Professional Growth Plans

Within iObservation, teachers are able to take control of their own learning and growth by developing individualized Professional Growth Plans (PGP). Research shows that in order for professional development to be effective, it should be a deliberate process that occurs within the context of teachers’ daily activities in the classroom environment and connects back to student learning.

iObservation guides teachers through designing a plan that is realistic, focused, and measurable using SMART goals (Specific & Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Based, and Time-Bound). The system connects data from multiple sources, from self-assessment and classroom observation results to information from student learning and achievement projects. Teachers use this data to inform their planning and analysis.

As teachers identify explicit goals, iObservation recommends short, on-demand professional development resource items mapped directly to address the focus of the plan. This powerful ability allows schools and districts to connect their content frameworks to a teacher’s professional development in a way that is targeted, relevant, and aligned to the common language of instruction.

Contact us to learn more about how our Professional Development Services team can help you phase and implement PGPs in your district.