The State Committee on Professional Learning
Revised regulations for professional development were adopted by the State Board of Education on June 5, 2013. These regulations reflect the recommendations of the Governor's 2012 Education Transformation Task Force Report, which called for more streamlined structures for professional development planning at the local level, and align with the TEACHNJ legislation.
According to the regulations, a new State Committee on Professional Learning (SCPL) will replace the Professional Teaching Standards Board (PTSB) and the Professional Development Advisory Committee for School Leaders (PDAC). The Department of Education ("the Department") believes that the creation of one committee will lead to more coherent and aligned policies and guidelines for professional learning for all educators. Teacher and school leader professional learning is complementary, as these educators work together in a united way towards the common goal of improved learning for all students. Employing one comprehensive yet diverse group of stakeholders to advise on professional development policies and guidelines will foster meaningful and ongoing stakeholder dialogue.
Mission and Work
Committee Composition and Member Terms
The Department is currently reviewing nominations from a wide variety of stakeholder organizations for committee members. The committee will be appointed in July with a first meeting to follow shortly.
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