Documentation of PALS PD Hours – 2021-2022

Documentation / Credit Available for 2021/2022  Peak Area Leadership in Science Hub Meetings


You may choose one of the following options for documenting your involvement in the 2021-2022 Peak
Area Leadership in Science Hub Meetings:


Professional Contact Hours Certificate for the entire school year is available free through Cheyenne
Mountain District 12 for participants who have attended 3.75 or more contact hours and have NOT requested
college credit through CSM. An electronic certificate will be emailed to you at the end of the school year
(mid-June), provided your email address is on file with PALS. We will not be sending paper copies. You can
use this document to submit to CDE for renewing your teacher license. There is a possibility that your district
may also accept this documentation, but often this requires prior approval and may involve fees. You would
need to pursue this in advance and on your own as each district has different policies. To receive the contact
hours certificate, you must attend and actively participate in the entire workshop(s).


Colorado School of Mines Teacher Enhancement Graduate Level, Non-degree, Relicensure
Credit
is available with a letter grade of A or B for a modest fee for Semester 1 only at this time. We are
working on obtaining college credit for Semester 2. For college credit, you must write a check to Colorado
School of Mines – they do not accept credit cards. CSM Credits for Semester 1 are not available until late
January or February 2022. This recertification credit is not applicable toward a CSM degree program. More
information provided below. Please Note: Deadline for applying for CSM credit for Semester 1 is Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

More information about College Credit through CSM:

You may earn up to 2.0 semester hours for Semester 1 by participating in Hub meetings this semester. We will have
scheduled three full day (7.5 contact hours) meetings, one partial day (6.5 contact hours), one afternoon/evening (3.75 contact hours) and two virtual (2 hours) meetings . [NOTE – Total hours possible will decrease if meetings are
cancelled or have their length adjusted due unforeseen circumstances.] You can only earn college credits in increments of 0.5 sem credits. Attending fewer than 7.5 contact hours will result in no credit. [The costs are determined by CSM and are subject to change.]


● To earn 0.5 credit, you must attend at least 7.5 contact hours. [Cost = $40]
● To earn 1 credit, you must attend at least 15 contact hours. [Cost = $55]
● To earn 1.5 credits, you must attend at least 22.5 contact hours. [Cost = $85]
● To earn 2 credits, you must attend at least 30 hours. [Cost = $95]

CSM credit is awarded with a letter grade of A or B.
Colorado School of Mines Credit with a Letter Grade of B Grade Requirements: Attend and be an active participant in the entire Hub meeting(s).
Colorado School of Mines Credit with Letter Grade of A Grade Requirements: Attend and be an active participant in the entire hub meeting and complete a reflective journal which consists of your notes from each meeting you attended plus the insights you gained.

Deadline for your journal, completed credit form, and post-dated check is December 15, 2021. The journal will be reviewed for quality by a Hub Coordinator in order to determine your grade for the course.

CSM Course Credit Forms will be available at the November and December meetings, but they will not be sent in to CSM until mid-December 2021.

We are not allowed to send out these forms electronically, so they will need to be filled out at a meeting. We do accept checks (post-dated only) and completed forms before the deadline. Transcripts will not be available until late January or February 2022.

A request for CSM transcript forms will be available at our meetings or you can access an online link through our website (www.sciencehubs.org) or directly through the Teacher Enhancement
Program through CSM at http://te.csmspace.com/register.php