AED 201 Final Project

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 1 Professional Development Plan Mary E. Spurlin AED/201 January 9, 2011 Kristi Vincent
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2 Professional Development Plan Working as an educator can be a rewarding and fulfilling job because teachers have the ability to shape the lives of their students. However, teaching also can be time consuming, challenging, and exhausting. Setting goals and understanding how to achieve them is a good way for any new teacher to being his or her career. Understanding where a person needs to make improvements, what programs he or she can enroll in during his or her career, and what techniques he or she can use to develop leadership skills are necessary steps for any teacher to take to ensure he or she will have a successful career. My five year plan As an educator, planning will become a part of my daily life. I will plan what activities my students do each day, what projects they will complete throughout the year, and how many hours I need to complete my daily goals. So it is only natural that I begin my teaching career with setting down my five year plan, understanding what obstacles I may face and how I will overcome them to achieve my goals. In the next five years I plan on completing college and obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. After I complete my Associate’s Degree I am planning on applying for jobs within the educational arena, such as Kiddie Academy, so I can acquire more experience in the teaching field. I am also hoping that this will put me in contact with other teachers or administrators in my area so I will be able to network with those who can present me with future positions. Upon earning my Bachelor’s Degree, I am planning on applying at different local elementary schools, both public and private, in hopes of becoming their newest Preschool Teacher. The high school I graduated from, along with others within my county, offer a
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 3 Preschool Program and if I cannot get a job in an elementary school I will then speak to the teachers who head that program about joining until another job comes available. An obstacle I may face while trying to achieve my ultimate goal of becoming a Preschool Teacher will be getting nervous and anxious during the interview process. I am a person who gets nervous and anxious easily when placed in certain situations. I know when I start the interview process I will be very nervous because I will have little experience and I truly want the job I am being considered for. To overcome this obstacle I will make sure that I am extremely prepared before every interview. I will have my portfolio ready and I will try to think of any possible questions I may be asked so I can formulate confident answers. I will always try to be sure that I am prepared, poised, and confident for every interview. Another obstacle I may face is having a hard time finding a job within my area. Teaching
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course AED 200 taught by Professor Daniels during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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