Instructional Practices Development Plan Template Instructions Identify the areas from your self-evaluation

Instructional Practices Development Plan Template
Instructions
Identify the areas from your self-evaluation that require improvement.
Select three of these areas that are most likely to have the greatest impact if improved, based on the degree of performance shortfall and on the school’s mission, vision, and values (as described in the Teacher Data template).
Write a goal statement for each of these three areas that reflects your vision for improvement. Use the SMART goal format described in the next section and document your goal statements in the Development Plan section.
Select the two goals you will focus on first.
Complete the Development Plan section for each of those two goals. Use the example provided to guide your work.
Writing SMART Goal Statements
Specific
A specific goal is one that clearly describes the needed improvement. Refer to the example below.
General
Specific
Improve communication with parents.
Build rapport with parents early in the school year.
Measurable
A goal is measurable when there is a way to assess or determine if the goal has been met. Refer to the example below.
Specific
Specific and Measurable
Build rapport with parents early in the school year.
Build rapport with parents early in the school year by holding at least two synchronous orientation sessions and including a follow-up parent survey.
Achievable
A goal is achievable when you have the resources to accomplish it within the time frame specified. Achievable goals may require you to learn new skills or gain new knowledge but are within your capacity to accomplish. Refer to the example below.
Specific
Specific, Measurable, and Achievable
Create a stronger presence in the course.
Create a stronger presence in the course by posting to discussions every day.
Relevant
Sometimes when we begin making plans for self-development, we lose sight of the data.
Relevant goals are those that are grounded in the data. After you draft a goal statement, look back at the top three priorities for development to ensure there is a direct relationship.
Time-Bound
Effective goals require a time frame. Setting a time limit—one that is ambitious yet realistic—helps drive you to completion. Refer to the example below.
Specific, Measurable, and Achievable
Specific, Measurable, and Time-Bound
Increase my knowledge about the cultures represented in my class.
Research the norms for behavior and communication practices of one new cultural group represented in my class each month.
Development Plan
Replace the bracketed text with the relevant information. An example has been provided.
SMART Goal Statement
Developmental Activities
Time Frame
Resources
Progress
[Insert goal statement.]
[Insert specific developmental activities you will use to reach your goal and a description of how they will help you improve. Be sure to consider how you can take advantage of your interests to fully engage in learning and growth.]
[Insert target date(s) for goal completion.]
[Insert resources, if any, you will need, including how you will engage with your “performance improvement team.”]
[Insert a description of how you will measure your progress and results.]
Example:
Research the norms for behavior and communication practices of one new cultural group represented in my class each month.
Example:
Read current articles, which will help me be aware of issues cultural groups are facing.
Attend cultural events to observe communication preferences.
Ask students and parents for information about their cultures to gain knowledge about cultural practices.
Example:
Laotian culture: September
Haitian culture: October
Bolivian culture: November
Example:
Ask colleagues from my performance improvement team to review some drafts of my written communication to evaluate the cultural appropriateness.
Example:
Document detailed information on norms for behavior and communication preferences for each cultural group by the end of each month.
Receive fewer negative reactions from parents to my communications with them.