It is the responsibility of each educator to keep his/her own professional teaching license up-to-date by collecting and recording PD Credit through ELIS. Educators who have received or renewed their license in the past couple of years know that they need 120 hours every 5 years, or an average of 24 hours per year.
Educators in District #205 have a vast amount of free or very-low-cost options to do so:
- ROEPD.net - Operated jointly by ROE26 and ROE33, this calendar-based resource will show you all sorts of opportunities (free and fee-based) throughout these 2 local regions. In addition to their ongoing PD options, they’re developing professional learning cadres focusing on the following topics:
- Standards-based Grading (electronic book study using Voxer)
- Foundational Services in the following areas:
- Balanced Assessment,
- Continuous Improvement Planning,
- Family Engagement,
- Teacher Evaluation, and
- Illinois Learning Standards in ELA, Math, and science
- EdLeadersNetwork.org - Provided free-of-charge for all persons working in Illinois Schools, this on-demand video warehouse can be used to satisfy mandated PD requirements. It is also a great resource for “just in time” professional learning on all sorts of topics. ELN provides License Renewal credits on demand for educators free of charge.
- If you need an ELN account, email Matt with your name, position, and the building to which you are assigned for 51% or more of your day.
- It takes 5-10 business days for Springfield to create accounts. Please be patient - this is not something we control locally.
- PD Academy - Once we get underway, participants can earn hour-for-hour PD Credit for License Renewal. All classes occur from 4-5 pm unless otherwise arranged. PD Academy classes are always free to educators in District #205.