2017 ORS 329.824¹
Educator professional development program

(1) The Department of Education shall administer an educator professional development program that provides statewide collaborative leadership in educator professional development for prekindergarten through post-secondary education and that emphasizes school improvement. The department shall administer the program with a collaborative group of state, school district, educator, administrator, community college and higher education representatives operating as a unit.

(2)(a) In administering the program described in subsection (1) of this section, the department shall:

(A) Develop and maintain a public website for posting and sharing professional development opportunities.

(B) Assist local school districts in developing professional development plans to meet school improvement objectives.

(C) Develop and share state standards for professional development programs with appropriate persons.

(D) Coordinate and align the delivery of professional development across the state for the purpose of creating a more uniform and accessible system of support for professional educators.

(E) Provide recommended evaluative tools for educators to determine the effectiveness of the delivery of professional development.

(b) The department is not restricted to performing the activities described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(3) The website developed and maintained under this section shall:

(a) Display a calendar of professional development programs being offered across the state and be categorized by topics.

(b) Post feedback from users of professional development programs, with an emphasis on identifying successes, challenges and lessons learned.

(c) Provide contact information for professional development programs.

(d) Publish professional development standards adopted by the State Board of Education and relevant national professional associations to ensure that professional development program offerings are aligned with quality standards that support best practices for access to and delivery of professional development. [2009 c.802 §3; 2013 c.769 §3]

Note: 329.824 (Educator professional development program) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 329 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 329

Notes of Decisions

Oregon Educa­tional Act for 21st Century does not facially violate students’ rights under First Amend­ment to United States Constitu­tion. Tennison v. Paulus, 144 F3d 1285 (9th Cir. 1998)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 329—Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century; Educational Improvement and Reform, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 329, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano329.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.