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  1. Welcome, Professional Development Committee Members! Gretchen Almeida Staff Development Director galmeida@horrycountyschools.net 488-6746

  2. Who are we? • Name • School • Position • How long have you been a Professional Development Committee member?

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Supporting Colleagues Whose Certificates Expire June 30, 2010

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. Changes in 2009-10

  12. Changes • Submitting Staff Development Certificates to HCS District Office • HCS Allowable Staff Development Activities • Official Copies of Teaching Certificate

  13. Exploring the Staff Development Website

  14. 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:

  15. 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!

  16. SD Website - I Need to Renew My Certificate! (aka “Frequently Asked Questions about Certificate Renewal”)

  17. 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!

  18. Scavenger Hunt

  19. 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.

  20. For HELP… (continued) • For Certificate Renewal questions, contact: Gretchen Almeida, 488-6746 Tammy Kidman, 488-6757 • For Teacher Certification issues: Donna Durant, 488-6909

  21. Questions?

  22. Thanks for being here. We appreciate your willingness to serve! Have a great semester!