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1 + = Self-Reflection + Professional Growth= Teacher Growth

2 Learning Target I will be able to explain and implement the Professional Growth Planning process including completing a needs assessment, setting a goal and developing an action plan.

3 Needs Assessment PGP needs assessment based on self assessment using the framework, identified content/pedagogy needs from assessment results, Student Voice and other survey results, summative evaluation from previous year, etc Goal Setting Focuses on what skill or content needs to be learned to improve practice Identifies ways you could learn about the focus Identifies evidence that will show that you have reached your goal. Action Plan Outlines the steps that the teacher is going to take to learn the new skill or content Is reviewed mid-year and adjustments are made to the strategies if needed Teachers’ Professional Growth Planning Process

4 Initial Reflect Examine Data Develop the PGP Implement the PGP On-Going Reflection  Collaboration between teacher and supervisor is KEY

5  Initial reflection  Review of multiple sources of data  Collaborate with Principal to develop Professional Growth Plan  Implement PGP Action Plan  Regularly Reflect  Regularly Reflect on PGP Progress  Modify Strategies as necessary  Ongoing Implementation and Reflection  Summative Reflection on your Goals

6  Collaboration with Teacher  Actively listens  Provides evidence based feedback  Encourages risk taking  Reviews data  Uses inquiry as a tool for discussion  Encourages critical refection  Monitors Implementation of PGP  Determination of attainment of the goal

7 The Professional Growth Plan (PGP) is intended to foster personal and professional growth and development of teachers for the purpose of enhancing teacher effectiveness to promote student learning.

8 The teacher professional growth plan, effectively developed and implemented with fidelity, will not only improve individuals but also the entire school community. The professional growth plan provides teachers with an actionable plan to maximize their own potential, which in turn maximizes the school's potential. Faculty professional growth leads to a staff that: interacts regularly and frequently collaborates to make decisions about all aspects of the school based on sound professional judgment, and takes individual and collective responsibility for the success of its students.

9 As a measure of teacher effectiveness, professional growth activities should be more than a yearly, “one time” event. Every teacher should view professional improvement as an ongoing process for enhancing and strengthening their techniques, methods, products and performance.

10 Professional growth plans that link teacher practice to improved student achievement:  are grade-specific and relevant to content  reflect goals based on the teacher’s self- assessment of professional learning needs  incorporate multiple data sources to corroborate the self-assessment

11  Paradigm Shift: The intent is to change habits and practices that will lead to overall improved student learning.  Principal - Teacher Collaboration  Effective Goal Setting No More Isolated Work!

12 The PGP process begins with a Self Reflection on Standards.  Reflective practices can rapidly accelerate personal and professional growth.  By using powerful questions to challenge and deepen your understanding of instructional practices, many new possibilities may open for both you and your students.

13  What do I want to change about my leadership or management roles that will effectively impact student learning?  What is the personal learning necessary for me to make that change?  What are the measures of my success?  What is the time frame for me to accomplish my goal?

14 Teacher self-reflection on standards is a critical part of determining professional growth needs.  Component 3C: Engaging Students in Learning (Pgs.29-30)  Underline your areas of greatest strength  Circle your areas of greatest need  Based on this self-assessment what is your current performance level?  What is an area of possible growth for the upcoming school year?

15 Reflective Practice and Professional Growth Planning Template

16  What relevant data sources are available to teachers on our school?  Working together with table partners, identify possible data sources that could assist in building the foundation for the PGP goal. How do we use the data, along with our reflection, to determine a focus for the PGP?

17  School Improvement Plan  Formative and Summative Assessments  Principal Observation  Peer Observation  Program Reviews  Surveys  Other Data Sources

18 Hot on The Trail for Just The Right Measurement: To Establish the Baseline To Determine Goal Attainment If it cannot be measured, it cannot be managed

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20 Professional Growth Plan Goals A CRITICAL strategy for teacher professional growth is the setting of actionable and measurable professional growth goals.

21 OBSERVATION FEEDBACK KPREP Student SURVEYS END OF COURSE MAP EPAS OTHER DOMAIN 2: CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT COMPONENT 2E: Organizing physical space TRAINING SCENARIO

22 “It is essential to recognize that these goals are goals for the teacher’s learning, not student learning.” – Charlotte Danielson

23 I specifically want to change my students’ perception that my classroom is unsafe and distracting. I want to learn how to use my space more efficiently and effectively so that the classroom is more welcoming and conducive to learning. What do I want to change about my practices that will effectively impact student learning?

24 I believe I can develop a plan of action that includes some readings on classroom organization, peer input, classroom visits, and organizing/purging my classroom materials. How can I develop a plan of action to address my professional learning?

25 My goal will be accomplished when: Students can navigate the room easily Physical space allows for diverse student groupings, Student Voice Survey results improve on the indicators that students feel safe and the learning environment is free from distractions Principal feedback from observations show growth on the KY Framework for Teaching; advancing from DEVELOPING to ACCOMPLISHED on Domain 2 Component E How will I know if I accomplished my objective?

26 I specifically want to change my students’ perception that my classroom is unsafe and distracting. I want to learn how to use my space more efficiently and effectively so that the classroom is more welcoming and conducive to learning. I believe I can develop a plan of action that includes some readings on classroom organization, peer input, classroom visits, and organizing/purging my classroom materials. I will know I accomplished my goal when students can navigate the room easily, the physical space allows for diverse student groupings, when Student Voice Survey results improve on the indicators that students feel safe and the learning environment is free from distractions, and observation feedback from the principal showing growth on the KY Framework for Teaching from developing to accomplished on Domain 2 Component E.

27 During the 2013-14 school year, I will alter the current student perception that my classroom is an unsafe and distracting learning space, as indicated by 47% of students’ responses on the Student Voice Survey, to the perception that it is a fun, safe and supportive learning environment. Goal attainment will be measured by at least 95% of students responding positively.

28 Now What? After an effective goal is written and agreed upon the teacher must identify the learning that must take place in order to achieve the goal.

29 Professional Growth Strategies are the “how to.”—the link between goal and goal attainment. Strategies are how professional growth happens

30 The essence of an Action Plan is that it is a sequence of steps that must be taken, or activities that must be performed well, for a strategy to succeed.

31 Critical Elements:  What do you have that has been working for you? timelines? reflections? other?  What additions do you believe would be helpful? : Available Resources: Designing An Action Plan

32  Working with your building or district colleagues, brainstorm possible formats for organizing your action plan.  Think about what has been helpful to you in your current process:  Are there things that you need in addition?  Are there any resources available in the building or district to assist you in this task?  Capture your thoughts so that they can be shared later with your principal.

33 Putting It All Together

34 Complete a self- assessment  Use a variety of data sources including the Framework for Teaching, observation feedback, assessment data, survey results, etc.  Be honest and transparent with yourself!  Identify your strengths as well as your growth needs.  Narrow the focus to a specific growth need that will have high impact on your professional growth and student achievement.

35 Write a quality professional growth goal 1. What do I want to change? 2. How can I develop an action plan? 3. How will I measure progress?

36 Develop a quality action plan aligned with the goal

37  Monitor both PGP progress toward goal attainment AND strategy effectiveness  Review the progress toward the goal with the principal.  Make adjustments to strategies as needed (Reminder: Goals are not adjusted)

38 Put the pieces into motion ImplementReflectReviewDocument

39 Did I make meet or make progress toward my PGP Goal? What did I learn? How did I grow? Next Steps

40  revisit your self-assessment using the Framework for Teaching.  collect additional data sources related to your current levels of effectiveness.  integrate all of the data to identify your strengths and potential growth areas.  collaborate with your principal to narrow your growth needs to one area of focus and develop a professional growth goal design an Action Plan aligned with your professional growth goal communicate throughout the year on progress and revisions to your action plan Once you are back in your school,


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