Goals for 2009 - 10 School Year

GOAL #1: Commitment to ongoing learning
Standard Addressed
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
C5

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· Attend master’s unit training courses in Curriculum Development and Assessment.
· Write essays for each unit, based on research into improving practice at SAS
· Share information with colleagues and use it in departmental discussions
· Already complete
· To submit by May and November 2010 respectively (May 2010 essay is nearly written)
· Ongoing – for example, informing work on Grade 10 curriculum, literacy vertical integration, and improving moderation and consistency within departmental grading.

GOAL #2: Effective physical environment

Standard Addressed
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
D4
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· Maintain permanent displays of help posters properly
· Develop a safe and tidy way to connect laptop to smartboard
· Remove trailing wires and other problem items
· Appearance of room is improved (see pictures; Grade 9 work is displayed and explained for parents in sign)
· Using a desk at the front has helped with this
· Safety of room is improved (I am in the process of organising this with Tech)

GOAL #3 (Personal)
Goal Statement: Keep Atlas up to date in a timely fashion
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
Update Atlas on a monthly basis
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Atlas posts – updated in February and April; next update at end of school year. Every two months has been achieved!

Goals for 2008 - 9 School Year


As of April 2010 I have met all goals.
Please click on links to websites and documents in the 'evidence' column to view.

GOAL #1: To review literature about and improve my use of a range of differentiation strategies
Standard Addressed
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
B6: Differentiation
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· Review available literature and consult colleagues about differentiation techniques
· Experiment with different differentiation techniques in order to find the most successful kinds
· Write differentiation strategies into lesson plans, instructional strategies, and assessments
· Jenny Hope has commented repeatedly that my Grade 9 students are effectively supported by differentiation.
  • In February 2010 I extended my differentiation beyond instruction to feedback on an assessment - following an in class essay I gave general feedback to the whole class, then divided students into four groups to work together on improving different aspects of their essays; the students commented that this was extremely useful for them in understanding their specific targets for improvement.

GOAL #2: Learn and use more meaningful ways to support teaching and learning with technology
Standard Addressed
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
B7: Technology
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· Review NETS
· Start a blog and use it to improve students’ learning as well as communicate
· Use wikispaces to create shared resources for students ib both class and MUN
· Find out more ways to use smartboard
· I have created a Blog on which I post homework after every class
· I have created a wikispace for my Grade 9 class, my Grade 12 class, and MUN (with Fay Leong). We use these regularly for discussions and for posting resources.
· I attended the Smartboard training on the 3rd February and have since used the smartboard interactively for two Grade 9 lessons
GOAL #3 (Personal)
Goal Statement: Become proficient at facilitating ‘looking at learning’ sessions using CFG protocols
Strategies for Implementation
Success Criteria - Evidence
Use critical friends protocols to facilitate departmental ‘looking at learning’ meetings on a monthly basis
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I have used critical friends protocols to facilitate both departmental and grade level meetings. I have posted all the minutes on Atlas. I am working with two colleagues to improve and rewrite an independent research assignment for Grade 9 students, encouraging a culture of collaboration and curriculum improvement within the English department. In addition I am researching the role of professional learning communities within schools for my Masters programme, which I feel is adding depth to my understanding.