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Career Plan Of A Future Teacher

As a teacher, what is your Professional Growth Plan? Determine your goals and plans as a growing teacher as well as your future experiences in education?
  • Every teacher must accept personal responsibility for his/her professional growth.
  • Reflective practice supports ongoing learning.
  • Teachers must be involved in collaborative learning experiences in a Professional Learning

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dhollweg eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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My evaluation is highly invested in the Common Core State Standards, so my professional growth has been around coming to grips with what those standards are about and how to infuse those in my classrooom. I've mentioned this in a few other posts, and I should really start a thread for discussion around it as well, but I am part of the LDC (Literacy Design Collaborative), which was created in order to help instructors with an avenue and method of teaching the Common Core. This was really designed by teachers for teachers, particularly non-literacy or English Language Arts teachers. But if there is to be a major focus on literacy in non-fiction and skills centering on evidence gathering and critical thinking and persuasion, then all teachers need to be a part of that movement. 

My professional growth has pushed me towards LDC and creating "modules", independently and collaboratively with other teachers in the district / country. What the module allows me to provide is a direction for my evaluator, a day by day breakdown of my instruction, the specific core and state standards that I am addressing with each day, and the formative product, which is better than any other produce I've been able to get my students to produce, that functions as the necessary data for me to guide my instruction and have a discussion with my evaluator. With each module, I know I am directly hooked into common core and that I am doing the necessary instruction for my students to be successful. Thus, my evaluation and growth plans are aligned and positive.

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hillaryrb eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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starTop subjects are History, Social Sciences, and Literature

This is my eighth year as a public school educator, but my first with our new evaluation system based on the recent changes in legislation at the federal and state levels with respect to accountability and student performance. In the past, my personal goals were linked with department/grade level goals and, ultimately, the school goals. As a member of the school improvement team, I collaborated with other grade level/ department team leaders and our administration to create school goals within the perameters and recommendations set by our state department of education, then worked within my specific team to create goals to support the school goals, and finally, creted individual goals that supported the team goals. However, under the new system, my Professional Growth Plan and Portfolio are unique to my specific position and directly tied to student data. While high-stakes, standardized assessments do play a role, teacher formative assessment and anecdotal data are also considered. I used the data collected on the average student reading fluency from the first marking period to create an achievable yet rigorous goal for incremental increases in reading speed and accuracy throughout the school yet. I submit evidence in my portfolio to show the data anlysis I am doing and how it is informig my instruction to my observing administrator, and then will be evaluated at the end of the year.

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mizzwillie eNotes educator | Certified Educator

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starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

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peterpetty2014 | Student

As a teacher functioning in the teaching profession, my professional growth plan will be to to satisfy the local , state and national standards for my teaching subject which are centered on the learners, and to become a key player in the planning of the educational system  and policies.

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