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1 A step by step guide for Instructors

2 Washington Administrative Code requires certification for all full-time, and some part-time, professional-technical instructors title/wac chapter/wac htm

3 The chief workforce administrators office establishes instructor accounts Instructors: 1. Enter resume information 2. Self-assess skills as a prof-tech instructor 3. Create a professional development plan 4. Carry out planned activities

4 SAMPLE

5 Once your instructor account has been established, you can log into the system using your full address (usually your college address) and the password that was ed to you.

6 Follow the guided steps to: 1)Enter your resume information 2)Complete a self-assessment 3)Develop your professional development plan (PDP). Follow the guided steps to: 1)Enter your resume information 2)Complete a self-assessment 3)Develop your professional development plan (PDP).

7 You can change your password on this page if you like, which is highly recommended.

8 Follow the steps to enter your educational background.

9 September 06

10 If you dont hold any professional licenses, you can skip this section.

11 If you dont have any former teaching experience, you can skip this section.

12 If you dont have any other working experience, you can skip this section.

13 If you see something that needs editing or you want to add to your resume, you can click any of the buttons to the right

14 This self-assessment will guide the development of your professional development plan. As you evaluate your skills, select 5 total activities from the self-assessment as areas in which you would like to focus your professional development over the next few years. More detailed information regarding the skills standards for prof-tech instructors can be found online at: This self-assessment will guide the development of your professional development plan. As you evaluate your skills, select 5 total activities from the self-assessment as areas in which you would like to focus your professional development over the next few years. More detailed information regarding the skills standards for prof-tech instructors can be found online at:

15 Only standards A, B and D are required. Other standards are optional. [For this Example only] Experienced instructors in particular may wish to select activities from other standards. If you cant finish the self- assessment in one go, its ok to log off and return to it – the responses youve entered will be saved. Only standards A, B and D are required. Other standards are optional. [For this Example only] Experienced instructors in particular may wish to select activities from other standards. If you cant finish the self- assessment in one go, its ok to log off and return to it – the responses youve entered will be saved.

16 Be sure to evaluate Level of Importance on the left side and how well you feel youre performing the activity on the right side.

17 Standards in black are not required, but you can evaluate yourself in this and other non-required areas if you wish. You may also select activities from non-required standards as those areas you would like to work on.

18 Once youve completed Standard D [For this Example only], you may choose to click through to the end of the self- assessment, or you can evaluate yourself in Standards E-J, which are not required.

19 Standard J is the last standard. Click on next to finish.

20 If you get here and realize that you havent selected a minimum of five activities to work on, or have selected more than five and would like to limit your focus to five, click on Previous to revise your selections.

21 If you want to review your self-assessment one more time before sending it on to your supervisor, but dont have time to do so right now, its ok to log off at this point. When you log back in, you can review your self-assessment and then forward it to your supervisor. If you want to review your self-assessment one more time before sending it on to your supervisor, but dont have time to do so right now, its ok to log off at this point. When you log back in, you can review your self-assessment and then forward it to your supervisor.

22 Be sure to contact your deans office to review your self-assessment. Print a copy of the self assessment to take with you.

23 The certification system will automatically you when your dean has approved your self-assessment. Once you receive that , log back into the system to begin your Professional Development Plan.

24 Options for how to address your selected activities are varied. Depending on the activity and what you feel you need to do to improve your skills, you may choose to attend a class (one-day or quarter-long), participate in a conference on the subject, research the subject on your own, work with your advisory committee to learn more, or get back to industry. [May vary by college] Your dean can help you select activities that will be most effective for you. Options for how to address your selected activities are varied. Depending on the activity and what you feel you need to do to improve your skills, you may choose to attend a class (one-day or quarter-long), participate in a conference on the subject, research the subject on your own, work with your advisory committee to learn more, or get back to industry. [May vary by college] Your dean can help you select activities that will be most effective for you.

25 Be sure to click save if you need to exit the program before completing the plan entry. Once you complete your Professional Development Plan youll have 3-5 years to complete the activities, so youll be able to spread out the activities over that time-frame.

26 Dont click Go until youve completed the plan. Clicking Go before you finish will forward the plan to your supervisor, and will block you from completing the plan. Dont click Go until youve completed the plan. Clicking Go before you finish will forward the plan to your supervisor, and will block you from completing the plan.

27 Do click Go once your plan is complete. This will forward the plan to your supervisor. Contact your deans office to schedule an appointment to review the plan. Bring a printed copy of your plan. Do click Go once your plan is complete. This will forward the plan to your supervisor. Contact your deans office to schedule an appointment to review the plan. Bring a printed copy of your plan.

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29 Once your professional development plan has been fully approved by your dean and the chief workforce administrator, the system will notify you with your new certificate expiration date. Congratulations – now you can begin completing your activities! Be sure to and/or meet with your dean as you complete your activities. Your dean will be able to mark the completion of the activities in the system. For a copy of your plan, click on Professional Development Plan on the left. Congratulations – now you can begin completing your activities! Be sure to and/or meet with your dean as you complete your activities. Your dean will be able to mark the completion of the activities in the system. For a copy of your plan, click on Professional Development Plan on the left.

30 Feel free to contact me … Greg Gamble SBCTC - Olympia P: E:


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