The Educator Quality Committee determined at their December 1, 2011 meeting the number of days available for additional pay for the 2011-12 school year. There will be three days available as in the past for staff professional development (2.0 days available for Educator Quality and 1.0 day available for Iowa Core Curriculum). In addition to previous years, a subcommittee will be formed to review data from the all-staff professional survey collected earlier this fall to create additional PD opportunities. We anticipate there will be up to two more days made available to you as these additional PD opportunities are developed. Some examples may include summer diversity workshops, low voice training, sending staff to expert speakers, bringing experts into the AEA, etc. Staff will be notified of these additional opportunities as they are determined (please watch for future emails).
Due to the late date in getting information out to staff, EQ/ICC funds for PD activities will be made retroactive to the beginning of the 2011-12 school year.
A communication with more information is being sent to all certified staff members via the AEA 267 van delivery service and email. The communication is also on the staff website under the Educator Quality section at http://www.aea267.k12.ia.us/staff/index.php?page=eq_comm