Professional Development Plan

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  1. DigitalDiva25

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    Do you guys have to create one and turn it in to your administrator?
    If so how often?
     
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    Yup, at the beginning of each year. Required by the FLDOE.
     
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    Every year.
     
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    every year we create one. Then do a check halfway through and a final review at the end of the year.

    We have specific forms that we use for the PDP.
     
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    Yes. We throw the word "individual" at the beginning of the term so we can call them "ippie-dippies". I'm already pondering one major thing I can do such as create something amazing for my students, one thing I'd like to attempt such as taking a grad school course, and one throwaway such as reading and pondering a book.
     
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    Yearly as well. Usually within the first month of school each year.
     
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    Ours are submitted in May for the next school year. We used to call them PIPs...Professional Improvement Plans. now they are called PDPs...Professional Development Plans.
     
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    Ours are submitted during the last part of the year as well--for the upcoming year. They are called our Annual Learning Plan and are to be tied in to our school plan and cover areas such as professional learning, communication with colleagues, students and home, professionalism, curriculum knowledge and application.
     
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    Yep! We do this at the beginning of each. At the end of each year we talk about the direction we want to take for the following year. Your direction can change over the course of the summer! The beginning of the year includes a plan as well as one administrative formal observation with feedback. It is good to reflect on the year and think about where you want to grow as an educator.
     
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    Ours are also called PDPs. We have to have it done the first week of school. It is reviewed in January and at the end of the year.
     
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    I miss the "ippie-dippies!" We used them for years... last year it was Marzano, now it's something else :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, I keep a Marzano book open in order to have the correct wording when I write the IPDP.
     
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    In my district, no, we don't have to do them. They're usually only done when a teacher has received a bad evaluation.

    Of course, things might change in the future.
     
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    I can't believe how many have to do an annual one! Ours are once per license renewal cycle. We have to write an initial plan when we receive the license, have it approved by the LPDC, and the superintendent (if seeking reimbursement for classes). When it's time to renew, the plan must be reviewed by LPDC to get their signature on the renewal application. Then, it begins again.
     
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    Yes, we have to do one. All tenured teachers in my district need to establish an annual goal, specific objectives to achieve the goal, action steps that we will take, and anticipated evidence to demonstrate attainment of the goal. We are supposed to collect student work throughout the year that we attach to our final goal reflection in the spring.

    Nontenured teachers do not participate in this process since they are on a full observation schedule. (Of course, when I was a new teacher we had to establish goals and do the reflection, too...not sure why they changed that at some point!)
     
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    Nope...I've never even heard of that! In my last school and in this one, we went around and talked about goals we had for the next year in an informal group meeting, and we work with whoever is evaluating to improve things in the classroom throughout the year, but again it's more of an informal thing where I would just ask whatever questions I happen to have about my class/teaching as they come up.
     
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    We do it too-although I don't know what happens if don't complete the goal you say you will. My problem is, I can easily identify something I need to work on, but it doesn't mean I'll be able to find PD on learning more about it.
     
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    I honestly don't know how seriously anyone takes the IPDPs once they're approved. There's usually at least one that I take to heart and work on like crazy. The last one became my school club. One of my goals, I think, will be developing some additional support for the club so it goes beyond a once-a-month meeting.
     
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    what kinds of documentation methods you guys usually use?
     
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    Yes, at the beginning of the year. ONe is usually automatically given by admin and we have to come up with one or two more. The documentation I've provided have been test scores, my lesson plans, book blog documentation, course paperwork from any classes I might take.
     
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    Nope. I'm pretty surprised at how many people have to do one. Are they required by your district or your state?
     
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    No one told me about this. O_O I generally do a lot of professional development, but I don't really plan it.
     
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    This! :)
     
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    NJ requires 100 hours of professional development in 5 year cycles. We have to do the PDP as czacza said, but we also have to provide documentation of what we've done to meet our goals for the year.
     
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    Ours are PGPs (Prof. Growth Plan), and are done yearly.
     

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