Goals for the year!

This fall there are two things I want to work on professionally.

  1. Go to an NGSS conference in the states and take a workshop to get a better understanding of NGSS. One aspect I want to learn is how to better implement the 3D’s – Disciplinary core ideas, Crosscutting Concepts and Engineering design and practices.
  2. The other item is to take an online class w/ Robert Kaplisky called “Empowered Problem Solving”. Its a 6 week course¬†to help create a classroom with richer problems and get the students more eng aged. During the year then I plan to implement more problem solving activities and other richer activities.






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 7C’s)
    • 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.

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