Developing an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) Overview Purpose of a IPDP Effective IPDP Planning Connecting to Standards Writing Your Goals Developing a Plan of Action Evaluating Your Plan Reflection Purpose of the IPDP An opportunity for educators to create their own professional learning plan in order to support high levels of student learning. Developing long-range goals will directly affect what is done in the classroom. Teachers Take Charge of Their Own Learning Individual teachers (or grade levels) should design their professional development plans so that it is aligned to the School Improvement. It can change as you grow and meet your goals. It should be reviewed and modified annually with input from your administrator, mentor, and/or colleagues. It is a mobile document that can move with you. Main Components of an IPDP Goals & Rationale Objectives Learning Activities Timeframe Evidence of Accomplishment Resources Needed Reflection IPDP Goals The end result that a person wishes to reach or accomplish. Goals focus on a result, impact outcomes or end result. Effective IPDP is based on: School Improvement Plan Analysis of Student Data Analysis of Self Assessment of Professional Teaching Standards Evaluate Strengths, Areas of Improvement Questions to Consider What is the basis for your goals? How is your goal linked to your individual needs? How did you identify your need and what reflection data did you use? How is your goal linked to the SIP? How is your goal linked to student achievement? Questions to consider continues: What skills, knowledge or ability do I need to gain? How will I know I have accomplished my goals? What will I do when mastery is not demonstrated? What can I collect as evidence of my PD efforts? Questions to ask for specific goals Would student test scores improve if I worked more with teachers on inquiry in science classes? Would examining student work help me to better understand specific student’s needs? An IPDP includes: GOALS I will………. In what area…….. And then…….. Writing Your Goals Strategic and Specific Measurable Attainable Results-oriented and Realistic Time-bound or Timely Example of a SMART Goal As a result of using student discourse, the percentage of students in my room passing the mathematics proficiency test will increase this year by 20%. As a result of using student discourse, the percentage of students in my room passing the mathematics proficiency test will increase this year by 20%. Strategic and Specific – increase in number of students passing test Measurable – 20% increase Attainable – possible to achieve Results-oriented – specific results stated Time-bound – this year’s test Other Examples of a SMART Goal I will focus on the area of literacy in order to help all students learn at high levels and pass the teacher or publisher made reading assessment. Then, I will use the new knowledge and instructional practices in my classroom focusing particularly on students who are struggling to read and comprehend factual materials. OR By the end of the school year 50% of my students will be at proficient or advanced levels on the teacher or publisher made writing assessment. Developing Your Plan Establish clear guidelines and evaluation methods for determining successful completion of your plan. Schedule quality time with administrators, mentor, and colleagues to discuss what you want to accomplish. Goals that are NOT SMART: Encourage students to accept greater responsibility Prepare to move to block scheduling Integrate technology into the curriculum Step 1 in writing your goal State the learning goal by using verbs that describe the learning that will result in improvement. Example: I will learn about….. I will study…. I will gain an understanding of….. Step 2 in writing your goal State how the goal will be applied to practice – will it be applied to curriculum, instruction, assessment, or supervision and what work will you do? Example: I will learn more mathematics to improve my content knowledge. I will gain an understanding of diversity and how it will enrich my classroom. Step 3 in writing your goal Describe the evidence you will collect that you have accomplished your learning goal and it has had an impact on your practice. Example: I will create a portfolio. I will analyze student work. I will create a reflective journal. Activity #1: Using the IPDP Write one goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. IPDP Objectives Objectives are short term actions that are completed in order to achieve the goals. Objectives can focus on acquiring new knowledge and skills. Activities for Professional Learning to Use in Accomplishing Your Goals Increase subject Independent or knowledge Collaborative Improve curriculum Join study groups Examine student work Use technology Conduct action research Coach and mentor Examine case studies Time bound -within the Job-embedded strategies school year Activity #2: Using the IPDP Develop a plan of action to achieve your goals: strategies/activities timelines who you need assistance from to implement your strategies/activities Evidence of Accomplishment What evidence will you submit to show what you have accomplished? When will you review your plan and make adjustments? Documentation Certificate of attendance transcripts Implementation logs Lesson plans with implementation Activity #3: Using the IPDP Determine the methods you will use to: Show evidence that the activity or strategy occurred Document the impact that the strategy/activity has had on improving student achievement Reflection Before you plan After you plan After you engage in PD activities Throughout the PD process “Reflection gives educators a chance to tap into what they've learned” by Joan Richardson Basic Reflection Questions What happened? Why? So what? Now what? Activity #4: Evaluating Your Plan With your partner, respond to these questions when reviewing your plan: Do the goals and the plan reflect your needs as well as your school’s needs? Does your plan reflect new learning and growth, not just time and effort? Does your plan reflect how student achievement will be enhanced? Have you included methods of assessment? Have you identified evidence that you will gather?
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