Example Personal Professional Development Plan



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Personal Professional Development Plan (PPDP)

This PPDP is an agreement between Leslie Gates and Arts Educator 2.0. The purpose of this Personal Professional Development Plan is to construct professional development goals for the Arts Educator 2.0 Project participants in a collaborative and meaningful way. Progress towards the following goals is the responsibility of the participant, with assistance provided by (mentor's name). The successful completion of the goals outlined below will result in 5 CPE credits awarded by the PA Department of Education. A final evaluation of progress will be conducted by the grant co-directors, grant partners, and the grant evaluator in consultation with the participant's mentor.

Goal #1: Develop a standards-aligned unit of study with rich, compelling content for future implementation in your classroom (Provided by ArtsEducator2.0).

In order to meet this goal, the following steps will be taken:
  • I will participate in 7 webinars that deliver content related to writing the unit of study;
  • I will participate in 5 face-to-face meetings at IU1 where I will have time to interact and collaborate with other teachers about the content and technologies relevant to unit writing;
  • I will work with my mentor and collaborate with other grant participants to draft the unit in stages as content is delivered and discussed. Upon completion of the unit, I will submit the unit for review;
  • I will complete any necessary revisions of the unit and resubmit by June 30, 2009.

Progress will be documented in the following ways:
  • I will draft the unit using google docs that will be shared among participants with which I am collaborating as well as my mentor;
  • I will be accountable to deadlines that coincide with the face-to-face meetings at IU1;
  • I will save/record necessary communication between me and my mentor or other grant personnel regarding my unit writing progress.

Goal #1 will be assessed in the following ways:
  • My unit of study will be reviewed by a team of grant personnel including the co-directors, evaluator, and representatives from grant partners;
  • The team will assess the proficiency of my unit using a rubric that was explained to me at the beginning of the AE2.0 Project. The rubric will be used to determine if my unit is Advanced, Proficient, Basic, or Below Basic.

Goal #2: Increase student achievement by finding, using, and evaluating the effectiveness of resources that support the National and State Visual Arts Standards as outlined in my district's visual arts curriculum (Identified through collaboration between teacher and coach).

In order to meet this goal, the following steps will be taken:
• Familiarize/review the ways in which the National/State standards are embedded within the district visual arts curriculum;
• Brainstorm potential resources useful in units designed to teach these standards;
• Search and locate at least 30 resources that might prove beneficial in supporting these units;
• Have students review at least 10 of the resources based on mutually-created criteria;
• Complete a personal evaluation of the resources, documenting the resources strengths and limitations as well as ideas for implementation.

Progress will be documented in the following ways:
• I will create a concept map or scope and sequence of how the visual arts curriculum and standards are aligned within the course I teach
• I will keep a google spreadsheet that contains the information (source, title, location, cost, etc.) of each resource
• I will be accountable to deadlines that coincide with the face-to-face meetings at IU1;
• I will post student responses and my own personal responses to my wiki for review and comments by the Arts Educator 2.0 community

Goal #2 will be assessed in the following ways:
• My progress will be consistently observed by my mentor via on-site visits, virtual visits, various forms of communication, and via my wikispace.
• The ArtsEducator2.0 steering committee will deem my progress adequate after consultation with my mentor.