Professional learning eligible for inservice credit must
include the four phases as defined by protocol and described in the PD Cycle:
implementing and evaluating.
Participants will receive inservice credit when all of the
following criteria have been successfully met:
participation in the professional learning activity.implementation of
new learning.evaluation of
the impact of the new learning on professional practice and students.evidence of the above submitted to the facilitator for assessment.
Whether attendance is voluntary or mandatory for
professional learning, inservice credit will be awarded for learning time,
implementation and evaluation.
Inservice credit will be awarded when participants
successfully meet all the expectations outlined by the facilitator. Partial
credit will not be awarded for incomplete and/or unsuccessful demonstration of
In-service credit will not be given for informational
meetings and committee meetings. Informational meetings are task oriented
and generally focus on managerial or logistical issues. Meetings are agenda
driven by a leader who presents information to the participants. The following
list includes, but is not limited to, examples of topics that may be covered in
informational meetings for which inservice credit is not awarded are:
Code of Conduct, EthicsTechnical Updates; e.g., MyPGS, VIMS General Policies and ProceduresInsurance/RetirementSafety ProceduresBlood borne PathogensBus Driving Certification for AthleticsUnion Meetings
Examples of committees that hold meetings concerning
school-related tasks for which inservice credit is not awarded are:
Curriculum CommitteeSafety CommitteeSunshine (Social) CommitteeLead Literacy TeamSchool Advisory Council
Non-district training attended by VCS employees may be eligible for inservice credit.
To meet eligibility, professional learning opportunities must be aligned to an
individual's DPP and/or School/District Professional Development Plans.
Attendance at conventions, conferences, and seminars typically does not
guarantee that inservice credits will be awarded. Most events have awareness-level
breakout sessions which do not meet the Florida's Professional Development
Protocol Standards for implementation and evaluation. Following the event, the
participant must implement the new learning, complete the Professional
Learning Implementation and Evaluation Evidence form for conferences,
and submit to the Professional Development Department along with required
documentation of attendance and number of hours of training.
Training hours for instructional and non-instructional
personnel are not considered inservice credit for professional educator
certificate renewal. Training hours may include technology applications,
auditable compliance standards and job-specific skills. Support personnel may
apply training hours to the career ladder process under development by VCS