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Title: Welcome, Professional Development Committee Members!


1
Welcome, Professional Development Committee
Members!
  • Gretchen Almeida
  • Staff Development Director
  • galmeida_at_horrycountyschools.net
  • 488-6746

2
Who are we?
  • Name
  • School
  • Position
  • How long have you been a Professional Development
    Committee member?

3
Objectives
  • Professional Development Committee (PDC) Members
    will explore
  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Supporting colleagues whose certificates expire
    June 30, 2010
  • Changes in 2009-10
  • Exploring the Staff Development Website
  • Frequently asked questions regarding certificate
    renewal
  • Questions from you and your colleagues

4
What is Professional Development?
Professional Development is the development and
exchange of professional ideas, values, beliefs,
practices, and strategies designed to improve
student achievement.
-Joellen Killion, Deputy Executive
Director National Staff Development Council
5
Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members
6
Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members
  • This list was created by PDC Members at our
    meetings in August 2007
  • Track attendance for all school staff development
    sessions
  • Give certificates for in-house sessions- 12
    points max (school-wide) and 12 points max (grade
    level / department meetings) Keeping up with
    hours
  • Planning site-based staff development / providing
    it as well Answer questions about in-house staff
    development

7
Roles and Responsibilities of PDC Members,
continued
  • Review SD website with experienced teachers
    introduce to new teachers
  • Advising explaining whats expected with
    certification to staff members Make sure they
    know what counts/ doesnt in different categories
  • Make sure colleagues are aware of HCS Staff
    Development opportunities
  • Be aware of who is up for renewal how to support
    them
  • Serve as liaison to subject area learning
    specialist

8
Supporting Colleagues Whose Certificates Expire
June 30, 2010
9
Second Semester Responsibilities of PDC Members
  • Continue tracking attendance for all school staff
    development sessions
  • Determine who is up for renewal in June 2010
    support them in renewal process
  • Give certificates for in-house sessions- 12
    points max (school-wide) and 12 points max (grade
    level / department meetings)
  • Answer questions about in-house staff
    development, renewal

10
Second Semester Responsibilities of PDC Members,
continued
  • Review SD website with experienced teachers
    introduce to new teachers
  • Refer teachers to SDE certification website,
    Tammy Kidman, Donna Durant
  • Advising explaining whats expected with
    certification to staff members Make sure they
    know what counts/ doesnt in different categories
  • Make sure colleagues are aware of HCS external
    Staff Development opportunities

11
Changes in 2009-10
12
Changes
  • Submitting Staff Development Certificates to HCS
    District Office
  • HCS Allowable Staff Development Activities
  • Official Copies of Teaching Certificate

13
Exploring the Staff Development Website
14
HCS Staff Development Website
  1. Go to www. horrycountyschools.net
  2. From Staff tab at right, select Staff
    Development.
  3. At left, there are a number of options from which
    to choose

15
From the HCS SD Website, educators can access
  • SD Online, HCSs staff development registration
    site
  • All sorts of tools, documents and website links
    for Certificate Renewal
  • Ideas for Certificate Renewal outside HCS
  • Resources for National Board Certification
  • Resources for PDC members
  • and much, much more!

16
SD Website - I Need to Renew My Certificate!
(aka Frequently Asked Questions about
Certificate Renewal)
17
Documents Forms are available electronically on
SD Website via links on the I Need to Renew My
Certificate! and on the PDC Member Central page
  • Graduate Credit Approval Form
  • Change Action Form
  • SDE Certificate Renewal Matrix
  • HCS Allowable Activities
  • PDC Member List
  • Blank Certificate Template
  • Sample Schoolwide SD Certificate
  • SD Online Instructions
  • and more!

18
Scavenger Hunt
19
For HELP
  • Be sure to exchange contact info with at least
    one other PDC member before we leave today
  • Check out I Need to Renew My Certificate link
    from the HCS SD Website.

20
For HELP (continued)
  • For Certificate Renewal questions, contact
  • Gretchen Almeida, 488-6746
  • Tammy Kidman, 488-6757
  • For Teacher Certification issues
  • Donna Durant, 488-6909

21
Questions?
22
Thanks for being here. We appreciate your
willingness to serve!
Have a great semester!
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