About Your Professional Development
Professional development is required for continued licensure for all educators and administrators. To be of high quality, professional development is guided by the learning needs of all students, includes accepted theory on the learning needs of educators and incorporates a planned progression for improvement on a continuing basis. A professional development plan that fulfills the licensure renewal requirements is based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school, and the school district in which the educator is currently employed.
An educator/staff member wishing to renew a professional license must receive the approval of his or her Local Professional Development Committee for an Individual Professional Development Plan and complete the required amount of professional development during their renewal cycle:
- Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
- 180 contact hours (or 18 CEUs) in workshops or equivalent activities related to their IPDP goals as approved by their Local Professional Development Committee.
- Coursework, workshops, or other equivalent activities may be combined.
Master Teacher Application deadline is March 1st.
Click on the links below to obtain more information about each of these topics.
- Using the LPDC Online Form Management System
- Professional Development Domains
- LPDC ByLaws
- Equivalent Activities Options Chart
Meeting Dates for 2018 - 2019
September 10, 2018
All LPDC meetings are open to staff who would like help in this process. For those staff in buildings that dismiss earlier contact Tonya Huml to schedule an earlier time.
|3:30-4:30PM||Lee Eaton conference room|
|October 1, 2018||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
|November 12, 2018||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
|December 3, 2018||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
January 7, 2019
If you would like to attend January's meeting, please contact any committee member and they will schedule a 1:1 appointment with you.
February 4, 2019
This is an open help session for all staff. Fingerprinting equipment will be availalbe for those renewing in 2019 and in need of this. LPDC will gladly walk anyone through the renewal application for those who expire in 2019 and are ready to renew.
|2:45-4:30pm||IBC (Central Office)|
|March 4, 2019||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
|April 8, 2019||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
|May 6, 2019||3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
June 3, 2019
LPDC will continue to review any IPDPs and activity proposals over the summer.
|3:30-4:30pm||Lee Eaton conference room|
The LPDC meets monthly. Forms for approval must be submitted before the 3:30pm meeting time to be reviewed that month.Documentation of contact hours must be submitted online using the "Add Documentation" button next to the individual activity. Documentation should be submitted AFTER the hours are completed.