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					       FDLRS HRD Coordinating Unit’s

Online Professional Development Opportunities

   Florida’s Council for Exceptional Children
      Annual Conference ~ At The Beach!
               October 15, 2005
   FDLRS HRD Coordinating Unit
  Online Professional Development
           Opportunities

          ~ Topics for Discussion ~
 Setting the Stage – Understanding NCLB
        Certification Requirements
  Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum
           Online Content Review
Professional Development Alternatives for
 Exceptional Student Educators (PDA-ESE)
        No Child Left Behind
NCLB Act changes certification requirements
    for teachers of core academic subjects.
   For “new” teachers in Title I School wide
     or Targeted Assistance programs, ESE
  teachers teaching core academic subjects
  to students with disabilities in grades 6 –
 12 must have certification in both ESE and
 the core academic subject area. By July 1,
      2006, all ESE teachers teaching core
         academic subjects to students
  w/disabilities in grades 6 – 12 must have
    ESE certification and certification in the
          core academic subject area.
  Basic NCLB Requirements for
the Highly Qualified Designation


• An acceptable bachelor’s or higher
  degree,
• State licensure/certification (no
  requirements waived), and
• Demonstration of subject competency for
  the subject(s) and grade level(s) taught.
    NCLB Subject Requirements
         for Certification
 an undergraduate or graduate academic major,
 subject content courses equivalent to a major
    as specified in State Board of Education rule,
   passing score on the appropriate Florida subject
    area test,
   a valid standard certificate in the subject area
    issued by another state, or
   a valid advanced national certificate in the
    subject area issued by the National Board for
    Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) or
    American Board for Certification of Teacher
    Excellence (ABCTE)
        Reading Certification
           Requirements
          for ESE Teachers
If teaching any reading to ESE students in
grades 7-12, must have
– Certification in an appropriate Exceptional Student
  Education (K-12) area to match the ESE table in
  the Course Code Directory
                    and
– Reading Endorsement or Reading certification
  June 15, 2004 memo - Reading Endorsement for
  Exceptional Student Education Teachers Update:
  http://info.fldoe.org/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-
  2132/04-129.pdf
   Core Academic Certification
  Requirements for ESE Teachers
If teaching core academic subjects to standard diploma
ESE students in grades 7-12, must have
   –   Certification in an appropriate Exceptional Student
       Education (K-12) area to match the ESE table in the
       Course Code Directory
                        and
   –   Separate subject area content certifications or the
       middle grades integrated curriculum certification, as
       appropriate
August 2003 Technical Assistance Paper (TAP), Highly
Qualified Teacher Requirements for Special Programs
under the No Child Left Behind Act:
http://info.fldoe.org/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-2132/04-
129.pdf
High, Objective (HOUSSE) Revised Uniform State
          Standard of Evaluation Plan


  •   a method other than certification or subject
      testing by which experienced teachers can
      document subject content competency and
      knowledge in a core academic subject(s) the
      teacher is teaching – link to technical guidance
      on HOUSSE:
      http://info.fldoe.org/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-
      2436/HOUSSEmemo.pdf and
      http://info.fldoe.org/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-
      2437/Phase2.pdf and
      http://info.fldoe.org/dscgi/ds.py/Get/File-
      2439/Forms.pdf uses multiple components
  •   not appropriate for teachers of reading or English
      to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
           HOUSSE Subject
          Competency Criteria
• In subject content area:
  – Prior successful teaching experience
  – Classroom observation and performance
    evaluation
  – Approved professional development
  – College level courses
  – School, district, state or national level
    activities or service related to the teaching of
    the subject area
  – Student achievement learning gains
           ESE Endorsements
• Timeframes
  – Will be noted in 2005-06 Course Code Directory
  – O&M – 7/1/07
  – Autism, Pre-K, Severe and Profound – 7/1/11

• Regional Professional Development Projects
 will support the provision of needed
 coursework for certification

• More to come…………….Now let’s look at some
 professional development opportunities
 supporting highly qualified initiatives…..
   K-20
 Strategic
Imperatives
1.Increase the Supply of Highly Effective Teachers

   2. Set, Align, and Apply Academic Curricular and
      Testing Standards

     3. Improve Student Rates of Learning
   4. Improve the Quality of Instructional Leadership

   5. Increase the Quantity and Improve the Quality of
   Education Options

    6. Align Workforce Education Programs with Skill
       Requirements of the New Economy

    7. Align Financial Resources with Performance

8. Coordinate Efforts to Improve Higher Student Learning
FDLRS HRD Coordinating Unit




   Online Professional
Development Opportunities
Supporting Highly Qualified
   Middle Grades
Integrated Curriculum
Online Content Review
        Module
 Understanding Middle Grades
         Certification
• MGIC 5-9 subject area exam was first
 administered in July, 2003

• As specified in rule 6A-4.0021, FAC, a
 transitional passing score was established
 based on the passing rate of examinees
 taking the predecessor tests for the first time
 in the testing year 2001-2002

• The predecessor tests for Middle Grades
 Integrated Curriculum 5-9 were:
            English




             Middle
 Social      Grades
                        Mathematics
Sciences   Integrated
           Curriculum




            Science
Professional Development Alternatives
  for Exceptional Student Educators




  Another Viable
     Option for
 Online Instruction
    Remember… PDA-ESE is
             designed for
• Teachers assigned out-of-field in ESE
• Teachers seeking certification in ESE
• Teachers preparing to take the ESE K-12
    certification exam
•   Teachers seeking renewal of their certificate
•   Teachers seeking targeted instruction to address
    areas of need indicated on annual performance
    evaluations
       It is NOT…
          – an alternative certification program
          – designed for paraprofessionals
          – designed for teachers of the gifted
           What Does
        The Data Say???
   October, 2003 ~June, 2005
Total Number of Modules Offered Statewide ~ 97

      Total Number of Participants ~ 818
                 Foundations ~ 156
         Assessment and Evaluation ~ 102
            Instructional Practices ~ 155
  Language Development and Communication ~ 48
          Positive Behavior Support ~ 252
                   Transition ~ 55
  Interpersonal Interactions and Participation ~ 50
   2004 - 2005 Annual Report




 Let’s Take A
Look At The Results
   For Additional Information
on the Middle Grades IC Module
  or the PDA-ESE Program…
  http://fdlrshrd.nefec.org/IC


         www.fdlrs.org
   (links to all FDLRS Centers)


    http://fdlrshrd.nefec.org
   And let’s remember Florida’s
           Successful …
        Virtual VE Program
          Courses for 2005 – 2006

       Psychoeducational Assessment

Foundations/Introduction to Special Education

     Advanced Strategies and Theories in
            Learning Disabilities

     Speech and Language Development
    Q & A Anyone???
   For Additional Information,
      Please Contact Either
Mary Ann Ahearn or Sue Kupchunas

  FDLRS HRD Coordinating Unit
        386-312-2265

      ahearnm@nefec.org
              Or
     kupchunasa@nefec.org
              Or
         www.fdlrs.org