Dossier Support

The Albuquerque Teachers Federation offers FOUR levels of support for teachers and librarians writing the Professional Development Dossier (PDD).

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PDD Overview Session: This 2.5-hour overview explains, in detail, the various parts of the PDD. It is recommended for all PDD candidates and is required for participation in the Dossier Writing Workshop.

Overview sessions are scheduled from 4:30 pm-7:00 pm at the ATF Office (530 Jefferson St NE). This year overviews will be held:
September 6
October 3
January 9
April 16

Register online.
members free
mon-members $50 at the door – cash or check only

PDD Individual Reading: Teachers request a reader to read their completed dossier before submission. Written feedback is received within 7 days.

Email to schedule.
members $75
non-members $175

PDD Resubmission Reading: Teachers 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.

Email to schedule.
members $100
non-members $175

Dossier Writing Workshop: Teachers participate a series of 3 classes facilitated by a PDD instructor focusing on the content writing required of Strands A, B and C of the PDD. Instructors will conduct a mini lesson on one strand each session and support teachers as they write in each 2-hour session. The series will be formed 2 times a year, once in fall beginning in October and once in spring beginning in January. Participants must attend a PDD overview prior to sign up.

Register at an overview or email to schedule.
Fall Dates
October 20
November 10
December 1st
from 1 to 3 p.m.
Spring Dates:
January 12,
February 2
March 2nd
from 1 to 3 p.m.

members $75 for 3 session series
non-members $175

Most teachers/librarians will need to successfully complete the Dossier to advance in the New Mexico 3-Tiered licensure system.

Level 1 teachers must successfully complete their Dossier between their third and fifth year of teaching 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.

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.

Upcoming Dossier Support Events

Click the events below to register for an Overview Class (Sept, Oct, Jan or Apr). Email us to schedule an Individual Reading, Resubmission Reading or Dossier Writing Workshop Series (Oct/Nov/Dec or Jan/Feb/Mar).

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