In the next 10 or more years? * What steps are necessary to get you to your goals? What obstacles can you foresee and how will you overcome them? * What is one principle from the INTASC Principles Web site (http://cte. jhu. edu/pds/resources/intasc_principles. htm) that you feel you need to improve the most in order to be effective in the education profession? What existing professional development program(s) could you pursue to address the need to improve in this area? What professional development programs can you enroll in to help you prepare to meet the diverse needs of today's learners? * How will you evaluate your progress? What will help keep you motivated toward achieving those goals? * What professional organizations will you join? Why? What do you expect to gain from membership in these organizations? * What techniques will you use to help you develop leadership skills? Final Project Timeline You should budget your time wisely and work on your project throughout the course.
As outlined below, some CheckPoints, assignments, and exercises in the course are designed to assist you in creating your final project. If you complete your course activities and use the feedback provided by your instructor, you will be on the right track to complete your project successfully. * Suggested in Week One: Read Appendix A. Consider how current reforms will affect your 5- and 10-year goals. Review the INTASC Principles at http://cte. jhu. edu/pds/resources/intasc_principles. htm Suggested in Week Two: Make note of anything you’ve come across while interviewing a teaching professional that could be an area of improvement for yourself before or during your first year in the classroom. * Suggested in Week Four: Begin searching for professional educator organizations and/or programs that interest you. * Suggested in Week Five: Begin outlining and writing your final project. * Suggested in Week Eight: Complete and proofread a rough draft of your final project. * Due in Week Nine: Submit your final project.