Professional Development

Professional Development in Mount Vernon School District

Teaching & Learning is committed to providing quality professional development opportunities to MVSD employees. The HRM+ program has been implemented to help steward these opportunities and maintain pertinent records. Within this page there are links to the professional development calendar, HRM+ support and OSPI pages for your convenience. Also listed below is a helpful breakdown of the requirements for earning clock hours as well as links to FAQs and STEM information.

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Offerings (must relate to one or more of the following): WAC 181-85-200(5)

  • Opportunities to collect and analyze evidence related to student learning

  • Professional certification standards

  • School and district improvement efforts

  • K—12 standards and curriculum alignment

  • Current or anticipated research based instructional strategies and assessment practices

  • Building a collaborative learning community

  • Advocacy for students, leadership, supervision, mentoring/coaching

Instructor Qualifications: WAC 181-85-200(2) :

  • All in-service education instructors shall have academic and/or professional experience which specifically qualifies them to conduct the in-service education program (e.g. a person with expertise in a particular subject, field, or occupation)

  • Event registration materials and/or agenda/conference programs need to provide a short description of the qualifications of each instructor

  • In-service education instructors will be responsible for and must ensure collection of sign-in sheets and evaluations

Materials (for each offering): WAC 181-85-200(2)(4)

  • Agenda must have dates and times of each presentation and content and outcomes clearly articulated

  • Agenda must have the names and a short description of qualifications of each instructor. e.g. degrees and current professional position

  • Program materials available to ALL attendees

  • Sign-in sheet for attendees

  • Event evaluation completed by participants

Evaluation Requirements: WAC 181-85-030 (5) WAC 181-85-045 (2)

Basic evaluation components must include:

  • The extent to which the written objectives have been met

  • Participant perception of relevance and quality of the offering

  • The extent to which activities identified by the in-service program have been met

  • Suggestions for improving the in-service education program if repeated

Evaluations must be completed for attendees to receive clock hours

Required Recordkeeping:

The following must be retained for seven (7) years WAC 181-85-205

  • Documentation of the approval committee notes WAC 181-85-045 (2)

  • Program agenda

  • Summary of evaluations

  • Sign-in sheets

  • Record of clock hour recipients and number of clock hours received

If courses are not approved as clock hours prior to holding them, the rules do not allow for courses to be approved retro-actively. Courses cannot be offered for clock hours prior to approval date.

**Provided by OSPI