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.
LPDC Policies and Procedures
Click on the links below to obtain more information about each of these topics.
Meeting Dates for 2020 - 2021
|January 13, 2021||3:45||Board of Education|
|March 24, 2021||3:45||Board of Education|
|June 2, 2021||3:45||Board of Education|
Submission of IPDP is required before completing any PD activities. Generally forms submitted up to the date of an LPDC meeting will be reviewed at that meeting.Hard copies of certificates of completion or transcripts or other documentation of activity completion should be forwarded to Ann Marie Messner (B.O.E.). Alternatively, you may upload electronic copies of transcripts or other documentation onto the specific activity if you have filled out an activity approval request.