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Danielle Vetesnik

Phone:
Email: dvetesnik@hotmail.com

Educator profile:
PDP term: 5 years
Years of educational experience: 1
License File Number: 0
License Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
School district:
Current educational assignment: Second Grade
Years in current assignment: 1
Present Licensure Stage: Pre-Service

Licensure stage sought: Initial

Professional Licensure Categories: Teacher
Professional Development Plan
Step I: Self-reflection
Document uploaded: Philosophy of Education Updated.pdf

Step II A. Description of School and Teaching,
Administrative, or Pupil Services Situation
Description of Position:
I am currently student teaching second grade at Westview Elementary.
School location/Setting:
Platteville School District is a rural district in Platteville Wisconsin. There are two elementary
schools, one middle school and one high school.
Demographics:
There are currently 225 students enrolled at Westview Elementary School. 4.4% are Asian or
Pacific Islander, 2.7% Hispanic, 6.2% Black, 85.8% White, and 0.9% American Indian or Alaska
Native. 8.0% of the student population is students with disabilities. 40.9% of students are
economically disadvantaged and 1.8% are limited English proficient
District Goals:
It is the goal of the Westview staff to provide a supportive and positive learning
environment. They are committed to meeting the individual needs of their students by
empowering them to be respectful, responsible, and productive lifelong learners.


Step II B. Description of Goal to be addressed
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.

Step II C. Rationale for the Goal: Links to Professional
Situation and Wisconsin Educator Standards
Goal: will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.
Rationale for the Goal and Link to Educational Situations: Westview elementary values the
use of a balanced literacy approach in each classroom. Teachers divide up 90 minutes a day so
students are able to participate in math and the balanced literacy framework. I want to
implement reading comprehension strategies into small group instruction and literacy centers so
that students read to learn.
Implementing reading comprehension strategies into small group instruction will scaffold
students understanding that there are steps they need to take to make sense of text. The purpose
of implementing comprehension strategies in small group instruction is so that students are with
peers at their same level, the teacher is able to facilitate discussion about what was read, and
students will feel comfortable being active in the conversations. During small group
instruction the students will practice the following important components of reading
comprehension: monitoring comprehension, using metacognitive strategies, using graphic and
semantic organizers, answering questions, generating questions, recognizing story structure, and
summarizing what they read. I intend to provide many opportunities for students to practice
reading comprehension strategies alone, or in pairs in a variety of literary centers.
Licensure standard(s) addressed in your plan:
Teacher:(1) The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures
of the disciplines he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these
aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.
Teacher:(2) The teacher understands how children with broad ranges of ability learn and
provides instruction that supports their intellectual, social and personal development.
Teacher:(3) The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning
and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs
of pupils, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
Teacher:(6) The teacher uses effective verbal and nonverbal communication techniques
as well as instructional media and technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration and
support interaction in the classroom.

Step II D. Plan for Assessing and Documenting the Goal
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.
I will assess my professional growth through:
- Summarizing what I learned during the courses, workshops, and meetings regarding reading
comprehension strategies that I attended.
- Narrating the highlights of growth I experienced as a result of the above opportunities.
- Using students data to assess my growth and improve my variety of teaching strategies.
- Notes from observing and meeting with colleagues.
I will assess my students' progress through:
-Formative and summative assessments measuring students reading comprehension.
- Students Beginning, Middle, and End charts.
- Notes from weekly conferences with students.
- Daily observations during small group guided reading, and literacy centers.

Step II E. Plan to Meet the Goal: Objectives, Activities,
Timeline, and Plan for Collaboration
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.
Objective: I will learn more about reading comprehension strategies.
Activities Timelines Collaboration Completed
Attend Sandy Warner's Reading Comprehension
Conference.
Port Elliot Elementary school.


May 2014 Facilitator
Attend Joseph K. Torgesen's
Strengthening Instruction in Reading
Comprehension workshop.
Florida State University/ The National Center for
Reading first Technical Assistance.

June 2014 Facilitator
Develop mini-lesson to meet the needs of the
students.
2015-
2020
Second Grade
Colleagues

Observe teachers who have successfully
implemented reading comprehension strategies into
their literacy centers, and small group reading
time.
2015-
2020
Teachers
Meet monthly with colleagues to discuss
strategies.
Ongoing
Second Grade
Team Teachers

Objective:
I will develop and implement assessment tools for reading comprehension strategies.
Activities Timelines Collaboration Completed
Attend Professional Development Strategies
That Work.
Westview elementary
July 2014 Facilitator
Attend Stacy Carpenter's Reading Assessment
Technique's workshop.
Lancaster High school.
July 2014 Facilitator
Participate in reading comprehension
assessment training.
2015-
2017
Teacher Colleagues
Collaborate with colleagues to determine best
assessment practices and develop rubrics.
2015-
2020
Teacher colleagues
Create beginning middle and end sheets for
students and parents.
2015-
2020
District Assessment
Coordinator

Objective:
Students will develop growth through the implementation of reading comprehension strategies.
Activities Timelines Collaboration Completed
Use self-reflection rubrics for students during
reading groups.
2015-
2020
Students
Students will complete Beginning Middle and End
sheets after the reading.
2015-
2020
Students
Students will complete daily journals free writing
about their book they are reading.
2015-
2020
Students
Parents and students will complete reading
comprehension surveys.
2015-
2020
Parents and
Students

Hold weekly reading conferences with students.
2016-
2018
Students
Documentation of the Plan
Step III: Annual Review of the PDP
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.
Step IV A: Evidence of Professional Growth and the Impact
of Professional Growth on Student Learning
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.
Step IV B: Reflection and Summary
Goal: I will research and implement reading comprehension strategies so that student learning
increases, as well as student interest and enjoyment of reading and language arts.