My Learning Plan allows you to create a personalized plan that outlines your professional learning experiences over a period of time, describing how you will support increased student learning through your increased teacher knowledge and skills. It allows you to voluntarily upload portfolio materials, such as samples of student work or augmented lesson plans, and generate written reflections that demonstrate and support your growth over time as you complete your professional learning plan.
Areas of Interest Defined
Select this category if you plan to develop goals that address improving your understanding of content knowledge and concepts associated with a specific science content area (Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Life Science). You may also want to consider goals associated with your understanding of the nature of science, inquiry, safety issues, and the role of science in the community.
This category of professional development goals might address improving your ability to design and implement instructional experiences using methods and strategies related to science instruction (i.e. inquiry-based learning, problem based learning, etc.). Goals associated with general teaching skills as well as curriculum concerns might also be included in this category.
Select this category if you hope to improve your ability to design, implement, and analyze strategies to measure and evaluate learning. Goals in this category might also address strategies for self-evaluation and continuous improvement methodologies.
Professional development goals in this category might include improving your ability to integrate technology into your professional practice in innovative and effective ways.
Goals in this category might include statements about your ability to improve and refine skills needed to effectively lead classes, teacher teams, parent workshops, special projects such as textbook adoption committees, or district science fairs or school clubs.
Goals in this category might include statements about improving classroom management strategies, or personal management skills addressing time management, project management, or classroom organization skills.
Impact on Student Learning
Goals in this category might address specific ways in which you plan to monitor student learning and determine the effects of instructional strategies, procedures, and other efforts to improve the amount and type of student learning.
Professional development goals in this category should reflect those statements that don’t easily fit into one of the predefined groups.