Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.1) Think about things you have read, workshops you have attended, discussions you have had with colleagues, challenges your students have presented you, conferences you have attended, and presenter you have heard… What education questions/issues have they raised or left unresolved? Which stand out as most important and interesting to you as a matter of professional growth? Which hold promise for significantly improving student learning? Questions I wonder about regarding teaching, learning and technology: Aspects of student learning I would like to improve: Teaching skills I would like to learn/hone: Technology skills I need: Other important issues: Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.2) For each item listed on the previous page, identify at least two ways that you could find answers to the questions or gain the skills. Consider a wide variety of methods and resources including: Read a book Read several articles Observe a colleagues classroom Study a webpage or pages Attend a workshop Get involved in a professional organization Conduct action research or inquiry Form a study group Work with a peer coach Find a mentor Collaborate with a colleague Team teach Participate in an online discussion group Take a class (via distance learning, perhaps) Questions I wonder about regarding teaching, learning and technology: Aspects of student learning I would like to improve: Teaching skills I would like to learn/hone: Technology skills I need: Other important issues: Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.3) Meet with one or more colleagues and share you thoughts on the previous two pages. Ask them for additional ideas? Can they point you to specific resources, i.e. give a book title, point out a mentor, recommend a workshop, identify a webpage? Add their suggestions to your list. Who else might be able to point you toward other appropriate resources? Notes from discussions with colleagues: Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.4) Now, spend some reflective time considering how you can best organize and structure your professional development efforts for the next year or two to accomplish your most important goals. Use the following questions to help you reflect. With regard to the items on the previous pages: Which will have most impact on my students’ learning? Which will give most professional satisfaction? Which do I find most personally compelling? Which can be accomplished quickly and with little effort? Which will require a longer-term commitment? In considering the resources available to me: Where will I get the time? What funds might be available? (Who can I ask?) Where is the expertise available in my school? District? Region? State? Which colleagues should I team with for some activities? What other support is available? How do my own priorities fit within the school improvement plan and district initiatives? Reflections: Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.5) You are ready to draft your Individual Technology Professional Development Plan. Assuming that the goals is improved student learning, list your priorities in the form of learning objectives for yourself. Set a timeframe for its implementation (One school year? Two? More?) List the actions that you plan to take to achieve each of your objectives and attach a timeframe (dates) to the actions. For each objective answer the questions “How will I know I have achieved this?” and “How will others know that I have achieved this objective?” In other words, what will be the observable measures of your achievement? Use the blank pages, following the example, to draft your plan. SAMPLE: Goal: Improved student learning. Objective #1: Determine the impact of concept mapping (using Inspiration software) on student understanding and retention of key science concepts. Actions/activity Timeframe Observable measurement Possible portfolio Done? of success element Talk with tech coordinator about October 1 I can tell/show others how to None access to Inspiration access Inspiration Learn to use Inspiration through October 30 I will be able to demonstrate Sample of projects/ after school training sessions authentic use of Inspiration in lessons planned using planning teaching units Inspiration Design action research around the October 30 Presentation of findings to Report of findings impact of concept mapping colleagues (submit application software use with students to present at ICE) See Action Research Plan for full details Objective #2: Help my students conduct research via the Internet Actions/activity Timeframe Observable Possible portfolio Done? measurement of success element Locate at least 3 articles or other November 30 I can share the contents None resources to read with colleagues Practice using the Internet for my December 30 1) List of sites I found Samples of own research in planning lessons useful. 2) Websites cited in my lesson plans Attend the ICE Conference and January Share info & materials Selected material from attend a workshop or concurrent with the rest of my conference – or reflection sessions regarding this faculty on learnings Include researching via the May15 Unit plans Portions of unit plans, Internet in at least 2 second Observation of students student comments, list of semester study units, incorporate Student feedback most helpful websites teaching this skill to my students into the units Individual Technology Professional Development Plan (p.6) Objective # : Actions/activity Timeframe Observable measurement of success Possible portfolio element Done? Objective # : Actions/activity Timeframe Observable measurement of success Possible portfolio element Done?
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