•  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 lrude@psd1.org.

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    PD Calendar

     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).


    OSPI Clock Hour Information 

    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 community

     
    Application 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