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          2021-2026 Professional Development  Plan Checklist and Plan Review Process

Please use this checklist to ensure that your 5-year professional development plan has the minimum components required based on the criteria established by the State Board and Kansas statutes and regulations
KSDE will use this checklist to ensure a consistent, thorough and timely review of 5-year professional development plans. A copy of the statutes and regulations for professional development and the professional education standards are also included for your convenience.  



At their April 2012, meeting, the Kansas State Board of Education adopted the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning. These Standards replace the NSDC Standards for Staff Development listed on page 8 of the PD Guidelines Document referenced below. The new standards can be found by selecting this link: http://www.learningforward.org/standards-for-professional-learning 




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Professional Development Council (PDC) Training

Training is required annually for members of district Professional Development Councils (PDC). Included resources will provide access to Annual PDC training, as well as Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning.



Required Annually
- PDC Member 

Universal resources:

Questions about professional development contact:

Professional Development 

Plan Review and Approval
Ed Kalas
Education Program Consultant




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