The need for educators to maximize our learning is emphasized today as changes in teaching and learning are required at a rapid speed. In many cases, we are required to create best practices as well as being aware of what is already known.
How can school administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders initiate and support moving from “check the box” plans to PGPs that capture real teacher investment and learning for all of us and our students.
Asking “What is my (our) hypothesis?” may generate more individual and organizational learning than asking “What is my (our) my goal?” What might be generated with the question, “What do our students need us to learn?” A guide for planning and implementing will be shared and an initial coaching/planning conference with a teacher modeled.
Steve Barkley, who has worked in developing and coaching teacher growth for three decades, is currently supporting teams at several international schools that are focused on strengthening their PGP process. In this podcast, https://barkleypd.com/blog/podcast-building-educator-growth-plans/ Western Academy of Beijing shares their PGP process designed with Steve. Attend this session with a team, or gather your own insights on accessing or enhancing your current plan.
Following the session, you can arrange separately for coaching or consulting time directly with Steve. This could be as simple as a follow-up brainstorming call or a more extended session with your leadership team for design possibilities or specific coaching for individuals or teams. You can contact Steve in advance or following the session to explore possibilities. sbarkley@pls3rdLearning.com