Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/18/2018 - 6:30 PM
Category: ITEMS OF BUSINESS
Type: Action
Subject: 14. Action on Career & Technical Education Experience-Based Licensure Professional Development Plan
Strategic Plan Compatibility Statement:
Goal 1
Academic Achievement
Policy: Admin Policy 6.19 - Positions: Staff
Attachments: Career and Technical Education Experience-Based Licensure Professional Development Plan
File Attachment:
EBL Board Presentation 9_18_2018.pdf
Background: On July 12, 2015, Wisconsin Act 55 created an experience-based licensure process for teaching technical subjects. On March 8, 2016, Wisconsin Act 259 created a parallel experience-based licensure process for teaching vocational education subjects.

Wisconsin State Statutes, section 118.191 requires the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to do the following:

1. Grant an initial three-year teaching license to teach a technical or vocational education subject to an applicant who passes a background check and does both of the following:
a. Earns a minimum score on a point system created under the Act.
b. Agrees to complete a curriculum determined by the school board of the school district in which the applicant will teach.


2. Upon expiration of the three-year term, issue a professional teaching license to the applicant if the applicant successfully completes the curriculum.

3. Indicate on a professional teaching license that the license was obtained under an experience-based licensure program.

This pathway to licensure is for candidates who have training and/or experience in a technical or vocational field or a trade, as well as some training in how to teach (pedagogy).

The system assigns points both for a) Experience in a Technical Field or Experience Related to the Vocational Education subject, as well as for b) Pedagogical Experience. An applicant must earn at least 100 points, of which at least 25 points must come from each of the two categories.

The initial teaching license authorizes an individual to teach only in the school district governed by the school board that determined the curriculum the individual agreed to complete.

The initial three-year teaching license becomes void if the license holder ceases to be employed as a teacher in the school district in which the license holder is authorized to teach.

The Career & Technical Education (CTE) Experience-Based Licensure Professional Development Plan consists of the following:

1. All CTE teachers who have obtained their license through the Experience-Based Licensure route will receive four (4), two-day sessions prior to the end of their third year under the initial educator license.

2. The two-day sessions will provide professional development on the following content:
Session 1: Classroom Management, Special Education, and Inclusion
Session 2: Instructional Methodology, Lesson and Unit Planning, and Formative Assessment
Session 3: Assessment and Evaluation
Session 4: CTE Philosophy & Practice, Work-Based Learning, and Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) Advisement

In 2018-2019, all second-year CTE teachers who obtained their license through the Experience-Based Licensure route will receive Sessions 1&2.

In 2018-2019, all third-year CTE teachers who obtained their license through the Experience-Based Licensure route will receive Sessions 1-4.

In successive years, all second-year CTE teachers who obtained their license through the Experience-Based Licensure route will receive Sessions 1&2, and all third-year CTE teachers who obtained their license through the Experience-Based Licensure route will receive Sessions 3&4.

The professional development sessions will be delivered in Milwaukee at a location to be determined.

Each session will include pre-work and post-work, with application of learning implemented in teacher classrooms.
Fiscal Impact Statement: This item does not authorize expenditures. Funding for the two contracts to deliver the professional development will come from the federal Carl Perkins grant. Total expenditures for the first year of professional development are expected to be $18,095.
Implementation and Assessment Plan Upon approval of the Experience-Based Licensure Professional Development Plan, the Administration will contract with the Milwaukee Teacher’s Education Center (MTEC) to deliver the first three sessions, and with the University of Wisconsin – Stout to deliver the fourth (final) session.

The Administration will monitor the number of teachers who successfully complete the professional development program. Following the 2018-2019 school year, the proposed plan will continue with a cycle of two sessions per year.
Recommendation: The Administration recommends that the Board adopt the Experience-Based Licensure Professional Development Plan for implementation in 2018 – 2019.
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Eric Radomski - Senior Manager, Career and Technical Education
Signed By:
John Hill - Director
Signed By:
Tonya Adair - Interim Chief Academic Officer
Signed By:
Rosana Mateo, Ph.D. - Deputy Superintendent
Signed By:
Keith Posley, Ed.D. - Superintendent