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PTSB Credit Opportunities

Individual Workshop Request.  Staff may apply to PTSB for credit for learning opportunities not pre-approved by PTSB. This credits are outside of the offerings provided by CCSD #1.  For example, attending a state conference or a national training.  For more information: Workshops Not Pre-Approved for Credit. Note: these credits won't appear in the Frontline Professional Growth portfolio.
 
MasterTeacher Paraeducator Online Training:  The district will provide a license to each paraeducator or substitute teacher to take advantage of self-paced courses. Staff can then utilize the certificate of completion to apply for PTSB credit using the Workshops Not Pre-Approved for Credit form. Note: these credits won't appear in the Frontline Professional Growth portfolio.
  • Available to: All paraprofessionals and substitutes.
  • Provider: CCSD#1 & PTSB
  • How to enroll: Contact the Student Support Services office to obtain your MasterTeacher license.  After completing the training, submit the Workshops not pre-approved for credit form to PTSB.
  • Enrollment closes: always open
 
WDE October PD Newsletter showcases many state-sponsored PTSB credit activities.
 
Determining What Students Need to Know: In standards-driven classrooms, the amount of content students are expected to know is often overwhelming. Proficiency scales can support teachers in organizing and delivering instruction, assessment, and feedback so that students clearly understand what they need to know and be able to do. In this session, Jan K. Hoegh outlines how K–12 teachers can effectively create and utilize proficiency scales during instruction to improve teaching and learning.
  • Understand how to create proficiency scales to clearly frame classroom instruction and assessment.
  • Examine various ways that teachers, students, and parents can use proficiency scales.
  • Discover how to support exceptional learners.
This is the first virtual webinar in a six-part series. Attendees must separately register and attend all six webinars to receive one PTSB credit. Webinar dates: From 3:30-5:30 pm on September 28; October 26; November 30; January 25; March 8; and March 29.  
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes.
  • Provider: WDE
  • How to enroll: Register for the first webinar here
  • Enrollment closes: September 28
 
Corwin Online: Practical, classroom-focused instruction that will meet your continuing education needs and enhance your practice.  These independent study workshops contain very relevant learning tied directly to our instructional framework. You can turn in your completion certificate for PTSB credit...for more information: Workshops Not Pre-Approved for Credit. Note: these credits won't appear in the Frontline Professional Growth portfolio.  
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes.
  • Provider: Corwin
  • How to enroll: see Corwin Online
  • Enrollment closes: always open
 
Collaborative with a Coach 2022: This course will be a series of collaborative work sessions.  Teachers will work with an instructional coach to conduct an impact cycle of the teacher’s choice. Teachers will identify the current reality (where they are now relative to what they want), set a student-focused goal, learn high-impact instructional strategies, and improve by turning ideas into action. The course is designed for teachers in grades K-12.  Note: this course is also offered for UW graduate credit (see UW Credit Opportunities section). Eligible staff may choose PTSB or UW credit.
  • When: As scheduled with instructional coaches
  • Credits: 1 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled
  • Available to: All certified teachers.
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Frontline Professional Growth
  • Enrollment closes: April 15, 2022
 
Compliance Training:  Any staff member or substitute teachers with a valid PTSB number in Frontline Professional Growth will receive PTSB credit for successful completion of the core compliance training by the due date assigned. To confirm your PTSB number is recorded, follow these steps: 1) login to Professional Growth, 2) click My Info, 3) click My PG Profile.  5) Ensure your PTSB number is entered in the PTSB ID box.  Enter it in the format Pxxxxx.
  • When: on-demand by October 15
  • Credits: 0.5 (awarded in November)
  • Format: Virtual (complete by assigned due dates)
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes with PTSB numbers in Frontline
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Login to PublicSchoolWorks and complete training
  • Enrollment closes: Oct 31, 2021
 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: This course will be a series of workshops, in which teachers work in collaborative teams to understand Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Teachers will be expected to apply strategies/ideas from the workshops to their classroom instruction and assessment, receive feedback from and provide feedback to their peers, and use student data to analyze their implementation. The workshop is designed for teachers in grades K-12. Specific topics and activities will vary depending on collaborative team needs, but will include: an increasing understanding and familiarity with the problems causing concerning behaviors in students; the CPS model for non-punitive, non-adversarial, non-exclusionary, and trauma-response discipline. Note: this course is also offered for UW graduate credit (see UW Credit Opportunities section). Eligible staff may choose PTSB or UW credit.
  • When: As scheduled by building principals.
  • Credits: 2 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled
  • Available to: All certified staff members on CPS team with PTSB numbers in Frontline
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Frontline Professional Growth
  • Enrollment closes: Oct 15, 2021
 
AMLE - The Successful Middle School:  Session one: Using The Successful Middle School This We Believe discuss educator implications and DMS school structures that support or are needed for young adolescent development.  Teachers then will take the AMLE staff survey (survey monkey) designed to gather data surrounding the 18 AMLE characteristics of successful middle schools.    Stakeholder surveys will also be deployed to students and parents. 
 
Session two through session Six:  Discuss middle school and young adolescent responsiveness through the lens of The Successful Middle School This We Believe.  These sessions will be structured based on survey results from session one. 
 
Sessions seven and eight:  Collective staff discussion and work on SMS assessment result implementation and the DMS continuous improvement plan.  The SMS assessment results and the knowledge of the characteristic of a successful middle school will be the lens through which some future continuous improvement goals filter through.  
  • When: 9/8, 10/6, 11/10, 12/8, 1/19, 2/16, 3/23, 4/27 (3:30-4:30 pm)
  • Credits: 0.5 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: Virtual (see Principal McGuire)
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes with PTSB numbers in Frontline
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Frontline Professional Growth
  • Enrollment closes: Oct 5, 2021
  • Note: waiting for approval from PTSB.
 
Wyoming Innovations in Learning Conference: The Innovations Conference is an opportunity for educators from kindergarten through higher education, to share and explore innovative teaching and learning practices for classrooms and distance learning environments. 
  • Credits: 1
  • Format: Virtual (complete by December 31, 2021)
  • Available to: Anyone
  • Provider: WDE 
  • How to enroll: Register here.
  • Enrollment closes: Sept 30, 2021
 
Instructional Response 2022: This course will be a series of workshops, in which teachers collaborate to understand the most effective instructional strategies. Teachers will be expected to apply strategies/ideas from the workshops to their classroom instruction and assessment, receive feedback from and provide feedback to their peers, and use student data to analyze their implementation. The workshop is designed for staff in grades K-12.  Participants will participate fully in all district professional learning days.
  • When: 8/17, 9/20, 1/17, 5/2 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Credits: 2 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled via district communications 
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes with PTSB numbers in Frontline
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Frontline Professional Growth
  • Enrollment closes: 10/31/21
 
September Professional Development: Check out the number of professional learning opportunities around the state!
 
eLearning Collaborative: Teachers will learn how to develop engaging online courses and how to integrate multi-tiered systems of support into their daily practice to support students’ social emotional needs and mental health both in person and virtually.  For more information click here.
 
 
 
 

Graduate Credit Opportunities

Note: Graduate credits have associated fees through the providing University for which you are responsible. 
 
Professional Learning for Targeted Knowledge: This course will consist of targeted training from another provider. Staff will apply the professional learning to a targeted area of their job responsibilities. To receive this credit:
  1. Staff must complete the Professional Learning Request Form in Frontline and receive approval from their supervisor and the assistant superintendent. Staff will be responsible for any associated fees for the course and the University of Wyoming (to receive the graduate credit).
  2. Upon approval, staff will be given instruction on how to enroll in the appropriate Professional Learning for Targeted Knowledge (1 credit, 2 credits, or 3 credits) course in WyoLearn.  Note: the course/training must have documentation of the hours.  15 hours=1 credit, 30 hours=2 credits, 45 hours=3 credits.
  3. Staff will complete the training with the provider.
  4. Staff will upload their certificate or transcript in the WyoLearn Canvas to receive credit.
  • When: any training completed between June 1, 2020 and May 15, 2022.
  • Credits: 1-3 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled
  • Available to: All certified and classified staff.
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Complete the Professional Learning Request Form in Frontline.  Once approved, further details will be provided by the assistant superintendent.
  • Enrollment closes: April 15, 2022
 
Collaborative with a Coach 2022: This course will be a series of collaborative work sessions.  Teachers will work with an instructional coach to conduct an impact cycle of the teacher’s choice. Teachers will identify the current reality (where they are now relative to what they want), set a student-focused goal, learn high-impact instructional strategies, and improve by turning ideas into action. The course is designed for teachers in grades K-12.  Note: this course is also offered for PTSB credit (see PTSB Credit Opportunities section). Eligible staff may choose PTSB or UW credit.
  • When: As scheduled with instructional coaches
  • Credits: 1 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled
  • Available to: All certified teachers.
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Follow these instructions to create a student account.  Then, search for Collaborate with a Coach (Converse #1) (fall 2021). See the FAQ's for information on searching for a course.
  • Enrollment closes: April 15, 2022
 
Collaborative and Proactive Solutions: This course will be a series of workshops, in which teachers work in collaborative teams to understand Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Teachers will be expected to apply strategies/ideas from the workshops to their classroom instruction and assessment, receive feedback from and provide feedback to their peers, and use student data to analyze their implementation. The workshop is designed for teachers in grades K-12. Specific topics and activities will vary depending on collaborative team needs, but will include: an increasing understanding and familiarity with the problems causing concerning behaviors in students; the CPS model for non-punitive, non-adversarial, non-exclusionary, and trauma-response discipline. Participants will participate fully in all learning and complete all activities defined in the UWYO Canvas course. Note: this course is also offered for PTSB credit (see PTSB Credit Opportunities section). Eligible staff may choose PTSB or UW credit.
  • When: As scheduled by building principals.
  • Credits: 2 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled
  • Available to: All certified staff members on CPS team.
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: This is a spring 2022 course, so UW will release enrollment later in the fall. Attend all sessions and complete all homework as assigned by the trainer.  Check back in December to register for the UW credit.
  • Enrollment closes: January 31, 2021
 
Instructional Response 2022: This course will be a series of workshops, in which teachers collaborate to understand the most effective instructional strategies. Teachers will be expected to apply strategies/ideas from the workshops to their classroom instruction and assessment, receive feedback from and provide feedback to their peers, and use student data to analyze their implementation. The workshop is designed for teachers in grades K-12.  Participants will participate fully in all district professional learning days and complete all activities defined in the UWYO Canvas course.
  • When: 8/17, 9/20, 1/17, 5/2 (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  • Credits: 2 (awarded in May, 2022)
  • Format: as scheduled via district communications 
  • Available to: All certified/classified staff and substitutes with PTSB numbers in Frontline
  • Provider: CCSD1
  • How to enroll: Follow these instructions to create a student account.  Then, search for Instructional Response 2021/2022 (summer 2021). See the FAQ's for information on searching for a course.
  • Enrollment closes: 10/31/2021
 
 

Other Learning Opportunities

Reading and Writing Across the Academic Disciplines (PK-12): Hosted by UW Literacy Research Center and Clinic. 
  • When: 9/18 
  • Available to: Anyone
  • Provider: LRCC
  • How to enroll: Register here.
 
September Professional DevelopmentCheck out the number of professional learning opportunities around the state!
 
Jan Hoegh Book Study: Planning & Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom: Join this six-session book study to learn about how to effectively use proficiency scales for planning and instruction in the standards-based classroom. Participants will be studying and discussing a new book by Jan K. Hoegh and co-authors Jeff Flygare and Tammy Heflebower entitled “Planning and Teaching in the Standards-Based Classroom.” Each 75-minute webinar will address one chapter in the book. REGISTRATION ENDS SEPTEMBER 13.
  • Frequency: 6 sessions
  • When: 9/16, 10/21, 11/18, 1/13, 3/10, 4/7 from 3:30-5:00 PM.
  • Available to: Anyone
  • Provider: WDE
  • How to enroll: Register here.
 
Corwin - Fall Free Webinars. Why attend a Corwin webinar? The next best thing to an on-site workshop, Corwin webinars are your opportunity to interact directly with the field’s most influential thought leaders on a range of critical issues. What’s more, they’re free! Invite your entire team for a start-to-finish professional learning experience. Or download the slides post-webinar and share with your colleagues.
  • Frequency: An average of two webinars per month
  • When: Almost always on Monday afternoon (4:30 MT)
  • Available to: Anyone
  • Provider: Corwin
  • How to enroll: Register here.
 

FAQ's

Q: How do I find the WyoLearn course to register?
A: First, make sure you have created a student account. Then, the courses are usually found by navigating to the WyoLearn Catalog, then:
  • Click the Enrichment Catalog tile
  • Click the Education tile
  • Type the name of the course or course number in the search box.
 
Q: How can I see my credits earned?
A: Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, CCSD #1 staff can see credits awarded in Frontline Professional Growth.  Login to Frontline, click My Info --> My Portfolio. It is important that you confirm these credits appear on your transcripts with PTSB and UW. If you are not a CCSD #1 staff member, you can request transcripts from the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards board or the University of Wyoming.  
 
Q: What is the difference between PTSB and UW graduate credits?
A: PTSB credits (14 hours of seat time for 1 credit) are used for recertification through the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board.  UW graduate credits (15 hours of seat time for 1 credit) can be used for both recertification (if you submit your transcript to PTSB) and for movement on the salary scale (as applicable to job role).  It is the staff members responsibility to ensure that transcripts are accurate with PTSB and UW, and provided to the Director of Human Resources per policy GCB and GCBA-R.  
 
Q: Can I enroll after the enroll by date:
A: Most of the time, enrollment after the enroll by  date is not possible, but it is dependent on the professional learning provider.
 
Q: How do I get salary advancement credit?
For salary advancement, the credit in which you are participating must be taken for graduate credit.  If you have any questions, contact our Human Resources Director. Refer to policy GCBA-R. 
 
Q: How do I qualify for the classified staff education incentive program?
Qualified classified staff may receive an incentive stipend for degree programs related to their current job description. Classified employees may annually receive $600 for an Associate's degree or $1200 for a Bachelor's degree.  To apply for this credit:  
  • Refer to policy GCI-E and fill out the form.  
  • Attach transcripts.  
  • Submit the form to the Human Resource Director.  
 
The Credit Advisory Panel will review the application and approve/deny the request.  
  • Qualified employees must resubmit the application every 5 years for review OR  
  • Upon reassignment to new position.
 
Q: How do I get reimbursed for my National Board Certification work?
Fees associated with National Board Certification and/or certification renewal will be reimbursed by the district.    
  • Fill out a CCSD #1 voucher.  
  • Attach your National Board Financial Statement.  
  • Submit the form to the Assistant Superintendent.  
Staff members may take two days per year professional leave for required meetings and/or tests. 
 
Q: How can I make a suggestion for a credit opportunity?
A: The Assistant Superintendent will consider all ideas for credit opportunities for staff. Feel free to submit your ideas!