Use the arrows or click on each circle in the slider below to identify the focus of, and resources for, each step of the professional learning process. This circle slider also identifies Google Docs specific to each of the six steps that guide the development of a professional learning plan.
The process has been designed so it can serve an individual educator, cohort, school community, or used to plan professional learning for an entire school authority.
Step One: Focus on Vision and Goals
Learn about the goals, principles, and processes of the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Professional Learning process.
Use the Planning Tool and Reporting Tool to establish a vision and identify your goals.
Start to develop a professional learning plan, using the PD Planning Tool template provided for the Professional Learning Plan.
Step Two: Focus on Success
Explore the competencies associated with the goal for each pillar, as well as interrelated attributes, skills, and understandings that support each goal.
Use the PD Planning Tool template for the Indicators of Success Tool as your project resource for this step.
Step Three: Focus on Current Professional Learning Activities
Create an inventory of relevant professional learning activities in which you have participated and their impact on student learning.
Use the PD Planning Tool template for the Indicators of Success Tool to assess how your current professional learning activities support the goal for each pillar.
Use the PD Planning Tool template for the Self-Assessment Tool to situate yourself on a continuum of learning.
Step Four: Focus on Leadership and Mentorship
Identify areas in which you can provide mentorship, resources, and expertise to support other educators.
Summarize your areas of strength using the the PD Planning Tool template for the Self-Assessment Tool: Summary of Areas of Strength. Consult this summary to identify sources of mentorship and leadership opportunities.
Step Five: Focus on Building Capacity
Assess your competency with the goals of the four pillars. Use this self-assessment to identify key focus areas in which you will build capacity for professional learning and growth. These areas can support competencies in the Teaching Quality Standard or Leadership Quality Standard.
Use the PD Planning Tool template for the Self-Assessment Tool: Summary of Areas of Focus to identify your key focus areas and goals.
Step Six: Focus on Planning
Focus on the development of your Professional Learning Plan.
Use the Professional Learning Plan and Learning Roadmap PD Planning Tools to identify strategic pathways and actions for implementation.
Consult the resources and supports on each of the four pillar webpages. Use the resource gallery on the Learning to Do webpage to find curriculum-specific resources.