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Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction PDP WRITING FORM AND CHECKLIST PI-PDP-1 (Rev.

08-09)

INSTRUCTIONS: Use this form when writing your PDP.

Professional Development Plan (PDP) forms available at: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pdp.html BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Educator Name Educator Telephone Area/No.

Ashley Matthias
Educator Address Street, City, State, Zip

(608) 212-2054
Educator Fax Area/No.

713 Fairview Street, Blanchardville, WI 53561


E-Mail Address Educator File No.*

matthiasash@yahoo.com
Educator School District

Pecatonica School District


Current Educational Assignment No. of Years in Current Assignment Years of Educational Experience

4-Kindergarten
Month/Year PDP Submitted for Goal Approval (Initial Educators Only)

0
Month/Year Plan Submitted for PDP Verification

*Educator file numbers may be found on the DPI Educator License lookup at: http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/lisearch.html. Present Licensure Stage Initial Educator Professional Educator Master Educator Licensure Category Teacher Administrator Pupil Services PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN Date Current License Expires

6-30-

Step I: Preparing to Write the PlanREFLECTION


Reflect and prepare to write your PDP goal in Step II. While reflection is a required step in the PDP process, recording your reflection below is optional.

Pursuing a bachelors degree in education has allowed me to deepen my understanding of the educational system, the qualities of a good teacher and the qualifications necessary to become and maintain licensure in the state of Wisconsin. Throughout my career as a student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville I have maintained a 4.0 in all classes within the school of education, while continuing to work full-time in addition to heavy course loads. My pre-student teaching experiences allowed me to explore the profession from an early point to assure the career choice was the right one. Some of these experiences included: 1. Volunteering in a kindergarten classroom in the Argyle School District with cooperating teacher Kimberly Stamn. 2. Pre-student teaching in a kindergarten classroom in the Argyle School District with cooperating teacher Kendra Johnson. 3. Pre-student teaching in a third grade classroom in the Argyle School District with cooperating teacher Glenda Truehardt. 4. Student teaching in a 4K classroom in the Pecatonica School District with cooperating teacher Carol Gruner. 5. Student teaching in a kindergarten classroom in the Beloit School District with cooperating teacher Kirah Zeiggler. Throughout the student teaching experiences Ive had the opportunity to self reflect, identifying many strengths and weaknesses. Some strengths Ive discovered are: organization skills, strong communication skills (especially with students), and the ability to be flexible. Meanwhile, some weaknesses Ive discovered are: giving clear directions the first time, incorporating various types of lessons throughout the day, and having quick activities readily available for any down time that may occur. Step II: Writing the PlanCOMPONENTS A. Description of School and Teaching, Administrative, or Pupil Services Situation Pecatonica School District serves two rural communities in southwest Wisconsin: Blanchardville and Hollandale. The elementary school, located in Hollandale, serves 206 students ranging from four year old kindergarten thru fifth grade. The middle/high school, located in Blanchardville, serves 214 students ranging from sixth thru twelfth grades. The student body is composed of Caucasian children of varying socioeconomic statuses. Roughly 36% of the students are considered economically
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disadvantaged, and 16% of the students have an identified disability. Pecatonica School Districts mission is to fully prepare students to be educated, responsible citizens regardless of their post high school plans. In addition, the school district has laid out long term goals and project plans with measurable (SMART) goals that involve the entire community: teachers, students, parents, seniors, alumni, ect. Currently the school district is experiencing relatively low performance trends on WKCS/WSAS exams compared to similar Wisconsin school districts. There are, however, high expectations for the lower elementary students to maintain their high scores through their grade school years.

Review Checklist for Description of School Situation


Did you include a description of your teaching, pupil services, or administrative position? Did you include the number of years you have taught, been an administrator, or been in pupil services? Did you include whether the school is located in an urban, suburban, or rural setting? Did you include the ethnic, special needs, and socioeconomic makeup of the school population? Did you include your building goals/mission and/or district goals/mission?

B. Description of Goal to be Addressed


It is recommended that you use this stem: I will happening differently with student learning). (research, study, learn, apply, etc.) So that (describe what you want to see

Goal 1: I will find an elementary teaching position in the tri-state area so that I can begin to develop the professional skill set necessary to become a successful teacher. Goal 2: I will build a cooperative, professional relationship with my teaching colleagues. A cooperative approach to lesson planning/professional will allow teacher to pool their resources and ideas to better cater to students needs and curriculum goals. Goal 3: I will develop healthy teacher-parent communication relationships so that all parties feel they can communicate any concerns openly at any time. Goal 4: I will establish and maintain a feasible classroom management plan so that the greatest possible amount of learning can take place with few distractions. This plan shall include discipline strategies, organization components and full cooperation from students, the teacher and any visitors to the classroom. Goal 5: I will research, learn how to and implement literature circles in my classroom so that students are actively engaged in the material they are reading. Review Checklist for Description of the Goal
Did you describe how your goal will impact your professional growth? Did you describe how your professional growth will have an effect on student learning?

C. Rationale for the Goal: Links to Professional Situation and Wisconsin Educator Standards
Based on your reflection, describe the reason for your goal. Describe how your goal is linked to your educational situation, and write out the Wisconsin Educator Standards (two or more) that you will focus on to meet your goal.

Goal 2: I will build a cooperative, professional relationship with my teaching colleagues. A cooperative approach to lesson planning/professional will allow teacher to pool their resources and ideas to better cater to students needs and curriculum goals. Every teacher can strive to be perfect develop lessons that reach all learners the first time; however, this isnt possible without help. Using the available resources a school district has available will help you to more easily achieve this goal. One of the most valuable resources any school district can offer a new teacher is the experience of other teaching staff. Having open lines of communication with colleagues and having the humility to ask for help will be beneficial to both you and your students. For these reason, I will focus on Wisconsin Education Standard 10 which states teachers are connected with other teachers and the community, and Wisconsin Education Standard 7 which states teachers are able to plan different kinds of lessons.
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Review Checklist for Rationale for the Goal


Does the rationale tell how your goal connects to your school, teaching, administrative, or pupil services situation? (Choose the category that applies to your situation) Did you write out the Wisconsin Educator Standards that you will focus on to meet your goal? (must select two or more)

D. Plan for Assessing and Documenting the Goal


Record the anticipated methods you will use to assess your professional growth and the effect on student learning. It may be helpful to review steps III and IV when writing your assessment plan as they outline what is necessary when documenting your completed plan.

I will measure the achievement of this goal by the relations Ive built and utilized throughout the school year. By self evaluating each quarter what colleagues I have collaborated with and what additional resources Ive used in the classroom to improve student learning I can assess the degree to which I have satisfied my goal. Improvement in student learning will be evaluated by the effectiveness of various types of lesson plans and evaluation of both formal and informal assessments. Review Checklist for Plan for Assessing and Documenting Achievement of the Goal
Did you include in the plan the anticipated methods you will use to assess your professional growth? Did you include in the plan the anticipated methods you will use to assess the effect on student learning?

E. Plan to Meet the Goal: Objectives, Activities, Timeline, and Plan for Collaboration
Note: Completion dates will be filled in during Step III as each objective/activity is completed.
OBJECTIVE 1

I will familiarize myself with the staff.


Activities Timeline Collaboration Date Completed

Attend in-service days prior to start of the school year. Attend any team-building activities. Introduce myself to any unfamiliar faces in the school building.

Summer/Fall 2012 Summer/Fall 2012 Ongoing throughout school year

OBJECTIVE 2

I will do research to find resources available not immidately in the school.


Activities Timeline Collaboration Date Completed

Attend conferences on collaboration and team teaching. I will find local 'experts' to involve in classroom activities to further educate me and the students.

Summer/Fall 2012 Summer/Fall 2012

OBJECTIVE 3

Activities

Timeline

Collaboration

Date Completed

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OBJECTIVE 4

Activities

Timeline

Collaboration

Date Completed

OBJECTIVE 5

Activities

Timeline

Collaboration

Date Completed

Review Checklist for Objectives, Activities, Timeline, and Plan for Collaboration
1. Objectives Did you include objectives that directly address the goal? Did you include objectives that are observable and verifiable? 2. Description of Activities and Timelines Did you align your activities with your goal and objectives? Did you extend the activities through multiple years of the licensure cycle? Did you state a timeline for completing the activities? 3. Plan for Collaboration Did you include collaboration with others in your plan?

Initial educators must submit Step II, A-E, to a PDP Team for Goal Approval. Step III: Annual Review of the PDP
Annual reviews are done in years two, three, and four and will be submitted as part of your completed plan in the last year of your licensure cycle. Return to Step II E and enter completion dates for each activity completed. Write a reflection in year two summarizing the progress made towards completing your goal. Indicate, in your reflection, how you grew professionally and/or how your professional growth had an effect on student learning.
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Write any revisions to your objectives or activities in the revision area. Return to this step annually until your PDP is complete and ready to be submitted for verification. Initial Educators may complete a 3, 4, or 5 year plan. One annual review is required for a three-year plan, two annual reviews are required for a four-year plan, and three annual reviews are required for a five-year plan. If there is a substantial change to your GOAL, you must complete and resubmit section II A-II E to a team for review and approval of the new goal. Professional Educators must complete a five-year plan with three annual reviews.

Reflection (Year 2) Date: Date:

Revision (if needed)

Reflection (Year 3) Date: Date:

Revision (if needed)

Reflection (Year 4) Date: Date:

Revision (if needed)

Review Checklist for Annual Review


Did you include in your reflection how you grew professionally and/or how your professional growth had an effect on student learning? Did you include any revisions to your objectives or activities? Did you fill in completion dates for activities? (refer to Step II E of your plan)

Step IV: Documentation of Completion of the PDP


Your PDP must include 3-5 pieces of evidence that document professional growth and the effect on student learning. Number and label each piece of evidence (i.e., 1. Student test score analysis). You may use a single piece of evidence that focuses solely on professional growth or the effect on student learning as long as your completed plan includes both types of documented evidence. When attaching evidence, please include the number and label entered below.

A. Evidence of Professional Growth and the Impact of Professional Growth on Student Learning
Number and label each piece of evidence. Indicate whether each piece of evidence documents professional growth, the effect on student learning, or both. Describe each piece of evidence identifying what is documented and the relationship of the evidence to the goal.

1. Lesson plans will prove my collaboration with a colleague to plan a unit and to reach out to utilize all the resources available to my disposal when planning lessons for students. 2. Assessments of various forms to show successful student learning has taken place. 3. Materials for reference from any conferences/trainings I attended for further my ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. 4. 5.
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Review Checklist for Evidence of Completion of Your Plan


Did you provide three to five pieces of evidence? Did you describe how your evidence documents your professional growth? Did you describe how your evidence documents the effect on student learning?

B. Reflection and Summary


Describe how you grew professionally in the Wisconsin Educator Standards identified in your PDP. Describe in detail the effect of your professional growth on student learning. Describe how you collaborated with others while working on your PDP.

Review Checklist for Summary and Reflection Statement


Did you describe how you grew professionally in the Wisconsin Educator standards identified in your plan? Did you describe the effect of your professional growth on student learning? Did you describe how you collaborated with others?

C. Submitting the Completed PDP for Plan Verification


Submit your completed PDP including your 3-5 pieces of labeled evidence to a PDP Team no later than January 15 of the final year of the plan. If you are an Initial Educator, include a copy of your signed Goal Approval Signature Form(s).

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