Goals for the 2010-11 School Year

Following directly on the heels of my last post, here are my goals for the upcoming school year:

Teaching
Along with my planning team, I will write an 11th grade Global History curriculum, that Humanities department chairs and school administrators agree is a model for how Humanities classes should be taught at Bronx Lab because they will support students in producing excellent authentic, project-based assessment work that serve as formative assessments towards high Regents achievement and college-readiness.

Each of the six Global History projects done this year will meet at least 8 of the 9 criteria for Project Based Learning from the Buck Institute for Education.

Students will experience at least one historical simulation, participate in at least one Socratic Seminar, and write at least one essay in each unit.

Leadership
By the end of the year, every social studies course will have at least four revised, authentic, project-based assessment that has received constructive criticism from other members of the Social Studies Department. These projects will assess students on at least 75% of the OAH National History Standards that the department agreed to use last year.

Advisory
100% of my new advisees will either graduate or earn at least ten credits by June.

Personal / Professional Development
At least once per week, I will write and publish a reflective piece of writing to assess in my professional practice things that worked well, things that need to improve, and/or ideas for the future.

Every two months, I will write and publish a self-evaluation of how I am doing on these goals.

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