PGES Self-Reflection and Professional Growth Planning

Published: 8/31/2015 3:13 PM

The goal of a professional growth plan is to facilitate the translation of growth needs identified through self-reflection and other processes into practical activities and experiences that are of value to teachers in strengthening their competencies in the identified growth need areas.
Self-reflection and professional growth planning are two sources of evidence for determining an educator's Overall Professional Practice Rating.

Learn More About Self-Reflection and Professional Growth Planning

Self-Reflection and Professional Growth Planning PowerPoint Comprehensive PowerPoint designed for facilitator use.  Includes information about each process, activities, and guidance for entering both in EDS.

Kentucky Framework for Teaching Self-Assessment Handout to go with slide 14 of the above PowerPoint. 

Initial Reflection The first step in beginning a Self-Reflection. Teachers use this template to self-identify indicators for Domains 2 and 3 of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching. Corresponds to slide 12 in the PowerPoint above.  These indicators are then compared to the complete Framework for Teaching to determine one’s initial professional practice rating.  

The EDS Resource page has videos and QRCs to help teachers enter their Self-Reflections and Professional Growth Plans in CIITS/EDS.
Professional Growth Plan
Guiding Questions:
  • What do I want to change about my practices that will effectively impact student learning? (The decision should be grounded in evidence. This pertains to rationale for the goal.)
  • How can I develop a plan of action to address my professional learning? (The plan should include new learning and how the professional will apply it.)
  • How will I know if I accomplished my objective? (The professional must be able to show evidence of growth to prove a change in practice has ocurred.)

Sample PGP Goals Teachers of a variety of content areas and grade levels can use these examples when creating a Professional Growth Goal.


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