KSA 11 - Teachers are career-long learners
KSA 2 - Teachers understand the legislated, moral and ethical frameworks within which they workAs a professional learner, I engage in ongoing professional development to enhance my:
-understanding of and ability to analyze the context of teaching
- ability to make reasoned judgements and decisions
- pedagogical knowledge and abilities
I recognize my own professional needs and work with others to meet those needs, for example my attendance at the Gr. 3 SLA information and marking sessions. Additionally I have attended our division wide grade level meetings where all Gr. 3 and/or 4 teachers meet at head office to discuss grade-specific topics every two months. I have also never missed the yearly Teacher's Convention. Additionally I have dutifully attended the Holy Spirit Faith Development meetings offered to first-year teachers. I am a member of the Early Childhood Education Specialty Council.
I share any professional expertise I might have to the benefit of others in their schools, communities and profession. I have shown this:
- First and foremost in the creation of this digital portfolio. Having my work online not only allows me to easily modify it as I learn and grow as well as make it available for other learning and growing as well. Through this site, and my other blog, I aim to make my work transparent and available to all who search. I have no interest in keeping what I have learned to myself. I have also submitted resources to Teachers Pay Teachers both for sale and free downloads.
- By sharing my Gr. 3 level Student Learning Assessment knowledge with my staff as they are not "stand-alone" tests. They are a reflection of the work of the Grade 1 and 2 teachers so we have had various meetings together to discuss this. The Grade 6 and 9 teachers are also keenly interested since the Gr. 6 PAT's have not been phased out quite yet but are on the horizon. I have shared my experience with them since they will be expected to deliver them in coming years.
The Alberta Teacher's Association Professional Code of Conduct
Province of Alberta Education Act
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Division 4 Policies (including 11. Staff Code of Conduct)
School based policies (scan in?)
Alberta Education Program of Studies - specifically course outcomes in all subject areas specific to Grade 2, 3, 4 and 5 to ensure understanding of students' entry and exit knowledge.
Supervision schedule (scan in)