How to get PD credits when I'm not working?

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  1. cbblue

    cbblue New Member

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    I need two more PD credits to renew my teaching license, which I need to do by next year. I am currently taking a year off teaching, so I don't have PD offered through my employer. How do you find PD opportunities that count for credits when you aren't working?
     
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  3. TeacherNY

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    Do you have a local BOCES? They sometimes have online PD you can sign up for.
     
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    First of all, :welcome::atoz_love:

    There are a bunch of places where you can earn some professional development credits, but it depends upon if you wish to pay for them. Most states have a selection of PD options through their Department of Education. I know my county Educational Service Center offers a variety of webinars, but they occasionally charge. EdWeb has a bunch of free webinars that are not too bad but tend to be marketing. The trick is to play with your search and find what is available and accepted in your state.
     
  5. vickilyn

    vickilyn Multitudinous

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    My favorite - https://www.pbs.org/teacherline/
    http://www.teacherlinesoutheast.org/SelfPaced.htm
    Although the following are outdated at this point, the links will take you to other PD and webinars that they are running/offering.
    Jul 22, 2020

    https://www.edutopia.org/article/co-teaching-distance-learning
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/2-simple-ways-improve-online-instruction
    https://www.edutopia.org/article/using-pandemic-teaching-tool
    https://catalystlearningcurricula.com/sample-lesson-plans/
    https://home.edweb.net/webinar/readers20200805/
    https://home.edweb.net/hybrid-learning04/
    https://home.edweb.net/virtual-ed-summit/

    https://www.noaa.gov/education/resource-collections/special-topics/education-at-home
    https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/flagler/m...-education/bite-sized-science-webinar-series/
    https://blog.eie.org/lets-stand-together Anti racism teaching
    https://www.tolerance.org/classroom-resources

    https://www.tolerance.org/moment/racism-and-police-violence
    https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/summer-2017/why-teaching-black-lives-matter-matters-part-i
    https://www.adl.org/what-we-do/promote-respect/anti-bias
    - How Children Learn About Race

    - 10 tips for teaching and talking to kids about race

    - Addressing Racial Injustice with Young Children

    • Additional resources that may be helpful:
    - Talking About Race with Young Children audio segment from National Public Radio

    - Anti-Racism Book List for Kids from New York Times

    - Anti-Racism Book List for Adults from New York Times

    - How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism from Parent Toolkit, an NBC Project

    More organizations for STEM equity and social justice in education:

    STEM Equity Initiative

    Equity in School Mathematics

    Teaching for Change

    Zinn Education Project

    National Society for Black Engineers

    American Indian Science and Engineering Society

    Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans

    In reality, it is more a question of where CAN'T you get PD, free or otherwise?

    Hope these, which are mostly expired, but with relevant information, can draw you a map about places to find what you are looking for. I love PBS Teacherline, and have taken several of the courses - highly recommended. Look in your state's DOE website and see if there aren't some links to varied seminars or training. It's really not hard to find, and then only choose what can truly benefit you.

    https://www.ed2go.com/courses/teacher-professional-development
    http://readwritethink.org/professional-development/online-pd/
    https://www.educationworld.com/teachers/online-professional-development-teachers-educators
    https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf...Vhu1kKHYAPBrgQ1QIoAHoECA0QAQ&biw=1920&bih=969
     
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  6. RainStorm

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    I always liked ed2go. The classes are very straightforward, and not very expensive.
     
  7. otterpop

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    It depends on what counts for PD with your license. There are some fabulous suggestions here, but it comes down to what your dept of ed will accept. I’d suggest contacting them to make sure you are getting the credits from approved sources.
     
  8. Backroads

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    PBS teachers. Got a ridiculous among of free pd through there.
     
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    In addition to the above recommendations, double check your state requirements. I'm certified/licensed in two states. Although the state where I'm not currently working has PD requirements for continuing one's license, I am exempt from the requirements because I'm not currently working there. If I were to start teaching in that state again, I'd have to start doing the PD again. This may not be the case everywhere, but it is in both of the states where I am certified/licensed to teach.
     
  13. hykasmart

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    yeah I agree with you.Its the best way
     

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