Monitoring Professional Development
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There are several ways to monitor your personal professional development. One is to review your progress toward achieving your professional development goals periodically. Another way is to reflect on each professional development activity to assess what changes you have made as a result of the professional development.
As noted in the New Hampshire Department of Education's Professional Development Master Plan Toolkit, "reflection (written or oral) is one of the primary means through which educators can articulate the changes in their understanding that have resulted from their professional development experiences." In this toolkit, the New Hampshire Department of Education's Division of Program Support offers several templates to assist educators with the reflective process.
The Summative Reflection template addresses: What did I do? What did I learn? and Now what will I do?
The Reflection on My Professional Development Experiences template frames the experience in terms of new understandings and knowledge, new skills learned and how they will be used, and the impact experience will have in the classroom.
The Assessing What Changed template enables the teacher to look at what has changed in their topical knowledge as it relates to the professional development experience.
Used together, the three templates help the classroom teacher organize their thinking about a professional development experience and assess its impact on their teaching.
Statewide Professional Development Master Plan - October 2006, New Hampshire Department of Education
2007 Equity Plan for Highly Qualified Teachers
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