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Little Rock School District in consultation with theLittle Rock Classroom Teachers Association Presents the

Professional Development Model

May 2008

greetings committee s charge new vision for professional development
Greetings Committee’s Charge New Vision for Professional Development

Mr. Dennis Glasgow

Senior Director of Curriculum

Ms. Cathy Koehler

LRCTA, President

joint professional development committee articles 30 37
Dr. Jeanne Huddle

Dr. Lloyd Sain

Suzi Davis

Marion E. Woods

Dennis Glasgow

Malinda Johnson

Charles West

Faye Hanson

Sharra Hampton

Reva Blacknall

Grainger Ledbetter

Joint Professional Development Committee – Articles 30 & 37
presenters
Presenters

Dr. Lloyd Sain

Marion Woods

Dennis Glasgow

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

approved professional development
Must be based on the

Improvement of student achievement on state criterion-referenced assessments and increasing student achievement and academic performance.

Must be

Research-based

Related to content standards

Continuous, job-embedded

Approved Professional Development
earning of professional development hours
June 1st thru May 31st each school year.

Rosters with agenda and other documents should be submitted within ten (10) days after the activity occurs.

All needed forms are posted or will be posted on the Professional Development Homepage.

Earning of Professional Development Hours
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MANDATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

HOURS/ACTIVITIES

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT

arkansas department of education requirements
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

Hours in fiscal management, leadership, data dis-aggregation

Arkansas Department of Education Requirements
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2008 -09

LRSD DESIGNATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS

*Nine hours via Act 1185 are at the discretion of the teacher or may be substituted with previous hours earned.

*Only submit rosters with agendas for the above days and/or meetings to the Professional Development Department.

required professional development days 2008 09
Required Professional Development Days 2008-09
  • Friday, August 8, 2008 – 6 hrs

(Day 1)

Building-level PD that focuses

on ACSIP, Professional Development Plans, and Data Disaggregation

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Required Professional Development Days 2008-09
  • Monday, August 11, 2008 (Day 2)

District-level PD for Secondary

Teachers – 6 hours

Elementary teachers will remain in

building and will receive

3 hours in educational technology

2 hours in parental involvement

1 hour at Principal Meeting

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Required Professional Development Days 2008-09
  • Tuesday, August 12th(Day 3)

District-level PD for Elementary

Secondary teachers will remain in

building and will receive

2 hours in parental involvement

3 hours in educational technology

1 hour in a focused or Principal

Meeting

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Required Professional Development Days 2008-09
  • August 13, 2008 – 6 hours (Day 4)

Teachers can earn 6 hours under Act 1185 of 2005 for curricular and instructional activities.

  • August 14, 2008 – 6 hours (Day 5)

Teachers can earn 3 hours under Act 1185 of 2005 for curricular and instructional activities.

3 hours – Principals’ Meeting

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November 13th

(Day 6)

6 hrs (AEA Day)

November 14th

(Day 7)

6 hrs (AEA Day)

January 16, 2009

(Day 8)

1 hr in AR History

February 6, 2009

(Day 9)

6 hrs

District-level PD

June 6, 2008 – 1 hr

Minimum of 50 job-embedded hours can be earned on these designated days.

Required Professional Development Days 2008-09
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.

*See PD Homepage for form.

These hours are earned at the beginning of each school year (August 13-14, 2008) 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
after school pd opportunities articles 32
After-school PD Opportunities (Articles 32)

Elementary – After school

  • One regularly scheduled faculty meeting
  • One elementary meeting per month
  • Two elementary grade level meetings a year
  • Five general staff meetings called by Supt or designee
after school pd opportunities articles 321
After-school PD Opportunities (Articles 32)

Secondary (After-school)

  • Seven meetings per year
  • Five general staff meetings called by the Superintendent or designee
contractual time for professional development article 24
Contractual Time for Professional Development (Article 24)
  • Elementary Level

Two (2) monthly meetings not to exceed 60 minutes for PD

  • Secondary Level

Two (2) monthly meetings not to exceed 50 or 60 minutes for PD

professional development hours job embedded
Elementary

Designated days 50

Contractual/After 43

School

____

Total hrs 93

Secondary

Designated days 50

Contractual/ 30

After-school

____

Total hrs 80

Professional Development Hours: Job Embedded
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Professional Development

  • Waiver Form
  • 2008-09
  • All waivers must have PRIOR approval from building principal. Attach documentation to the form.
  • Possible professional development hours for waiver -- 2008-09 school year.
  • Monday, August 11, 2008 (2-5 hours-Elementary) Wednesday, August 13, 2008 (6 hours)
  • or
  • Tuesday, August 12, 2008 (3 hours -Secondary) Thursday, August 14, 2008 ( 3 hours)

Teacher’s Name_________________________________________________________________

School ________________________________________________________________________

Name of Workshop/Training_______________________________________________________

Location of training______________________________________________________________

Date of training__________________________Times:__________________________________

Description of how this training addresses your school’s ACSIP Plan ______________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Please list the date, the number of hours, and the substitute workshop you are requesting to waive attendance:

__________ ____________ _____________________________________________

Date Hours Workshop

You must submit a separate waiver form for each workshop/training. Please submit waiver 2 days prior to the workshop to be considered for waiver.

____Approved

____Not Approved

Principal Signature_________________________________ Date_______________________

Central Office Signature____________________________ Date_______________________

waiver request dates and qualifications
August 11th

or

August 12th

(2 - 5 hours)

August 13th ( 6 hrs)

August 14th (3 hrs)

Be aligned with the school’s ACSIP;

Be an activity external of the regular/contractual day

Be administered by an approved ADE provider;

Cannot be supported by federal dollars

Waiver Request Dates and Qualifications
waiver request process
Waiver Form must be completed and submitted two (2) days prior to the designated and required PD day and/or activity to the principal or supervisor.

Why a waiver?

Hours have been earned this summer in required focus areas.

Allows teachers to substitute hours earned in other focus areas.

Waiver Request Process
salary credit notation
Salary Credit Notation
  • Teachers are still eligible to earn salary credit for an approved professional through the submission of the “Salary Request Form.”
  • The Form can be found on our Professional Development Homepage under Forms.
summer workshops how will they count
District-sponsored, summer workshops will be entered in the system for those who attend and may be used to waive out of hours in August. Complete the waiver form and submit to your principal only.

Non-district or out-of-district summer workshops will be kept by the teacher and will only be entered into the system if the teacher submits the hours for a waiver or make-up hours. Some exceptions may apply, such as salary credit.

Summer WorkshopsHow will they count?
frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
  • The Professional Development Department will prepare a Frequently Asked Questions document and post to their website. Please review the FAQ for other questions and answers.