Each year as a teacher in Alberta, I complete a Professional Growth Plan. This goal setting practice has always helped me set out a direction for my Professional Growth for the upcoming school year. For the past 3 years, my division has focussed our AISI time on Critical thinking. I believe that this practice has the potential to make a huge impact on the learning of the students in my class, and as a result, I would like to use more of these strategies and ideas in my class this year. My first Goal is related to Critical thinking.
My division has also placed a recent focus on 21st Century learning. I believe that we live in an ever-changing world , and that as an educator, it is my job is to prepare each student for their life outside of my classroom walls. Thus, I set my other Professional goal this year to utilize more of these 21st century learning tools to enhance student learning.