HEA 1002 PGP Guidance
One late issue that came up from the Legislative session was one piece from HEA 1002 that puts a new requirement on educators beginning license renewal after July 1, 2019. The wording of the section is question is listed below:
IC 20-28-5-25 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019]: Sec. 25. (a) This section applies to a professional growth plan that begins after July 1, 2019.(b) Fifteen (15) of the total number of professional growth experience points required to renew a practitioner license or an accomplished practitioner license must be obtained through the completion of one (1) or more of the following:
(1) An externship with a company.
(2) Professional development provided by the state, a local business, or a community partner that provides opportunities for schools and employers to partner in promoting career navigation.
(3) Professional development provided by the state, a local business, or a community partner that outlines the:(A) current and future economic needs of the community, state, nation, and globe; and(B) ways in which the current and future economic needs described in clause (A) can be disseminated to students.
The Indiana Department of Education put out a memo with guidance on the process.
IASP will continue to bring you updates as help you navigate through the process of license renewal for your staff members.