EXCEPTION FOR LOCAL OPTION

The Board of Teaching shall approve requests submitted by local committees that, through their school district’s master contracts or other official agreements between the local school board and its teachers, which substitute development and implementation of individualized professional development plans for some or all of the clock hour
requirements for renewal of continuing licenses, provided that each individualized professional development plan:

A. is designed primarily to enhance the teacher's ability to effect increased student learning;

B. focuses on positive behavioral intervention and graduation standard accommodation, modification, and adaptation and specific content knowledge required for the teacher's assignment;

C. includes management and monitoring of student learning, including positive behavioral interventions and adaptation and modification of curriculum, instruction, and assessment to assist varied student learners in achieving graduation standards;

D. includes a focus on research based best practice;

E. identifies the procedures and criteria by which successful development and implementation of the individualized professional development plan will be validated and communicated with the local continuing education committees;

F. requires that each teacher's
individualized professional development plan equal or exceed 125 hours of professional development activities during the five-year period.

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