Additional SCECH Opportunities

LISD Professional Development Center

Searching for ways to earn SCECHs? Non-Traditional SCECH activities are available for the 2015-16 school year!

The following “Non-Traditional Activities” have been approved for Lenawee County educators. A maximum of seventy-five (75) State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) can be earned using “Non-Traditional Activities” in a certification renewal period. Earn SCECHs for mentoring, supervising, school improvement teams or serving on a school committee!
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Can I Earn SCECHs for Mentoring New Teachers or Supervising Student Teachers?

Yes! You can earn SCECHs by mentoring or supervising student teachers! Twenty-five SCECHs may be awarded per semester (unless noted) for:

  • New Teacher Mentor
  • School Counselor Mentor
  • School Psychologist Mentor (mentoring will be for at least a full semester of an academic year)
  • New Principal/Administrator Mentor (Principal/administrator mentoring will be for one school year)
  • Supervision of Student Teacher/Teacher Intern
  • Supervision of School Counselor Internship
  • Supervision of School Psychologist Required Practicum/Internship – this supervision is for a one placement period of not less than eight (8) weeks
  • Supervision of Pre-Teaching/Mid-Tier Student/Pre-Service Student (earn up to 15 hours by logging actual supervision time) – please contact Char Forsyth at the LISD for this form

When the winter/spring semester of mentoring or supervising is done, please remember to complete a Mentoring Verification Form/Supervising Verification Form and return to Char Forsyth at the LISD Professional Development Center no later than
June 30, 2016
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SCECHs will be uploaded after June 30, 2016.

Can I Earn SCECHs for Serving on a School Improvement Team or Committee Meetings?

Yes! SCECHs are also available through your district’s School Improvement Team or a School Committee within your own building. These credits are earned for serving on a committee for a full school year.


It is important to note, you cannot mix and match committee meetings and school improvement teams. If you serve on more than one committee/school improvement team offering SCECHs, you can only earn credit for one.


School Improvement/School Committee Verification Forms are due to the LISD Professional Development Office no later than 30 days after the last meeting.


Requirements for School Improvement Teams/School Committees

To earn State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) for a school committee, it must be a school recognized committee consisting of educators employed by the school, collaborating on topics related to school functions and activities.


To earn SCECHs for School Improvement Team meetings, it must be a local or intermediate school board approved Public Act 25 School Improvement Team.


  1. Participants must have verified attendance at ¾ of the scheduled committee meetings, but not less than six meetings, to be eligible for SCECHs (no mixing and matching of committee meetings). If nine meetings are scheduled, seven meetings must be attended. If eight meetings are scheduled, six must be attended, etc. Participants can only earn 25 SCECHs per school year, no matter how many different school committees in which they participate.
  2. Attendance must be verified and signed by the committee chairperson for each meeting. The chairperson must submit to the SCECH coordinator (LISD), no later than 30 calendar days from the end date of the training, the complete packet of meeting agendas and either sign in/outs (with original signatures of participants) or minutes of meetings as verification of attendance (attendance list included in minutes must be signed by chairperson to verify it is correct). The coordinator (LISD) must keep the original documentation in the SCECH record. School personnel should keep the copies.
  3. Twenty-five (25) SCECHs are available per school year for participants meeting the aforementioned criteria.
  4. The program approval file must include the approved program approval or email, agenda for each meeting, sign in/out sheets or signed minutes for each meeting, and verification form signed by the appropriate individual.


The coordinator (LISD) must keep the original documentation in the SCECH record. School personnel should keep the copies.


Staff meetings are not eligible for SCECHs.


School Improvement/School Committee Verification Forms are due to to Char Forsyth at the LISD Professional Development Center no later than 30 days after the last meeting.


SCECHs will be uploaded after June 30, 2016.

Questions?

Please contact Char Forsyth at the LISD Professional Development Center with questions regarding SCECHs for Non-Traditional Activities.
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