PESB News of Note

Announcements

This page captures PESB announcements that affect preparation programs as they occur. They are also tweeted and posted on Facebook. On the 1st and 3rd Monday or each month, the announcements are emailed to PESB regular contact groups. 

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Reminder: WEST-B and Content Assessment Test Requirements - Updated 9/18/2017

posted Sep 12, 2017, 4:13 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 8:31 AM ]

Audience
  • Deans and directors
  • Field experience coordinators
  • Teacher prep programs

In response to a March 2015 Board decision, beginning September 1, 2017, WAC 181-78A-300 requires candidates admitted on a case-by-case basis per RCW 28A, who have not met the basic skills testing requirement at the time of admission, must pass this requirement prior to student teaching. In addition, all candidates must attempt at least one content assessment test (NES or WEST-E) prior to field placement. Please contact Nick Gillon with any questions.

Contact Nicholas.Gillon@k12.wa.us

New Passing Scores for edTPA

posted Sep 12, 2017, 11:42 AM by Cheryl Ricevuto

Audience
  • edTPA coordinators
  • Teacher prep programs
  • Deans and directors

The Professional Educator Standards Board adopted a new scoring threshold of 40 points to apply to all candidates taking the edTPA during the 2017-18 academic year. Any candidates who took the edTPA before or during August 2017 will need to pass at the former threshold of 35 points. Please contact Nick Gillon with any questions, Nicholas.gillon@k12.wa.us

Contact - Nicholas.Gillon@k12.wa.us


Join Our PGP Support Provider List

posted Aug 17, 2017, 4:58 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 8:52 AM by Cameron Smith ]

Audience -

  • General announcement

Do you provide support to educators who are completing Professional Growth Plans (PGPs)? Is there someone else in your organization who does this? There are a number of policy changes being considered for PGPs at our upcoming board meetings. We would like to keep those who support others in completing PGPs informed. Join our PGP Support Providers list by emailing Maren Johnson (Maren.Johnson@k12.wa.us) and stay updated.

Contact Maren.Johnson@k12.wa.us

Educator Retooling Conditional Loan Scholarship

posted Aug 3, 2017, 4:17 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto

Audience -

  • General announcement

The PESB Educator Retooling Conditional Loan Scholarship website has been updated with information for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Application forms and due dates are available on the PESB Educator Pathways site.

Related information - http://pathway.pesb.wa.gov/current-educators/educator-retooling

Contact - PESB@k12.wa.us

Why PGPs?

posted Aug 2, 2017, 2:49 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 2:50 PM ]

Audience -

  • General announcement

Educators can earn clock hours at no cost for work they are already doing! 

Activities from focused evaluations or materials from classroom or school based projects may be used to complete the Professional Growth Plan (PGP). PGPs may be used towards renewal of professional and continuing certificates and for 30 clock hours eligible for salary advancement. Take a look at our "Why PGPs?" flyer for more information!

Related information - https://docs.google.com/document/d/15uopY6keGGbB1ZE6hZhVT9Zx7fzsgoVBjQ6ilyeRf5w/edit?usp=sharing

Contact - Maren.Johnson@k12.wa.us

2017 Annual Report Guidance

posted Aug 1, 2017, 4:23 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto

Audience
  • Deans and directors
  • Data administrators

The Fall 2017 Annual Report Guidance is now available on the PESB website.

Related information - http://program.pesb.wa.gov/da/documentation-and-tools

Contact - Amy.Hedlund@k12.wa.us

New Certification Policy Has Far-Reaching Impacts - Updated information 7/19/2017

posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:28 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 9:14 AM by Cameron Smith ]

Audience - 
  • General announcement
House Bill 1341, now signed by the governor, is a piece of policy with far-reaching implications for educator certification in our state. 

Teachers and principals may now renew their residency certificates in five-year intervals by completing 100 clock hours. Obtaining a professional certificate is now optional.

ProTeach and National Board Certification are still available as options to obtain a professional teaching certificate. There are four remaining submission dates for the ProTeach Portfolio. The PESB will discuss and determine what, and if, any new means for attaining a professional certificate, other than National Board Certification, will exist. 

There are still 150 clock hours available for the successful completion of ProTeach, and the bonuses for National Board Certified Teachers continue to be funded. 

In addition to residency certificate renewal and professional certification, 1341 impacts a number of other certification areas, including the STEM certificate renewal requirement. Please take a look at our PESB FAQ regarding 1341 (updated 7/19/2017, 5:12 pm).

Related information - Updated FAQ 7/19/2017 (5:12 pm) https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5DU9nC26yA3RExoZW95RmQwV3M/view  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5DU9nC26yA3N3lLYlJxQ3RoR3c/view   https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-CWbSsnLOBqVkFITFpTWHNtQVE/view?usp=sharing  

Key date - 7/14/2017

Pre-residency Certificate Status

posted Jul 18, 2017, 4:22 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto

Audience -

  • Deans and directors
  • Teacher preparation programs
The Office of Professional Practice (OPP) in OSPI asked PESB to create a rule for making pre-residency certification a limited certificate. With this certification status, teacher candidates will continue to be entered into the e-cert data system prior to student teaching. The Board will consider an expedited rule change to clarify the pre-residency certification status in November.

Key date - 6/30/2017

REMINDER: PEAB Information Form 2017

posted Jun 26, 2017, 9:14 AM by Cheryl Ricevuto   [ updated Jun 26, 2017, 3:58 PM ]

Audience -

  • PEAB administrators


Thank you to those programs that have completed the 2017 PEAB Information Form. Disbursements of PEAB funds for eligible PEABs will begin in September after confirmation that the P1 and P2 reports have been submitted. For those programs who have not completed the PEAB Information Form, you will not receive any PEAB funds for 2017-18 until this form is complete.


Related information - PEAB Information Form 2017


Key date - 6/30/2017


Contact - stefanie.cady@k12.wa.us


New Renewal Option for Residency Admin Certs

posted Jun 14, 2017, 2:02 PM by Cheryl Ricevuto

Audience
  • General announcement
The PESB has approved a third renewal option for residency administrator (principal and/or program administrator) certificate holders.  Educators who hold or have held a residency administrator certificate that expires on or before 6/30/19 may apply for a one-time three-year renewal.  This renewal provides these administrators an option for keeping their certificate current while the PESB works with stakeholders to determine a replacement for the Admin ProCert Programs. The 3-year renewal application is posted at OSPI Certification Office website along with information regarding the 2-year (Admin ProCert Program enrollment) and 5-year (not serving in the role) renewal options. 


Contactcert@k12.wa.us or 360-725-6400

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