Professional Development
September 01, 2004

Professional Development Plans (PDP) - Checklist

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The regulation governing professional development in New York State (CR100.2 dd) was adopted in 1999 and amended in 2002 and 2004. The regulation requires districts to provide “substantial” professional development to all teachers, 175 hours of professional development every five years to teachers who hold a “professional” certificate”, 75 hours every five years for Level III teaching assistants and opportunities for participation for long term substitute teachers.

A district’s PDP should be dynamic and should guide all professional development in a district. It should be revised at least annually to respond to emerging needs and opportunities.

Because of the amendment which mandates that the new district–based mentoring requirement is part of the district professional development plan, the PDP has become even more important. Now is a good time to evaluate and, if needed, revise your process and the plan itself. Use this check list to help you identify areas that need your attention at this time.

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