Helpful Resources

Please note school year 2023–2024 is the last year the PDD option will be available.


Submission Tutorial

Resubmission Tutorial

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 PDD and OPAL submissions. Please view our newly released training videos to receive insight into the requirements and process to completing your submission. After viewing the training materials, coaching assistance is offered via office hours up to six times a week where an applicant may pose questions or receive guidance in any area they may need additional guidance.

PDD/OPAL Submission Deadline

The PDD/OPAL submission period begins on July 15, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on March 29, 2024. The window for resubmissions will remain open until 11:59 p.m. on May 31, 2024.

Submissions received by October 27, 2023, that successfully pass will receive a start date of July 1, 2023.

***Submissions only meet the submission window deadline if they have received administrative approval by the above dates.*** Waiting until the final deadline is highly discouraged and will result in longer wait times for results.