The Teaching and Learning Department provides assistance to Clover Park School District employees by providing clock hours free of charge for Teacher Academy workshops, Adoption Trainings and Certification Cohorts.
Upon submission of a reflection form at the end of each workshop session, registered participants will be issued a Receipt of Clock Hours Earned form.
Note: Teachers who attend a workshop without registering prior will not be able to claim clock hours at that time, but instead must see Carol Staab on a walk-in basis in room 9 at the Student Services Center to request clock hours after-the-fact.
No annual transcript of CPSD clock hours earned will be issued to teachers or to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Please keep a personal folder of all Receipt of Clock Hours Earned forms. Each teacher is still responsible for tracking and verifying to OSPI all clock hours earned for certification purposes.
Teaching and Learning clock hours earned by each teacher will automatically be reported to the Human Resources office for salary schedule purposes. The Credit Approval Form signed by a building principal is no longer required. However, all other clock hours must still be submitted to HR using the Credit Approval Form.
The CPSD Professional Development Committee (PDC) reviews and approves all workshops for clock hours. This committee has representation from the Teaching and Learning Department and the Clover Park Education Association (CPEA). All approved workshops are initiated and sponsored by a director within our district. A Request for Proposal Web link is supplied annually to each director for this purpose.
Directors wishing to apply for clock hours must submit their RFPs prior to an upcoming PDC meeting date: March 7, May 9. Clock hours will not be approved retroactively for a training that has already commenced. Directors will be notified via email as to whether or not their workshops were approved for clock hours, or if more information is needed.
Upon approval, the Teaching and Learning Department will provide everything needed to offer clock hours. A packet with the following materials will be available for pick up in room 7 of the SSC by the sponsor or instructor on the morning of the training: clock hour instructions sign in sheets, clock hour forms and evaluations.
Each 60 minutes of an approved in-service workshop equals one clock hour. Ten clock hours are equal to 1 quarter credit.
No. Each teacher is responsible for tracking and verifying to OSPI all clock hours earned for certification purposes. No annual transcript of CPSD clock hours earned will be issued to teachers or to OSPI.
It varies. Within the CPSD, all workshops offered by the Teaching and Learning Department are free. However, workshops held at building sites generally offer clock hours via the Puget Sound ESD, which charges $2 per hour.
Teachers who attend a workshop without registering will not be able to claim clock hours at that time. Instead they must see Carol Staab on a walk-in basis in room 9 of the SSC to request clock hours after-the-fact.
Individual buildings are not approved clock hour providers. In order to become an official provider, the Teaching and Learning Department underwent a rigorous approval process with OPSI that lasted many months. At this time, it is not financially or logistically feasible for our staff to vet instructors, approve workshop content, and then archive transcripts for each teacher for workshops held outside of our office.
Sometimes. Clock hours earned at workshops offered by Teaching and Learning will automatically be reported to the Human Resources office for salary schedule purposes. However, clock hours earned at a workshop held either in your building or outside of the district must still be submitted to HR using the Credit Approval Form.
No. To use PSESD clock hours for salary and certification purposes, you MUST pay for them. If you are unable to pay for the clock hours at the time of the workshop, you have three weeks from the last day of the class to submit payment.
Clock hours and/or academic credits will be accepted for salary placement through the last business day in September, no later than 4:30 p.m.
Only a Washington State Board of Education-approved provider can offer clock hours. In Fall 2011, CPSD became an approved provider.
Probably not. Each state has different requirements for its teacher's continuing education. Check with a state's Department of Education prior to your move to determine if they will accept them.
Most out-of-state organizations have not been approved to offer Washington State clock hours. Many organizations offer contact hours, continuing education units (CEUs), or similar credit. Individuals need to check carefully that they are being offered clock hours and not contact hours, CEUs, or similar credit. Contact hours, CEUs, etc., cannot be accepted as clock hours. To verify if the class you are taking is an approved clock hour provider, visit OSPI's website and search for "approved clock hours" (www.k12.wa.us/).
Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Old Capitol Building
PO BOX 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
Professional Education and Certification email: email@example.com
Office of Superintendent of PublicInstruction website: www.k12.wa.us/cert
Telephone: (360) 725-6400
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