At its March 2018 regular meeting, the PESB set a completion date for annual Professional Growth Plans (PGP).
- Only one PGP may be completed each year.
- A year is defined as between July 1 of one year and June 30 of the following year.
- Completion includes having another Washington state certified educator review the PGP.
PGPs are job-embedded, self-directed professional development. In a PGP, educators set their own goals, align them to certification standards, design an action plan, and then collect evidence documenting their growth towards achieving their goals. Educators then reflect on the process.
There is no cost to an educator for a PGP. Clock hours earned through a Professional Growth Plan may be eligible for salary advancement.
- While PGPs are currently equivalent to 30 clock hours, PGPs will change equivalency to 25 clock hours beginning 7/01/18.
- STEM and TPEP Requirements for certificate renewal may be met through PGPs.
- PGPs may be completed by teachers, administrators, and ESAs.
What does an educator need to do?
- Complete the PGP template (PDF)
- Attach evidence from a focused evaluation, PLC, or project.
- Have a certificated educator in Washington state review and sign.
- Turn in the Annual PGP Verification form (PDF) to the HR office for possible salary advancement, AND record in OSPI e-certification for certificate renewal.
This updated one page flyer for educators on PGPs (Document) may be helpful for posting and / or distribution to inform educators.