REVENUE CAMPAIGN: Have you signed the petition yet? We need 100,000 signatures to even begin the process of a constitutional amendment that would create an additional tax of 4% points only on annual income above $1 million. The projection is for $1 billion dollars to be dedicated to education and repairing our infrastructure.
IT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY-NOT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM'S!
A. Align your Individual Professional Development Plans with school and/or district improvement goals
B. Obtain supervisor approval indicating that 80% of the Professional Development Points (PDPs) are consistent with the educational goals of the school and/or district
C. Earn a minimum of 10 hours in a topic
If renewing a professional-level license prior to July 1, 2016, the following requirements apply to renewal of a primary license:
1. Individual professional development plans (IPDP)* must include at least 150 PDPs for the designated Primary Area.
2. At least 120 of these PDPs in the content area of the educator's primary license.
If renewing a professional-level license on or after July 1, 2016, the following requirements apply to renewal of a primary license:
1. Professional development activities shall be identified by the educator and supervisor during the development of, and review of, the Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP)* in order to better support student achievement.
2. Individual professional development plans must include at least 150 PDPs including:
a.At least 15 PDPs related to SEI or English as a Second Language.
b.At least 15 PDPs related to training in strategies for effective schooling for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.
c.At least 90 PDPs in the content area of the license or in pedagogy, with no less than 60 PDPs in or related to the content area of the educator's primary license.
*As indicated in 603 CMR 44.04(1)(c), the same plan can be utilized to satisfy license renewal and educator evaluation.
SEI Endorsements: As a reminder, all educators who are seeking the SEI endorsement must apply for the endorsement in ELAR at gateway.edu.state.ma.us./elar/
MTA members may request assistance from MTA staff by sending an email to email@example.com
We are also facing a triple threat from those who want to privatize public education by lifting the caps on charter schools. The pro-charter forces have a ballot question, a lawsuit and several cap-lift bills. Their bills, along with our bill calling for a moratorium on new charters, will be heard by the Joint Committee on Education at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Gardner Auditorium at the State House. If any of you can testify at that hearing or submit written testimony, please contact Julie Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evaluation Process: IF YOU HAVE SUGGESTIONS OR CONCERNS INVOLVING THE PROCESS - PLEASE NOTIFY PRESIDENT@PLYMOUTHCARVEREDUCATORS.COM There is a standing committee that reviews the process in both Plymouth and Carver.
IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU MAKE HARD COPIES OF ALL EVALUATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR RECORDS! IF YOU RECEIVED A FINAL RATING OF NEEDS IMPROVEMENT, A SPECIFIC PLAN OF ACTION IS REQUIRED.
More detailed information available through MTA Educator Evaluation Toolkits