The paper 'Personal Experience on Leadership of Professional Development' is a great example of a Management Assignment. In earlier modules, we were informed that a leader must not necessarily occupy a formal management position. A teacher is naturally a leader, a position bestowed upon the teacher, through an individual by the profession. However, in pursuit of professional development, one might occupy a higher formal leadership role within an institution of learning. For instance, school administrators hold an official professional role within learning environments, because they reign over both students and teachers (Lingard & Christie, 2003).
However, as a regular teacher, I have had to fill informal roles such as giving pieces of advice to colleagues and students, make certain meaningful decisions, and implement ideas gathered from a teacher workshop. A case in point can be traced back to a teacher seminar on the iTEC (Innovative Technologies for Engaging Classrooms), which had different participants and I had taken a leading role in guiding other members on the basics of it. I had gathered all the information I had on iTEC from Assche et al.
(2015), a book that presents a new and inclusive perspective to the uptake of ICT in learning institutions. I talked about the critical questions as well as proper pedagogical means of introducing ICT, and other technical artifacts that support the perspective, and finally on the appraisal in a large scale monitor and future developments. I was a recipient of newer information on iTEC that I obligingly communicated to my school when I went back. PART 2Critical Review of Literature on Professional DevelopmentThe pursuit of professional development is a gradual process that requires the dedication of time and effort.
Much like the corporate ladder in other professions, educators who achieve remarkable success in their careers invest tremendously in refining their skills. As Storey (2010) aasserts, the ability of the teacher to remain committed to achieving a set goal influence the overall progress of the institution as a whole. In this regard, the task of the educator incorporates a myriad of roles, and this requires persistence. Notably, professional development endeavors to facilitate classroom instructional strategies that enhance relevance and vigor throughout the curriculum.
Therefore, the main focus of evaluating whether professional standards are followed in embracing new technologies.
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