Professional Development and ePDC Information

If you have any Professional Development questions, please contact Katherine Spivey, Coordinator of Instruction by phone at 850 926-0065, by fax 850-926-0123  or by email
  1. Employ and retain highly qualified, effective and accountable Personnel.
    Aligned with Goal II of the District Strategic Plan

  2. Coordinate Professional Learning  throughout the District to Maximize Use of Resources      
    Supporting Goal I of the District Strategic Plan (implementation of District and School Improvement Plans)

  3. Enhance and maintain high levels of student achievemenent
    Aligned with Goal I of the District Strategic Plan

  4. Provide Staff with the Required Skills to Implement Required Programs with Fidelity and Expertise
    Supporting Goal I of the District Strategic Plan (ex. Implementation of the District Reading Plan)

Wakulla County Schools contracts with the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) for preparation and maintenance of its state-approved Master Inservice Plan.  Members of the PAEC Professional Development Council, which includes representatives from each member district, meet quarterly to discuss needs and determine financially responsible ways to meet those needs in each district.  The Master Inservice Plan is updated annually and used as a foundational part for each district’s Professional Development System.

Description:

The Wakulla County School District Professional Development system is designed around the four areas of the Florida Professional Development System Evaluation Protocol – Planning, Learning, Implementing, and Evaluating. 

View the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium (PAEC) Master In-Service Plan

Teacher/Staff Responsibilities

Teacher/Staff Responsibilities
  • Obtain supervisor approval for all staff development activities BEFORE committing to attend the activity. This includes courses that are offered through PAEC and already listed in the ePDC.
  • Register for all staff development activities that you attend.
  • Complete follow-up requirements for all staff development activities that you attend.
  • Check to make sure that follow-up is approved.
  • Provide information to supervisor on out of district activities that need to be entered into the ePDC BEFORE attending the activity.
  • Check transcript regularly to make sure that it accurately reflects staff development activities.
  • Report any errors on transcript to staff development coordinator.
  • Check certificate page regularly to make sure that it accurately reflects certificate information.
  • Check your email regularly.
  • If you are unable to attend an activity for which you have registered, contact your administrator so that it can be removed from your transcript.

Adminsitrator Responsibilities

Administrator Responsibilities
  • Make sure that all planned staff development activities for your staff are entered into the ePDC.
  • Double-check to assure that information is correct.
  • Print attendance sheets from the ePDC to determine who has registered for the course. Report any problems to the staff development coordinator.
  • Respond to all follow-ups within two weeks of receipt.
  • Review staff transcripts to determine behaviors and activities to observe in teacher classrooms.
  • Assist staff in attending inservice activities that relate to professional development goals and school improvement goals.
  • Review staff transcripts to assure that staff members are completing follow up activities.
  • Hold staff accountable for instruction received in staff development activities.
  • Do not turn in a request for inservice pay for someone who has not registered for the activity.
  • Share the Staff Accountability Issues (see below) with your staff annually.

Staff Acountability Issues

Staff Accountability Issues

In accordance with the new Master Inservice Plan and Staff Development Protocol the following practices and responsibilities are specified.

    I understand that:

  • in order to receive staff development pay I must register and satisfactorily complete the follow-up for the staff development activity;
  • staff development activities that I attend during the course of my normal work day require the completion of any applicable follow-up activity;
  • I will not be reimbursed for or receive inservice credit for staff development activities for which I do not obtain prior approval from my administrator;
  • the monitoring of my staff development transcript is a part of my professional responsibility. I should report any problems or discrepancies in a timely manner;
  • if I allow the allotted time to pass without satisfactorily completing the required follow-up I will NOT receive any inservice points for the activity;
  • failure to complete required follow-ups can affect my future eligibility for staff development activities and may be reflected in my evaluation.
  • in order to receive inservice credit for a conference or staff development that I attend I must attend the ENTIRE activity. Partial credit will NOT be awarded.
  • absence from more than 10% of an activity will result in no credit for the activity.

 

Click on the icon above to find the wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers, district and school administrators,and support staff, focusing on student achievement.

The Wakulla County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law in its educational programs, services or activities or in its hiring or employment practices.  Retaliation against an employee for engaging in a protected activity is prohibited. The Board also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

Applicants/individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the District’s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Officer at [850-926-0065 ext. 9401] for assistance. Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding discrimination of harassment may be sent to: Human Resources Director, 69 Arran Road, Crawfordville, FL 32327, 850-926-0041 ext. 9401.