Professional Development Hours 2015

Professional Development Hours

You can earn CEC Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for all the education sessions you attend.

Please use the following link to claim your Professional Development Hours or request a Certificate of Attendance:
Professional Development Hours (PDH) Reporting

You’ll need to log in with your username and password to access the PDH reporting system. Don’t remember it? You can use the “Forgot your password? Get it now!” link on the PDH portal.

If you have any questions, please email Renee Glasby

 

NOTE TO California Special Educators: If your program accepts professional development hours (PDHs), there are 800+ workshops and sessions at CEC 2015 that may be used toward meeting your California Added Authorizations.  You will need to check with your district/SELPA to ensure that you are documenting your participation in accordance with the authorization policies. Read our California Added Authorization FAQs.

What are CEC Professional Development Hours (PDHs)?
Why has CEC switched from CEUs to PDHs?
What convention activities carry CEC PDHs?
What are the requirements to receive CEC PDHs?
How will I claim credit?
What will my PDH transcript include?
Will CEC PDHs count toward my license or certification requirements?

What are CEC Professional Development Hours (PDHs)?

One professional development hour (PDH) represents one clock hour spent in a planned continuing education experience that is relevant to the profession or discipline of special education, is developed from explicit learning outcomes, conducted by qualified instructional personnel, and designed to reflect principles of good practice in adult education.

Why has CEC switched from CEUs to PDHs?

States use different units of measurement for professional development activities (credits, CEUs, PDUs, etc.). We have adopted PDHs as the CEC unit of measurement because clock hours are a common denominator underlying most systems of measuring continuing education activities.

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What convention activities carry CEC PDHs?

You can earn CEC PDHs for all convention education sessions, including preconvention workshops, lectures, panels, posters, strands, and town hall meetings.

Activities that are not eligible for PDHs include meetings, exhibits and exhibit showcase sessions, social events, and awards ceremonies.

You may earn up to 23 hours by attending eligible sessions.

What are the requirements to receive CEC PDHs?

  • You must be registered for the convention.
  • You must attend a session in full to claim it for PDHs. (The reporting system will not allow you to claim two sessions that overlap in time.)
  • For poster sessions, you should engage with poster content for the full 45 minute time block to earn PDHs.

How will I claim credit?

  • All registrants will receive an email once the reporting system is live. You’ll be able to log in to the web site and enter each convention session you attend. Specific instructions will be provided to registrants in their email.
  • You’ll have through Wednesday, September 30, to enter all your sessions. You may enter them as you go, or wait until you’re home.
  • Be sure to keep good personal records of all the sessions you attend.
  • There is no charge to use the tracking system, receive a transcript, or receive CEC PDHs.

What will my PDH transcript include?

Your transcript will list all the sessions you attended, the duration in hours of each one, and the total number of PDHs you earned. Your PDH transcript also serves as a confirmation of attendance document.

Will CEC PDHs count toward my license or certification requirements?

Many states accept CEC professional development activities toward their requirements, but some do not. Check in advance with the relevant credentialing authorities in your state.

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