Professional Development Goals for 301
Professional development goals are due to the principal by November 2, 2009. Goals must be submitted on the District forms provided. Principals will review, approve, and return plans to teachers by November 13, 2009. If for reasons beyond the teacher’s control a goal cannot be met, the teacher may discuss the circumstances with the principal. The teacher may be eligible to submit an alternative goal. This alternative goal must be approved by the principal and the superintendent. The deadline for submitting and approval for an alternative goal is January 8, 2010. The goal must be completed at least three weeks prior to the end of the fourth quarter.
Teachers must submit the District Self-reflection/Summary forms to their principal after completing their goals a minimum of three weeks prior to the end of the third quarter, fourth quarter, or another approved date as determined in their timeline for completion.
A teacher may choose one of the following:
Professional Learning Community (PLC) Opportunities.
1) A school may coordinate two additional professional development days (16 hours) that focus on school-wide instructional strategies/programs to implement into the classroom. District PD guidelines must be followed for approval, format, timeframes and follow-through.
• PD days must be on non-contract hours
• PD days must be aligned with school-wide plans
• PD days must be focused on instruction, assessment, or curricular improvement
2) Teachers may organize a group of no less than 5 teachers from their content areas (i.e. music, PE, science, social studies, English, etc.) to develop vertical teams to align district level programs, assessments, curriculum, instructional strategies, vocabulary, etc. to ensure the development of a systematic academic program is implemented district-wide. (8 or 16 hours)
Teacher Learning Community (TLC)
1. Participate in TESA training (must have 4
participants from a school) (16 hours)
2. Complete a Scholastic Red or another online
course that is aligned with the school’s goals. (See the Scholastic Red website
for a list of classes.) (8 hours)
3. Plan, prepare, and present at a school based
activity (classroom or grade level
parent night) a minimum of two times.
Scheduled school-wide parent involvement activities do not qualify to
meet the criteria for this selection for a 301 goal. (minimum of 1.5 hours per
event) (4 hours)
4. Attend a district-offered smart board course
that focuses on creating smart board lessons that correlate with district
curriculum. Lessons would be created for departments, grade levels, and
schools. All lessons would be developed
for shared folders so that all teachers in the grade level or content area can
access these courses. (8 or 16 hours
depending on the number of courses taken)
5. Participate in a book study approved by the
principal that aligns to the School Improvement Plan/goals. ( 8 hours)
6. Participate in the District’s mentoring/induction
program as a mentee. (Mentees are required to have this as their 301
professional development goal.) (16 hours)
7. Participate in an action-research
project. Participants may develop and implement
an action-research project in their field.
The participants will be required to attend an action-research overview
training provided by the District. (16 hours)
8. A teacher may develop a parental involvement program that must include a log of all parental contacts and have 100% contacts. (For elementary self contained classroom teachers 100% is the entire class. For teachers who teach several periods with different students every period, the teacher may select a target group of 25-30 students by November 1 and list them on the goal submitted to the principal. The teacher must then document 100% contacts with this target group.) It may include a weekly newsletter for parents, hosting after school or evening activities for parents and students, or home visits to each student in the class. Teachers choosing this option will conduct a parental survey at the end of the year in order to rate the success of the parent involvement activities.
Student Learning Communities (SLC) Opportunities:
1. Teachers may form an instructional group to tutor students whose graduation is at risk because of not having met the standard on any one of the content areas of the high school AIMS.
a. Each teacher in the group must have a group three or more students.
b. Each teacher will meet with each student in the group no less than once per month at regularly scheduled sessions that include no more than three students per session.
c. Each session will meet from 3:30 pm. to 6:00 p.m.
d. Teachers will submit a list of students and their schedule for tutoring sessions and administration of assessments to the principal by October 31, 2009.
e. The tutoring session will be centered on each student’s identified areas of weakness outlined in the State provided study guide.
f. The teacher will be responsible for planning meaningful sessions for each student, periodic assessments to monitor progress, supplemental materials and practice lessons beyond those in the study guide, and communication with the students’ regular English, reading, and/or math teacher.
g. Teachers will submit logs of tutoring
sessions to the principal at the end of each month (October through March) and
give results of periodic assessments in the months they are administered. ( 16
2. Each school may form a student advocacy group to assist in identifying, developing plans, tracking progress, communicating with parents, and assisting students that are academically at-risk.
a. Participants will follow the Mason’s Model as a response to intervention technique.
b. The team will meet outside of school time (i.e. after school, weekends, breaks, etc.) to implement the Mason’s Model for student advocacy activities.
c. Each member must establish a minimum of 5
students for their case load. (16 hours)
Individual Learning Opportunity (ILO):
six credit hours toward a pre-approved academic endorsement, master’s
or other advanced degree, or a non-degree graduate program. The endorsement or master’s degree work must
be pre-approved at the district level. A
teacher who selects this goal must agree to complete the endorsement or
master’s degree before selecting another goal in a subsequent year unless
otherwise approved by the building principal. (16 hours)
District technology classes with at least 16 total hours of seat time.
3. Serve as a chair on the school’s leadership/advisory team. The principal will give a list of the responsibilities for these positions to the chairpersons (minimum of 8 hours).
• CTE: * Adult literacy courses
• PE: Health and Fitness Events
• Counselors: College/Work ready skills, student support groups, longitudinal studies of post-graduation, community/business study on educational goals,
• Specialist: Parental involvement, Literacy in the home, etc.
The key is: RELEVANCY
for Teachers Who Are Denied 301 Performance Based Compensation
1) Personal Professional Development Goals
2) Schoolwide Academic Achievement Goal
Ø Deadlines for submitting self-reflections/summaries for 2009-2010 are February 26, 2010 and May 14, 2010 unless otherwise stated in individual timeline and approved by the principal. The principal will notify the payroll office of any teachers who will be paid by March 12, 2010 or June 4, 2010.
Last update 10/27/2009