ERIC Number: ED229279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Professional Improvement Plans in Science.
Sousa, David A., Comp.; And Others
In 1982 the New Jersey Science Supervisors Association asked its members to submit samples of Professional Improvement Plans (PIPS) that they had developed for themselves as well as for their science teachers. Provided in this document, in chart format, are actual PIPS used by classroom teachers and science supervisors. The PIPS are divided into 12 categories: professional improvement, curriculum development, classroom management, student evaluation, community resources, career education, study skills, facilities, resources, methodology, safety, and supervision. No attempt was made to sort or categorize the PIPS by specific subject areas since many could be modified for any subject. Most PIPS contain three major components: objectives, activities, and evaluation. In each category, PIPS with all three components are listed first. Although most are related to secondary school, most PIPS could be adapted to the elementary level. An example of a PIP objective (under professional improvement) is to improve speech presentation in the classroom. Recording lessons at beginning/end of school year and recording at least three other lessons are suggested activities. Evaluation would be accomplished by analyzing recordings to discover occurences of vocal hesitation and to compare results of earlier and later recordings. The PIPS presented which seem outdated have been included for consideration with the application of modern technology, such as microcomputers. (JN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Classroom Techniques, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Laboratory Safety, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Supervision, Secondary School Science, Student Evaluation, Study Skills, Teacher Improvement
David A. Sousa, West Orange Board of Education, 22 Municipal Plaza, West Orange, NJ 07052 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey Science Supervisors Association.
Identifiers: New Jersey