About Your Professional Development
Professional development is required for continued licensure for all educators and administrators. To be of high quality, professional development is guided by the learning needs of all students, includes accepted theory on the learning needs of educators and incorporates a planned progression for improvement on a continuing basis. A professional development plan that fulfills the licensure renewal requirements is based on the needs of the educator, the students, the school, and the school district in which the educator is currently employed.
An educator/staff member wishing to renew a professional license must receive the approval of his or her Local Professional Development Committee for an Individual Professional Development Plan and complete the required amount of professional development during their renewal cycle:
- Six semester hours of coursework related to classroom teaching and/or the area of licensure; or
- 180 contact hours (or 18 CEUs) in workshops or equivalent activities related to their IPDP goals as approved by their Local Professional Development Committee.
- Coursework, workshops, or other equivalent activities may be combined.
How can we help? Feel free to send an email to the Northern Local Schools LPDC.
Click on the links below to obtain more information about each of these topics.
- Using the LPDC Online Form Management System
- Professional Development Domains
- LPDC By-Laws
- Equivalent Activities Options Chart
Meeting Dates for 2016 - 2017
|September 14, 2016||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|October 12, 2016||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|November 9, 2016||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|December 14, 2016||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|January 11, 2017||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|February 8, 2017||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|March 8, 2017||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|April 12, 2017||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
|May 10, 2017||3:30 - 5:00||Middle School Rm 50|
Forms for approval must be submitted online by 3:00pm on the Monday prior to the Wednesday LPDC meeting.
Documentation (Transcripts, Certificates of Attendance, etc...) should be submitted to Becky Foltz at Sheridan Middle School