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Given that the Governor’s budget proposes cutting 10 positions from my team, we need to move forward with the assumption that for the foreseeable future we will not have someone at DPI like the career and technical education consultants to support Educators Rising. That said, I am really committed to this work and will do whatever I can to support it because it is one of the few recommendations that have been made that could likely have a positive impact on recruiting new educators in all districts.

I am thinking that we should get a date on the calendar for sometime this summer to get everyone together and plan for next year. If it is not axed from the federal budget, I might be able to get some Title II funds to invite someone like Dan Brown from the national office to come and work with us.

Is it better to look at the last two weeks of June or the first two of August? Or???

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Out-of-State Pathway Decision Tree
Since there are many pathways to licensure in Wisconsin for educators who have completed a preparation program in another state, we have created a decision-making tree to help candidates identify the options for which they qualify.  To use this tool, go to ...

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ELO Problems Today
Our ELO vendor did a planned server upgrade last night, and there were unexpected results this morning.  Educators could not complete their applications, and preparation programs could not upload ECL data. We had to take the system down around lunch so that...

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I was at a conference last week, and there was a presentation on how New Mexico has been building Educators Rising in their state (see link for the PowerPoint).

Here are my quick notes of ideas for us to consider:

• send some people to other states’ and national conference
• hold two day summer planning conference with Dan Brown (like AZ)
• establish chapters at prep programs (and tech colleges?) to stay connected with students during freshman & sophomore years
• seek outside support rather than Perkins (Kohl Foundation?)
• work with prep programs on unconference sessions or Impacting Student Learning Conference (see Augusta University in GA) on a Saturday
• connect with HS pathway/ACP

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New Library Media Specialist Program Content Guidelines Approved
State Superintendent Evers has approved new program content guidelines for the Library Media Specialist (1902) license.  They can be found at  Content guidelin...

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Please share with anyone who may be interested:

The DPI is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Director position for the Teacher Education/Professional Development/Licensing team within the Division of Academic Excellence. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI.

Job Duties:
This position assists, in cooperation with other agency directors, in the development and implementation of program policy and budget affecting educator preparation, licensing, and educator development in the state. This position is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating and directing responsibilities related to the program approval process for Wisconsin educator preparation programs; providing leadership with the implementation of educator performance assessments within the program approval process; providing leadership in managing the license application and renewal processes; providing leadership with development and implementation of emerging educator preparation licensure pathways; and managing the supervision, coordination, and direction of the work of TEPDL staff. Other responsibilities include interpreting state and federal legislation affecting educator preparation and licensing; collaborating on policies, procedures and processes for licensing and the online license application system; and maintaining effective working relationships with stakeholders in order to coordinate the necessary state and federal program compliance and monitoring responsibilities.
Special Notes:

A minimally qualified applicant must have experience with:

· Directing, coordinating and/or prioritizing work activities

· Interpreting state and/or federal laws/regulations

· Educator preparation programs and/or professional development and licensing

· Utilizing team building techniques

· Planning, coordinating and/or managing programs

State of Wisconsin Government Jobs - Job Announcement

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TEPDL Assistant Director position posted
The DPI is currently seeking applicants for an Assistant Director position for the Teacher Education/Professional Development/Licensing team within the Division of Academic Excellence. This position is located at 125 South Webster Street in Madison, WI. Job...

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Hearing on Emergency Rule
A hearing is being held today from 2:30-4pm on the Emergency Rule to help with school staffing that became effective August 23, 2016.  The rule provides for the following: Wisconsin educators who are near retirement or have already retired may apply for one...

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New Emergency Rule to Help with School Staffing
State Superintendent Evers has approved an emergency rule with changes to PI 34 to assist districts with some school staffing issues.  The rule is part of a larger effort engaging stakeholders from around Wisconsin to identify and propose solutions that hel...

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Two update Praxis II content tests adopted
Updated Praxis II content tests were adopted for Elementary Education Content Knowledge (5018) and English to Speakers of Other Languages (5362).   The passing scores for the new tests are 157 for the Elementary test and 149 for the ESOL test. DPI will con...
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