Name: __________________________________________ Semester/Year:_________________________________
Directions: Complete the following form and then print a hard copy for the School of Education.
For your convenience the form below is also sent to you electronically. [This form is designed to reflect the
main components of the PDP Writing Form found at
http://dpi.wi.gov/tepdl/pdp.html. HOWEVER, at this juncture,
we are simplifying the responses through the WLC-created form. (You need to click through a couple of screens on
the initial educator to get to the DPI form.)]
Step 1: Reflection—This is to be the last entry of your journal in which you overview your entire student teaching
experience and identify strengths and weaknesses.
Insert your summative reflection:
Step 2: Writing the Plan—Components
A. Description of School and Teaching Situation. (This is about the situation, not your teaching performance.)
Description of School, Teaching Situation:
The following four components are treated together goal by goal:
B. Identify 2-3 goals that you need to work on during your first years of teaching—based on your last journal reflection.
[Goals statements start out with “I will (some measurable verb) study, research, apply, learn, etc., so that (describe
how this impacts student learning).]
C. Link each one to a standard. Provide a rationale for each goal and its relationship to the standard.
D. Then include possible strategies or activities you would use to accomplish your goals. (Activities such as
coursework, projects, resources, workshops, action research, observations of experts, etc.)
E. Describe a method that could be used to assess your growth and the improvement in student learning.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN (PDP)
COMPLETION OF TEACHER CANDIDACY