Year One Professional Growth Goal

Mr. Pray’s 2019-2020 Professional Growth Goal

Initial thoughts: How can I be a better 6th grade science teacher?  How can I be better so my students find more success and happiness in 6th grade science?

Specific C to target in goal: Clarify

Goal 1: Sharing clear success criteria for student work and provide specific feedback based on that criteria.

What does that mean?

For the time being I would like to focus my professional growth on one goal that I can clearly begin to work on and improve.  After student surveys come out in October I will reflect on the students responses and decide on adding an additional goal based on their feedback.

Specifically for this goal I want to improve on the feedback I give to students to help them understand how they are doing in science and what they can do to improve on particular learning strands.  In science we have four learning standards so for particular assignments I will target 1 to 2 of those maximum so students can better see where they are in their understanding within those strands.

I will be more timely on feedback and specific in my feedback so students are more clear with how they can improve.  This may include rubrics as well as sharing examples of exemplary student work and “beginning” student work after an assignment so students can see how they may model their peers to improve.

More thoughts and reflections to come…



Welcome to your Professional Learning Blog! This is a place for you to post your goals, and reflect on them throughout the year.

  • Decide on your goal, perhaps in consultation with your colleagues or principal, and create a post to share with this online professional learning community that you are now a part of! Categorise this post in Goal Setting. Set your goal by considering:
    • Self-assessment and reflection based on new teacher standards  (Tripod 7Cs)
    • Previous or new observation data from peers and principals
    • Student surveys (online surveys developed and aligned with 7C’s)
  • Identify colleagues, coaches, principals etc. that will play a supporting role in achieving your goal, and invite them to view and comment on your post. Encourage them to bookmark your blog and visit regularly.
  • Throughout the year, collect and share evidence to support your progress. Categorise these posts in Reflection.
  • Encourage your colleagues to share your learning journey by engaging with your blog. In return, engage with their blog (and others across the School)
  • You may also like to share work that your students have created or your own professional achievements that may not be directly related to your goal setting. This is encouraged! Categorise these posts as Showcase.

If you need support using this platform, please don’t hesitate to contact Ed Tech, we are always happy to be of assistance!

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