Region 9 Education Cooperative

Professional Development Dossier

The Professional Development Dossier (PDD) is a focused, compact collection of documentation compiled by the teacher seeking licensure advancement with support from her/his school district. The PDD documentation is a collection of classroom data (lesson descriptions, handouts, student work, video and audio recordings, photos) with explanations of that data written by the teacher, accompanied by verification and recommendation by the district superintendent and administration. No one part of the PDD serves to fully represent a teacher's work, but the entire PDD is intended to provide evidence to determine when a teacher is qualified to advance to a higher level of licensure.

The PDD is organized into five strands. These five strands are aligned with the New Mexico Teacher Competencies and Indicators and are designed to help teachers document their teaching for reviewers from outside their school and district. As the Dossier is reviewed, the reviewer will determine if the teacher has met the expectations of each section within each Strand. The reviewer will determine if the teacher demonstrated a solid instructional practice, student learning, and professional growth.

Region 9 AND NMPED Virtual Training Dossier Preparation and Coaching

NMPED and REC9 are working together to assist teachers as they prepare their dossiers in remote teaching. Please join us to gain new ideas on how to gather evidence, artifacts, student data, and documentation virtually. You will also receive up-to-date expectations and coaching assistance to guide you as you go through the dossier process.

    Dossier Coaches

    Dossier Coaches are available throughout the state to virtually provide coaching sessions and any help you may need with submitting a dossier the first time or resubmitting a failed strand. Please reach out to a coach for assistance. 

      Dossier Submission Period

      • July 15 to October 15
      • March 15 to May 15
      • June 1 is the deadline for resubmissions only. We will close the portal from June 1 to July 15. If you submit after October 15, we will read your dossier, however, when we pass it, it will have the date of next July.