Professional Growth Plans

In Alberta, every teacher employed by a school system must develop and implement an annual plan for professional growth that outlines the professional development activities the teacher intends to undertake in that year.

A teacher’s annual growth plan shall:

  • Reflect goals and objectives based on an assessment of learning needs by the individual teacher
  • Show a demonstrable relationship to the Teaching Quality Standard
  • Take into consideration the educational plans for the school, school board and Alberta Education

The plan is to be submitted for review or approval early in in the fall and is also reviewed at the end of the year.  A teacher who does not complete a plan may be subject to discipline. A growth plan may include mentorship or supervision of a student teacher and may be a multi-year plan.

The detailed requirements for an annual teacher professional growth plan (TPGP) are outlined in the Provincial Policy 2.1.5 Teacher Growth, Supervision and Evaluation Policy of Alberta Education.

The Alberta Teachers' Association has developed the following instructive and informative tools and resources intended to help teachers develop a professional growth plan. The tools and resources have been organized into six sections:

For more information about teacher professional growth, supervision and evaluation, contact Association PD staff at 780-447-9400 (in Edmonton) or (elsewhere in Alberta).

Cliquez ici pour accéder à la page intitulée Plans de croissance professionnelle. Pour plus de renseignements sur la formation continue, la supervision ou l'évaluation, contactez le personnel du secteur Perfectionnement professional à Edmonton au 780-447-9400, ou composez le 1-800-232-7208 d'ailleurs en Alberta.