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A Notebook for doing Washington Professional Certification (ProCert) in OneNote

In order to keep teaching in the State of Washington—after 3 years of getting to a residency certificate, and before that residency certificate expires (3 more years)—teachers need to upgrade their licenses to Professional Certificates.

The Public Employees Standards Board (PESB) has worked with the State of WA and ETS (Educational Testing Service) to create the Washington ProCert (Professional Certification).The web site for the ProCert is called WaProTeach.

As I embark on this next endeavor, I have captured that web site to a OneNote file.  Most importantly, the worksheets (question prompts, i.e. Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3) that must be filled out to complete an application for a ProCert are each in that OneNote Notebook.  I expect that I will plan and draft my responses in OneNote  using these templates before I copy and paste them into the form on the website.  The OneNote also contains the rubrics and other supporting information that should help a candidate write their best ProCert application.

Since the OneNote is currently blank, i.e. before I start filling it out, I thought I would share it with folks that might find it useful.  (I exported it to a OneNote file that you can download and use yourself!) 

Here’s a direct link to the OneNote file (56MB!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.  Not to be confused with a National Board Professional Certification which implements National Board Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) on a web site called BoardCertifiedTeachers.  After completing that you are a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).

Washington ProTeach Standards and Criteria

What are the Standards & Criteria?

As established by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB), the 3 standards and 12 criteria are:

1. The knowledge and skills for effective teaching that ensure student learning by:

  • a. using instructional strategies that make learning meaningful and show positive impact on student learning
  • b. using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction
  • c. using appropriate classroom management principles, processes and practices to foster a safe, positive, student-focused learning environment
  • d. designing and/or adapting a challenging curriculum that is based on the diverse needs of each student
  • e. demonstrating cultural sensitivity/competence in teaching and in relationships with students, families and community members
  • f. integrating technology into instruction and assessment
  • g. informing, involving and collaborating with families and community members as partners in each student’s educational process, including using information about student achievement and performance

2. The knowledge and skills for professional development by:

  • a. evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection
  • b. using professional standards and district criteria to assess professional performance and plan and implement appropriate growth activities
  • c. remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research and ethical practice

3. Professional contributions to the improvement of the school, the community and the profession by:

  • a. advocating for curriculum, instruction and learning environments that meet the diverse needs of each student
  • b. participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision making

From <http://www.waproteach.org/overview/standards_criteria.html>

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