Wednesday, May 6, 2015

PDC Members, Get Points for Approving Points

Hey PDC Member, Building Rep, Chair, do you know you can request professional learning transcript activity points for the time you spent reviewing and approving PDC activities in your PDP Toolbox PDC Member section??

To help estimate the time you've spent doing PDC Member duties in your PDP Toolbox account you now have a PDC Member Activity Report.

Here's a quick link to your PDC Member Activity Report

(Sign in, then click. Or scroll to the very bottom of any of your PDC Member Activity pages: New Requests, PDC Agenda, and Chair, and look for the tiny PDC Member Activity Report link.)

This is an example of the report from our "dummy district":

You see the PDC Member actions sorted by Year, Month, and Day, with each period and grouping reporting the total estimated time spent performing PDC Member responsibilities. The idea is each single action, such as "points chair", gets 5 minutes, and each group of actions get at least 5 minutes. (Groups of actions, such as "points agenda, post, points chair", get the amount of time from the first action to the last plus 5 minutes.)

Great idea Heather F., and your help fine-tuning is much appreciated!

Jay @ Greenbush.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Get Daily "Teacher Out, Sub In" Email Report

Now you can get delivered to your email box a daily report showing the teachers out for the day and the name of the substitute teacher. For example:

Each day, see who's out, what for, what time of day, the type of leave, who's filling in, and maybe even a special note from that cute sub clerk.

If the no additional charge, daily Substitutes Report email option added to your PDP Toolbox account tickles your fancy, just ask!

Thanks Julie U. for asking!

Jay @ Greenbush.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More than 10 Points Requires Date Description

It was reported, professional development activities have been denied by KSDE when having more than 10 points and no range of dates was provided. :(

The Date and Time Description field already appears in the transcript Ginger @ Greenbush prepares for license renewal, along with each activity when that activity is more than 8 points.

So enter the range of dates for these activities in the Date and Time Description field on your PDP Toolbox Transcript Points Request form, and you're golden! :)
(Sign in to the PDP Toolbox before following this link.)

Thanks to Jan H. for sharing! :)

Jay @ Greenbush