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Frequently Asked Questions - PDP Team Members

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Questions

  1. I know that the guidelines state that educators are to convene a PDP review team and submit their goal for approval between June 1 of their first year and January 1 of their second year. What should I do if I receive a request for goal approval after January 1?
  2. I was contacted by an educator to review his goal. I reviewed the PDP goal using the "PDP Goal Approval Component Review for Initial Educators" form and didn't approve the goal. I sent my component review form with comments to the educator and never heard from the educator again. What should I do? What are my responsibilities?
  3. I was approached by an educator to review her plan. She asked me what I charge. How do I respond? Are reviewers charging?
  4. I have been an adjunct instructor for an institution of higher education (IHE) for the past five years. I took the DPI PDP team training and would like to be an IHE representative on a review team as well as a teacher peer. Am I automatically considered an IHE reviewer? What must I do?
  5. I approved an educator's PDP goal and he sent me an empty/blank "PDP Goal Approval Signature Form" for me to sign. I noticed that he should sign it as well. Does he need to sign it first? What do you recommend that I do?
  6. An educator asked me to review her plan for goal approval. She sent me the plan as an email attachment. I reviewed the plan and approved it. What do I do with her plan? Do I keep it for future reference?

Answers

1. I know that the guidelines state that educators are to convene a PDP review team and submit their goal for approval between June 1 of their first year and January 1 of their second year. What should I do if I receive a request for goal approval after January 1?

You, as a reviewer, may choose to review the plan. It is at your discretion.

2. I was contacted by an educator to review his goal. I reviewed the PDP goal using the "PDP Goal Approval Component Review for Initial Educators" form and didn't approve the goal. I sent my component review form with comments to the educator and never heard from the educator again. What should I do? What are my responsibilities?

You have no further responsibilities if the educator has chosen not to contact you.

3. I was approached by an educator to review her plan. She asked me what I charge. How do I respond? Are reviewers charging?

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is neutral on this issue. Some reviewers charge and others receive stipends through negotiated contracts. Many do not charge, as they see this as part of their professional responsibilities. It is at your discretion.

4. I have been an adjunct instructor for an institution of higher education (IHE) for the past five years. I took the DPI PDP team training and would like to be an IHE representative on a review team as well as a teacher peer. Am I automatically considered an IHE reviewer? What must I do?

The institution of higher education must designate you as a representative for the institution. You may use the following template for designation letter template (to be filled out by the IHE): IHE PDP Designation.

5. I approved an educator's PDP goal and he sent me an empty/blank "PDP Goal Approval Signature Form" for me to sign. I noticed that he should sign it as well. Does he need to sign it first? What do you recommend that I do?

The current PDP Goal Approval Form (PI PDP-3) instructs the educator to complete Part I of the form, sign the form, and then distribute it to team members for their signature. Therefore, you should request a signed form from the educator before adding your signature.

6. An educator asked me to review her plan for goal approval. She sent me the plan as an email attachment. I reviewed the plan and approved it. What do I do with her plan? Do I keep it for future reference?

The PDP is the property of the educator. There is no need to retain the educator's PDP. However, you may want to keep a copy of your checklist and name of the educator for your records.