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Lpdc december 2013 presentation

  1. 1. Professional Development December 2013 update LPDC Margaret Kohler Wendi Rowland Natalie Fisher Jenny Kettler Julie Poure Amy Wagner Amy Lawrence Dawn Ballard
  2. 2. Reviews 2013-14  Completed: ◦ Jana Schultz, Amy Wagner, Kelly Carver, Cheryl Pocrnich, Donna Sharper, Natalie Fisher, and Sarah Kreinbrink  Upcoming: ◦ December: Risa Cohen, Cindy Weiher, Kathy Heckert ◦ January: Stacey Alfonso, Barb Bauchman, Molly Kujawa ◦ February: Amy Lawrence, Cory Hall, Janell Butts, Jenny Kettler ◦ March: Tricia Miller-Purvis, Dawn Ballard, Shannon Schlumbohm ◦ April: Wendi Rowland, Terie Alvarez, Melissa Snyder, Fran Pancoast The next slide shows you how to find the LPDC Intranet
  3. 3. January Training – dates TBD  Required for ◦ All teachers new to WSM or who have not started a 5-year plan ◦ All teachers who are renewing their license this year  Purpose ◦ To understand Professional Development process (and if needed fill out 5-year plan paperwork)   Strongly recommended for any teacher (unless you attended September) In-service credit granted
  4. 4. A little history -- in the olden days…  Prior to 2011, the LPDC validated Professional Development credits ◦ for licensed Ohio teachers, ◦ who submitted paperwork once every 5 years ◦ in order to renew their teaching license
  5. 5. Since 2011 New Broadband system asks all WSM teachers to document Professional Development  LPDC phased in non-licensed and non-tax West Side teachers  LPDC moved to yearly reviews due to annual Salary Band meeting  We are doing our best 
  6. 6. Also in 2011 ODE made changes ODE changed standards for educators and LPDCs as it moved from Praxis to Resident Educator Program  LPDC updated documents  Biggest change was the SMART goal   We adapted … it was a very busy year!
  7. 7. CEU requirements set by Broadband Committee  Over 5 years: Band 1 – 50 hours (5 CEUs) – 10 hrs. per year  Band 2 – 80 hours (8 CEUs) – 16 hrs. per year  Band 3 – 100 hours (10 CEUs) 20 hrs. per year  Band 4, 5 and Ohio 5-year professional license – 180 hours (18 CEUs) – 36 hrs. per year   Hours per year are average. You don’t have to do a specific amount of hours each year. You can do a little more one year, less another… as long as it adds up at the end of 5 years.
  8. 8. 2013 - LPDC adjusts to teacher needs    Warning! The next 10 slides are boring. They explain process changes we made in 2013 to meet teachers’ needs. You might want to skip those slides, unless you are pretty detail-oriented. The point is we have worked hard to improve things, despite what you might think. Teachers kind of dozed off during the meeting during this part. Try skipping to slide 24.
  9. 9. 2013 - LPDC adjusts to teacher needs We created a new process  Teachers had the choice of moving to new process or waiting until the end of their 5 year plan 
  10. 10. 2013 - LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Teachers didn’t like that they could not count any PD unless it applied to a goal  Created the Explore goal  ◦ to capture all In-Services ◦ and up to 2 CEUs of Professional Development unrelated to a goal
  11. 11. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Teachers were frustrated by complicated and arbitrary CEU limits on different types of activities  Took away max limits on categories  Offered training on balancing Professional Development across standards  This respects teachers’ different needs 
  12. 12. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Teachers were frustrated that there were no forms to document “noncertificate” activities  Created forms and instructions for all valid activities, including time logs  Put them on-line and in teacher workrooms  All the forms include a time log 
  13. 13. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Teachers often forgot to pre-approve “independent projects”  Took away pre-approval requirement retroactively so no one lost hours  Made up-front goal form more specific 
  14. 14. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs The forms were multi-page, goals in one section and activity log in another section  Revised forms so it is one goal per page  Goal on the front and activity log on the back 
  15. 15. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Licensed teachers new to WSM, can bring CEUs with them through “reciprocity”. Non-tax/non-licensed new teachers could not count anything prior to employment.  Now non-licensed/non-tax teachers may count college coursework or Montessori training within a year prior to employment  Their 5-year plan is dated accordingly 
  16. 16. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs There was no training to help teachers  Last year we met with teachers oneon-one and in small groups. There were help sessions weekly after school for 8 weeks in March - April.  We did two training sessions in September and are offering more in January 2014.  ◦ The presentations are on the WSM Intranet to look at anytime. We are planning to add narration.
  17. 17. LPDC adjusts to teacher needs Busy teachers do not have time for “one more after-school meeting”  Teachers in Montessori Training or who have completed requirements are exempt from yearly review  LPDC will review your CEUs, without you being present at review meeting  ◦ Turn in documents 2 weeks in advance so we can preview them.
  18. 18. To sum it up… We’re working to meet WSM needs.  All changes  in LPDC handbook  We must have a consistent rules.  We cannot change rules on the fly.  ◦ We discuss new questions in committee and decide how it best applies to everyone.  We’re seeing progress! 
  19. 19. It’s easier than you think
  20. 20. It’s easier than you think Band 1 – 5 CEUs  10 hours per year  In-Service typically offers at least 10 hours per year  Fill all your hours through In-Service 
  21. 21. It’s easier than you think Band 2 – 8 CEUs  16 hours per year  10-16 hours In-Service  ◦ (This year the In-Service offered 16 hours) You can count 4 additional hours per year that are not goal-related  During 5 years – will write 0 or 1 goal 
  22. 22. It’s easier than you think Band 3 – 10 CEUs  20 hours per year  Again, 10-16 hours per year on InService  You can do 4 additional hours per year that are not goal-related  You might need 0-6 more hours/year  During 5 years, might write 0-2 goals 
  23. 23. It’s still easier than you think       Band 4, 5 and licensed teachers – 18 CEUs 36 hours per year – (yes, a workweek) Again, 10-16 hours per year on In-Service + 4 hours per year not goal-related Still need 16-22 hours per year So, you basically need one goal per year (about 20 hrs) ◦ Implementing Educational project ◦ Serving on committee ◦ Montessori Accreditation team ◦ Mentoring, modeling ◦ Etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., ◦ (This goal can also fulfill a leadership role, a perfectly acceptable double dip.)
  24. 24. You have more time than you think Professional Day  Option for all teachers to take one paid professional day  Certificate activity or offsite observation – no prior LPDC approval needed  Something else?  ◦ request in advance ◦ state specific activities ◦ Activities have to support an existing Professional Development goal
  25. 25. Hot Spots - Committees Professional Development must be an activity involving new learning or professional growth  Make sure you can justify how your committee work does that.  Committee can make a group goal (or you can make individual goal as a committee member)  Committee must keep attendance records and give to members as evidence 
  26. 26. Hot Spots – Educational Projects If you’re implementing something big - learning & putting into action -- it’s an “Educational Project”  You must keep detailed time records  You must to present LPDC evidence of the work when it is done  Evidence must be in professional format: imagine you were sharing with your teammates or at a conference. This means a presentation, binder or portfolio. 
  27. 27. Hot spot hint: If you hate keeping a time log…do not do activities that make you keep a time log.  Choose activities where someone gives you a certificate, like workshops, or minutes, like a committee.  Independent activities are a choice but they do take time to document hours and evidence.  They are like an independent study in 
  28. 28. Hot Spots – New Goals You have a new goal  Write it (form/online)  Submit when?  Immediately
  29. 29. QUIZ – as you work on your goal… 1. On your goal, can you change the actual activities you plan, such as reading a book instead of watching a video? YES
  30. 30. QUIZ – as you work on your goal… 2. Can you significantly CHANGE the nature of the goal or the outcome? NO – you need to rewrite your goal
  31. 31. QUIZ – as you work on your goal… 3. You estimated 30 hours. Do you HAVE to spend 30 hours or you’ll somehow get in trouble? NO. You can do less. You will not get in trouble.
  32. 32. QUIZ – as you work on your goal… Something more important has come up and you want to scrap it. Can you? Of course! 5. Can you get credit for time put in even if you did not reach the goal or have the outcome predicted? YES! But you must have evidence of your work. 4.
  33. 33. QUIZ – as you work on your goal… You estimated 30 hours. Now you’ve spent 30 but you’re not done yet. Can you keep working? YES!  You can go over your predicted hours by 1 CEU or10 hours 6. ◦ If you’ll need more than that, you must REVISE the goal before doing the extra time.
  34. 34. Thanks for taking time to read this presentation. Come to training if you want more info. We usually have chocolate.