Legislature adds additional hurdle for teacher Professional Growth Plans
A new law centered on Career and Technical Education (CTE) signed by Gov. Holcomb will make major changes to teacher Professional Growth Plans (PGP) beginning July 1.
The changes come from HEA 1002. ISTA opposes this additional requirement of traditional public-school teachers.
For teachers who have not yet started their license renewal, we urge them to start the process in the Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS) before July 1, to avoid this new PGP requirement for their next renewal.
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has issued guidance on the upcoming changes. As outlined:
License holders starting a PGP for renewal in their Licensing Verification and Information System (LVIS) accounts after July 1, 2019 are required to complete 15 of the 90 PGP points required for renewal in one or more of these areas:
- An externship with a company;
- Professional development provided by the state, a local business, or a community partner that provides opportunities for school and employers to partner in promoting career navigation;
- Professional development provided by the state, a local business, or a community partner that outlines:
- current and future economic needs of the community, state, nation, and globe; and
- ways in which current and future economic needs described in (A) can be disseminated to students.
The full guidance from the IDOE can be found on their website. For additional assistance, contact IDOE licensing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ISTA will seek a legislative solution to this problem. In the meantime, ISTA will identify multiple options for complying.