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Guide for Teacher Professional Learning

These words and phrases describe my greatest strengths as a teacher:
Assessing
Professional Needs

Building relationships
- ______________________________________________________

Identifying Strengths

Communication with parents
- ______________________________________________________
Feeling of equality
- ______________________________________________________

4- All of the Time!!

3 - Most of the time!

2- Some of the Time!

Using the Identifying Strengths self-assessment checklist, I recognize the following as
areas that could guide my planning for growth this year:

Meaningful learning activies

1- Hardly Ever!

Think about your professional life and use the scale above to rate the following statements:

3

____ - I carefully consider the variables that shape the lives of my students and make appropriate decisions for learning. (KSA 1)

4 - I recognize the moral, ethical, and legal responsibility I have to my students and to the broader community. (KSA 2)
____

Gather information about
student learning

2 - I am comfortable and confident with the subject areas in which I teach. (KSA 3)
____

Planning for Growth

____
3 - I recognize student differences and accommodate the need for different ways of learning. (KSA 4)

3

____ - I monitor student learning and modify my plans to ensure success. (KSA 5)

4

____ - Students in my classroom feel physically, psychological, socially and culturally secure. (KSA 6)

4

Relevant School Goals:

Prepare meaningful learning activities

____ - I communicate expectations for learning clearly and confidently. (KSA 7)

2 - Students are engaged in meaningful learning activities which motivate and challenge them to excel. (KSA 7)
____

Plan for ways to assess more formatively

3 - I utilize classroom technologies thoughtfully and in order to enhance student learning. (KSA 8)
____
____
2 - I gather information about student learning using a variety of classroom assessment strategies. (KSA 9)

3

____ - I strive to maintain candid, open lines of communication with the parents of my students. (KSA 10)

3

____ - I actively contribute to the quality of my school as a learning environment. (KSA 10)

3

____ - I am guided by my overall visions of the purpose of teaching which are constantly being refined. (KSA 11)
My areas of strengths, as indicated above my my highest scores, are...

Other School Initiatives:

Create a positive environment
with more positive reinforcement

Guide for Teacher Professional Learning
Planning for Growth
Goal1:
Team
Guiding Question:
What are meaningful
learning activities?

Goal1:
Team
Guiding Question:

How can I gather
information of learning?

Related
KSAs

7

Strategies

Project Based Learning

9

Related
KSAs

Resources/Support
Required

Formative Assessment

11

Exit Slips
Fist to Sternum
Whiteboard Activities

Reflections

Timeline

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning PIP: Social, Language, Computer
PD Day: PBL school from Coaldale

Explorer Presentations

8 weeks

Buck Institute

Vision Boards

8 weeks

Fur Trade Weebly Page

8 weeks

Strategies

9

Evidence of
Success/Product

Resources/Support
Required

Evidence of
Success/Product

Timeline

Teacher mentor

Students’ responses

4 months

Staff

exit slips

4months

My reflections of lessons
Formative assessment strategies pdf:
http://www.levy.k12.fl.us/instruction/Instructional_Tools/60formativeassessment.pdf

4 months