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Policy 5202 Changes (Minimum Requirements for the Licensure of Professional / Paraprofessional Personnel and Advanced Salary Classifications )
Effective December 11, 2017

News Item #1: Renewal and Salary Reclassification

ELearning Course Option for Teacher Certification Renewal Only --  Applicants may use WVDE WVLearns eLearning courses approved by the WVDE to meet the renewal requirements for a Professional Certificate. Applicants will submit certificates of completion in lieu of a college/university transcript at the time of renewal application.

Please note: If an individual intends to apply WVLearns course hours toward salary reclassification, then the hours must be represented on a college/university transcript. Information regarding college/university registration and associated costs will be provided the day the course begins.

 

News Item #2: WVDE WVLearns Initial Substitute Permit Online Training Coursework

Note: Please contact the county where you wish to substitute to verify if 1) you must be a resident of that county and/or 2) you must complete and interview prior to registering for the WVDE WVLearns Initial Substitute Permit course

The the following information will provide guidance regarding the application for a WVLearns online course account with the associate login and password required to access courses.
WVDE has moved to a single sign-on process for many of our online initiatives. To avoid the creation of multiple accounts, your next step is to go to https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certportal/ and complete the information requested by WVDE Teacher Licensure and Effectiveness. Upon receipt of a login and password you may exit the CertPotal application. The login and password you are assigned from this office will be the same login and password you use for WVLearns.

Your account may take 24 hours before it is activated.

Upon receipt of a WVLearns login and a password, complete the following steps to register for the WVDE WVLearns Initial Substitute training course at http://wvlearns.k12.wv.us:

1. From the upper left corner of the screen locate and select “Self-Registration”

2. Review the list of courses and then select the WVDE WVLearns Inital Substitute Training Permit course

3. Provide the information requested on the registration screens

WVDE WVlearns Initial Substitute Online Training, a 12-hour three-week course, is provided at no cost to the course participant

After registering for the WVDE WVLearns Initial Substitute Training, course participants will be provided the following information the day the course begins:

Steps to Earn Your Initial Substitute Permit

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The following steps are to be followed to earn your West Virginia Substitute Permit.

1. Complete the WVLearns Prerequisite Verification Form (located in the Session One Content) and attach this completed form to the Verification Form course dropbox for facilitator review.
2. Obtain verification from your county that they will accept this course as their requirement for substitute training.
3. Obtain verification from your county that you will be allow to complete two hours of elementary classroom observations, two hours of middle school observations, and two hours of high school observations.
4. Obtain from your county any other pertinent information necessary for completing a background check and fingerprinting.
5. Successfully complete this three session WVDE Substitute Course.
6. Complete your required six hours (two hours in elementary, two hours in middle, and two hours in high school) of classroom observations and obtain the required signatures for verification.
7. Scan your completed Observation Form and attach the Observation Form to the WVDE Facilitator Course dropbox.
8. E-mail Kim Falls at kfalls@k12.wv.us and inform her that your Observation Form has been submitted to the Initial Substitute Permit course dropbox.
9. After it is determined that all course work and observations have been successfully completed, Donna Landin or her designee will attach your Substitute Permit Certification of Completion to the Observation Form course dropbox.
10. Download and print your Certification of Completion from the course dropbox.
11. Submit to your county where you wish to be hired as a substitute your Certification of Completion and all county paper work and required fees.

Please note that you have one calendar year from the beginning of this course to complete your six hours of classroom observations; submit your Observation Form to Kim Falls (kfalls@k12.wv.us); and submit all necessary forms, transcripts, and fees to the county where you desire to be hired as a substitute.

Initial Substitute Permit Registration and Course Dates:

Registration Dates
Course Dates
January 10-February 6, 2018 February 7-27, 2018
February 8-March 6, 2018 March 7- March 27, 2018
March 7-April 3, 2018 April 4-24, 2018
April 3-May 1, 2018 May 2-22, 2018
May 2-29, 2018 May 30-June 19-2018
May 30-July 10, 2018 July 11-31, 2018
July 11-August 7, 2018 August 8-28, 2018

Additional Dates will be added on August 1, 2018

Please contact Donna Landin at dlandin@k12.wv.us, if you have questions.

 

News Item #3: WVDE WVLearns Substitute Permit Renewal Online Training Coursework

WVDE will provide the following course for Substitute Renewal: Classroom Mangement Substitute Renewal. The course will be offered during the following 2017-2018 course sessions: Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer I 2018.and Summer II 2018

The the following information will provide guidance regarding the application for a WVLearns online course account with the associate login and password required to access courses.
WVDE has moved to a single sign-on process for many of our online initiatives. To avoid the creation of multiple accounts, your next step is to go to https://wveis.k12.wv.us/certportal/ and complete the information requested by WVDE Teacher Licensure and Effectiveness. The login and password you are assigned from this office will be the same login and password you use for WVLearns.
Your account may take 24 hours before it is activated.

Upon receipt of a WVLearns login and a password, individuals are to complete the following steps to complete registration for the WVDE WVLearns Classroom Mangement Substitute Renewal course:

1. From the upper left corner of the screen locate and select “Self-Registration”

2. Review the list of courses and then select Classroom Mangement Substitute Renewal Spring 2018 or Classroom Mangement Substitute Renewal Summer 2018

3. Provide the information requested on the registration screens

4. WVDE WVlearns Initial Substitute Online Training is provided at no cost to the course participant

Self-Registration Information: https://wvde.state.wv.us/elearning/schedule.php

Summer II Substitute Renewal Registration: June 1-June 19, 2018
Summer II Substitute Renewal Course Dates: June 20-August 7, 2018



News Item #4: Call for WVDE WVLearns eLearing for Educators Course Facilitators

With the recent addition of WVLearns eLearning for Educators Initial and Renewal Substitute Permit courses, a call for online course facilitators for the Initial Substitute Permit course is now open. The call for facilitators will close on August 4, 2018.

Requirements:
1. Hold valid/current West Virginia teacher certification
2. Have earned a Master's degree
3. Have completed 2-3 WVDE WVLearns courses successfully within the past three years with facilitator recommendation

Information:
1. Individuals must complete a Facilitator Application and return the application to Donna Landin at dlandin@k12.wv.us no later than March 4, 2018.
2. After review of the Facilitator Application, selected individuals will complete a 7-week WVLearns Facilitator Training course, starting March 7, 2018.
3. During the 7-week course, assignments will be due Sunday night, Monday night and Tuesday night. There will be weekly online meetings on Thursday evenings from 7:15 PM-8:00 PM.
4. Participants will expect to spend a minimum of 1.5 hours per day completing coursework.
5. Participants must exceed minimal course expectations to be recommended to become a WVLearns online course facilitator of the Initial Substitute Permit course.
6. Facilitators earn $500 per successful facilitation of each three-week Initial Substitute Permit course.

If you meet the requirements above, please contact Donna Landin at dlandin@k12.wv.us for further information.