other duties as described in this document or as assigned by the Local Professional Development Council, Superintendent, or local Board of Education. Vice-Chairperson: ❑ Acts in the absence of the Chairperson. ❑ Carries out any other duties as requested by the Chairperson or Local Professional Development Council. Secretary/Recorder: ❑ Keeps the record/minutes of meetings. ❑ Maintains a file in the local district of all the Local Professional Development Council minutes, correspondence, and all other pertinent documents. 5
Building Representative: ❑ Attend scheduled meetings and approve points as directed by chairperson. ❑ This person will also be a staff liaison.
Questions, Answers, and Definitions
Abbreviations included in this document:
PDC: Professional Development Committee SIP: School Improvement Plan IDP: Individualized Development Plan or Point NCA: North Central Accreditation SAP: Salary Advancement Point KSBE: Kansas State Board of Ed. KSDE: Kansas State Department of Ed. 1.
Are you required to participate in IDPs? Yes. Every teacher will be required to compile a file documenting professional growth with one individual SMART goal. Individual goal needs to be aligned to district and building goals based on student data. By the end of September of the school year, every teacher must have their individual goal approved by administration.
What are my responsibilities? You are responsible for maintaining the documentation of your professional development activities, completing the proper forms on-line, and delivering the documentation to the PDC Committee upon request. Individual goals will be revisited on a yearly basis.
Who do I ask if I have a question about my Individual Development Plan or transcript? Direct your IDP questions to your building PDC member listed in this manual.
Who awards Professional Development Points? The final points awarded will be determined by the Professional Development Committee.
What do in-service points mean? For the most part, in-service points would refer to any activity described in this document related to professional development. This includes college credit.
Which activities qualify for salary advancement points? See the Negotiated Agreement, provided by your building administrator for up-to-date information. See also the Individual Development Plan: Information and Approval Form in this manual.
Which of my in-service points may be used for licensure renewal? The last five years of in-service points should qualify. The Kansas State Department of Education determines the acceptance of points previous to that date.
8. How do I check for the expiration of my current license or other credentials? Go to ksde.org and find the information under License Lookup. 9.
What is the process for licensure renewal using in-service points? Submit through PDP Toolbox to receive your official IDP transcript from Greenbush. Complete the 6
Kansas License Application Form. This can be found on the ksde.org website under License Application. Applications may be printed from the website to be completed. Forward the Application Form, the In-service Education Transcript, College transcript(s), and the required payment to the KSBE. You must also submit one fingerprint card and a $50 fee for the purpose of a KBI and FBI background clearance if: ● Your most recent Kansas certificate/license has expired ● You have never submitted a fingerprint card or fee as part of any previous application for a Kansas certificate or license 10. What about summer activities? Points will be awarded in the fall for summer in-service activities (which were pre-approved by the building administrator) in the same manner as other activities completed during the school year. The IDP calendar runs from July 1 through June 30. IDP points will be applied to the appropriate school year. If salary advancement points are requested and approved, they are awarded according to the negotiated agreement. 11. Do my points transfer from one district to another? In-service points transferred to this district must have been approved by the previous district. Recertification points may be transferred. Salary Advancement Points will start over on the first day in the new district. 12. What are the three levels of implementation? A three-point rubric is used by schools to report progress on staff development goals. Knowledge: Teachers know something that was not known before. Application: Teacher consistently uses this knowledge and skill on the job. Impact: Student learning is improved and this is demonstrated by appropriate assessments that are aligned with specific improvement targets. There is a three-tier incentive system for points: Knowledge level = one point per clock hour basis Application level = 2X the knowledge level points Impact level = 3X the knowledge level points 13. Do I need documentation when applying for Application on Impact Levels? To receive application and impact points complete process through the PDP Toolbox. Additional documentation may be required. 14. What are the three areas? Content: Ex: about math, social studies, etc. (whatever your discipline). Professional: Ex: workshops about discipline. Service of the Profession: Ex: PDC workshop, NCA, Site Council. 15. Does College Credit need to be included in my professional plan? Yes, any college credit earned needs to go through PDC. 1 College Credit = 20 IDP Points. Proof of 7
College Credit must be submitted to the PDC. Proof examples include receipts, enrollment forms, or letter from instructor. 16. Does a person have to be employed by USD 333 to file a Professional Development Plan? Any person who is employed by or resides within the unified school district is eligible to file a professional development plan with the district PDC for licensure renewal purposes. Participants not employed by USD 333 will be charged an enrollment fee. 17. When can my license be renewed? Renewal can be submitted no more than six (6) months prior to expiration. 18. Is Staff Development evaluated by the building in USD 333? Yes, Staff Development Activity Evaluation Forms are completed by staff on the PDP Toolbox. 19. Are renewal requirements the same? The same total number of credits or credits/professional development points are required, based on level of degree held: Bachelor’s Degree
160 professional developments points, half (80) of which are semester credit hours
120 professional development points, no specific college credit requirement. Points may be earned through any combination of college credit and other activities
20. I am currently certified and earned my graduate degree prior to July 1, 2003. Do I still have the two “master’s plus experience” options for renewal? Yes, you are “grandfathered” by regulation 91-1-207. As long as you have not already used both of your “master’s plus experience” options for renewal, you may still utilize this “experience only” option for future renewal(s). Remember, you must have three years of accredited experience during the license you are renewing to use this option. 21. What if I move out-of-state and let my Kansas license expire? Contact KSDE for more information. 22. What if I don’t teach out-of-state but let my license expire? Contact KSDE for more information. 23. How can I find information on specific questions on licensure? Call the State Department of Education at (785) 291-3678 or visit http://www.ksde.org on the internet. 24. What are the renewal requirements of a retired teacher? ½ the amount of points (Bachelors = 80; Masters = 60) Retired teachers can not renew on Masters of retirement. 25. What should I do if a transfer districts? Request a transcript from the PD Toolbox. 8
Additional USD 333 Policies ●
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Service to the profession points can be received for: Student teaching (Supervising teachers can receive 20 points for each student teacher. If the student teacher is shared among staff members points will be awarded accordingly.) Due to KSDE regulations only PDP points that pertain to the content area as outlined by your teaching license can be used for recertification. Webinars need to be documented by copying a link into your reflection on the PDP Toolbox. Points will be awarded for actual seat time. Salary Advancement Points (as documented in the current negotiated agreement). 1. Educators making a presentation or facilitating a workshop to the staff should receive two hours of preparation time points for every hour of presentation time. One Hour of Presentation Time (One ISP Point) = Two Hours of Preparation Time (Two SAP Points). Salary advancement points can be earned at the knowledge level above and beyond the contract (duty) day. 2. If a teacher is requesting over 20 points for one single activity he/she must obtain prior approval from an administrator or PDC. 3. If a teacher is already receiving supplemental pay for a professional development activity no IDPs or SAPs can be earned.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PDP TOOLBOX: 1. click on Internet and type in: www.pdptoolbox.org go to - PDP Toolbox Login Here Web Site type in 333 in first box; first name.last name (i.e. krystal.breese) for user name and then panthers for password if you have not changed it. 2. click on the button that says your account. You will now see your IDP transcript.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING INITIAL POINTS (KNOWLEDGE LEVEL) AFTER A CONFERENCE or INSERVICE: 1. sign into the website as indicated previously. Click on y our account. 2. click on new points request or the title of the conference/inservice you attended
NOTE: Steps 3-8 should already be done if you submitted a “New Learning Event” before you went to the conference. 3. New knowledge level activity – fill out the activity title/description boxes. Write a short description of the conference 4. type in the number of points you are requesting. Number of points is equal to the number of hours you were at the conference/event. 5. fill out the date and time information. 6. select one of the goals that are provided and type in the title of the conference you attended 7. choose the category – content, professional education, or service to the profession 8. college hours – if requesting college hours fill out course information (1 hour college credit = 20 points) 9. type in what kind of evidence you have – brochure, notes, transcripts, etc. 10. type in a response to the question, “What do I know now that I didn’t know before?” 11.
optional to type in a comment in the last box
click on submit in order to receive points
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING APPLICATION OR IMPACT POINTS (knowledge level has already been received) 1. located u nder t he section of “points request”, click on the title o f the w orkshop you are requesting points for 2. complete the boxes as requested Application points are reviewed by PDC Committee. Additional artifacts/support may be required.
3. FOR IMPACT POINTS – do a “screen shot” after completing step #2 and staple one of the following to the copy to submit to building principal: ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪
Student assessment scores – local or state Survey or written comments from students Observation notes from administrator Impact points are reviewed by the entire PDC Council
INSTRUCTIONS FOR UPDATING/CHECKING YOUR PREFERENCE Log onto PDP Toolbox. Click on Your Preference. Make sure your name is typed in as it appears on your license. Update/verify your contact information. You need to type in your home address so your official IDP transcript can be sent to you. 1. Under Account A ccess verify your username and email. Here is where you can change your password. 2. Under Teaching License make sure you type in the date your license expires and the term of your license. Most professional licenses are a 5 year term. INSTRUCTIONS FOR SETTING YOUR PERSONAL GOAL 1. Log onto PDP Toolbox 2. Click on NEW to set a new goal then select a “Parent Goal” 3. Type in your SMART goal and the OUTCOME you wish to achieve. Submit for administration approval.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT 1. Log onto PDP Toolbox 2. Click on Your Account to access your IDP transcript. 3. Select Request Transcript for Licensure Renewal. 4. Fill out the necessary boxes and click submit. NOTE: make sure all requested points have been approved before requesting transcript.
Quick Reference Guide – PDC Points
How do I gain Professional Development Points? A. College Credit – 1 hr. = 20 Points B. Out of District Inservices – Workshops, seminars, clinics, conferences, lectures C. Local Inservices D. Committee Work – Curriculum Work, School Improvement Work, Study Groups E. Professional Activities or Presentations ✓ Observation of programs related to the educational setting ✓ Visits to other schools ✓ Presentations F. Mentoring/Supervising New Teachers/Student Teachers 1. Mentoring a New Teacher: Mentoring a new teacher, either new to the district or new to the profession – Service to the Profession – 10 Points 2. Supervising Student Teachers: Having a student teacher falls under the category of Service to the Profession – 20 Points G. Reading professional journals or books 5 points/book; 1 point/journal (A reflection sheet should be turned in to PDC representative) Knowledge – 1x Application – 2x
Incorporation strategies you’ve learned/acquired – How will they be incorporated? Lesson plans, examples of test questions, projects assigned
Impact – 3x
What growth do you expect to see in your learners? How will the impact of that growth be measured? Pre-post testing Increased student achievement Measurable growth on chapter tests.
Content –Pertains to a subject being taught
Prof. Ed. –Pertains to the pedagogy of teaching (discipline, etc.) Service –Service to the profession (non-classroom use) How do I earn SAPS? (Salary Advancement Points) A. Attending a workshop, clinic, etc. off contract time The number of SAPS equal the number of hours attended ✓ Non-contract Hours on Online Form B. Giving a presentation/workshop The number of SAPs are double the number of hours of the presentation/workshop How do I enter an out of district workshop/course? A. Go to U.S.D. 333’s website B. Go to Front Page – Online IDP C. Click “New” beside “Points Request” D. Keep a copy of the “evidence” in a personal file and put a copy in PDC building representative’s mailbox Don’t forget to sign-in when attending district inservices! A reflection will also need be filled in on the online form!
Reflection Sheet on Professional Reading Staff members may earn professional development points by reading professional books or journals and completing this reflection sheet. (5 points / book 1 point / journal article) Please give the PDC Building Representative this completed form. Name of Staff Member: Building: Date: Points Requested: Title of Book/Journal: Year Published: Summary of the professional reading:
How will the information be applied in your classroom/profession?
What will be the expected outcome?