Professional Development Calendar and Clock Hour Information
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Due to COVID-19, all trainings will be held in a virtual format. To register for a course, click on the title and fill out the required information. The course trainer/facilitator will provide you, via Pasco School District email, with the information necessary to access your course and directions on how you can earn PSD clock hours. Please check back frequently as new courses will be added as they become available. If you have questions, please contact Lisa Rude as firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 16, 2020
Certificate Expiration Dates Extended One Year For Educators!
Washington State is currently experiencing a rapid outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), impacting our communities in a number of ways. On Friday, March 13, Governor Inslee announced his order to close all K-12 public and private schools for six weeks.
In response to this announcement, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has filed emergency rules, extending the validity period on certificates expiring June 30, 2020, for one additional year. These certificates will now expire on June 30, 2021. This policy change is effective immediately.
Educators do not need to take any action in order to be granted this one-year extension.
When applying to renew their certificate, educators will need to meet all renewal requirements for their specific certificate and role, including clock hours, or the equivalent in credits or professional growth plans (PGPs).
Clock hours may not be offered for: WAC 181-85-030
Routine staff meetings to discuss or explain operational policies or administrative practices within the agency, district, or building
Business meetings of professional associations to discuss operational policies or practices of the association
Social hours or actual meal time
Individuals serving as the instructor for a course for which that individual is the only participant
Offerings (must relate to one or more of the following): WAC 181-85-202
The content and objectives of clock hour courses must relate to one or more of the following:
Opportunities to collect and analyze evidence related to student learning
Professional certificate standards
Paraeducator standards of practice as described in WAC 179
School and district improvement efforts
Education frameworks and curriculum alignment
Research-based instructional strategies and assessment practices
Content of current or anticipated assignment
Advocacy for students and leaderships
Supervision, mentoring, or coaching
Building a collaborative learning communityApplication for approval of courses for out-of-district trainings
Questions about Clock Hours? Contact Lisa Rude x.2664
Question about this Professional Development page?Contact: Danine Wright x.6736