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COLLEGE CERT OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION UPDATE December 1, 2008

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COLLEGE CERT OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION UPDATE December 1, 2008

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  1. COLLEGE CERT OFFICIALS CERTIFICATION UPDATEDecember 1, 2008

  2. OUR MISSION “To build the best prepared, best qualified and most ethical education workforce in the nation.”

  3. AGENDA • New Call Center Hours • Rules • In-Field Assignments • New Rule Types (Classification Rule) • Non-Instructional Aide • Support Personnel License • Foreign Languages • Special Education • Paraprofessional • Educational Leadership • Approved Program Rec. Form • Computer Competency Requirement • SpEd Acad. Content Concentrations • Using ExpressLane

  4. PSC CHANGES CALL CENTER HOURS In order to better meet the needs of the working hours of educators, the PSC recently changed its call center hours. Information Specialist will be available to receive calls on Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., except for state holidays. To speak with an Information Specialist, call 404-232-2500 or (800) 869-7775 outside the Metro Atlanta area. PSC offices continue to be open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

  5. CERTIFICATION FACTSFY 2008 Certified Educators in Georgia Total Certificates Maintained Certificates Issued Documents Scanned Certification Phone Calls Certification Cases Backlogged Aug 1st

  6. CERTIFICATIONRULES

  7. NEW RULE TYPES – SEPT. 15, 2008

  8. NEW NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE RULE

  9. IN-FIELDASSIGNMENTS RULE 505-2-.26 In-Field Assignments 505-2-.26 Rule 505-2-.26

  10. NEW RULE TYPES – SEPT. 15, 2008

  11. NEW SUPPORT PERSONNEL LICENSE

  12. CHANGES TO ALL SPECIAL ED andFOREIGN LANGUAGE RULES – OCT.15,2008

  13. PARAPROFESSIONAL RULE – OCT. 15, 2008

  14. NEW GEORGIA PERFORMANCE-BASED LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATES PL PL Superintendent (PL-6/7) NPL Building Leader (PL-6/7) System Leader (PL-6/7) PL Employment in an Educational Leadership Position NPL NL Pre-Service Leadership Candidate (NL-5+)

  15. OLD “L” CERTIFICATE (Field 704) Holders of Clear Renewable L-5, L-6 or L-7 certificates issued prior to SEPTEMBER 30, 2009: GRANDFATHERED - KEEP “L” CERTIFICATE • Certificate will NOT be Performance-Based. • Renew with standard requirements. • Continue to be eligible to be hired/serve as leaders. If L-5, do not have to move to L-6 or 7. • May elect to add PB Designators, not required.

  16. INCOMING OUT-OF STATE LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE HOLDER NO CHANGE FROM CURRENT PROCEDURES Move employment to Georgia with out-of-state “L” certificate and their content test: * Meet Sp GA Req - get Clear Renewable “L” (field 704) (Not PB) * Without Sp GA Req - get 1-yr NL (field 704)to meet. * May elect to add Performance-Based Designators (field 706/707) - optional not required. NOTE: In this case, the PSC does accept out-of-state “L” Content Test.

  17. EMPLOYED IN GEORGIA, COMPLETE OUT-OF-STATE LEADERSHIP PROGRAM • Until Sep 30, 2009: • No change from current procedures (field 704) After Sep 30, 2009: -Redefine reciprocity (Leadership only) * Get an upgrade of existing Georgia certificates. * If meet Sp GA Req (including GACE), get Pre-Service NL cert (field 705). * If do not meet Sp GA req, get no certificate until met. * Upon Leadership employment, enter a Performance- Based L-6 or 7 Program (field 706 (Bldg) or 707(system)). NOTE: In this case, the PSC does NOT accept out-of-state “L” Content Test.

  18. Approved Program Rec. Form Computer Competency Requirement SpEd Acad. Content Concentrations Using ExpressLane

  19. COMPUTER SKILL COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT HB 1187 and HB 972 – all educators must satisfy Computer Skill Competency requirement; If an educator completes a PSC or NCATE approved preparation program after June 1, 2001, he/she satisfies the requirement; Other paths include completing an InTech course OR PSC-approved course OR Test-out option (CSC-GACE, which is available at each school site upon request.) If educator has not satisfied CSC requirement, the employer MAY request a 1 year, Non- renewable certificate.

  20. (Your Name) Step 1 (Applicant ID)Enter a Certification ID or SSN and click “Search”

  21. Step 2 (Name Edit) Enter/edit name and address information and click “Save Changes”. If no changes are needed, click “Continue”. Note: This date and all other date entries in ExpressLane require a 4-digit year.

  22. Step 3 (Request)Select the actions you wish by checking one or more boxes. In this example, we requested “Add a Field by Approved Program” and “Upgrade to Level 6” Scroll this page down to see full Certification Status. Note this teacher has Level 5 already, so “Upgrade to Level 5” was not listed as an option.

  23. Step 3 (Confirmation)Click “Proceed” unless you need to “Start Over” or “Quit”

  24. Step 4 (Dialogue - Part 1)Enter the required information and click “Proceed” unless you need to “Back Up” or “Quit” The Dialogue is uniquely constructed to fit your requests. In this case you would need to enter the details of the level 6 degree, which may include an actual degree completion or an alternative. See the next slide for more dialogue ...

  25. Step 4 (Dialogue - Part 2)Select a field to be added as the second part of this request. Click “Add”. You will need to enter dates indicating start of employment in this field. Repeat if there are other fields to be added with this request. The Dialogue will end after fields are selected for addition. In this example, we selected two requested actions - upgrade and add a field by approved program.

  26. Step 5 (Confirmation of All Requests) If the information is correct, enter “yes” and click on “Finish”. At this step, ExpressLane reminds you of the documents you will need to support these requests.

  27. Step 6 (Construction of the FAX Cover Sheet)Click to create the FAX cover sheet, then Return to the ExpressLane Home Page.

  28. Step 7 (Print) Use the FAX Cover Sheet within 30 days.Use the checklist to make sure all required documents are included. FAX them all to the PSC. It is critical that you fill in this blank accurately and legibly. 8 If the applicant answered Yes to any ethics question, shade in this circle.

  29. Ready for More … Listings of your prior requests will appear on the ExpressLane startup page If you lose your first cover sheet, you may print another one.Warning: after you print a second cover sheet, the first one is no longer valid; the first cover sheet won’t “work” if you send it in after replacement. If you change your mind and you want to “recall” this request, you may do so with the “withdraw” option. This must be done quickly. The withdraw option will not be available after the case has been assigned to an evaluator for work. Track your case status with these three indicators.

  30. If you lose your first cover sheet, you may print another one. Listings of your prior requests will appear on the ExpressLane startup page. Pick a category and click “Refresh”. If you change your mind you may “withdraw” an ExpressLane request. But this must be done before we receive your fax! The withdraw option will not be available after the fax has been checked-in and a case has been assigned to an evaluator for work. Track your case status with this column

  31. Some Helpful Hints ...

  32. It helps the evaluator when important items are circled. Do not highlight with a pen of any color. This is especially true for transcripts. Do not highlight on transcripts. However it is helpful to circle degree award information and GPA on transcripts. If a required document is already on file at the PSC, a note to that effect is very helpful, too.

  33. We may need to call your office if the FAX transmission was bad, so if you prefer another number, write it above this one. (xxx) xxx-xxxx This number is important. If you don’t tell us how many pages to expect, we won’t know if the transmission was complete. If the applicant marked “Yes” to any ethics affirmation questions, fill in this circle to alert PSC staff.

  34. CONTACT INFORMATION Information Specialists – 404-232-2500 OR 1-800-869-7775 (outside Metro), then press # 1 upon cue, then # 1 again Email - Dianne.Holt@gapsc.com OR K.Young@gapsc.com OR Phil.Blackwell@gapsc.com ExpressLane Support or Sign-On Authorization– Support@gapsc.com

  35. WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS ?