Individual Technology Professional Development Plan by jkq50851

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									       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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