PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
In contacting the PDL Department, email the general mailbox at:
NEW! The Learning Link is an internal JCPS site with information for frequently asked questions: https://sites.google.com/jefferson.kyschools.us/professional-learning-and-deve/home
NEW! On-Demand Learning - Approved JCPS PD and EILA options
Prior to selecting options for online learning, work with PD contact to place a session proposal on pdCentral
1: NKEC https://sites.google.com/nkces.org/nkces-online-trainings/home
2: KDE https://applications.education.ky.gov/PLBB/Home/PLBBHome
3: KET http://www.pbs.org/teacherline/catalog/browse/?hours=9h
4. KEA https://www.kea.org/professionalism-conferences-revolutionizing-our-return
NEW! During the NTI learning environment, changes were made to existing PD/EILA procedures and processes to accommodate JCPS employees and will continually be re-evaluated and updated.
NEW! Trainings acquired during the work day are Job-Embedded Trainings (JET) and will not count as PD. Sessions not designed to shift instructional practice of educators to improve student learning outcomes are considered Job-Embedded Trainings (JET) and will not count as PD.
October 5, 2020 & March 26, 2021 are designated Flexible Professional Development (PD) days. In the event of school cancellation or early dismissal of school due to inclement weather, all in-person PD sessions will be cancelled unless indicated as virtual PD.
12 PD hours required prior to October 5th
24 PD hours required prior to March 26th
*Annual 24 hours required for all Certified and Instructional Classified by May 31, 2021
ALL PD IS DUE TO PD DEPARTMENT BY MAY 1, 2021 (JCPS 03.19 AP.1)
ALL EILA IS DUE TO PD DEPARTMENT BY MAY 30, 2021
2020-2021 PD Session Proposal Due Dates
JCPS Policy 03.19 AP.1, session proposals are submitted prior to participating in learning events when credit for learning will be requested. In some instances, a pre-approval will be granted until final paperwork is submitted.
Final submission dates for session proposals/paperwork are due:
June 8 to July 30 are due August 31
August 1 to August 31 are due September 15
September 1 to September 30 due October 15
October 1 to October 31 are due November 15
November 1 to November 30 are due December 15
December 1 to December 31 are due January 15
January 1 to January 30 are due February 15
February 1 to February 28 are due March 15
March 1 to March 31 are due April 15
April 1 to April 30 are due May 1
Certified Teacher Requirements
All certified teachers are required by KRS 158.070 to earn a minimum of 24 hours of professional development credit each year to maintain their certification. Refer to the Quick Help Guide for Certified requirements.
Instructional Classified Employee Requirements
All Instructional Classified staff are required to earn 24 hours of PD credit annually. Refer to the Quick Help Guide for Instructional Classified requirements.
EILA Administrator Requirements
Instructional leaders as defined by KRS 156.01 must annually complete 21 hours of EILA credit. Administrators with job descriptions that do not require an instructional administrative certificate must earn 42 EILA hours within 5 years to maintain certification with EPSB.
*Non-admins who wish to uphold EPSB certification requirements must obtain EILA outside of the work day.
Session Guidelines during in-person events
Participants are required to sign-in whether in-person or virtual (during the time of the session).
Be prompt. Sessions will be closed 15 minutes after the designated starting time.
Children are not allowed at professional learning sessions.
Animals are not allowed at professional learning sessions unless documented service animals.
502.485.3415 Professional Development & Learning Office
502.485.3552 Technical Support / Help Desk
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