Public School Teachers, You May Well Be Able to Earn Re-Licensure Points at the CRDF.
With approval from your supervisor/principal, you can earn Virginia re-licensure points while building dulcimer playing skills you can use in the classroom as well as in your other musical endeavors.
Regulations vary from state to state. Be sure to check with your principal and/or the appropriate administrator in your central office for the exact details applicable to your school system and state.
- Each contact hour at the festival can earn you one point.
- You should be able to count the daily workshops, the evening dulcimer orchestra workshops, and the Sunday morning showcase.
- Other activities, such as orientation and evening concerts, likely also qualify for points.
To earn points at the Crooked Road Dulcimer Festival in Virginia:
- Prior to registering for the festival, inform your supervisor (usually your principal) and/or central office administrator about the CRDF and make sure your school system will approve your attendance for re-licensure points as well as your leave time for Friday. Since the CRDF opening activities start on Thursday evening, you will probably want to arrive on Thursday, but some teachers arrive on Friday in time for the workshops.
- Let the festival director know your are turning your festival attendance in for re-licensure points so we can document your attendance. Our documents will be kept on file at Ferrum’s Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
- After the festival, we can send you a letter on Ferrum College letterhead confirming your attendance and the number of contact hours you had at the CRDF.
- Give that document to your supervisor and send it on to whoever maintains your re-licensure file in your school system.