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2.19.2021 The Credential Interface is still disabled as the vendor continues to work on the issue with the scoring engine. The Credential Interface includes credential activities and functions which include, viewing credential information and applying for and renewing credentials. All other PDIS functionality is still accessible. We understand the impact of this issue and appreciate your patience.
9.29.2020 Visit the course catalog calendar to view and register for upcoming live training events. And now available in the course catalog - a viewable, printable list of in-person/virtual courses offered by professional development organizations.
8.28.2020 Starting August 31, 2020- when logging into PDIS, you will see a couple of new links in the left navigation menu: "Dashboard NEW" and "Learning History NEW." Clicking "My Dashboard" displays the dashboard in the way it has always looked. Click here to learn more about these changes.
7.31.2020 The COVID-19 Resource Guide for Child Care Providers and the corresponding question and answer town hall are now available as an online, self-paced Colorado Shines PDIS course. Professionals can earn 1.5 clock hours for reading and exploring the guide and listening to the Q & A session. Register for the course here and review the COVID-19 resources for current information and updates. UPDATE: As of 8/5/20, this course has been removed due to changing guidelines. Please review the COVID-19 resources page on the OEC website for current information and guidance.
7.14.2020 Interested in live early childhood training offered through PDIS TAP? New training events are being added all the time! Make sure and check the PDIS Course Catalog to see upcoming, live training offered through PDIS TAP. Select "Webinar" or "Face to Face" from the course catalog dropdown menu to see all live, upcoming training events.
5.4.2020 This week, May 4-8, is Teacher and Provider Appreciation week. Teachers and Child Care Providers are brain builders ~ building a foundation for lifelong learning. By caring for young children, you care for all of us! Thank You Teachers and Childcare Providers. #thankaprovider #thankateacher
4.13.2020 On April 15,2020, we will be celebrating 5 years since the Professional Development Information System (PDIS) went live! The PDIS was launched on April 15, 2015 to support and recognize Colorado's Early Childhood workforce. Since then, over 14,000 credentials have been awarded and over 80 courses are available 24/7 at no cost to PDIS users. Thank you to everyone that has been a part of this incredible journey.
4.2.2020 Due to the cancellation of the Rocky Mountain Early Childhood Conference (RMECC), some webinar sessions are being offered through the PDIS. To locate RMECC specific webinar sessions, view the PDIS Course Catalog and select Face to Face in the drop down menu or enter RMECC in the search box. Make sure to view the course description to find out specific dates and times. To learn more about posting professional development opportunities in PDIS, visit the Apply for Training Alignment page.
2.19.2020 The Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services have launched the Training Alignment Process (TAP) in PDIS. When professional development organizations and individual trainers participate in TAP, their training aligns with the Colorado Competencies and meets best practice standards for adult learning. In addition, TAP training is posted and available in the PDIS course catalog.
1.7.2020 We are excited to announce that Standard Precautions has been added to the PDIS Course Catalog! This course will meet both pre-service and annual requirements for standard precautions training. Also, this course is still available in person through approved training vendors. Stay tuned for the Spanish version coming in the spring of 2020.
12.18.19 Changes are coming to the Colorado Coaching Credential. Beginning March 1, 2020, the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services will be sunsetting Levels II and III of the Colorado Coaching Credential.
12.5.19 Beginning in mid-March 2020, families will be able to respond to the 2020 Census. Making sure every kid counts in the 2020 census is one of the most important things we can do for our kids and our communities. When kids aren't counted in the census, it hurts our communities and reduces funding for important programs that help our kids and families. Census questionnaires go out in March of 2020.
9.3.19 Another new course is now available: "2019-2020 Child Care and Preschool Immunization." This is a 1.5 hour Pre-Service and Orientation course and must be taken annually by designated staff who manage children's immunization records. Locate this course in the PDIS Course Catalog.
8.27.19 All Colorado Coaching Credential documents are now located on PDIS. All new and renewal Coaching Credential Application materials can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
5.31.19 We are
excited to announce another new course: "Working with an Early Childhood
Mental Health Consultant," which counts towards Level 2 clock hours
and social-emotional ongoing professional development. This course, along with
all other courses, is available in the PDIS Course
5.20.19 View a printable list of all PDIS courses. This course list also includes which courses count for social-emotional
clock hours, if they are eligible for Level 2 and if the course is available in