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- PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT Maria Martha Manette A. Madrid, Ed.D. Faculty Development Training Panpacific University North Philippines Urdaneta City, Pangasinan May 20, 2014
- Differences between Professional Goal and Academic Goal? Academic goal could be to make the President list or Dean's list, or to get an A in a class. it could as be to graduate and obtain an associate or bachelor's degree. Professional goal would be to become employee of the month to get a promotion by the end of the year or to have a raise next quarter.
- Professional Development Refers to the development of a person in his or her professional role. According to Glattenhorn (1987), by gaining increased experience in ones teaching role they systematically gain increased experience in their professional growth through examination of their teaching ability.
- Professional Development means practices and activities teachers do individually or collectively to enrich themselves professionally. These activities provide opportunities for growth in knowledge, skills and attributes leading to improved practice.
- How to Set Professional Development Goals Find a description of your current job and list the skills critical to that position. Isolate areas where improvement is needed. Take your rankings and list the skills where you need the most improvement. List any subskills or parts of the areas that might need extra improvement. Create a skill mastery plan. List the ways in which to improve or the skills that you need the most work on. Determine appropriate milestones and completion dates. Break your mastery plan down into reasonably acheivable milestones.
- How to Set Professional Development Goals 1. Find a description of your current job and list the skills critical to that position. These skills might include knowledge of certain computer software, certain classes or certifications or specific skills associated with a professional position. Review the skills necessary for your position and rank your own skills on a 1 to 5 scale.
- How to Set Professional Development Goals 2. Isolate areas where improvement is needed. Take your rankings and list the skills where you need the most improvement. List any subskills or parts of the areas that might need extra improvement.
- How to Set Professional Development Goals 3. Create a skill mastery plan. List the ways in which to improve or the skills that you need the most work on. Also list the ways to obtain skills that you lack. Research classes or training needed to gain these skills. If these skills can be taught by someone in your organization, put that into your plan, as well. Type these goals and print them for your records.
- How to Set Professional Development Goals 4. Determine appropriate milestones and completion dates. Break your mastery plan down into reasonably acheivable milestones. It's best to use a year long plan. Work on your most needed skills first and set a date by which you want to be at the minimum, competent at the skill. Create dates for completion for the other skills, as well.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 1. Books on the Teaching Profession 2. Professional Development Courses 3. Additional College Courses 4. Reading Well Established Websites and Journals 5. Visiting Other Classrooms and Schools 6. Joining Professional Organizations 7. Attending Teaching Conferences
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 1. Books on the Teaching Profession An easy way to learn new methods for lesson preparation, organization, and creating effective classroom systems can be found in books You can also read books that provide inspirational and moving stories to help motivate you as you teach.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 2. Professional Development Courses Professional development courses are a great way to find out the latest research in education. Courses on topics like research and assessment creation can be very enlightening. You should approach your department head and administration if you hear of a course that would be great to bring to your school district. Alternatively, online professional development courses are on the rise and provide your more flexibility in terms of when you actually do the work.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 3. Additional College Courses College courses provide teachers with more in depth information on the topic chosen. Many educational institutions provide teachers with incentives for completing additional college courses.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 4. Reading Well Established Websites and Journals Established websites like About.com's Education sites and others provide wonderful ideas and inspiration to teachers. Further, professional journals can help enhance lessons throughout the curriculum.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 5. Visiting Other Classrooms and Schools If you know of a great teacher at your school, arrange to spend a little time observing them. They don't even have to teach in your subject area. You can pick up different ways to deal with situations and to help with basic housekeeping tasks. Additionally, visiting other schools and seeing how other teachers present their lessons and deal with students can be very enlightening. Sometimes we get in a rut thinking that the way that we are teaching is the only way to do it. However, seeing how other professionals handle the material can be a real eye opener.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 6. Joining Professional Organizations Professional organizations for teachers provide resources to help you in and out of the classroom. Further, many teachers find associations specific to their subject matter give them a wealth of material to help build and enhance lessons.
- Methods of Professional Growth for Teachers 7. Attending Teaching Conferences Local and national teaching conferences occur throughout the year. See if one is going to be near you and try and attend. Most schools will give you the time off to attend if you promise to present the information. Some might even pay for your attendance depending on the budgetary situation. Check with your administration. The individual sessions and keynote speakers can be truly inspirational.
- As a teacher, what is your Professional Growth Plan? Determine your goals and plans
- Professional Growth Plans means the career-long learning process whereby a teacher annually develops and implements a plan to achieve professional learning objectives or goals that are consistent with the Vision and Mission of the University.
- Professional Growth Plans Teachers have a professional responsibility to keep abreast of new developments in education and to continue to develop their professional practice. Every teacher employed by a school system must develop and implement an annual plan for professional growth that outlines the professional development activities the teacher intends to undertake in that year.
- Sample Professional Growth Plan Target Area Objectives Strategies Expected Outcomes Teaching Strategies use/utilize various teaching strategies -Attend seminar on teaching strategies -Enroll post graduate studies - Use collaborative teaching -Confidence in teaching and systematized teaching process -Increased student participation in the learning process
- Teachers start strong and continue to grow professionally throughout their careers
- Resources Professional Development Goal Setting for Teachers By Jocelyn Right, eHow Contributor Professional Development and Growth Ideas for Teachers By Melissa Kelly http://www.ehow.com/how_7613703_set- professional-development-goals.html http://www.ehow.com/about_6631458_professiona l-development-goal-setting-teachers.html http://www.evolllution.com/opinions/why- professional-development-for-teachers-is-critical/