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Principals, as instructional leaders, are in the throes of facilitating a paradigm shift away from thinking about the teaching and learning process through static teacher ratings toward supporting continuous cycles of improvement that are personalized and meaningful to each individual educator. Georgia’s new appraisal system is facilitating this shift, but principals and leaders need help to effectively support teachers in the many aspects of teaching and learning. We know this is quite a daunting task, which is why we designed the Professional Goal Setting and Action Planning for Georgia Educators Map.

The Map aligns to Georgia’s Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) in the areas of: Professional Knowledge, Instructional Planning, Instructional Strategies, Differentiated Instruction, Assessment Strategies and Uses, Positive Learning Environment, Academically Challenging Environment, Professionalism and Communication.

The Professional Goal Setting and Action Planning for Georgia Educators Map:

  • Supports the creation of professional learning goals.
  • Creates individual and campus-based professional learning plans.
  • Provides continuous, job-embedded, goal-aligned professional learning for educators.
  • Supports administrative teams in the delivery of personalized professional development while providing evidence-based feedback to educators.
  • Guides administrators as they document, with evidence, the impact of professional learning on educator and student outcomes, which can be used to satisfy new ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act) reporting requirements.

Map Content

Concepts and Skills

Professional Goal Setting and Action Planning for Georgia Educators map

This map contains 81 skills (Skill hexagon) grouped into 10 concepts (Concept).

  • Professional Knowledge
    • Learning Goal
    • Deconstructing a Standard
    • Depth of Knowledge
    • Curriculum Visibility
    • Authentic Learning
    • Instructional Research
  • Instructional Planning
    • Standards
    • College and Career Readiness
    • Aligning Instruction
    • Patterns in Data
    • Data-Driven Planning
    • Lesson Design
  • Assessment Strategies
    • Assessments
    • Goal-Directed Learning
    • Assessment Types
    • Assessment Creation
    • Formative Assessment
    • Quick Checks
    • Summative Assessment
    • Authentic Assessment
    • Digital Portfolios
    • Triangulation
    • Root-Cause Analysis
  • Assessment Uses
    • Evidence
    • Data Displays
    • Reflection
    • Data
    • Real-Time Response
    • Item Analysis
    • Patterns of Strength
    • Patterns of Need
    • Providing Feedback
    • Student Ownership
  • Positive Learning Environment
    • Classroom Setup
    • Establishing Norms
    • Assignments Workflow
    • Classroom Procedures
    • Managing Student Behavior
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Student Relationships
  • Academically Challenging Environment
    • Personalized Pathways
    • Student Recognition
    • Relevancy
    • Role Awareness
    • Transitions
  • Instructional Strategies
    • Learning Activities
    • Adjusting Groups
    • Select a Strategy
    • Use of Multiple Instructional Resources
    • Grouping Methods
    • Active Learning
    • Communicating with Students
    • Vetting Student Tools
    • Vetting Content Resources
  • Differentiated Instruction
    • Differentiation
    • Differentiation — Outcome
    • Differentiation — Method
    • Differentiation — Pace
    • Differentiation — Rigor
    • Differentiation — Intensity
    • Differentiation — Enrichment
    • Differentiation — Focus
    • Differentiation — Reteach
  • Professionalism
    • Goal Setting
    • Questioning
    • Positive Intent
    • Practice
    • Goal-Directed Learning
    • Professional Collaboration
  • Communication
    • Conferences
    • Stakeholders
    • Classroom Community
    • School Community
    • Community Connections
    • Family Contribution
    • Parent Involvement Programs
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Methods of Communication
    • Techniques for Communication
    • Professional Collaboration
    • Listening

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