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1 Educator Licensure State of Ohio Diocese of Youngstown

2 Effective July 1, 2011 Ohio has a new, four-tiered licensure structure based on several foundational principles.

3 Foundations of Licensure  Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession  Ohio Continuum of Teacher Development

4 Foundations of Licensure Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession were developed for use as a guide for teachers as they continually reflect upon and improve their effectiveness as educators through all stages of their careers. The Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession are available on ODE’s website at education.ohio.gov, search key words “educator standards board”

5 The Ohio Continuum for Teacher Development delineates five levels of teacher development. LevelDescribes EmergingPre-Licensure; the teacher education candidate DevelopingResidency; the teacher whose skills are developing ProficientThe teacher who is applying knowledge and skills independently AccomplishedThe teacher who is fully skilled and able to integrate knowledge and experience - in instruction, curriculum and professional development - into practice DistinguishedA teacher leader, consistently innovative, contributing to the professional learning community Foundations of Licensure

6 Reflects the Teaching and Learning Cycle

7 Foundations of Licensure Professional Development. Professional development shall be required for continued licensure for all educators. It shall be guided by the learning needs of all students and the axiom that all students can learn. It shall include current theory on the learning needs of educators and shall incorporate a planned progression for improvement on a continuing basis. R.C review dates: 03/07/2007 and 03/07/ Promulgated Under: Statutory Authority: , Rule Amplifies: Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/98

8 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 1 Developing Level on Ohio Continuum of Teacher Development Resident Educator License (Four Year) ORC OAC Alternative Resident Educator License (Four Year) ORC OAC , -20, -21, -22

9 Resident Educator Philosophy Residency is a time to practice, refine and gain a deeper understanding of the art and science of teaching under the guidance of a certified mentor and the support of a professional learning community.

10 Resident Educator Four Year Process Assigned a state-trained mentor in year one Includes formative assessment: an ongoing cycle of data collection and feedback. Diocesan and school support provided

11 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 2 Proficient Level on Ohio Continuum of Teacher Devlopment Professional Educator License (Five Year) ORC Valid for five years Renewable Requires candidate to have successfully completed the Ohio Resident Educator Program

12 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 TIER 2 Continued A Master’s Degree is no longer a requirement. You may renew a five year Professional Educator License indefinitely.

13 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 3 Accomplished on the Ohio Continuum of Teacher Development Senior Professional Educator License (Five Year) ORC OAC Valid for five years Renewable Masters degree Nine years of experience under a standard teaching license or certificate, of which at least five years are under a professional/ permanent license/certificate; AND…..

14 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 3 Continued Demonstration of effective practice at the accomplished or distinguished level of performance as defined in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, specifically by successful completion of the Master Teacher portfolio. Go to and search “Master Teacher”www.ode.state.oh.us

15 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 3 Continued The Master Teacher Program will be supported through the Office of Catholic Schools. Organizational meeting for the first cohort group will be held in Spring 2012.

16 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 4 Distinguished Level on the Ohio Continuum of Teacher Development Lead Professional Educator License (Five Year) ORC OAC Valid for five years Renewable Masters degree Nine years of experience under a standard teaching license or certificate, of which at least 5 years are under a professional/permanent license/certificate or senior professional educator license; AND

17 Ohio Licensure Structure Effective July 1, 2011 Tier 4 Continued Demonstration of effective practice at the distinguished level of performance as defined in the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession (available at: specifically by holding active National Board Certification, OR, successful completion of the Master Teacher portfolio and the Teacher Leader Endorsement. National Board Certification Go to ODE Website, type in “National Board Certification,” and follow prompts for information and requirements. Teacher Leader Endorsement Approved programs offered through a college or university.

18 Responsibility First and foremost, licensure is the individual educator’s responsibility. Licensure goes with the educator; it does not stay at the school or district. Fees are paid by the educator.

19 License Renewal License Transition or Renewal through the ODE Resident Educator Licenses 2-year Provisional Licenses (for educators not eligible to be in the RE program.) Various other Supplemental, Alternative, Out-of-State, and Special Licenses and Certificates Expired Professional Educator licenses if the educator is not currently employed by an Ohio school district Addition of license endorsements

20 License Renewal License Renewals Through the LPDC All Professional Educator Licenses Tiers 2, 3, and 4 To upgrade from one level of license to another, the proof of a Masters’ Degree, Master Teacher, National Board Certification, and/or Teacher leader Endorsement is submitted to the RPDC with the complete professional development portfolio.

21 Renewal through the LPDC Why: The state of Ohio has given the authority to the local school district to insure that the renewal process is more closely associated with individual educator professional development that closely aligns it with classroom practice and school and district goals for student achievement.

22 Renewal through the LPDC Terms LPDC = Local Professional Development Committee The term we use to refer to the entire process DPDC = Diocesan Professional Development Committee Consists of the DOY Director of Personnel, DOY RPDC Coordinator, and one rep. from each RPDC, Advises and revises the DOY LPDC process, serves as Appeals Committee RPDC = Regional Professional Development Committee Four committees in all each consisting of one rep from each member school, with the majority being teachers

23 DOY LPDC Site Administrator enters a teacher new to the diocese into the system. Login Username: first name Password: first 4 letters of last name and last 4 digits of social security number

24 LPDC Responsibility Each Educator is required to go into their Personnel Data Sheet found on the Diocesan LPDC website each year and update the information, regardless of type of license or certificate held.

25 LPDC DOY Site IPDC (Individual Professional Development Plan) form for educators with 5 year professional licenses can be found here. Principals and DOY Office of Catholic Schools record workshops and attendance for professional development credit offered. Individual Professional Development records can be found here for each educator.

26 Renewal through the LPDC Educator Responsibility Be familiar with the LPDC Handbook. A copy should be in your building. However, access is available through the Office of Catholic Schools website. The most up-to-date version will always be available there.

27 Renewal through the LPDC Step One: At the beginning of a five-year cycle for a Professional Educator’s License, an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) must be written and submitted online through the diocesan LPDC site.

28 Renewal through the LPDC Step Two: The RPDC reviews each IPDC. Once it is approved by the RPDC, you may begin to implement and build your Professional Development Portfolio.

29 Renewal through the LPDC Begin to build your Professional Development Portfolio. Set aside a folder NOW in which to store all of the evidence you will need for the next renewal. Five years may seem like a long way off, but it will seem even longer when you go to renew and your portfolio is not complete.

30 Renewal through the LPDC Items to include in your professional development portfolio: A hard copy of your approved IPDP A copy of your current educator license College transcripts Diocese of Youngstown Professional Development Log (Can be found in Appendix C. Run off a copy, keep a running record of all professional development activities NOT recorded by college transcripts, the diocesan seminar report, or the religious education department record. Examples: certificates from outside staff development agencies, completed peer observation, webinar, and self-directed educational activities. Attach to the log sheet.)

31 Renewal through the LPDC Step 3: Annually review your Professional Development Portfolio to plan future activities. Look over your diocesan seminar report (found on the LPDC website). Only activities dated past the IPDP approval date are permitted to be used for the next licensure renewal (ODE rule) Consider running off your seminar report annually for reference.

32 Renewal through the LPDC Step Four: At the beginning of the fifth year on your license, begin preparing for renewal. Your RPDC rep will give you an information checklist as well as a licensure application. Request any needed college transcripts. Run your DOY Seminar Report from the LPDC website. Request a copy of your religious education record from the Office of Religious Education.

33 Renewal through the LPDC Update and assemble all needed items in the order required. All items not covered by college transcripts, DOY seminar report, and religious education report are to be itemized on the DOY Professional Development Log and evidence attached in the order listed. Get an updated FBI webcheck. Have it sent directly to ODE. The fingerprint check must be within a year of the license renewal submission. It is strongly recommended that you aim to submit your materials no later than the March meeting of the RPDC. Consider taking advantage of the opportunity to submit your new IPDP for preliminary approval when you submit your licensure renewal.

34 LPDC Handbook Revisions August, 2011 Streamlined to include all of the addendums from different years. Updated with new licensure information. Added the option that an IPDP can be submitted to the RPDC at the same time as the license renewal materials. If acceptable, the IPDP will be approved pending the receipt of the new educator license. The IPDP will be officially approved at that point, and professional development activities can begin from that date forward.

35 LPDC Handbook Revisions August, 2011 The summary version of Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession, for Principals, and for Professional Development have been included in Appendix D. IPDP’s are required to be connected to those standards as well as to school and district goals. This will be taken into consideration when the prospectus forms and IPDP forms are revised in the future. The handbook is posted online for easy availability.

36 LPDC Handbook Revisions August, 2011 Professional Development Options have been expanded and revised. (pages 18-22) –Webinars and online workshops not taken for college credit can earn professional development credit. Appendix C has a form to use for webinars, and certificates issued for completion from am online class should be filed in your professional development portfolios and recorded on your “Diocese of Youngstown Professional Development Log”. –Peer Observation form has been revised to include the signature of your building principal. Peer observations will only be accepted IF there is a relationship to your own teaching assignment.

37 LPDC Handbook Revisions August, 2011 –Building-based Professional Learning Communities may earn up to 10 points per year. DOY guidelines must be followed. The log sheet in Appendix C must be signed by the building principal. A log sheet must be completed separately for each year. (Principal has approved guidelines.) –Action Research and Self-Directed Educational Projects have been expanded and redefined. Pre-approval and Documentation of Completion are required. (Forms in Appendix C) Consult pages for further details.

38 LPDC Handbook Revisions August, 2011 –Professional Development points can be earned for successful completion of the ODE Master Teacher designation as well as the National Board Certification. –Certified ODE Mentors for the Resident Educators can earn points for successful mentoring during the first and second years. Consult pages for further details.

39 Religious Education Certification Catholic educators are called to evangelize. Religious Education Certification is required to enhance an educator’s ability to share their faith with each other and the students. A Temporary Religious Education Certificate can be earned each year with 20 hours until the required 100 hours are completed for the Catholic School Teacher Catechist Certificate. (“Treasured Gifts from God” is required for the first temporary certificate. The required core courses must be included in the 100 hours.) 30 hours are then required every four years for renewal.

40 Religious Education Certification Certain positions – administrators, assistant administrators, and high school religion teachers - have specialized religious education requirements. Consult the religious education office for details.

41 “ How can I be a better educator tomorrow than I am today?” The one question to never stop asking…


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