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proposing a course activity on mlp a step by step guide

Proposing a Course/Activity on MLPA Step-by-Step Guide


Office of

Professional Development



logging in
Logging In
  • You must log into your employee portal before accessing MyLearningPlan.
my requests dashboard
My Requests Dashboard
  • Save to Draft: if you started to complete a form and saved it as a draft.
  • Wait List: If you had enrolled and were on a wait list, the activity would be here.
  • Pending Prior Approval: You have requested an activity and its awaiting the Data Center’s approval.
  • Approved and/or in Progress: You are able to attend after ALL PRIOR APROVERS approve you can go to a course/activity – click on the blue link to check this status frequently.
  • Instructor has Confirmed Attendance: If you attended an activity and the Instructor confirmed your attendance.
  • Awaiting Final Credit: You have attended, completed Part 1 – Knowledge, Part 2 – Application, and Part 3 – Impact of the Evaluation and returned to the activity to Mark Complete. Once a course/activity, follow-up, and evaluation have been completed, instructors must confirm attendance and submit sign-in

rosters to the PD Data Center for review. Processing time

varies depending on individual course requirements.

  • Denied: If an activity was denied
  • Recently Completed: This is where completed activities


flow chart session proposal
Flow Chart-Session Proposal

PD Liaison: YOU!

DC: Data Center

Office of Professional Development and Evaluation (OPD&E): Monitors all district-sponsored and school-based professional development to ensure compliance with state and national standards for high-quality professional development.

how to propose a pd activity
How to propose a PD Activity

1. Login to

Username: Email

Password: employee #

2. Click on the Learning Plan tab

3. Select an

Activity Proposal


Annotations are the little “information bubbles” that you will see in an activity when listed in a catalog

Notice the yellow + sign, click on this and a new dialog box opens

Name iswhat you want in the bubble - space is limited

Position: what position, if you have multiple bubbles

Color: Choose one per annotation

Green: Leadership

Blue: Non-Instructional

Yellow: Instructional

Purple: Technical

If you make a mistake, hover over the bubble to edit or delete

component templates
Component Templates

Choose one of these options

contact information proposer facilitator
Contact Information, Proposer & Facilitator

Region or Department

Proposer and Facilitator can register for course

Information needs to be manually entered

Click on Select User and a new dialog box opens

Anything red is required

Search by name or employee number

m dcps master inservice plan components
M-DCPS Master Inservice Plan Components

School Based Components – click to access MIP

Technology 2-003-395

Curriculum Content 2-408-368

Instructional Support Strategies 2-409-410

School Improvement Initiatives 2-512-355

Action Research 7-506-028

Book Study 7-507-308

PLC 7-507-309

Lesson Study 7-507-320

activity information
Activity Information




Must be specific to course/activity

Provide a brief description of the course. NOTE: Spell check link to the right.

Can only choose one catalog per activity

doe collection and reporting requirements
DOE Collection andReporting Requirements

Choose one option for each selection

target audience and focus
Target Audience and Focus

May choose more than one Target Audience


more than one

Focus Area

follow up hours
Follow-Up Hours

New dialog box opens

Download & save for future use

dates times location
Dates, Times & Location

24 hour cycle

If session starts & ends on same day, specify time.

Dropdown menu

Linked to MapQuest

Participants need a minimum of 14 days to complete evaluation

  • If you select more than one meeting, the page will refresh and list Meeting Date 1-X number of dates.
  • Only select more than one meeting if you want the same attendees to attend several sessions of the same activity.
  • Be specific about the location (ex. Do not use acronyms such as HGHS for Hialeah Gardens High School)
catalog viewing options
Catalog Viewing Options

Start Showing should be date course/activity is proposed

Stop Showing should be date before course/activity starts

Will stop showing @ midnight

Participants must register before midnight

**If more time is needed to manage the roster, the Stop Showing Date can be set for several days before the course begins.

If you want it to start right away and end directly AFTER the activity, leave it blank

provider information and registration settings
Provider Information and Registration Settings

Select “Miami-Dade Public Schools” unless there is an outside provider.

0 will place all participants in Wait List

As participants are cancelled or approved, new spots become available

To prevent participants from registering again, registration needs to be Denied

If a course is full and a participant decides to drop the course, the first person on the waitlist will be automatically added to the course.


Activity specific evaluations will be required in addition to any form specific evaluation

Credit will not be awarded unless evaluation has been completed!

activity specific evaluation
Activity Specific Evaluation
  • Team Room must be managed
  • Every time a document is uploaded to team room, an automatic email is sent to participants
  • Documents always remain available

Team Room enables participants to participate in a threaded online discussion and share files


Search by name or employee number

  • Outside instructors do not show in catalog
goals and objectives page 1
Goals and ObjectivesPage 1

Must identify the Protocol Standards this activity supports for activity to be approved

goals and objectives page 2
Goals and ObjectivesPage 2

Must identify the New FL Standards and/or Sunshine State Standards this activity supports for activity to be approved.

standards focus areas addressed by component
Standards/Focus Areas Addressed by Component

Pre-populated from component



Bibliography or reference list supporting activity


Copy & paste from component

**Number of learner outcomes should be reflective of the total master plan points participants will earn as a result of completing this course/activity.

Example: A component that is worth 120 MPPs could have 30 learning outcomes. A course/activity created under the same component, that is only worth 8 MPPs, could only have 8-10 learning outcomes.

Click on Master Inservice Plan to access document

Master Inservice Plan can also be accessed @


Copy & paste from component

**Number of learning procedures should be reflective of the total master plan points participants will earn as a result of completing this course/activity.

Example: A component that is worth 120 MPPs could have 30 learning procedures. A course/activity created under the same component, that is only worth 8 MPPs, could only have 8-10 learning procedures.




Copy & paste ALL information from component

Provides clarification of expectations – Samples will be provided @ PLST training


grade s group s and building restrictions
Grade(s), Group(s), and Building Restrictions

If Building and Department are left blank, anyone can register.

If one or more are checked off, only those checked off can see the link to the activity in the District Catalog

submit proposal for review by data center
Submit Proposal for Review by Data Center

Proposal can be submitted as a draft

Draft will live in the top of the LearningPlantab under

Click on Manageto "edit/submit form"


If you enter an activity and staff begin to register, any edits you make will not appear to the staff that registered before the edit was made.

If activity is edited and participants need to be alerted, an email must be manually sent out from the activity in the Activity Functions section in the “edit activity

managing the course activity dashboard
Managing the Course/Activity Dashboard

Team Room Activated

Required Evaluation

This is your activity dashboard. All functions for managing the activity would be completed here.

mlp activity roster
MLP Activity Roster

Download Roster

mlp activity roster1
MLP Activity Roster

Save as Excel

how to attach documentation using my file library
How to attach documentation using My File Library
  • Return to MyLearningPlan home page by clicking on the Learning Plan tab.
  • Click on My File Library under the My Info dropdown.
  • Click on Add File to upload required documentation.
  • When marking activities complete, the uploaded files will show in a list for you to select.
participant i have attended the course activity now what
Participant – I have attended the course/activity, now what?
  • Complete follow-up assignment (the evaluation may be the only required follow-up – if follow-up equals 1 hour).
  • Complete Evaluation
    • Part 1: Knowledge
    • Part 2: Application
    • Part 3: Impact
  • Click on the activity that you have completed and want to confirm.
  • After the course/activity has ended, Mark Complete tab becomes available.
  • Instructor confirms attendance after follow-up and evaluations have been completed.
  • Data Center awards Master Plan Points.
closing course activity
Closing Course/Activity

Confirm attendance after follow up and evaluation have been submitted

closing course activity1
Closing Course/Activity
  • Select participants
  • Set status after evaluation has been confirmed by participant
    • Attendance Confirmed
    • Denied
    • No Show
  • Save

Hours and Credit cannot be adjusted