Goals —What are your goals for professional development?
I have almost gotten to my 6 years of education by taking three EDDL online courses. I am now at 5.97 an will get a raise when I get to 6.0 and apparently Alberta Education does not round up. I need to find a course that is worth a quarter credit and I don’t know if that exists. Even though my main impetus for taking these courses was to make more money and have a better pension, it has been an incredible learning experience. This past year and a half has been the most professional development I’ve done in my entire career.
Activities —What activities will help you accomplish your goals?
One more course to get me to 6 years, but other than that I think I will try to do more professional workshops and conferences to keep this nice run of professional development I’m on going.
Cost —How much are the activities going to cost to help you meet your goals?
I will have to spend some money on a course and any conferences I choose to attend. I did find a middle school conference in Nashville this coming November.
Anticipated Results —What kind of measurable results can you show that justify your professional development? I do feel that I’ve become a better teacher with the knowledge I’ve gained in the last year and a half.
Actual Results —Did your activities help you to reach your goals?
The courses I’ve completed have without a doubt helped me as a teacher.