Presentation on theme: "The INDIVIDUAL Professional Development PLAN"— Presentation transcript:
1 The INDIVIDUAL Professional Development PLAN A Guide to Assist with Teacher Growth Through the IPDP Process
2 School Improvement“The only way we can improve our schools is people.”Dr. Richard DuFour“When you talk about school improvement you are talking about people improvement.”Ernest Boyer
3 ObjectivesParticipants will be able to create an Individual Professional Development Plan (IPDP) to enhance their performance and make even greater gains in the classroom.Define Action ResearchIdentify data about their own performance and that of their students and use that data as part of an action research plan (IPDP)Identify appropriate sources of data to process monitorIdentify appropriate benchmarks of performance from which they can make personal decisions about their teaching performanceMaintain the plan throughout the plan periodDetermine outcomes of the action research used as part of the IPDP process
4 Individual Professional Development plan What is Action Research?Action research is a model of professional development that promotes collaborative inquiry, reflection, and dialogue. “Within the action research process, educators study student learning related to their own teaching. It is a process that allows educators to learn about their own instructional practices and to continue to monitor improved student learning” (Rawlinson & Little, 2004 Emphasis Added).Your IPDP is your tool for Action Research
5 Individual Professional Development plan FLORIDA STATUTE (5)5. Require each school principal to establish and maintain an individual professional development plan for each instructional employee assigned to the school as a seamless component to the school improvement plans developed pursuant to s (18). The individual professional development plan must:a. Be related to specific performance data for the students to whom the teacher is assigned.b. Define the inservice objectives and specific measurable improvements expected in student performance as a result of the inservice activity.c. Include an evaluation component that determines the effectiveness of the professional development plan.
6 Individual Professional development plan – The FINAL SCREEN
7 Individual Professional Development plan Research on student achievement identified teacher quality as the #1 factor in student academic success.TEACHER STUDENTPERFORMANCE ACHIEVEMENT
8 Individual Professional Development Plan Review of the Data What are my areas to manage?Review your previous year(s) class data. Ask yourself these important questions:Where have I noticed that my students have struggled academically most in the past? What are skills, concepts or strands associated with that performance that my students have not seemed to master? What data do I have to support that?What have always been my greatest struggles with students in terms of classroom management? What does my data show?What single thing, that if I did it exceptionally well, would make the greatest impact on my students? Why do I think so? Do I have data that supports that?Are there patterns of poor student performance for the past several years?
9 Individual Professional Development pLan Problem Identification As we know, student achievement is directly correlated with teacher effectiveness. If there is a section of FCAT or even a chapter test on which a teacher’s students seem to score poorly, then this is an area where the teacher can do a pretest on current students.Trust yourself, but look at the data. If the data (FCAT, teacher tests, report card data, etc. or other measure) shows that your students have historically not done as well on fractions – you have identified the problem.You may also use data from your previous Instructional Performance Assessments (evaluations).New Teachers can use data from their student’s past performance on standardized tests, report cards, attendance, etc.Identify and focus on one area for improvement in student performance.
10 Individual Professional Development pLan Determine the diagnostic or screening tool You have identified the problem, and now you need a way to measure the student outcomes that result from the changes in instruction that you implement. You must ask yourself the question: What type of diagnostic or screening tool can I use to determine baseline data now and growth data later?Administer the tool/instrument to your current students to determine your baseline.Summarize the data for your students
11 Individual Professional Development plan creating your ipdp on the employee portal Teachers will need to access the EMPLOYEE PORTAL in order to create their IPDP online. The location of the EMPLOYEE PORTAL is:The opening page of the Employee Portal looks like this:
12 Creating your IPDP on the employee portal On the left hand side of the Employee Portal opening page you will see IPDP listed.
13 Creating your ipdp on the employee portal After you click on IPDP you will see the following display:Move your cursor over Your IPDP and click once.
14 Creating your ipdp on the employee portal This is the next screen you will see:You will click here to begin filling in your IPDP information.
15 Individual Professional Development pLan creation In the block above you will enter the problem statement and the data used to determine the baseline. (For example, 38% of the students were able to recognize the basic parts of speech as measured by XYZ Publisher’s Grade 6 pre-test for Language Arts)
16 Individual Professional Development pLan creation In this block enter the improvement goal – it must be specific and indicate measurable improvements expected in student performance as a result of inservice activity and the timeline for their completion. For example – 90% of the students will be able to recognize the basic parts of speech by February 2009 as measured by the XYZ Language Arts Post Test
17 INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Relation to SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT Relationship to school improvement planYour improvement goal must relate directly to one or more of the School Improvement goals. In this block you must tell how your individual goal relates to the school-wide plan.
18 Individual Professional Development pLan Determine the diagnostic or screening tool In this block enter the Professional Development Activities.The Professional Development in your plan should focus on one of the following:Sunshine State StandardsSubject ContentUse of TechnologyTeaching Methods/Instructional StrategiesAssessment and Data AnalysisClassroom ManagementSchool SafetyParent/Community Involvement“Professional Development is a journey not a destination.”
19 Individual Professional Development pLan Determine the diagnostic or screening tool In the next block enter the Classroom Strategies/Activities.Enter the classroom strategies that you are using to achieve your goals.
20 Individual Professional Development pLan MEETING NOTES The teacher and Administrator will meet to review the plan as required by statute and at that point agree on the implementation of the plan.
21 ImplementationThe next step in the process is to begin implementation – attend training, implement the new strategies you have learned through the training and research and to monitor the progress. Progress monitoring is essential to reaching our goals. For instance, if you were driving from Florida to California and you had never done that before, your goal would be to drive to California and arrive safely. Along the route, you would check the signs and the map to make certain you were on track to reach your goal of California. It doesn’t make any difference if you are able to drive 100 mph if you are heading in the wrong direction. You are making great time, but will never reach California. The same is true in the classroom. You have to check your progress along the way.
22 INDIVIDUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN NINE WEEK REFLECTION Teams may decide to meet over the course of the plan to discuss progress. Reflect on the strategies that you are using to achieve your goals and the results. It’s best to list these as you implement. This makes it easier for you in the end and makes the IPDP a living document for you.
23 Individual Professional Development pLan PLAN COMPLETION The teacher and Administrator will meet at the close of the plan to review the plan and the results. Like an Olympic athlete, reaching the finish line does not mean the end of running – just the end of that race.