ATF Professional Development Dossier (PDD) Support

 

In order to advance in the New Mexico 3-Tiered Licensure System, most teachers will need to successfully complete the Professional Development Dossier (PDD).

  • ALL teachers who have a Level 1 license will need to successfully complete the Professional Development Dossier between their third and fifth year on Level 1, in order to receive their Level 2 license. Failure to pass the dossier by the end of the fifth year on Level 1 will result in a non-renewal of license, and result in termination from your teaching position.
  • Teachers who have a Master’s degree and have held a Level 2 license for at least 3 years can opt to complete a second Professional Development Dossier to move to Level 3. (Level 2 teachers can also choose to pursue National Board Certification, with or without a Master’s, to move to Level 3.)

 

CURRENT STATUS: Your union filed a lawsuit against the Value-Added formula used in PED’s teacher evaluation model. As a result, a temporary injunction has been granted, which holds harmless all teachers who would have been penalized by this formula. A full trial on the merits is expected in October of 2017.

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation provides four support services for teachers working on the Professional Development Dossier: PDD Overview Sessions, PDD Study Groups, Individual Readings and Resubmission Readings.

1. PDD Overview Class

This 3 hour class explains, in detail, the various parts of the PDD; it is required for participation in small study groups and is recommended for all PDD candidates.

Overview sessions are scheduled from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm at our ATF Office (530 Jefferson St NE). Cost  –  Free to ATF Members, $50 for nonmembers payable at the door by cash or check. Dates for this year are listed below. Click here to sign up for an overview session.

2. PDD Small Study Groups

Each group is facilitated by a PDD instructor. Groups meet 3 times for support in developing a teacher’s Professional Development Dossier. You must attend a PDD Overview session to be assigned a small group.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $175 for nonmembers.

Sign up at the PDD Overview. If you already attended an overview, email us to request a small group (you must attend a PDD overview before registering).

3. PDD Individual Readings

PDD candidates can request a reader to look over their completed dossier before submission. Feedback is received within 7 days.

Cost: $75 to ATF members, $175 for nonmembers.

Email us to request an individual reading before March 15th.

4. PDD Resubmission Reading

Teachers can request a resubmission reading for one or more of their strands that DID NOT PASS. Written feedback is received within 7 days and corrections are read a second time.

Cost: $75 for 1- 2 strands, or $100 for all 3 strands for ATF members; $150 for 1- 2 strands, or $200 for all 3 strands for nonmembers.

Email us to request a resubmission reading.