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Assignment 2: Professional Development Plan

Due Week 10 and worth 150 points

Write a seven to eight (7-8) page, three-part Professional Growth Plan in which you focus upon the following areas of personal and professional growth: 

· Part 1: Content Knowledge and Resources

· Part 2: Competencies

· Part 3: Reflective Activities  

For Part 1, use the Internet to research professional organizations, grant opportunities, and / or virtual learning communities pertinent to both the theme of your portfolio, and your current or prospective work environment.

For Part 3, use your textbook or the Internet to research information on teaching and learning through reflective practice.

Part 1: Content Knowledge and Resources

1. Select at least two (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and / or virtual learning communities that you have researched, and analyze the manner in which you would utilize the organizations you selected to support your continued professional development.  

2. Predict at least three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular significance within the next decade, or choose three (3) remaining questions that you ponder which relate to both the theme of your portfolio and your current or prospective work environment. 

3. Select one (1) of the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme and work environment, and construct an annotated bibliography of at least five (5) print and non-print resources to consult in the future. 

Part 2: Competencies

4. Specify the development of your information literacy / research skills throughout your coursework. Provide one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from previous coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired knowledge within this area. Note: If you do not have papers / artifacts / examples, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s).

5. Develop a plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal and professional growth plan. Your plan must include, at a minimum:

a. Three to five (3-5) information literacy goals

b. Potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the information literacy goals  

c. Relevant strategies for applying the literacy skills in educational / work environment

6. Specify the development of your writing skills throughout your coursework. Provide one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from previous coursework to demonstrate your change(s) and learning in this area. Identify plans for continued writing development as part of your personal and professional growth plan. Note: If you do not have papers / artifacts / examples, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s).

7. Create an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #6, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Your plan must include, at a minimum:

a. Three to five (3-5) goals

b. Three to five (3-5) key steps that you plan to take for further evaluation and continuous improvement

c. Potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve these goals 

d. Relevant strategies for applying the plan in educational / work environment

Part 3: Reflective Activities

8. Ascertain whether or not you met the reflection goal that you established in Week 3 of this course. Analyze the significant way(s) and extent to which the process of reflection caused you to become a more reflective practitioner. 

9. Propose two to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your reflective process. Provide a rationale to support your response.

10. Propose two to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective activities within your current or prospective work environment. Provide at least one (1) example of such application to support your response.

11. Upload Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio. Copy and paste your portfolio’s URL into the comment box of Assignment 2 to submit the assignment to Blackboard.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Apply theoretical and practical knowledge gained in prior program courses to explore a new topic or synthesize understanding in the concentration area and the overall Master of Education program.

· Develop a working portfolio that focuses on a specific theme or project tied to the Master of Education program goals and the learner’s area of concentration.

· Create materials that demonstrate the analysis, synthesis, and intersection of course work in the Master of Education program.

· Use technology and information resources to research information about education.

· Write clearly and concisely about education using proper writing mechanics.

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.

  

Points: 150

Assignment 2: Professional Development Plan

 

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

 

Part 1: Content   Knowledge and Resources

 

1. Select at least two   (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and / or virtual   learning communities that you have researched, and analyze the manner in   which you would utilize the organizations you selected to support your   continued professional development.
  Weight: 4%

Did not submit or   incompletely selected at least two (2) of the professional organizations,   grant opportunities, and / or virtual learning communities that you have   researched; did not submit or incompletely analyzed the manner in which you   would utilize the organizations you selected to support your continued   professional development.

Partially selected at   least two (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and /   or virtual learning communities that you have researched; partially analyzed   the manner in which you would utilize the organizations you selected to   support your continued professional development.

Satisfactorilyselected   at least two (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and   / or virtual learning communities that you have researched;   satisfactorilyanalyzed the manner in which you would utilize the   organizations you selected to support your continued professional   development.

Thoroughly selected at   least two (2) of the professional organizations, grant opportunities, and /   or virtual learning communities that you have researched; thoroughly analyzed   the manner in which you would utilize the organizations you selected to   support your continued professional development.

 

2. Predict at least   three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular significance within   the next decade, or choose three (3) remaining questions that you ponder   which relate to both the theme of your portfolio and your current or   prospective work environment.

Weight: 5%

Did not submit or   incompletely predicted at least three (3) issues that you believe will be of   particular significance within the next decade; or did not submit or   incompletely chose three (3) remaining questions that you ponder which relate   to both the theme of your portfolio and your current or prospective work   environment.

Partiallypredicted at   least three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular significance   within the next decade; or partially chose three (3) remaining questions that   you ponder which relate to both the theme of your portfolio and your current   or prospective work environment.

Satisfactorily   predicted at least three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular   significance within the next decade; or satisfactorily chose three (3)   remaining questions that you ponder which relate to both the theme of your   portfolio and your current or prospective work environment.

Thoroughly predicted   at least three (3) issues that you believe will be of particular significance   within the next decade; or thoroughly chose three (3) remaining questions   that you ponder which relate to both the theme of your portfolio and your   current or prospective work environment.

 

3. Select one (1) of   the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme and work   environment, and construct an annotated bibliography of at least five (5)   print and non-print resources to consult in the future.
  Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely selected one (1) of the issues or questions you identified in   relation to your theme and work environment; did not submit or incompletely   constructed an annotated bibliography of at least five (5) print and   non-print resources to consult in the future.

Partiallyselected one   (1) of the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme and   work environment; partially constructed an annotated bibliography of at least   five (5) print and non-print resources to consult in the future.

Satisfactorilyselected   one (1) of the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme   and work environment; satisfactorilyconstructed an annotated bibliography of   at least five (5) print and non-print resources to consult in the future.

Thoroughlyselected one   (1) of the issues or questions you identified in relation to your theme and   work environment; thoroughlyconstructed an annotated bibliography of at least   five (5) print and non-print resources to consult in the future.

 

Part 2: Competencies

 

4. Specify the   development of your information literacy / research skills throughout your   coursework. Provide one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from   previous coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired   knowledge within this area. Note: If you do not have papers   / artifacts / examples, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous   assignment(s).
  Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely specified the development of your information literacy /   research skills throughout your coursework. Did not submit or incompletely   provided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from or, if you   have none of these, description(s) of previous coursework in order to   demonstrate your change(s) and acquired knowledge within this area.

Partiallyspecified the   development of your information literacy / research skills throughout your   coursework. Partially provided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts /   examples from or, if you have none of these, description(s) of previous   coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired knowledge   within this area.

Satisfactorilyspecified   the development of your information literacy / research skills throughout   your coursework. Satisfactorily provided one to three (1-3) papers /   artifacts / examples from or, if you have none of these, description(s) of   previous coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired   knowledge within this area.

Thoroughly specified   the development of your information literacy / research skills throughout   your coursework. Thoroughly provided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts /   examples from or, if you have none of these, description(s) of previous   coursework in order to demonstrate your change(s) and acquired knowledge   within this area.

 

5a. Develop a plan for   continued information literacy development as part of your personal and   professional growth plan that includes three to five (3-5) information   literacy goals.

Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely developed a plan for continued information literacy development   as part of your personal and professional growth plan that includes three to   five (3-5) information literacy goals.

Partially developed a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes three to five (3-5) information   literacy goals.

Satisfactorily   developed a plan for continued information literacy development as part of   your personal and professional growth plan that includes three to five (3-5)   information literacy goals.

Thoroughlydeveloped a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes three to five (3-5) information   literacy goals.

 

5b. Develop a plan for   continued information literacy development as part of your personal and   professional growth plan that includes potential means (e.g., organizations   and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the information literacy goals.

Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely developed a plan for continued information literacy development   as part of your personal and professional growth plan that includes potential   means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the   information literacy goals.

Partially developed a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes potential means (e.g.,   organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the information   literacy goals.

Satisfactorily   developed a plan for continued information literacy development as part of   your personal and professional growth plan that includes potential means   (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the   information literacy goals.

Thoroughly developed a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes potential means (e.g.,   organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve the information   literacy goals.

 

5c. Develop a plan for   continued information literacy development as part of your personal and   professional growth plan that includes relevant strategies for applying the   literacy skills in educational / work environment.

Weight: 3%

Did not submit or incompletely   developed a plan for continued information literacy development as part of   your personal and professional growth plan that includes relevant strategies   for applying the literacy skills in educational / work environment.

Partially developed a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes relevant strategies for applying   the literacy skills in educational / work environment.

Satisfactorily   developed a plan for continued information literacy development as part of   your personal and professional growth plan that includes relevant strategies   for applying the literacy skills in educational / work environment.

Thoroughly developed a   plan for continued information literacy development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan that includes relevant strategies for applying   the literacy skills in educational / work environment.

 

6. Specify the   development of your writing skills throughout your coursework. Provide one to   three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from previous coursework to   demonstrate your change(s) and learning in this area. Identify plans for   continued writing development as part of your personal and professional   growth plan. Note: If you do not have papers / artifacts /   examples, attach the description(s) of your chosen previous assignment(s).

Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely specified the development of your writing skills throughout your   coursework. Did not submit or incompletely provided one to three (1-3) papers   / artifacts / examples from or, if you have none of these, description(s) of   previous coursework to demonstrate your change(s) and learning in this area.   Did not submit or incompletely identified plans for continued writing   development as part of your personal and professional growth plan.

Partially specified   the development of your writing skills throughout your coursework. Partially   provided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from or, if you   have none of these, description(s) of previous coursework to demonstrate your   change(s) and learning in this area. Partially identified plans for continued   writing development as part of your personal and professional growth plan.

Satisfactorily   specified the development of your writing skills throughout your coursework.   Satisfactorily provided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from   or, if you have none of these, description(s) of previous coursework to   demonstrate your change(s) and learning in this area. Satisfactorily   identified plans for continued writing development as part of your personal   and professional growth plan.

Thoroughlyspecified   the development of your writing skills throughout your coursework.   Thoroughlyprovided one to three (1-3) papers / artifacts / examples from or,   if you have none of these, description(s) of previous coursework to   demonstrate your change(s) and learning in this area. Thoroughly identified   plans for continued writing development as part of your personal and   professional growth plan.

 

7a. Create an action   plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Include three to   five (3-5) goals.
  Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely created an action plan geared toward both building upon your   personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in   Journal Entry #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio   theme. Did not submit or incompletely included three to five (3-5) goals.

Partially created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Partially included   three to five (3-5) goals.

Satisfactorily created   an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and   professional strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry   #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme.   Satisfactorily included three to five (3-5) goals.

Thoroughlycreated an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Thoroughly   included three to five (3-5) goals.

 

7b. Create an action   plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional strength(s),   which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward improving   your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Include three to five (3-5)   key steps that you plan to take for further evaluation and continuous   improvement.
  Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely created an action plan geared toward both building upon your   personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in   Journal Entry #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your   portfolio theme. Did not submit or incompletely included three to five (3-5)   key steps that you plan to take for further evaluation and continuous   improvement.

Partiallycreated an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Partially included   three to five (3-5) key steps that you plan to take for further evaluation   and continuous improvement.

Satisfactorily created   an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and   professional strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry   #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme.   Satisfactorily included three to five (3-5) key steps that you plan to take   for further evaluation and continuous improvement.

Thoroughly created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Thoroughly   included three to five (3-5) key steps that you plan to take for further   evaluation and continuous improvement.

 

7c. Create an action   plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Include potential   means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve   these goals.
  Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely created an action plan geared toward both building upon your   personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in   Journal Entry #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your   portfolio theme. Did not submit or incompletely included potential means   (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to achieve these   goals.

Partially created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Partially included   potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to   achieve these goals.

Satisfactorilycreated   an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Satisfactorily   included potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may   utilize) to achieve these goals.

Thoroughly created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Thoroughly included   potential means (e.g., organizations and resources that you may utilize) to   achieve these goals.

 

7d. Create created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Include relevant   strategies for applying the plan in educational / work environment.
  Weight: 3%

Did not submit or   incompletely created an action plan geared toward both building upon your   personal and professional strength(s), which you identified previously in   Journal Entry #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your   portfolio theme. Did not submit or incompletely included relevant strategies   for applying the plan in educational / work environment.

Partially created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Partially included   relevant strategies for applying the plan in educational / work environment.

Satisfactorilycreated   an action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and   professional strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry   #7, and toward improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme.   Satisfactorily included relevant strategies for applying the plan in   educational / work environment.

Thoroughly created an   action plan geared toward both building upon your personal and professional   strength(s), which you identified previously in Journal Entry #7, and toward   improving your weaknesses related to your portfolio theme. Thoroughly   included relevant strategies for applying the plan in educational / work environment.

 

Part 3: Reflective   Activities

 

8. Ascertain whether   or not you met the reflection goal that you established in Week 3 of this   course. Analyze the significant way(s) and extent to which the process of   reflection caused you to become a more reflective practitioner.
  Weight: 10%

Did not submit or   incompletely ascertained whether or not you met the reflection goal that you   established in Week 3 of this course. Did not submit or incompletely analyzed   the significant way(s) and extent to which the process of reflection caused   you to become a more reflective practitioner.

Partially ascertained   whether or not you met the reflection goal that you established in Week 3 of   this course. Partially analyzed the significant way(s) and extent to which   the process of reflection caused you to become a more reflective   practitioner.

Satisfactorily   ascertained whether or not you met the reflection goal that you established   in Week 3 of this course. Satisfactorily analyzed the significant way(s) and   extent to which the process of reflection caused you to become a more   reflective practitioner.

Thoroughly ascertained   whether or not you met the reflection goal that you established in Week 3 of   this course. Thoroughly analyzed the significant way(s) and extent to which   the process of reflection caused you to become a more reflective practitioner.

 

9. Propose two to   three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your   reflective process. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  Weight: 5%

Did not submit or   incompletely proposed two to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order   to strengthen your reflective process. Did not submit or incompletely   provided a rationale to support your response.

Partially proposed two   to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your   reflective process. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.

Satisfactorilyproposed   two to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your   reflective process. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your   response.

Thoroughly proposed   two to three (2-3) measures that you would use in order to strengthen your   reflective process. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

 

10. Propose two to   three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective activities within   your current or prospective work environment.  Provide at least   one (1) example of such application to support your response.
  Weight: 5%

Did not submit or   incompletely proposed two to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued   reflective activities within your current or prospective work environment.   Did not submit or incompletely provided at least one (1) example of such   application to support your response.

Partially proposed two   to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective activities   within your current or prospective work environment.  Partially   provided at least one (1) example of such application to support your   response.

Satisfactorily   proposed two to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective   activities within your current or prospective work   environment.  Satisfactorily provided at least one (1) example of   such application to support your response.

Thoroughly proposed   two to three (2-3) ways that you would apply continued reflective activities   within your current or prospective work environment.  Thoroughly   provided at least one (1) example of such application to support your   response.

 

11. Upload Assignment   2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.
  Weight: 5%

Did not submit or   incompletelyuploaded Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

Partially uploaded   Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

Satisfactorily   uploaded Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

Thoroughly uploaded   Assignment 2 to your Optimal Resume portfolio.

 

12. Writing Mechanics, Grammar, and Formatting

Weight: 5%

Serious and persistent   errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Partially free of   errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Mostly free of errors   in grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

Error free or almost   error free grammar, spelling, punctuation, or formatting.

 

13. Appropriate use of  APA style for citations

Weight: 5%

Lack of in-text   citations and / or lack of reference section.

In-text citations and   references are provided, but they are only partially formatted correctly in   APA style.

Most in-text citations   and references are provided, and they are generally formatted correctly in   APA style.

In-text citations and   references are error free or almost error free and consistently formatted   correctly in APA style.

 

14. Clarity and Coherence of Writing

Weight: 5%

Information is   confusing to the reader and fails to include reasons and evidence that   logically support ideas.

Information is   partially clear with minimal reasons and evidence that logically support   ideas.

Information is mostly   clear and generally supported with reasons and evidence that logically   support ideas.

 

Information is   provided in a clear, coherent, and consistent manner with reasons and   evidence that logically support ideas.

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