In the 2011-2013 NSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement, NSEA and NSD agreed to a total of 22.5 hours of Technology Integration Professional Development for each certificated staff member.
The basic principles of the framework are:
NSEA members will use 15 of the 22.5 hours toward professional growth activities in technology integration, rather than on administrative tasks such as managing email or grades.
Members will plan ahead for activities in which they intend to participate. This planning will include taking a pre-assessment.
Members will share their plan with their principal or supervisor to ensure that the plan meets the requirements.
Members will do some reflection upon completion of the hours and plan for next steps.
In the 2011-2013 NSEA Collective Bargaining Agreement, NSEA and NSD agreed to a total of 22.5 hours of Technology Integration Professional Development for each certificated staff member. CBA Articles 18.2.2 and 18.2.3 state:
18.2.2: In this stipend is a requirement for staff to remain technologically current. This stipend will include an additional twenty-two and one-half (22.5) hours at per diem pay dependent upon continued successful passage and receipt of funds from a technology levy. Proficiency maintenance (as described in 18.2.3) of seven and one-half (7.5) hours shall be documented on a time sheet (same procedure as 2010-11, on line D1. of the Certificated Time Report, Addendum J). Technology integration professional development of fifteen (15) hours, as described on the Technology Integration Professional Development Framework, Addendum H, shall be documented (same procedure as 2010-11, on line D2. of the Certificated Time Report, Addendum J).
18.2.3: Secondary employees shall document 7.5 hours of time for implementing or accelerating the posting of online grades for viewing by parents, students and staff. Elementary employees shall document 7.5 hours for posting assessment scores on eSIS or inputting running records.
The following steps should take place to ensure authentic and meaningful use of the 15 Tech Integration Hours:
Staff will take the approved pre-assessment (for 2012-2013, this is the State's PILOT survey) to measure the starting point on a continuum of technology integration skills and strategies. Individual results will retain confidential status. Building results will be aggregated and shared with TRTs, Instructional Technology Professionals, and/or Principals so that support and PD offerings can be tailored to meet the needs of staff.
2. Set goal(s):
Staff will use the Technology Integration Professional Development Framework reference guide and the results of the self-assessment to develop a plan for professional growth. Use the provided worksheet to plan for any workshops, small group sessions with a trainer or coach, self-study or other activities that support the achievement of the goal(s).
3. Share the plan:
Staff will share the plan with their principal/supervisor to ensure that it meets the requirements set forth by RCW 28A.320.330(2)(f) (systemic implementations). Review of the plan can be discussed as part of the Fall goal setting conference. Two copies of the planning worksheet should be made: one to be stored with the staff member, one to be stored with the principal/supervisor.
4. Execute the plan and document activities:
Staff will use the documentation from step 2 to guide and track efforts toward meeting the goals described in the plan.
5. Written Reflection and Verification:
Staff will complete the reflection and "Actual Hours" sections of the worksheet to reflect on growth in technology integration. The staff member will share the reflection with their supervisor/principal to ensure that the hours spent meet the requirements set forth by RCW 28A.320.330(2)(f) as stated above.