As schools were faced with these daunting expectations to meet standards, state agencies, school boards, and administration all had to re-evaluate current practices, not only in the form of what should be taught, but how it should be taught (Performance Evaluation Advisory Council, n.d.). In more appropriate terms,
Our professional development sessions are conducted weekly in a variety of subject areas, and the monthly school-wide session, using interactive reform activities, align with the Danielson Framework for Teaching (Danielson, 2013) to showcase best practices of teachers and to develop grade-level performance tasks, looking at students’ work to provide individual feedback that is aligned with the teaching rubric in order to show academic progress and growth in the target areas of ELA and Math.
This artifact MyPlate lesson plan was one of the lesson plans I created to use for my Advanced Observation and Participation in Early Childhood/Primary Settings. This lesson falls under the content area of health and safety. Using the newest form of the nutritional chart MyPlate for this lesson plan. This this lesson plan the students would develop an understanding of the basis for healthy eating by using the MyPlate, by sort foods into their respective groups on the plate.
In order for me to demonstrate understanding of this standard, I must consider the impact of the family and community on student learning, contribute to the overall development and improvement of the school, and work with other educators to share knowledge and improve practice. My artifact contributes to school initiatives, projects, and organizations teaching me how to teach and reach my ESL students through different strategies. The ESO training was beneficial for me to gain a deeper understanding of how important communication is when teaching others. I learned it is important to my lessons to include group work instead of individual work (and vice versa), evaluate students' performance on a test to decide whether to reteach the concept or move on to a new one. It is very important to collaborate with other teachers sharing fresh ideas and exchanging a variety of strategies to help relief the stress of math problems. The ESO training used everyday problems to solve math problems. Because we use math in our everyday life it is essential for me to keep my parents informed through emails and phone
SC1 Demonstrated understanding of initiatives in student learning including the Standards, the Principles of Learning and Teaching P-12 and Assessment and Reporting Advice and the capacity to implement curriculum programs consistent with their intent.
Over the course of my analysis I learned a great deal about this artifact using each method individually. However, I believe the biggest impact of this analysis comes from looking at the findings of the two types of criticism combined.
In some point in our lives we feel accomplished, while other parts we feel challenged by certain things. Humans can go through the lowest points in their lives due to setbacks that could occur in one’s life. My artifact portrays Pi’s hope, unity, authority, and strong perseverance in the face of adversity; that is, the struggles that brings him living in the pacific with a large tiger. It consists of Pi’s hand joining with Richard Parker’s, a watch on Pi’s hand, and an orange whistle.
Our parish has seen a drop in the math scores with the new PARCC test. With this weakness being of the utmost importance, a responsible district leader, should engage in professional practice by ensuring that their administrators and teachers are working as a team to improve student achievement. Everyone should work together in order to promote positive change concerning this districts math scores. Observations should be conducted by the administrators and by district level supervisors in order to find any strength and weaknesses that may need to be addressed. ISLLC standard 2, states that the school administrator should sustain an instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional growth. In order to do this, everyone on the team must be open to diversity and innovation, which includes the constructive criticism from the Danielson Rubric used during observations, and adoption of new curriculums. The district level supervisors have to provide professional development for all teachers in order to implement a new curriculum
This artifact represents my ability to work collaboratively with one of my peers. We created the provided lesson and then taught the lesson at North Schuylkill Elementary school to a class of kindergarteners. This experience requires use to co-teach, co-plan and co-reflect to make sure this experience was as successful as possible. This artifact fits under standard #10: leadership and collaboration, since it demonstrates how I worked collaboratively with a peer to create and administer a lesson. By working together, we were able to ensure that each learner in the classroom would learn the necessary content. This is a representation of my best work since the lesson and activities my partner and I created were very well written and helped guide
Task 1 requires you to submit a written piece of work covering all learning outcomes (LO1s, LO2s & LO3s) with a reflective account embedded in the context of work.
The South Carolina ABC Notebook demonstrates that I understand APS 6 since it provides the appropriate content for learners based on the standards of the State of South Carolina. Additionally, the South Carolina ABC Notebook is accurate, age appropriate, and standards based with objectives developed using guidelines directly from the standards. The South Carolina Standards were used to determine what should be taught and the suitable pace in which to deliver the appropriate content to learners. Additionally, the artifact for APS 6 was developed to promote meaningful and successful learning for all students regardless of their learning abilities and styles. By utilizing a variety of formats, tools, and methods
This artifact is a reflection on a presentation I attended by Tim Wise. The presentation focused on social, racial and economic inequality in America and how that has an impact on many things within our country. This presentation impacted me so much as a person and future teacher since it made me more aware of all of the different injustices my students could face and the diversity I will have in my future classroom. This artifact fits under standard #9: professional learning and ethical practice, since this reflection demonstrates how I am continuing to learn and attend presentations to help me adjust my way of teaching. This is only one of the presentations that I have attended throughout my college career but it was also one that stuck with,
An effective school leader possesses skills to create, implement, evaluate, improve and share a staff development plan. I met with Ben Rhodes, Sandy Creek Middle School’s principal, to interview him on the specific elements of his yearly staff development plan. We began with the design process focusing on the district and school goals. District goals include improving literacy across the content areas in reading and writing, Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum (GVC). Guaranteed and Viable Technology (GVT), and Closing the Achievement Gap (Equity in Excellence). Using a variety of assessments to focus on specific needs, Ben Rhodes and Mary Sonya, our Pupil Achievement Specialist, examined CSAP, Explore, MAP, and RAD data. They use the
This artifact is from Seminar in Administrative Policy Making (6035) during the Fall 2016 semester. The assignments were throughout the semester. The purpose of the assignments was to prepare the students to discuss the weekly readings assigned. After each reading, I had to write a summary of I read. Those assignments no longer increasing my writing skills, but it also in increase my critical thinking skills. I had to prepare to think critically each class meeting because the professor was asking students’ challenging questions about the readings, which lead me to develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.