Professional development will be a year-long pursuit focused on providing teachers with the skills and competencies to meet the needs of students and their families.Each teacher will have an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that is a combination of required professional development as deemed appropriate by their tenure or as identified by an administrator as an area where development is needed, and other optional offerings particular to their areas of interest. The online learning provider must be nonsectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices and operations.Demonstrate how your organization meets this requirement and provide documentation that confirms this.Provide an example of a correlation report that demonstrates how a course offered by your organization aligns with state standards.Upon request, within 5 business days an approved Online Learning Provider must be prepared to provide either the Department, or the school administrative unit, a correlation report for any online course being offered.
Teachers will have a Bachelor’s degree or higher, teacher certification, and demonstrate competency in either elementary education or in a secondary subject area depending on the grade level or subject they will teach.
External Subject Area Specialists document alignment of the curriculum to the state standards.
The alignments identify for the teacher all of the units and lessons where each standard is addressed in the curriculum.
Successful virtual teaching takes a very different set of skills, knowledge, and competencies than those used in a brick and mortar setting.
This 40-50 hour synchronous and asynchronous training course immerses new teachers in the platform, tools, and activities they will use every day in their new role.