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March 1, 2013

Lyndsay Bender

Annual Professional Growth Plan Incorporating Reflection
Annual Professional Growth Plan for PS3: March 3, 2014 Name: Lyndsay Bender Assignment and/or Career Goal: Webster Niblock Elementary School, Teresa Pfeifer, Grade 2 Goal: Modifies and adapts teaching based on assessment data and student IPP’s. Teaching Quality Standard Reference: KSA #11.4 Strategies 1) Become aware of any potential behavioural issues or special needs of students. Timeline Before & During PSIII During during PSIII During PSIII Resources -IPP records -Observations of students -Harry Wong, “First Days of School” -Tribes/ Kagan Resources -Parent letter -email notifications -agendas (if possible) -Teresa Pfeifer -other staff of Webster Niblock -Kagan/Tribes books -Instructional Intelligence books -Teresa Pfeifer

2) Build a rapport with students.

3) Build positive relationships with parents and/or guardians.

4) Observe modification techniques and strategies of mentor teacher and other teachers in the school. 5) Incorporate a wide variety of teaching strategies into each lesson.

During PSIII

During PSIII

6) Accept advice from others, including university consultant, mentor teacher, and students. Listen to feedback.

-Teresa Pfeifer, other teachers at Webster Niblock, Andy Fune, Terry Kerkhoff, students, peers, others Rationale: During PSI & PSII I was only in the classroom for a short amount of time. This means modifying my teaching practices based on individual needs and IPP’s was a challenge. Because I will have a better understanding of each student’s specific needs and learning styles, I will be able to adjust and adapt accordingly. For my PSIII, there is one child with an IPP, and a few others awaiting testing, and it will be important for me to adapt and modify my lessons and teaching to their needs as well as others. By making myself aware of any students coded with behavioural issues, I am preparing for what strategies may be necessary to effectively engage my students, as well as

During PSIII

March 1, 2013

Lyndsay Bender

manage my class. Asking and observing my mentor teacher will help me accomplish this. It will also be essential for me to build relationships immediately, with students, staff and parents in the class. Finally, I must accept the feedback I am given by others and make sure to ask for this feedback often. Through reflections and feedback from my principal, university consultant and mentor teacher, I will be able to measure my degree of success. It is this feedback that will help me construct lessons that have aspects of modifications, specific to my class and their needs. Reflection/Indicator of Success a) How successful have I been in meeting my goal? b) How has my professional practice improved? c) How has student learning improved?

March 1, 2013

Lyndsay Bender

Annual Professional Growth Plan Incorporating Reflection
Annual Professional Growth Plan for PS3: March 3, 2014 Name: Lyndsay Bender Assignment and/or Career Goal: Webster Niblock Elementary School, Teresa Pfeifer, Grade 2 Goal: To appropriately assess student learning using a variety of techniques and tools. Teaching Quality Standard Reference: KSA #11 (Assessment) Strategies 1) Incorporate several formative assessment tools into each lesson, such as exit slips, Smartboard tools, whiteboards, etc. Timeline During PSIII Resources -“Science Teacher’s Book of Tricks”- from Cynthia Greenfield’s C&I class -Teresa Pfeifer -AAC Website and resources

2) Create a well-developed unit assessment plan, outlining appropriate assessments for each task/topic/unit.

Before and - AAC Website/resources During -Edmonton Public Schools PSIII -Alberta Science/Math/ Phys. Ed/ Art Program of Studies- Elementary -Differentiated Instruction PD Session notes -Educational Psychology websites on differentiated instruction -Kagan/Tribes books

3) Incorporate differentiated learning During strategies to accurately and fairly assess all PSIII students according to students’ unique abilities and learning styles.

4) Consistently observe student mastery of During -Teresa Pfeifer skills during work time. PSIII Rationale: This goal pertains to my PS3 practicum as it is one of the most unfamiliar aspects of teaching to me. Although I received ample training in the area from the university, putting these techniques into action in a grade two classroom is completely different. There are also a huge variety of new methods of assessment, such as outcome based learning, that I am unfamiliar with, but feel could be incredibly useful tools to explore. I am comfortable creating assessments for Science, but am less familiar with Math, Art and Phys. Ed, which will be included in my teaching assignment. The most challenging aspect of assessment for me will be selecting the most appropriate assessment technique to accurately represent the level of student learning. This goal is key as I will need to support my decisions on report cards and marks sheets, with evidence of learning.

March 1, 2013

Lyndsay Bender

Reflection/Indicator of Success a) How successful have I been in meeting my goal? b) How has my professional practice improved? c) How has student learning improved?