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Career-Long Professional Growth

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Taryn Schirmer

on 20 October 2013

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Transcript of Career-Long Professional Growth

Career-Long Professional Growth
Professional Development Stages
Evaluating Classroom Performance
Professional Growth Opportunities
Specialized Knowledge
As society changes & we learn more about individual learning, professional knowledge will change.
Successfully completing your teacher prep program DOES NOT guarantee success
Selective Admissions
Seek to identify people with knowledge & attitudes that are necessary for successful professional practice.
Personality characteristics
Emotional characteristics
Students as Top Priority
Clients= Students
Stay late after school
Listen to student concerns
Devote extra time outside of class
Spend own money to purchase resources used in learning
Autonomy: High Standards
Your lessons are generally your own creations. This comes with responsibility.
Repeating lessons year to year is unprofessional
Unprofessional behavior invites interventions by dissatisfied external authorities
"Your role as a professional educator obligates you to speak out against policies and practices that are potentially detrimental to students."
An individual with specialized knowledge who has met selected criteria for entry and place service to their clients as a priority.
What is a Professional?
There are three distinct growth stages that have been observed in the professional development of teachers.
Concerns are focused on self and being able to get through the day of the week.
Survival Stage
Concerns are still on self but are focused on becoming an expert or master teacher.
Mastery Stage
Concerns now shift from self to that of the impact on students.
Impact Stage
Purposes for Evaluation
Accountability & Quality Assurance
There is public interest in making sure that every classroom has quality teachers in them.
The purposes provide a database for professional growth and development.
Three Types of Evaluation
Generates info about your teaching more frequently.
Causes you to be more inclined to change due to personally identified problems.
non intrusive way of gathering info and making judgements.
Peer Evaluation
Supervisor Evaluation
Someone in position of authority is given the responsibility of evaluating your performance.
Student behavior can be affected
Teaching style can be altered due to nerves
Tools for Self-Evaluation
Reflection Journal
Focus on 1 or 2 of the following:
The 8 "Lenses" to Observe
Learning Climate
Classroom Management
Lesson Clarity
Instructional Variety
Task Orientation
Student Engagement
Student Success
Examples of higher thought proccess
Staff Development
Meetings sponsored by the school/school districts
Sharing Sessions
Excellent source of information for improving instruction and approaches to classroom management
College Courses
Many institutions provide night classes and Saturday classes.
May help you move to a higher salary level.
Can also be applied toward an advanced degree.
Some schools limit how many courses you take to avoid lacking in teaching preparation.
Professional Organization Work
Sponsor meetings that allow participants to gain up to date info about content and instructional methodologies
Coming into contact with others that share your concerns can build confidence
General Organizations
Specialty Organizations
Gathers data from multiple perspective that is more comprehensive than data gathered from a single source.
Equal to peer coaching -- no person is considered superior to another.
Steps of Peer Evaluation
Post conference
Career Opportunities Outside
of the Classroom
Department Chair
Curriculum Coordinator
School Administrator
School Counselor
State Education Agency Employee
Teacher Educator
Opportunities outside of Education
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