Welcome, Professional Development Committee Members! Gretchen Almeida Staff Development Director firstname.lastname@example.org 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 • Second semester procedures for school staff development • Supporting colleagues whose certificates expire June 30, 2009 • NEW graduate coursework approval form • 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 white folders 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
Renewal Process:District Administrator for Recertification (Gretchen Almeida - Staff Development) • Work with administrators and PDC Members to ensure timely, accurate, and complete communications with professional educators. • Monitor district implementation and adjust as needed. • Make current information readily available.
Renewal Process:District Clerk for Recertification(Anne Moore – Staff Development) • Post credits directly to state’s Certification Portal System (CPS). • Explain requirements to educators as needed.
Renewal Process:District Certification Specialist(Donna Durant – Human Resources) • Renew a professional certificate after 120 credits are posted. • Support teachers by answering specific questions about teacher certificate upgrades, requirements, etc.
Renewal Process:Credit Provider • Design activity, including description, dates, materials list, evaluation, and follow-up expectations. • Seek approval, as appropriate, by school and/or district administrators. • Work with HCS Office of Staff Development to post online notice and/or registration, if appropriate • Advertise to appropriate audience(s). • Maintain attendance/participation records. • Award certificates of attendance to participants.
Second Semester Procedures for School Staff Development; Supporting Colleagues whose Certificates Expire in 2009
Second Semester Responsibilities of PDC Members • Continue tracking attendance for all school staff development sessions • Determine who is up for renewal in June 2009; 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 white folders SD website with experienced teachers; introduce to new teachers • Refer teachers to SDE certification website, Anne Moore, 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
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 • Information about the HCS/CCU discounted course partnership • 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 issues, contact the Office of Staff Development: Gretchen Almeida, 488-6746 Anne Moore, 488-6757 • For Certification issues, contact the Office of Personnel Services: Donna Durant, 488-6909
Thanks for being here. We appreciate your willingness to serve! Have a great semester!