Professional Development Plan for the Redmond School District by tyndale


									Professional Development

      Redmond School District 2J
         145 S.E. Salmon Drive
       Redmond, Oregon 97756
                            Professional Development Plan
                              Redmond School District

The purpose of professional growth planning is to assist teachers in developing new skills
and insights to their teaching through professional development opportunities so that
student learning is improved. Research studies such as the report “What Matters Most”
from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (1996) clearly
demonstrate the positive effects of teacher professional development on improved student

The Continuing Professional Development Plan (CPDP) for licensure renewal allows
Oregon teachers the opportunity to plan for and then record professional growth activities
for the purposes of renewing their teaching licenses. This new requirement is to be
phased in over a 5 year period. The CPDP is proposed by the educator and then reviewed
at the fall goal setting conference with the supervisor/advisor. The information gathered
on the annual completed CPDP will be reported on the TSPC PEER form by RSD
Personnel Services when the educator is applying for license renewal. Educators earn
professional development units as they attend and participate in approved professional
growth activities related to their current or potential future assignment, building,
department and district goals for improvement or personal goals. Participation in the
CPDP process demonstrates a commitment by the educator to continuous personal and
professional development and acceptance of the challenges inherent in that commitment.
Teachers will need to have acquired 125 PDU’s in order to renew their teaching license.
Note: Only 25 PDU left after a renewal is submitted may be retained for the next renewal
period, no matter how many PDU’s the teacher has acquired.
                         Guidelines for CPD Planning for
                      Educators in the Redmond School District

1. During the goal setting conference in the fall with your supervisor is usually the best
   forum for formulating your CPDP for the year. Goals should be based on reflection
   and evaluation of the prior year’s CPDP, discussion of upcoming professional
   development opportunities, activities that complement district, building, department
   and personal goals, self-evaluation and the needs of students in your current or future
   assignment. The CPDP should be approved (signed and dated) by your supervisor.
   The Oregon TSPC Professional Development Plan form (1-15-02) pages 1 and 2
   should be used for this purpose. The CPDP should be completed by October 1st.
2. A record of the professional development activities that each educator in the
   Redmond School District participates in during the course of the year needs to be
   maintained on a regular basis on the TSPC form page 3. The name of the activity or
   session with dates noted, the competency domain that is covered (see pg. 3 RSD
   Professional Development Plan) and the number of professional development units
   earned (see pg. 4 RSD Professional Development Plan)
3. Revisions or modifications may be made to the CPDP at anytime during the year by
   writing a brief revision statement (TSPC form page 2). This statement should be
   approved by the educator’s supervisor. Supervisor approval is given by signing and
   dating the revision or modification statement.
4. Prior to June 2nd the Redmond School District educator completes the list of
   professional activities (pg. 3 TSPC form) and also completes the reflections statement
   (pg. 4 TSPC form) and reviews the information with their supervisor who then signs
   and dates the form.
5. The form is then sent to Redmond School District Personnel Services where the
   information is retained in an individual data base record of the earned professional
   development units. The original is returned to the educator for their records.
Note: Effective January 15, 2002 educators renewing a Basic, Standard or
Continuing license must meet these CPDP renewal requirements.
Domains of Professional Competency

The professional development activities of Redmond School District educators must be
based on at least one of the six domains of professional competency. The domains are:

1. Subject Matter or Specialty
The educator may gain more background in the specific endorsement area or in specialty
areas such as ESOL or special education.

2. Assessment Strategies
The educator may develop new way to assess. Examples are: portfolio, standards based,
demonstration/performance and written test. An educator may work with the way
assessment affects curriculum design.

3. Methods and Curriculum
Examples include: classroom management, leadership skills, curriculum development
and administration management.

4. Understanding Diversity
Examples include: understanding of learning abilities and styles, learning strategies,
ethnic diversity, economic diversity, and strategies to deal with this diversity.

5. State and National Education Priority
The state and nation set goals and priorities for development of curriculum and standards
of achievement. Educators need to be aware of the priorities and their effect on their work
in the school.

6. Use of Technology in Education
Examples are: use of technology within the curriculum, mastery of computer application
programs, operation of video and multi-media in the context of enhancing student
                                Redmond School District
                             Professional Development Units

Category                                                        PDU Credit

Unique Programs (requires                                       1 hr. of time= 1 PDU
Administrative approval)

(Maximum of 30 PDU’s During each renewal period)
e.g. standards based training, evaluation project, teen court

College/University Course Work                                  1 qtr hr. credit= 20 PDU’s
(related to domain competency)                                  1 sem hr. credit= 30 PDU’s

Committee Work                                               1 hr of time= 1 PDU
(building, district or community related committee work)
e.g. site council, intervention teams, curriculum adoption committee

Professional Activities
Publication                                                     30 PDU’s
Mentoring                                                       1 hr of time= 1 PDU
Supervision of student teacher                                  50 PDU’s
Professional teaching presentations                             1 hr of time=1 PDU
Peer observation*                                               1 hr of time=1 PDU
Focus Groups                                                    1 hr of time=1 PDU

*Maximum of 20 hours PDU total per renewal period

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