Manchester College Department of Education: Goals and Objectives, based on the INTASC Principles
"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know." -Daniel Boorstin
Curriculum * Assessment * Relationships * Environment *
C1- Plans informative, developmentally appropriate lessons and/or units INTASC 2, 3, 4, 7 NBPTS 1,2
The presentation in Foundations of Exceptional Learners over Emotional/Behavioral Disorders showed that I can adjust a common lesson or unit to work well with students with/without specific disorders. Rubric and Handout.
C2- Teaches subject matter accurately to insure that students can meet P-12 academic standards INTASC 1, 3, 4, 7 NBPTS 1,2
C3- Uses interdisciplinary instruction as appropriate INTASC 1, 7 NBPTS 1,2
C4- Addresses subject matter from various points of view INTASC 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 NBPTS 1,2
C5- Teaches students to use critical thinking and problem solving strategies INTASC 4, 5, 7 NBPTS1,2
The lesson plan Concept Charades that I created in Creative Dramatics uses movement and actions to express feelings and concepts without using communication. The students must think critically to use their bodies the way author's use words to portray emotions of their characters. This covers the state standard over characters and writing styles.
C6- Uses effective questioning strategies INTASC 4, 5, 7 NBPTS 1,2
I created a group of discussion questions over three separate Shakespearean plays in a Shakespeare class I took in the fall of 2011. Through theses discussion questions, I covered a wide variety of different types of open-ended questions that could lead into a through provoking group conversation. Set 1. Set 2. Set 3.
…assesses students’ learning and development with a variety of measures to aid in appropriate and effective instructional planning
A1- Develops appropriate tools to assess learning INTASC 4, 8 NBPTS 3
I attended the workshop over Response to Instruction (RTI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) on November 11, 2011 and learned that there are different ways to assess students on what they are learning. Through RTI assessment a student can be identified at an earlier stage in their struggles and through PBIS a school can be a positive safe environment. Reflection. Reference.
A2- Assesses learning through standardized and/or teacher constructed tests to drive future instruction INTASC 8 NBPTS 3
A3- Assesses learning through appropriate alternative measures to drive future instruction INTASC 4, 8 NBPTS 3
A4- Uses a variety of appropriate, authentic assessment tools and methods INTASC 4, 8 NBPTS 3
…establishes professional and reciprocal relationships with others invested in P-12 students’ learning
R1- Demonstrates sensitivity for diversity with students, colleagues, parents, college faculty, and/or community agencies INTASC 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 NBPTS 5
Through the Diversity Presentation I showed an understanding and sensitivity for my future students and their families and things I can do as an English teacher to help my students understand, embrace, and preserve other's cultures.
R2- Demonstrates with full awareness of ethical and legal responsibilities of teachers INTASC 7, 8, 9 NBPTS 4,5
In Introduction to Social Work I had to create a career path paper of the laws and responsibilities of a teacher and their day to day activities. By doing this assignment I gained a better understanding on what it takes to be a teacher and the responsibilities I will have.
R3- Values life-long learning, personal/professional development, and/or service orientation INTASC 9 NBPTS 4, 5
By attending the ARC Dance I explored my preconceptions I had of exceptional learners prior to attending. This service project helped strengthen my values, beliefs, and attitudes toward working with people with disabilities.
R4- Models appropriate oral communication skills INTASC 6 NBPTS 1, 2
Working weekly with students through Partners in Learning I tutored students in a variety of different subjects and answered their questions and established relationships with high school age students to the point where they were comfortable approaching me first.
R5- Models appropriate written communication skills INTASC 6 NBPTS 1, 2
My autobiography, A Look Through My Eyes, properly communicates my life story, my previous experience teaching, and the reasons why I want to be a teacher.
R6- Motivates students to learn individually, collaboratively, and cooperatively INTASC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 NBPTS 1,2, 3
R7- Plans lessons in collaborative teams INTASC 6, 10 NBPTS 5
…creates positive and caring environments for student development and learning
E1- Differentiates learning opportunities that respond to individual learning styles and learning challenges INTASC 2, 3, 4, 5 NBPTS 1, 2, 3
E2- Uses a variety of teaching methods and materials INTASC 2, 3, 4 NBPTS 1, 2, 3
E3- Uses a variety of appropriate media and technology INTASC 2, 3, 4 NBPTS 1, 2, 3
E4- Keeps records to monitor, document, and report student progress INTASC 8, 10 NBPTS 1, 3
E5- Manages student behavior in positive, safe ways INTASC 2, 5 NBPTS 1,3
By doing a Bullying and Cyber-Bullying presentation in Intro to Teaching, I learned what exactly each type of bullying is and how to prevent/react it in the classroom and the laws behind it. By being aware of what each are I now know the warning signs and how to make the classroom a safe and positive environment. Bullying Handout. Bullying Power-Point Test. Rubric.
In Intro to Teaching I observed a teacher's classroom management style for a full week and watched how she reacted to her student's actions. By observing her I gained a different way to manage student behavior in a supportive safe classroom. Reflection on the Experience on a Whole.
E6- Models conflict resolution skills INTASC 2, 5, 8 NBPTS 1, 3
E7- Engages in research and reflection on best practices in teaching strategies INTASC 1, 2, 7, 9 NBPTS 4, 5
Through my professional Credo, I took time to reflect on my thoughts and philosophies I have developed at Manchester College and will use in my future classroom. I researched the different teaching philosophies and concluded with will be the best styles for my classroom. Rubric.