Guiding Questions for Developing an Action Plan for Professional Development:

A Process for Connecting Data to Planning




  1. Identify the critical issues that most impact this school (what are the school's strengths and challenges?).


  1. What appear to be the staff's greatest needs for effective technology use?


  1. Develop realistic objectives for this school (be sure these objectives are measurable).


  1. List some strategies you would employ to meet the objectives (consider both what's already working well and what needs to be improved).


  1. Identify criteria for measuring the success of your plan (what evidence will you look for?).


  1. What kinds of data will tell you if you've met the criteria and how might you collect that data?