FOR TEACHERS REGARDING P D
Effective This Year (June 30) and beyond...
If you do not have ALL your PD in by June 30 of the year you renew:
- Your license will lapse
- You will owe $500 to get it back
- You will still owe the remainder of your PD requirement in order to renew
- You cannot work until
1) the $500 is paid
2)your PD is entered and hourly requirement met
3) you renew and pay to register
If you recall, it used to be Sept 1 (or actually the first day of school) or sooner if you were teaching summer school in July/Aug. They have emphasized this to us today that this will be how the ELIS system will operate.
Bottom Line according to ISBE: Don't test the system. Complete and enter all of your PD into your ELIS account, and renew and register your license before June 30 of your renewal year.
"Excellence in Education Grants
for Teachers" Program
The Illinois Retired Teachers Association (IRTA) Foundation is making $36,500 in grant money available statewide in Illinois. This special grant money will provide additional funds to public school educators (Pre-K through 12) so that their students will have the means to participate in special projects.
Please download, complete, and submit the application online by visiting www.irtaonline.org and looking under the IRTA Foundation section. All proposals must be submitted by June 1, 2018. A special committee will select the recipients of the grant money over the summer. Grant awards will be presented in the fall.
* Chicago Public School employees are not eligible for this grant program.
2018 Educator License Renewals
- Educators who hold a PEL and ELS-CTE license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 1, 2018.
- Educators who hold an ELS-PARA license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning April 15, 2018.
- Educators who hold a SUB license, with an expiration of 6/30/2018, may renew beginning May 1, 2018.
The “renewal” hot link in educators’ action centers will not be activated until the dates identified above.
Keep in mind that professional development for this renewal cycle must be completed by June 30, 2018 and PELs and ELS-CTEs must be renewed by August 31, 2018 to prevent them from lapsing.
Here is a list of helpful webinars or tutorials -
- Never logged into ELIS? How to create an ELIS Account https://vimeo.com/196776894
- Need to enter your Professional Development Hours? - https://www.isbe.net/Documents/record-prof-dev.pdf
- Have you been working in a NON-public school, retired or not working on your license during this cycle? You will need to update your Professional Development/Employment Status - https://vimeo.com/196777012 or https://www.isbe.net/Documents/nonpublic-oos-pd-exemption-reg.pdf
National Board Certification
2018 Spring Window for the Illinois $1,900 NBPTS Candidate Fee Subsidy on February 15, 2018. The National Board Resource Center at Illinois State University will process applications for eligible Illinois teachers. Funding has been made available for 500 candidates. Please take this opportunity to start the NB process and invite other outstanding teachers or counselors to join you in becoming a National Board Certified Teacher.
National Board Certification offers a way for accomplished teachers to be assessed and recognized, and a way for parents to know their child’s teacher has met high and rigorous standards. The single most important action the nation can take to improve schools is to strengthen teaching. NBPTS develops high and rigorous standards for accomplished teachers and 118,000 teachers across the country and 6,373 teachers in Illinois have demonstrated that they meet those standards by achieving National Board Certification. National Board Certified Teachers are among the nation’s most effective teachers who have demonstrated that they meet the highest teaching standards.
The NBPTS certification process takes from one to three years to complete. Throughout this period, candidates:
· Analyze and reflect on student learning, based on small and large group work with students, which is supported by video recordings of classroom teaching.
· Analyze and reflect on student learning using student work samples.
· Document accomplishments of working with families and the community, colleagues and the profession and show evidence of how that work impacts student learning.
· Respond to online assessment exercises that demonstrate subject-matter expertise.
Revisions to the Certification Process - Certification has been revised to make the process more flexible and efficient for teachers, to incorporate the latest research, and to reduce the cost.
Crosswalk Illinois Education Initiatives and National Board (NBPTS)- ISBE education initiatives align to National Board Five Core Propositions.
National Board Certification is the only avenue to become a Master Teacher in Illinois. Standards for each content area and developmental level are created by teachers, for teachers. They represent a consensus among educators about what accomplished, effective teachers should know and be able to do to improve student learning and achievement. Board certification is available in 25 certificate areas, from Pre-K through 12th grade.
Certification consists of four components: 1) Content Knowledge, 2) Differentiation in Instruction, 3) Teaching Practice and Learning Environment, and 4) Effective and Reflective Practitioner. Throughout its 30-year history, the National Board has sought to review and revise its standards and certification process to reflect best practices in teaching. Throughout the process, you will be able to apply what you’re learning to your classroom practice and connect with other teachers pursuing certification. Recognizing the many demands on teachers’ time, the process is designed to be flexible, efficient and affordable.
Candidates in Illinois will complete only components 2 and 4 during the 2018-2019 cycle. NOTE: The Illinois National Board Subsidy application closes on May 20, 2018.
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June 19 - 20, 2018
Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville, IL
with optional Administrator Academy June 18, 2018
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