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Section 2: Reflect on Your Professional Practice

Self-Assessment of Learning Needs

Professional growth plans must reflect the teacher's self-assessed learning needs. Source: Alberta Education Policy 2.1.5 (Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation)

The self-assessment of teacher learning needs is critical to professional growth. Teachers develop their professional practice throughout their entire career. Therefore, self-assessment must be continuous and seamless with professional growth.

A new comprehensive digital, interactive Self-Reflection on My Professional Practice tool is available to assist teachers and school leaders in reflecting on the knowledge, skills and attributes of their professional practice as related to the Teaching Quality Standard and/or the Leadership Quality Standard. Results of the self-reflection appears in bar graph summary format, which ultimately leads to a self assessment of ones' learning needs. An online User Guide with Frequently Asked Questions is available to support users and to answer commonly asked questions.  

Section 3: Develop a Professional Growth Plan