This year our school has developed a new Staff Professional Learning Programme to aid professional refection and refinement within our own areas of work. This process will allowed us to self-assess and monitor our professional needs. It will also assist us with the process of meeting AITSL Standards.
The Process of Evaluation & Goal Setting is as follows:
The whole evaluation process breaks down into seven identifiable stages.
1. Meeting 1: Introduction to the process. Teacher self-reflection and assessment of Teacher Professional Standards. The teacher reflects on their practice and completes the self-assessment tool and domains.
2. Preparation for Lesson Observation/s: The teacher meets with the member of the Leadership Team acting as supervisor to negotiate a lesson observation. Lessons will be filmed.
3. Student surveys: The teacher organises with their supervisor a time for the supervisor to administer the student surveys with their class. Student surveys and lesson observations provide valuable feedback on teaching practices and areas that the teacher wishes to focus upon.
4. Review of Data & goal setting: The teacher collates and reviews the Self-Assessment of Teacher Professional Standards, Student Surveys, and Observation Notes and builds their journal/portfolio in order to begin generating SMART GOALS using a set template.
5. Meeting 2: The Action Plan Review and Goal Setting: Teacher and supervisor meet to discuss the teacher’s action plan and SMART goals. The teacher and supervisor meet to review collated data and documentation. Goals are to be written in reference to the focus area within the AITSL professional standards and as SMART goals.
6. Meeting 3: Goal setting sign off: Teacher, Principal and supervisor meet to agree on collated data and SMART goals. This should occur within two weeks of meeting one.
7. Goal review meetings: Teacher and supervisor meet three times over the next 12 months to review and monitor progress of SMART goals.
I have been working through each of these steps and am currently up to Stage 5.
I am going to create a blog post about each step of this process to provide evidence of my journey and professional learning.
This is one way of formally documenting my progress to provide evidence for my school’s leadership team. I will also find this process useful to keep track of my goals and tick some of the AITSL Standard boxes.
Wish me luck!