A Sample Professional Development Plan

Side view of a monthly desk calendar - showing the week from the 5 - 10.

Are you a novice interpreter who struggles incorporating classifiers in your work? How about recognizing fingerspelled word?  When a deaf person starts to fingerspell something, does it make you a little (or a lot) nervous? If you answer yes to any or all of these questions, you are not alone.
To support your professional development, the CATIE Center has developed a month-long plan with a series of activities that focus on these three competencies:  classifiers, fingerspelled word recognition and maintaining composure.
This sample plan is an example of how you can create your own Individual Development Plan (IDP) process that is customized to your own needs.  More information on that will be forthcoming, but we wanted to start with a concrete sample so you can practice with it and get a sense of what works for you in terms of mixing and spacing out exercises.
The plan contains a series of activities from the GTC Resource Library that are varied and spaced out to take advantage of the principles from the book Make It Stick that are explained in the Effective Learning and Practice modules.


Table with activities for monthly IDP plan on classifiers and fingerspelled word recognition

Create a copy of the plan in Google Docs.  

(You can download it as a Word doc or PDF if you would like.)

Cartoon graphic of GoReact interface with presentation on left side of screen, an interpreter in the center, and comment panel on right side.Using GoReact with the Plan

If you would like to use GoReact with the plan, click here for more information about how you can use GoReact as a tool for looking at your work and discussing it with others.