Great teachers help create great students. Research shows that an inspiring and informed teacher is the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement. It is critical to pay close attention to how we train and support both new and experienced educators. Effective Teachers and Leaders (Title II-A) assist LEA’s in this endeavor.
The 2016 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) defines Professional Learning as: “sustained (not stand-alone, 1-day, or short term workshops), intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, and classroom-focused” ESSA 8101(42)(B).
How can I get approval to offer recertification credit for a workshop/conference we are offering?
The State does not approve professional development offerings. Vendors and organizations that conduct education-related workshops and/or conferences, a category of professional development activities for which recertification clock-hour credit may be granted, must provide participants the following documentation:
a. Conference agenda
b. A statement or certificate from the sponsoring organization noting clock hours earned in training sessions (limited to 30 clock hours).
How many credits of Professional Development must be earned for recertification, within what time frame, and how can credit be earned?