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Dr. Lloyd Sain Director Beth Clifford Renee Dawson Marion Woods Coordinators Sharon Kiilsgaard Secretary. Professional Development Department. Orientation to Professional Development: ADE Regulations and LRSD Guidelines. Purposes for Professional Development.

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orientation to professional development ade regulations and lrsd guidelines
Dr. Lloyd Sain

Director

Beth Clifford

Renee Dawson

Marion Woods

Coordinators

Sharon Kiilsgaard

Secretary

Professional Development Department

Orientation to Professional Development: ADE Regulations and LRSD Guidelines
purposes for professional development
Purposes for Professional Development
  • To develop high quality professional development system for all administrators, teachers, and certified instructional support personnel;
  • To improve knowledge and skills in order to facilitate individual, school-wide improvements for the purpose of increasing student achievement.

ADE Regulations

professional development what is it
Professional Development: What is It?

Professional development is a coordinated set of planned learning activities that are

  • research-based,
  • standards-based,
  • and continuous.

ADE Regulations

professional development focus areas
Content (K-12)

Instructional strategies

Assessment

Systemic change process

Standards, framework, & curriculum alignment

Supervision

Mentoring or Coaching

Educational technology

Principles of Learning or Developmental stages

ADE Regulations

Professional Development Focus Areas
professional development focus areas1
Cognitive Research

Parental Involvement

Building a Collaborative Learning Community

All approved professional development shall be based on the improvement of student achievement on state assessment and increasing student achievement and academic performance.

ADE Regulations

Professional Development Focus Areas
additional focus areas for administrators
Administrators should obtain hours in the following areas each year:

Instructional Leadership

Fiscal Management

Data Dis-aggregation

Additional Focus Areas for Administrators
some approved types of professional development
Conferences, workshops, institutes

Mentoring/peer coaching

Study groups/learning teams

NBPTS certification

Internships

District-wide, school-based programs

College/course work

Action research

Some Approved Types of Professional Development
act 1185 of 2005
This Act allows teachers to earn up to twelve (12) hours of professional development credit approved by the district/school which may be applied toward the 60 hours of PD.

Forms are available on the PD web page.

These hours are earned at the beginning of each school year (August 17-18) where teachers use the time to plan and prepare curriculum or develop instructional materials. The principal MUST approve the activity.

Act 1185 of 2005
some approved activities for act 1185 general pd activities
Instructional planning teams

Analyzing student data

Developing assessments

Professional book studies

Developing ACSIP/AIPs/IEPs

Developing student-centered units/lessons tied to standards

Developing interventions strategies

Revising curriculum maps

Professional Growth Plan Activities

Some Approved Activities for Act 1185 & General PD Activities
non approved professional development activities at any time
Non-approved Professional Development Activities at ANY time
  • Making and putting up bulletin boards
  • Clerical work associated with documents or programs
  • Administrative faculty or team administrative meetings
  • Supervising students on trips
  • Taking a real estate class, etc.
non approved professional development activities at any time1
Non-approved Professional Development Activities at ANY time
  • Assisting with conference registration logistics, set-up
  • Working at science fairs, talent shows, spelling bees,
  • Summer military training
  • Attending a musical, band concert or touring a museum, libraries, etc.
  • Others ????
arkansas department of education requirements
Arkansas Department of Education Requirements
  • Beginning 2005-06, teachers who seek license renewal will be required to have 60 documented hours yearly within the 5 year period prior to expiration date/year of the license.

Teacher is one who holds a standard teaching license.

arkansas department of education requirements1
For Teachers

Earn 60 hours a year with

6 hours in technology

2 hours in parental involvement

2 hours in AR History (K-5, & 7)

For Administrators

Earn 60 hours yearly with

6 hrs in technology

3 hrs in parental involvement strategies

Arkansas Department of Education Requirements
lrsd performance teacher appraisal system ptas
LRSD: Performance Teacher Appraisal System (PTAS)
  • In LRSD, teachers are evaluated yearly on the attainment of their hours:

0 – 29 hours Below Basic

30- 59 hours Basic

60 -74 hours Proficient

75+ hours Distinguished

Hours must include the specific areas as listed in the previous slide.

cycle for reporting pd hours yearly a new change
In the past and last year, LRSD observed July 1 thru June 30 as the reporting cycle for obtaining the 60 hours of PD.

Effective 2007-08, Little Rock School District will observe June 1st thru May 31st as the cycle for reporting PD hours.

Cycle for Reporting PD Hours Yearly: A New Change
why the reporting cycle change
THIS YEAR:2006-07

Hours for this year will be reported from July 1, 2006 thru May 31, 2007.

Please note this change.

Such change

Aligns better with PTAS and the PN Agreement May 15th deadline for completion of evaluations.

PD and coursework done in the summer will count toward the next school year.

WHY the Reporting Cycle Change?
part time employees and professional development
The part-time personnel as defined are:

Adult basic education

General adult education

ESL adults

GED text examiners

Pursuant to Act 2007 of 2005, these part-time employees shall be required to obtain thirty (30) hours of professional development.

All other certified employees must earn 60 hours.

Part-Time Employees and Professional Development
no exceptions in the ade regulations
No Exceptions in the ADE Regulations
  • Extended illness/medical leaves do NOT exempt a teacher from the 60 hours yearly for license renewal.
  • With regard to teacher evaluation and medical/extended leaves, it will be handled case by case.
what is salary credit for professional development
What is Salary Credit for Professional Development

Salary credit for PD is designed

  • to encourage teacher participation in district-approved professional development workshops OR
  • for those teachers who needed specific state-agency workshops in order to maintain certification.
how does salary credit for pd work
How does Salary Credit for PD work?
  • Teachers will be given one (1) college credit for every fifteen (15) hours of salary credit for PD on the salary schedule.
  • Undergraduate and graduate hours may count 15 hours of PD for every 3 hours of course credit, not to exceed 30 PD hours per year. Human Resources oversees this part of professional development.
criteria for salary credit for pd consideration new
Criteria for Salary Credit for PD Consideration NEW…
  • Must be pre-approved 30 days prior to the session;
  • Must be three (3) consecutive hours in duration;
  • Must focus on one of the PD focus areas;
  • Must be aligned with ACSIP, state-content standards, and/or research-based strategies or practice
pre approval process for salary credit for prof development
Pre-Approval Process for Salary Credit for Prof. Development
  • Complete a Pre-Approved Salary Credit Consideration Form and submit to the Professional Development Office 30 days prior to the session.
  • The Director of PD or coordinators will review and approve/disapprove the form within 10 days of its receipt to the office.
pre approval process for salary credit for prof development1
Pre-Approval Process for Salary Credit for Prof. Development
  • Approval for Salary Credit will NOT be granted after the event has occurred.
  • If approved, the Form should be attached to the roster or to the Out-of-District Form. Both forms require an agenda attachment.
  • Agendas, roster, and forms should be submitted within ten (10) days post the session.
location and availability of forms
Location and Availability of Forms

LRSD Roster/Sign-in sheet

Out-of District Reporting Form

Pre-Approved Salary Credit Form

Act 1185 of 2005 Form

All of these forms are found on the Professional Development page under a link called “Forms.”