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Teachers, school and jurisdiction leaders have a professional responsibility to keep abreast of new developments in education and to continue to develop their professional practice. Professional growth means the career-long learning process whereby a teacher, school and school jurisdiction leaders annually develop and implement plans to achieve professional learning objectives or goals that are consistent with their relative professional practice standard(s).

Steps to develop your annual professional growth plan

  1. Review provincial policy regulations
  2. Reflect on your professional practice
  3. Develop your professional growth plan
  4. Prepare for review or approval of your plan

A digital resource for developing annual professional growth plans

A comprehensive digital, interactive Reflection on My Professional Practice tool is available to assist teachers and school leaders in reflecting on the knowledge, skills and attributes of their professional practice as related to their professional practice. Personal results of the self-reflection appears in bar graph summary format providing a profile of strengths and considerations for growth plan goals. The NEW Self-Reflection tools also include suggested resources to support implementation of the competency indicators found in the standard(s).

Interested teachers, school and jurisdiction leaders can now use the online tool. Refer to the User Guide for the sign up steps and other 'how to' features found in the digital resource.

The Teaching Quality Standards

Each professional practice standard describes competent practice for the teaching profession in Alberta and is supported by competencies and indicators appropriate to individuals at different stages in their careers. The applicable standard applies to certification, professional development, and supervision and evaluation processes. In all instances, reasoned professional judgment must be used to determine whether the applicable standard is being met.

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