Welcome, Professional Development Committee Members! Gretchen Almeida Staff Development Director email@example.com 488-6746
Who are we? • Name • School • Position • How long have you been a Professional Development Committee member?
Objectives Professional Development Committee (PDC) Members will explore: • Roles and Responsibilities • Supporting colleagues whose certificates expire June 30, 2010 • Changes in 2009-10 • Exploring the Staff Development Website • Frequently asked questions regarding certificate renewal • Questions from you and your colleagues
What is Professional Development? “Professional Development is the development and exchange of professional ideas, values, beliefs, practices, and strategiesdesigned to improve student achievement.” -Joellen Killion, Deputy Executive Director National Staff Development Council
Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members This list was created by PDC Members at our meetings in August 2007: • Track attendance for all school staff development sessions • Give certificates for in-house sessions- 12 points max (school-wide) and 12 points max (grade level / department meetings); Keeping up with hours • Planning site-based staff development / providing it as well; Answer questions about in-house staff development
Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members, continued • Review SD website with experienced teachers; introduce to new teachers • Advising – explaining what’s expected with certification to staff members; Make sure they know what counts/ doesn’t in different categories • Make sure colleagues are aware of HCS Staff Development opportunities • Be aware of who is up for renewal; how to support them • Serve as liaison to subject area learning specialist
Second Semester Responsibilities of PDC Members • Continue tracking attendance for all school staff development sessions • Determine who is up for renewal in June 2010; support them in renewal process • Give certificates for in-house sessions- 12 points max (school-wide) and 12 points max (grade level / department meetings) • Answer questions about in-house staff development, renewal
Second Semester Responsibilities of PDC Members, continued • Review SD website with experienced teachers; introduce to new teachers • Refer teachers to SDE certification website, Tammy Kidman, Donna Durant • Advising – explaining what’s expected with certification to staff members; Make sure they know what counts/ doesn’t in different categories • Make sure colleagues are aware of HCS external Staff Development opportunities
Changes • Submitting Staff Development Certificates to HCS District Office • HCS Allowable Staff Development Activities • Official Copies of Teaching Certificate
HCS Staff Development Website • Go to www. horrycountyschools.net • From Staff tab at right, select Staff Development. • At left, there are a number of options from which to choose:
From the HCS SD Website, educators can access: • SD Online, HCS’s staff development registration site • All sorts of tools, documents and website links for Certificate Renewal • Ideas for Certificate Renewal outside HCS • Resources for National Board Certification • Resources for PDC members … and much, much more!
SD Website - I Need to Renew My Certificate! (aka “Frequently Asked Questions about Certificate Renewal”)
DocumentsForms are available electronically on SD Website via links on the I Need to Renew My Certificate! and on the PDC Member Central page: • Graduate Credit Approval Form • Change Action Form • SDE Certificate Renewal Matrix • HCS Allowable Activities • PDC Member List • Blank Certificate Template • Sample Schoolwide SD Certificate • SD Online Instructions … and more!
For HELP… • Be sure to exchange contact info with at least one other PDC member before we leave today • Check out I Need to Renew My Certificate link from the HCS SD Website.
For HELP… (continued) • For Certificate Renewal questions, contact: Gretchen Almeida, 488-6746 Tammy Kidman, 488-6757 • For Teacher Certification issues: Donna Durant, 488-6909
Thanks for being here. We appreciate your willingness to serve! Have a great semester!