Goal Setting Plan Options
Individual or Team Goal Setting Participants
Staff members are encouraged to participate as a part of a team with grade level colleagues, members of department teams, staff members in other schools, or in any combination. In some cases, staff members may elect to work individually. In cases of inter-school teams, all administrators of the involved schools are involved in the planning.
Duration of Goal Setting Plan
Goal Setting Plans last for two years. A one-year plan may be used in special circumstances.
Goal Setting Plan Goals
Goals should reflect building or district goals which result in the continuous improvement of student learning. The goals must be directly linked to the Professional Competency Domains.
Goal Setting Plan Activities/Methods
Activities and methods may include and of the following:
- action research
- peer coaching
- self-assessment of teaching through videotaping
- application of graduate course work
- classroom observations
- development of teaching materials/instructional units
- discussion groups (book studies)
- workshops (instructor or participant)
- school improvement team participation
- other professional activities approved by administrator
Goal Setting Plan Artifacts/Materials
Artifacts are indicators of progress, which demonstrate professional growth and may include tangible or intangible outcomes. Artifacts or indicators of progress are selected and agreed to as part of the Goal Setting Plan outline. The artifacts are the property of the staff member.
Goal Setting Plan Revisions
In the event a Goal Setting Plan needs to be revised, all revisions must be planned with the administrator.
Goal Setting Plan Resources
Resources will be approved as part of the formal approval of the staff member’s Goal Setting Plan. Resources may include:
- classroom materials
- professional materials
- consultant assistance (in-district staff members and administrators; out-of-district consultants)