Grand Canyon University Comprehensive Professional Development Plan Paper

Comprehensive Professional Development Plan

Reading/Literacy specialists are often responsible for developing comprehensive professional development plans to support teachers as they work to improve students' reading and writing skills. These professional development plans go beyond single sessions into deeper, job-embedded partnerships and collaborations between the reading/literacy specialist and the teachers or staff working with students on literacy growth.

Develop a professional development plan for your clinical field experience site. Select three topics based on the teacher interviews in Topic 3 and your classroom observations to include in your professional development plan.

The professional development plan will outline how you will address each of the three selected topics throughout the school year. Include appropriate professional development strategies aligned with the needs of the adult learners at your field experience site.

In 500-750 words, include the following in your overall plan:

  • Learning objectives for each professional development session.
  • Summary of what each session will include.
  • Engagement strategies for individual and group learning.
  • Calendar that includes dates and short descriptions for each PD session.
  • Graphics, templates, or other relevant examples pertaining to the topics.
  • Justification why each topic was selected and how the topic will foster a positive , literacy-rich learning environment.
  • How you will support collaboration among teachers and maintain positive dispositions throughout the professional development process.