Washoe Country School District

July 25, 2014

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Inservice Information

1150 Matley Lane
Suite 201
Reno, NV  89502
(775) 789-3475
Fax (775) 333-5097

 

  

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Nevada Department of Education

 

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General Information

Nevada certified employees who are currently under contract and are actively teaching in the Washoe County School District are eligible to participate in the Inservice Program. Other certified employees, substitute teachers, and retirees who hold a current Nevada credential are also eligible to participate.

Registrants are required to enroll in the Inservice classes online. To enroll in an Inservice class, go to www.solutionwhere.com/wcsdregistration. For assistance with web registration, contact webregistration@washoeschools.net or call 353-6947.

Only those persons who are certified by the State of Nevada can receive Inservice credit.

Inservice credit may be applied toward advancement on the salary schedule as specified in the Negotiated Agreement with the Washoe County Teachers Association. For salary purposes, Inservice credit shall apply as either undergraduate credit or graduate credit. It is the participant's responsibility to take the Inservice Certificate of Credit to Human Resources for salary movement.

Additionally, Inservice credit may be used to renew Nevada teacher/administrator licenses when specific graduate course work is not required. Inservice classes with a W-, WA-, or SDE- before the numbers have been approved by the State Department of Education and are acceptable for recertification. However, all inquiries concerning individual licensing should be directed to the State Department of Education. The Department of Professional Learning does not assist personnel with extension applications. It is the participant's responsibility to take the Inservice certificate of credit to the State Department of Education when recertifying.

Inservice Certificates of Credit will only be issued upon completion of the Inservice class, and, if applicable, upon payment of the Inservice fee. Credits will be issued as soon as possible; however, allow one to three months for processing.

Participants may receive credit only once for a course, unless the course has a different number.


 

How to Unregister from a Class or Modify Conference Registration

In order to withdraw from a class, or modify your conference registration, click on one of the following links for step-by-step directions:

If you are unable to unregister online, you will need to contact webregistration@washoeschools.net or call (775) 353-6947 to unregister.

Unregister at Least Three Days Before Class Starts

Registrants must unregister at least THREE (3) DAYS before a class starts in order to receive a refund of the registration fee.  Failure to unregister at least three (3) days before a class starts will result in no refund or credit toward enrollment in another class.  Failure to unregister for classes on more than one occasion will result in a revocation of web registration privileges.  Incomplete classes will not be deleted from the Registrant Transcript.  Incomplete classes do not show up on the Printer Friendly Version of the web transcript.

Refunds

You must unregister at least THREE (3) DAYS before the class starts to receive a refund.  To receive a refund, there are TWO STEPS: 

Payment for Class

The web registration system no longer accepts personal checks, money orders, cash, or debit cards as payment for Inservice classes.  Registration for Inservice classes will require payment with a credit card only.

One Year Limit to Review Web Transcript

In order to maintain accurate and up-to-date records, participants have ONE YEAR from the completion date of each class to review web transcripts for accuracy.  If the web transcript appears to have a discrepancy, please email webregistration@washoeschools.net.  Incomplete classes will not be deleted from the Registrant Transcript. Incomplete classes do NOT show up on the Printer Friendly Version of the web transcript.   

Solutionwhere Registrant Transcripts

Solutionwhere Registrant Transcripts are NOT official transcripts.  You MUST present HARD COPIES of your certificates of credit for salary movement and recertification purposes.  If the web transcript appears to be incorrect, please email webregistration@washoeschools.net.  Incomplete classes will NOT be deleted from the Registrant Transcript.  Incomplete classes do NOT appear on the Printer Friendly version of the Registrant Transcript. 

$10 Fee for Duplicate Inservice Certificates of Credit

There is a $10 fee for researching and preparing duplicate Inservice Certificates of Credit.  If you have lost a Certificate of Credit, first contact your Human Resources technician.  Contact the Inservice Department for a duplicate copy only after first checking with Human Resources.  The Inservice Department must receive payment before a duplicate will be researched and prepared.  Payment may be made by check/money order or cash, with checks made out to the WCSD Inservice Department.  Inservice participants are ultimately responsible for keeping the original Certificates of Credit in their possession and for providing a copy to Human Resources for salary movement and a copy to the Nevada Department of Education for recertification.

To obtain a duplicate Certificate of Credit, contact webregistration@washoeschools.net or call 353-6947.


 

IPIP Program

IPIP Course Application

The Individual Professional Improvement Program (IPIP) is designed to recognize that many non-credit activities enhance the effectiveness of the professional educator. Certified employees who plan to participate in professional growth activities that do not issue credit (ex. site-level curriculum meetings) may apply for IPIP Inservice credit prior to beginning the activity. A total of twenty (20) IPIP credits may be earned during one's career. Participants are responsible for keeping track of the number of IPIP credits earned and for not going over the limit. Any course or certificate of credit with number W-686-85 is an IPIP inservice credit and is therefore subject to the 20-credit maximum earned in a person's career.  If you have any questions, please contact the Inservice Secretary in the Department of Professional Learning office at 353-6947.  Guidelines for IPIP credit can be found on the IPIP application.  Book Club guidelines can be found in the IPIP Book Club Policy.


 

Master's Equivalency Program

Teachers who would like to participate in the Master's Equivalency Program need to contact Human Resources.


 

TF/TG Master's Plus Program

Program Application

Teachers who are at the Master's level or above on the salary schedule are required to enroll in graduate level courses for movement on the salary schedule. Graduate courses and Inservice classes (offered through WCSD and the State Department of Education) do not need prior approval. Under special circumstances, and with prior approval, teachers may be given permission to enroll in undergraduate classes. To find out more information regarding this process, please contact the Inservice Secretary in the Department of Professional Learning office at 353-6947.


 

Attendance Information

State Department of Education regulations require that participants attend fifteen (15) hours of in-class instruction to receive one unit of Inservice credit.

In order to provide opportunities for Inservice participants to make up required in-class instruction, the following options are available:

  • The instructor of record may schedule an additional class period for make-up purposes. However, since this procedure is optional and not a contractual obligation, no additional salary for the instructor would be provided.
  • In the case of an emergency, participants may miss up to one hour of a one-credit Inservice class without penalty.  A second hour may be missed and made up IF the instructor is able to give a one-hour make-up assignment.  If more than two hours are missed, the participant must make up the exact hours of the entire content missed, if/when the class is offered again in the future.  For example, if a participant misses the second four-hour session of a class, he/she must attend the second four hours of the class content when the class is offered in the future.  Upon completion of the make-up hours, the participant will receive a Certificate of Credit.  This action must conclude within a three-year period. 

It is the participant's responsibility to sign in at every class.

It is the responsibility of the individual participant to maintain personal records as to when a class was taken and to contact the instructor prior to the first meeting of a make-up class.

Inclement Weather

Our policy is that if there are no school closures due to inclement weather, our evening inservice courses run as scheduled, unless participants are notified otherwise.  If there is a delayed start, our inservice courses run as scheduled, unless participants are notified otherwise.  If school has been canceled for the day, our evening courses are also canceled.  If you have any questions regarding whether or not a course is being held, please call or email the instructor. 

To enroll in an Inservice class, go to www.solutionwhere.com/wcsdregistration. For assistance with web registration, email webregistration@washoeschools.net or call (775) 353-6947.