The purpose of the ESC of Lake Erie West Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) is to:
- create policies and procedures that assist professional, licensed staff members focus on appropriate goals for professional growth;
- pre-approve proposed professional development activities; and
- validate CEUs prior to application for licensure renewal.
All licensed educators should have an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) in place with the LPDC in order to maintain appropriate licensure. Activities completed without an IPDP in place will not count towards licensure renewal.
Professional pupil services licenses/registrations (e.g. audiologist, occupational therapist, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, social worker, school nurse) require credentialing through related licensure boards to maintain ODE licensure or registration. Individuals with these licenses do not need to have an IPDP and do not renew through the LPDC.
Teachers with Resident Educator Licenses are not covered by the LPDC until they receive their five year professional license. At that time, they follow all the LPDC processes to renew their license.