Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Teacher Professional Development Plan

Teacher Professional Development Plan

Most organizations make a good habit of evaluating staff performance on an annual or semi-annual basis.  These evaluations should be written and should include observation and/or assessments of work performance.  Employees should also be given the opportunity to do a self-evaluation of their work performance.  Evaluations should be discussed privately with staff, dated, signed and placed in the employees’ confidential file.

It is also a good idea to prepare a professional development plan for the employee during the evaluation meeting.  The professional development plan should include at least three topics that are identified as areas needing improvement and areas of opportunity for growth.  The plan should indicate the staff member’s responsibility and the supervisors’ responsibility for insuring growth.  Additionally, there should be a time line and steps taken to achieve the agreed upon goals.  Make sure that goals are attainable and measureable.

Tina Oliver, M.Ed.
Networx  Early Childhood Training and Consulting Co.

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