Annual Learning Plan 2013-2014

Each year, as a professional I make an annual learning plan to set some professional goals and create an action plan as to how I am going to achieve them. These are the goals that I am going to be working on for the 2013-2014 school year:

1. Earn my Masters Degree in Educational Technology (long-term goal)

2. Development and Implementation of Cronyn Chair Initiatives (K-12 Digital Literacies/21st Century Learning Continuum) (3 year goal)

3. Assessment (yearly focus)

4. Continue to utilize technology effectively to enhance and support the learning process.  (yearly focus; related to Goal #1,Goal #2, and Goal #3)

Below I have outline more details related to each goal and provided professional rationals for the selection of the goals based on my schools Teacher Performance Appraisal system.

1. Earn my Masters Degree in Educational Technology (long-term goal)

Strategies:

1. Enroll in Michigan State University MAET – Overseas 3 Summer Cohort Program.

2. Continue to monitor professional resources related to technology integration (ISTE, MSU Colleagues)

3. Share knowledge gained from Year 1 through hosting workshops at my school.

Rational

Domain #2: Professional Practice
Competency #5: The teacher uses appropriate technology in his or her teaching practices and related professional responsibilities.

Domain #5: Ongoing Professional learning

Competency #1: The teacher engages in ongoing professional learning and applies it to improve his or her teaching practices.

2. Development and Implementation of Cronyn Chair Initiatives (K-12 Digital Literacies/21st Century Learning Continuum) (3 year goal)

Strategies:

1. Develop partnerships with other teachers on campus to increase reach of initiatives (i.e. Director of Residential Life re: Digital Citizenship Curriculum, Digital Citizenship Week)

2. Attend professional conferences related to this area of research.

3. Research possible guest speakers that could speak with students, parents, and/or teachers.

4. Host workshops for teachers related to Digital Literacy and the curriculum

Rational:

Domain #4: Leadership in Learning Communities

Competency #1: The teacher collaborates with other teachers and school colleagues to create and sustain learning communities in his or her classroom and school.

Competency #2: The teacher works with other professionals, parents, and members of the community to enhance pupil-learning, pupil achievement, and school programs.

3. Assessment (yearly focus)

Strategies:

1. Work on implementing more standards-based assessment methods (e.g., new Primary/Junior report card, IB Summative Tasks, strategies for anecdotal notes, e-portfolios)

2. Student-Led Conferences

Rational

Domain #1: Commitment to Pupils and Pupil Learning

Competency #2: The teachers is dedicated in his or her efforts to teach and support pupil learning and achievement.

Domain #2: Professional Knowledge

Competency #2: The teach knows a variety of effective teacher and assessment practices.

Domain #3: Professional Practice

Competency #3: The teacher conducts ongoing assessment of his or her pupils’ profess, evaluated their achievements, and reports results to pupils and parents regularly.

4. Continue to utilize technology effectively to enhance and support the learning process.  (yearly focus; related to Goal #1,Goal #2, and Goal #3)

Strategies:

1. iPads Initiative (formative assessment apps, visible thinking apps, e-portfolios)

2. Host workshops for other teachers to share strategies.

Rational:

Domain #3: Professional Practice

Competency #5: The teacher uses appropriate technology in his or her own teaching practices and related professional responsibilities.

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