SDE: Professional Development Task Force

Professional Development Task Force


The General Assembly passed Special Act 16-9 in 2016, which includes the creation of a task force to study professional development and in-service training requirements for educators. The task force shall examine:
  • how the professional development and in-service training requirements prescribed by law are being implemented by local and regional boards of education;
  • the content prescribed by such requirements, including, but not limited to, any duplicative training or instruction requirements, and the frequency with which educators are completing the same training or instruction;
  • the time required each year to complete the professional development and in-service training requirements, and, after completing such training and instruction, how much time remains to address issues and topics specific to the school district;
  • the direct and indirect costs of such requirements to local and regional boards of education; and
  • the effect such requirements have on the provision of instruction in the public schools.

The task force will make recommendations for streamlining the requirements and submit a report on its findings and recommendations to the joint standing committee of the General Assembly in 2017.



Recommendations




Meeting Details
  • Tuesday, December 13, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Agenda]
  • Wednesday, November 16, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [optional working meeting]
  • Thursday, November 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Agenda] [Minutes]
  • Thursday, October 20, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [optional working meeting]
  • Thursday, October 6, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Agenda] [Minutes]
  • Thursday, September 22, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [Agenda] [Minutes]
  • Friday, August 26, 1:00 p.m. -2:30 p.m. [Agenda] [Minutes]

Name Title Organization Represented
Shannon Marimón (Chair) Division Director, Talent Office Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)
Kimberly Audet Associate Education Consultant Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)
Kate Field Teacher Development Specialist CT Education Association (CEA)
Dan Hansen Educational Consultant Commissioner’s Designee
Kristin Heckt Superintendent, Bolton Public Schools Commissioner’s Designee
Kathy Greider Superintendent, Farmington Public Schools CT Association of Public School Superintendents, Inc. (CAPSS)
V. Everett Lyons Associate Executive Director CT Association of Schools (CAS)
Christopher Todd Social Studies Teacher, Windsor Public Schools Commissioner’s Designee
Gary Maynard President CT Federation of School Administrators (CFSA)
Steve McKeever Science Teacher, Middletown Public Schools American Federation of Teachers-CT (AFT)
Patrice McCarthy Deputy Executive Director CT Association of Boards of Education (CABE)
Denise Seel Paraeducator, Hartford Public Schools Commissioner’s Designee, School Paraprofessional Advisory Council Member


Contact information:

Kimberly Audet 
Associate Education Consultant
Bureau of Educator Effectiveness
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-6829
kimberly.audet@ct.gov

Shannon Marimón 
Division Director
Bureau of Educator Effectiveness
Connecticut State Department of Education
165 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone: (860) 713-6816
shannon.marimon@ct.gov




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