I Plan Peer Evaluation Assignment (preview

PURPOSE: What is an Individual Professional Development Plan (I-PLAN)?

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An IPLAN is a goals-driven professional development plan for recertification that is informed by self study, grounded in professional standards, and supported by plans for professional development. It is a program designed for RI educators for teacher certification. PROCESS: What are the steps to developing an IPLAN? Complete a self-study Formulate your goal Link the goal to professional standards Outline the professional development plan to meet the goal Submit the I-Plan on True Outcomes for peer review PRODUCT: (DUE PRIOR TO FEBRUARY SCHOOL VACATION) Complete a Self-Study: Reflect on what you’ve learned prior to student teaching. Think about what you want to know and be able to do in order to be an effective student teacher.

Formulate Your Goal: A goal is made to improve teaching, student achievement, or the teaching and learning environment. An effective goal cites the new knowledge or skills the educator wants to acquire and how that knowledge/skill will be applied in school/district setting. For example: “Technology: I will increase my knowledge in the area of technology in order to incorporate it into my lessons, better communicate with families, and organize data. (RIBTS 2.4)” Link Goal to Professional Standards: Cite applicable RI Beginning Teacher Standard(s) and element (For example, RIBTS 2.4). You can cite more than one standard and element.

Outline the Professional Development Plan to Meet the Goal: Write a 1-2 paragraph narrative outlining at least 2 ways (categories) you will engage in professional development to achieve your goa by the end of student teaching. Provide your rationale based on self-study and reflection. In addition, identify a link to school, district, or state improvement documents. Accept able S chool I mp rovement D ocumen ts : District Strategic Plan School Impro vement Plan School Ac tion Plan District Technology Plan District Action Plan SA LT V isit Team Report or SAL T Report NE ASC Report Pr ovidence O ne P lan (P OP) Student S uccess Res our ce Guide (Prov idence) Examples of Professional Development include, but are not limited to: Video tape instruction and analyze. Attend parent and team meeting. Observe variety of teachers to gain better understanding of classroom management.

For more ideas click this link: http://www.ride.ri.gov/EducatorQuality/DOCS/iplans/docs/Qualifying%20Professional%20Development%20Activities%207-2004.pd Submit the I-Plan on True Outcomes: Log into True Outcomes Upload your goal and professional development plan. Your peers and instructor will review your I-Plan. SAMPLE I-PLAN EXEMPLARY GOALS: Global: I will learn a variety of differentiation techniques in order to develop lessons that will accommodate individual learning needs in my classroom. (RIBTS 2.5, 4.4) Global: I will learn more about Spanish language and culture in order to communicate with ESL students and their families. (RIBTS 4.1, 4.2, 11.4) Global: I will increase my knowledge of positive behavioral management in order to prevent discipline problems and establish a safe and effective learning environment. (RIBTS 6.1, 6.2) Global: I will learn effective strategies for engaging families and students in order to improve home school communication and cooperation for improved student achievement. (RIBTS 7.2) Global: I will increase my knowledge of school/district improvement initiatives such as PBGR, advisories, improving content area instruction, etc. in order to support and improve teaching and learning. (RIBTS 7.4) Global: I will increase my knowledge in literacy in order to increase student achievement in reading and writing for a variety of purposes. (RIBTS 7.4) Check Performance Levels

Type in Points
Levels of Performance

1. Goals Driven: The number of goals is appropriate for the length of the plan and the certification being renewed.

Acceptable(1): The candidate has written 1 measurable goal based on self-study.

Needs Modifications(0): I-Plan does not contain a meaningful or measurable goal.

2. Goals Driven: Each certificate being renewed is linked to at least one appropriate goal.



I-Plan goal is appropriately connected to the RIBTS.

Needs Modifications(0): The goal does not identify the RIBTS.

3. Goals Driven: Goal cites professional growth and application.

Acceptable(1): The goal identifies skills/knowledge to be acquired as well as how new skills/knowledge will be applied to classroom or school or district setting.

Needs Modifications(0): The goal does not identify skill(s)/knowledge to be acquired AND/OR The goal does not indicate how skill(s)/knowledge will be applied to classroom or school or district setting.


Informed by Self Study:
The rationale supports personal professional growth and school/district improvement initiatives.

Needs Modifications(0): The rationale from the self study DOES NOT The rationale from the reflects personal professional self study reflects aspiration(s) for the goal AND/OR the personal professional rationale for the goal DOES NOT aspiration(s) for the goal reflects a connection to school/district AND the rationale for the initiatives AND/OR school/district goal reflects a connection initiatives are not listed or paraphrased to paraphrased/stated school/district initiatives.



Supported by Plans for Professional Development:
The identified professional development categories for completing goals include sufficient variety and will likely result in professional development with respect to the goal(s).

Acceptable(1): Professional development is listed by category AND there are at least two categories identified for the goal.

Needs Modifications(0): Professional development is NOT listed by category AND/OR at least two categories are NOT identified for the goal.

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