The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) in conjunction with the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is offering training for individuals who wish to become Professional Development Plan (PDP) reviewers. Under PI 34, educators who obtained their license after August of 2004 must now complete a PDP in order to renew their licenses. Completing this training will allow you to be listed in the DPI database as a qualified reviewer as a member of a professional development team.
UWM needs to recruit and train educators who will be willing to participate in professional development teams. We need individuals who are licensed teachers, licensed administrators, licensed pupil service personnel, and IHE (institutes of higher education) representatives. These individuals will provide services such as reviewing and approving PDPs, mentoring initial educators and reviewing completed PDPs to ensure that requirements are fulfilled. DPI will be providing a one-day training for team members here at UWM, on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011. DPI will cover the costs for this session.
We invite you to become a part of UWM's PDP reviewer team. You would need to commit to the Wednesday, April 13th training day from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The location will be the UWM Union, Room 191. Lunch will be provided, and parking passes for the Union garage will be available. If you are unfamiliar with UWM/Milwaukee's East Side, please click here to view a map of our campus and the surrounding area.
We are limited to 42 participants in each session, and if you are unable to attend, we would like to offer this opportunity to others. If you are interested in attending, please let me know via the Education Outreach Program Manager, Dustin Schimek, phone: 414-229-4728, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax: 414-229-3633. To register, send your contact information, school and district, title, and the license(s) you hold. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Barbara Bales
UWM Center for New & Professional Educators