6A-5.071: Master Inservice Plan Requirements
PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule amendment is to adopt by reference Florida’s Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Standards. The effect is that the standards for professional development will be adopted as required by Section 1012.98, F.S.
SUMMARY: Section 1012.98, F.S. – School Community Professional Development Act, establishes the requirement for a coordinated system of professional development statewide and authorizes the Department of Education to adopt a set of professional development standards, which are used to evaluate the quality of district professional development systems. The Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol Standards are a set of 65 standards containing an overall philosophy and approach to professional learning that is based on and drawn from requirements for professional development contained in Section 1012.98, F.S., as well as the National Staff Development Council’s definition of professional learning and supporting research. The proposed rule revision incorporates this set of Standards into the requirements for district professional development systems.
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SPECIFIC AUTHORITY: 1001.02(1), 1012.98 FS.
LAW IMPLEMENTED: 1010.20, 1011.62, 1012.22, 1012.98 FS.
A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW:
DATE AND TIME: March 16, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
PLACE: Tallahassee Community College, 444 Appleyard Drive, Building 38, Room 105, Tallahassee, Florida
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Eileen McDaniel, Chief, Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development and Retention, Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Room 124, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED RULE IS:
6A-5.071 Master Inservice Plan Requirements.
(1) Pursuant to Sections 1012.22(1)(i)
230.23 and 1011.62 236.081, Florida Statutes, each district school board shall develop and maintain a master inservice plan an inservice education and training program for all district employees based on state adopted standards for high quality professional development as required under Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes. These standards are contained in the publication, Florida’s Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol 2010, which is hereby incorporated by reference and made a part of this rule. Copies of Florida’s Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol 2010 may be obtained by contacting the Florida Department of Education, 325 West Gaines Street, Room 126, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, or from the website at http://www.teachinflorida.com/ professionaldevelopment an assessment of training needs in the district and local schools as described in Section 231.600 and 236.0811, Florida Statutes. The master inservice plan inservice education and training program shall be planned, developed, and administered consistent with Sections 1012.98 and 1012.986, Florida Statutes the law and Chapters 6A-4 and 6A-5, F.A.C., rules of the State Board and the Commissioner of Education. The program shall be described in a district’s master plan for inservice education.
(2) The master inservice plan
for inservice educational training shall be updated annually by September 1, and approved each year by the district school board, director of a developmental research school, or governing authority of an eligible state education agency or organization of nonpublic schools pursuant to the criteria and procedures as follow in subsections (3) through (7) of this rule. By October 1 of each year, a letter verifying that the district school board, director of the developmental research school, or governing authority of an eligible state education agency or organization of nonpublic schools has approved the master inservice plan and that the plan meets the criteria pursuant to this rule shall be sent to the Commissioner.
(3) The plan shall include all professional development
inservice educational components for all employees from all fund sources including, but not limited to, the following areas:
Professional development and staff development activities for implementation of school improvement plans for the current fiscal year pursuant to Section 1012.98 236.0811, Florida Statutes,
(b) Subject content areas
Specific components as prescribed in Section 1012.98 236.0811, Florida Statutes,
Inservice training for school reform and accountability pursuant to Sections 1000.03 229.591 and 1008.345 229.592, Florida Statutes,
(d) Approved add-on certification programs pursuant to Section 1012.575
231.174, Florida Statutes, and
(e) The William Cecil Golden Professional Development Program for School Leaders,
District management training program pursuant to Section 1012.986, 231.087(5), Florida Statutes. , and (f) Professional and technical updating for vocational instructional personnel pursuant to Section 231.614, Florida Statutes.
(4) Each component shall remain in the plan for a period of at least five (5) years and shall include:
(b) An identifying number assigned in accordance with DOE Information Data Base Requirements: Volume II Staff Information System as incorporated by reference in Rule 6A-1.0014, F.A.C., in accordance with Section 1008.385(2)
229.555(2), Florida Statutes,
(c) The maximum number of inservice points to be awarded for successful completion of the component,
(d) A description of general and specific objectives and activities to be completed,
(e) Component evaluation criteria for determining:
1. Follow-up activities required for successful
Successful participant completion,
2. The degree to which specific objectives have been addressed by the component activities as determined by the participants and component leaders, and
3. The effect of the professional development
inservice education and training in the educational setting consistent with Section 1012.98, Florida Statutes.
(5) A component developed after the annual approval of the plan shall be approved as an amendment to the plan by the district school board, director of the developmental research school, or governing authority of an eligible state education agency or organization of
a nonpublic schools organization and shall meet the criteria in subsection (4) of this rule.
(6) Inservice points awarded for successful completion of a component shall be assigned as follows:
(a) One (1) inservice point shall be equivalent to one (1) clock hour of participation, or as specified by the master inservice plan based on competency(ies) demonstrated,
(b) Points awarded for completion of college credit shall equate to inservice participation as follows:
1. One (1) semester hour shall equal twenty (20) inservice points,
2. One (1) quarter hour shall equal thirteen (13) and one-third inservice points.
(7) An annual review of the previous year’s program operations shall be made and shall include a determination of the program’s effectiveness in
and the carry-over effects of the inservice education and training into the educational setting s as measured by changes to classroom or leadership practices and by changes in student outcomes. (8) By October 1 of each year, a letter verifying that the school board, director of the developmental research school, or governing authority of the education agency or nonpublic school organization has approved the master inservice educational training plan and that the plan meets the criteria pursuant to this rule shall be sent to the Commissioner.
(9) Master inservice plan records shall be maintained and data shall be reported as follows:
(a) Each school district shall report data information for all approved professional development
inservice education and training components as required by the DOE Information Data Base Requirements: Volume II Staff Information System in accordance with Section 1008.385(2) 229.555(2), Florida Statutes. Other education agencies and organizations of nonpublic schools with approved master inservice plans without Department of Education automatic data reporting capabilities shall report by October 1 of each year the required inservice component data information using nonautomated equivalent means;
(b) Information shall be maintained for each component to include the following:
1. Dates the component was delivered,
2. Names of component leaders,
3. Names of participants and performance records,
4. Evaluation of the component,
5. Criteria for successful completion; and
(c) Information shall be maintained for each component participant to include the following:
1. Title and number of the component,
2. Dates of participation,
3. Satisfactory or unsatisfactory completion, and
4. Number of inservice points to be awarded, the eligibility of the points to be used for certification, and expiration date of the educator’s certificate(s) if applicable. All requirements for renewal of a Professional Certificate on the basis of completion of inservice points pursuant to Section 1012.585
231.24, Florida Statutes, and Rule 6A-4.0051, F.A.C., shall be met.
(10) A developmental research school operated under the control of the State University System, an eligible state education agency, or an organization of nonpublic schools that meets criteria specified in Section 1012.98(4) 236.0811(2), Florida Statutes, may develop and submit a master inservice plan for inservice education and training to the Department for initial approval by the Commissioner. The initial plan shall be developed meeting all criteria in subsections (3) through (7) of this rule. After initial approval of a plan, the continued approval of the master plan shall be in accordance with the criteria and procedures in subsections (2) through (7) (8) of this rule and requirements for reporting and data maintenance as required in subsection (8) (9) of this rule.
Specific Authority 1012.98 231.600, 236.0811(2) FS. Law Implemented 1012.22(1)(i), 1012.986, 1012.98, 1011.62(3), 1010.20(3)(b) 230.23(4)(l), 231.087(5), 231.600, 236.081(3), 236.0811, 237.34(3)(b), (c) FS. History–New 11-25-75, Formerly 6A-5.72, Amended 4-10-79, 6-28-83, 7-15-84, 12-26-85, Formerly 6A-5.71, Amended 8-28-95, 7-2-98,________.