Reflection Paper On Professional Development

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Part 2: Professional Development Reflection The professional development plan that I have made meets the learner-centered principles because it addresses the needs of new teachers based on the survey taken. The new teachers on my campus expressed that they need more help with classroom management skills to keep their classroom flowing smoothly and increase student achievement. My plan allows them to practice existing classroom management techniques, and develop news management ideas with their peers and veteran teachers, plus allow them to practice those new skills in a controlled environment. The plan also allows for dialogue with each other and with experienced teachers on campus to provide support and collaboration; teachers will …show more content…
When the new teachers come to the new teacher induction program, we will give them a binder they will use throughout the year; these binders contain a notes section, homework to do during the month, a journal to reflect in, and examples of activities that we will hand to them during each session to try in class. The homework session will be assignments that the teacher will do in the classroom and be more of a reflection work for them to work on improving their skills. It can range from watching videos, reading articles and answering questions, to researching different areas on campus that can and should be utilized as a new teacher. The cooperative learning will be a reoccurring theme throughout the sessions because we will use each other to help improve the classroom management issues and will give the new teachers a chance to get comfortable to go to effective teachers for any problems they run into. This will also allow the staff a chance to become a closer unit that wants every student on campus to achieve …show more content…
108) The participants of the professional development session will have a few evaluation tools they can fill out for us to plan the future class sessions. After every session, the participants will fill out and turn in a “Out-the –Door” ticket that will give the instructor valuable information for the direction of the professional development sessions. The slips the participants will fill out will ask questions about what was new that was learned from the session, what are some things that need to be re-addressed for better clarification, and a question that will let the participant address anything that they feel is important to the entire class we have not discussed. There will also be an online survey that will be completed every quarter of the school year that will be completed by all participants. This survey will ask a number of specific questions related to the content of the course, the effectiveness of the techniques being taught in the classroom, and changes that could be made to make the sessions run better or made more

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