What is CTLE-Approved PD?
In March of 2016, the New York State Board of Regents adopted a new State Law focused on the quality of Professional Development educators receive.
According to the law, during each five-year registration period of a permanent or professional teaching certification, an educator has to complete 100 hours of CTLE-approved professional development in order to practice in a New York State public school district or BOCES. The same law applies to holders of permanent or professional leader certificates (for example, school building, district, or business leaders), as well as holders of Level III Teaching Assistant certifications.
For that reason, professional development providers in NYS should be CTLE approved so educators can receive credit for their professional development.
To become CTLE approved, Teq’s Professional Development Program and Course Offerings had to be approved by the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
To do this, Teq’s PD team presented lesson plans, course outlines, and professional development videos to the NYSED. .
In October 2016, Teq’s Onsite and Online Professional Development officially became CTLE approved, and any educator who participated in a Teq PD session from July 2016 on received CTLE credit for that time.
How Teq Can Help You Complete Your Hours
All courses are created by Teq’s team of state-certified educators, all with classroom teaching experience.
Educators can schedule in-person coaching and mentoring sessions, or take advantage of our online platform with Teq Online PD. If your teachers’ schedules are too busy to block off classroom time, Teq Online PD offers over 250 online courses to choose from, as well as instant access to a PD Specialist with nOw Instructional Support.
Popular courses include SMART Board Basics, Learning with the iPad, Social Media in the Classroom, and 20 Cool Things (You Can Do with an Interactive Whiteboard).
Teq also offers Digital Teacher Certifications for G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education), Microsoft Office 365, SMART Notebook, and more.
To Learn More
To learn more about New York State Education Departments’ Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements, please visit the NYSED website.
For more about Teq, our CTLE-approved Professional Development, and the products and services that we offer to schools and districts, please visit our website at www.teq.com.