Proposing a Course/Activity on MLP
A Step-by-Step Guide
• You must log into your employee portal before accessing
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
• 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
• 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
LearningPlan Tab Instructor Tab
User Profile Update Closing Activity
My Portfolio Managing Activity
Flow Chart-Session Proposal
PD Liaison: Login
PD Liaison: Fill in
DC: Post activity
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
1. Login to
2. Click on the
Learning Plan tab
3. Select an
Password: employee #
Annotations are the little “information bubbles”
that you will see in an activity when listed in a
Notice the yellow + sign, click on this and a new
dialog box opens
Name is what you want in the
bubble - space is limited
Position: what position, if you have
Color: Choose one per annotation
If you make a mistake, hover over the bubble
to edit or delete
Choose one of these
Contact Information, Proposer &
Click on Select User
and a new dialog box
to be manually
Region or Department
Search by name or
Anything red is
Facilitator can register
M-DCPS Master Inservice Plan
School Based Components – click to access MIP
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
Lesson Study 7-507-320
DO NOT CHANGE
Provide a brief description of
the course. NOTE: Spell
check link to the right.
DOE Collection and
Target Audience and Focus
May choose more than one
more than one
New dialog box opens
Download & save for
Dates, Times & Location
•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)
24 hour cycle
If session starts
& ends on
14 days to
Catalog Viewing Options
Start Showing should
be date course/activity
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
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
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.
Available automatically on
the day the activity ends
Should be completed 7 days
after activity ends
Should be completed 14
days after activity ends
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
•Team Room must be
•Every time a document is
uploaded to team room, an
automatic email is sent to
•Documents always remain
Team Room enables participants to participate
in a threaded online discussion and share files
Search by name or
Outside instructors do not show in catalog
Goals and Objectives
Must identify the
activity to be
Goals and Objectives
the New FL
Addressed by Component
DO NOT CHANGE
Bibliography or reference list
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
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
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
Submit Proposal for Review by
Proposal can be submitted as a draft
Draft will live in the top of the LearningPlan tab under
Click on Manage to "edit/submit form"
BE CAUTIOUS WHEN ADDING A NEW ACTIVITY, VIEW IT CAREFULLY FOR ACCURACY
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
This is your activity dashboard. All functions for managing the activity would be
Team Room Activated
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?
• 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.
Confirm attendance after
follow up and evaluation
have been submitted
1. Select participants
2. Set status after evaluation has
been confirmed by participant
• Attendance Confirmed
• No Show
Hours and Credit
Searching for a Course
Username: M-DCPS Email
Password: Employee Number
1. Click on the
Catalog link to
would like to
will be listed
on the date
Search for courses using
the Calendar’s Search
Conflict with Another
System will alert
there is a
conflict, but will
For questions, please contact your
Professional Development & Evaluation