Clear professional goals are important guides for teachers and those who support them. This one-day professional development workshop, designed for beginning mentors, provides a comprehensive structure for self-assessing professional knowledge and skills, identifying potential short- and long-term goals, and collaboratively determining goal priorities and a plan that supports goal attainment. Participants will practice field-tested processes, protocols, and tools.
This workshop supports those who work with beginning teachers: mentors, subject matter coaches, cooperating teachers, intern supervisors, principals, and administrators of induction programs that support beginning teachers.
Setting Professional Goals helps participants
- learn a process for facilitating a new teacher’s self-assessment based upon professional teaching standards
- practice identifying professional knowledge and skills using the NTC Continuum of Teacher Development, a tool for ongoing reflection and strategic planning
- explore how to develop an Individual Learning Plan that focuses new teacher learning and sets the stage for mentor assistance
- use other tools and strategies that help teachers reflect on goal progress
NTC Teacher Induction Guidebooks are required for participants of this workshop. These assist beginning mentors through each step of beginning teacher assessment and support. The Setting Professional Goals Guidebook provides a:
- conversation guide that walks through each step of the goal-setting process
- sample of various assessment and goal-setting tools
- video (DVD) of a mentor/beginning teacher conversation that demonstrates the goal-setting process and tool.
This teacher Induction professional development workshop is offered customized for districts and those practicing with the Charlotte Danielson Four Domains.
Instructional Mentoring or comparable professional development is required as a prerequisite.