Rob Reynolds E-PORTFOLIO My portfolio has been designed to provide you with a review of my academic and professional background and to show evidence of meeting the Iowa Teaching Standards. Tell me and I will forget, Show me and I will learn, Involve me and I Will Understand. --Chinese proverb To Dr. Dowdle’s Questions Faith Standard License Honors
INDEX State of Iowa Teaching Standards Standard 1 Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district's student achievement goals. Standard 2 Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position. Standard 3 Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction. Standard 4 Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students. Standard 5 Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning. Assessment Standard 6 Demonstrates competence in classroom management . Standard 7 Engages in professional growth . Standard 8 Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district. Faith Standard Demonstrates an active faith life professionally as well as personally. Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 1 Demonstrates ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district's student achievement goals.
Provides evidence of student learning to students, families, and staff. Artifact:
Implements strategies supporting student, building, and district goals. Artifact:
c. Uses student performance data as a guide for decision making. Artifact:
d. Accepts and demonstrates responsibility for creating a classroom culture that supports the learning of every student. Artifact: :
e. Creates an environment of mutual respect, rapport, and fairness. Artifact:
f. Participates in and contributes to a school culture that focuses on improved student learning. Artifact:
g. Communicates with students, families, colleagues, and communities effectively and accurately. Artifact:
Course Syllabus Mimio Work Faith Standard License Honors
1G. This syllabus is handed out the first day of school. I use it to communicate with students and parents the expectations of my course. I also refer to it occasionally throughout the year as a reminder.
Standard 1 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 2 Demonstrates competence in content knowledge appropriate to the teaching position.
a. Understands and uses key concepts, underlying themes, relationships, and different perspectives related to the content area. Artifact:
b. Uses knowledge of student development to make learning experiences in the content area meaningful and accessible for every student. Artifact:
c. Relates ideas and information within and across content areas. Artifact: Gold Seal
d. Understands and uses instructional strategies that are appropriate to the content area. Artifact:
Handout Magazine Faith Standard License Honors
2a. This handout is used as a review for a test in a low level Algebra 2 class. It is the same format as the test and is completed with the students the day before the test. The students may refer to this handout while taking their test.
Standard 2 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 3 Demonstrates competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
a. Uses student achievement data, local standards, and the district curriculum in planning for instruction. Artifact:
b. Sets and communicates high expectations for social, behavioral, and academic success of all students. Artifact:
c. Uses students’ developmental needs, backgrounds, and interests in planning for instruction. Artifact:
d. Selects strategies to engage all students in learning. Artifact:
e. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the development and sequencing of instruction. Artifact:
Gold Seal Student Email Reading Strategies Faith Standard License Honors
3d. This is a sample of a students gold seal lesson. This student showed excellent understanding of the problem and demonstrated excellent use of technology to display his thoughts.
Standard 3 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 4 Uses strategies to deliver instruction that meet the multiple learning needs of students.
a. Aligns classroom instruction with local standards and district curriculum. Artifact:
b. Uses research-based instructional strategies that address the full range of cognitive levels. Artifact:
c. Demonstrates flexibility and responsiveness in adjusting instruction to meet student needs. Artifact:
d. Engages students in varied experiences that meet diverse needs and promote social, emotional, and academic growth. Artifact:
e. Connects students' prior knowledge, life experiences, and interests in the instructional process. Artifact:
f. Uses available resources, including technologies, in the delivery of instruction. Artifact:
Online Homework Sample Graded Work Magazine Standards Faith Standard License Honors
4f. This is a sample of a daily homework assignment I would assign to my Algebra 2C class. Students liked to do their homework online because of the tutorials available to them while completing their assignments. I found that using this technology almost completely eliminated re-teaching.
Standard 4 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 5 Uses a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
a. Aligns classroom assessment with instruction. Artifact:
Communicates assessment criteria and standards to all students and parents. Artifact:
c. Understands and uses the results of multiple assessments to guide planning and instruction Artifact:
Guides students in goal setting and assessing their own learning. Artifact:
e. Provides substantive, timely, and constructive feedback to students and parents. Artifact: Edline – Update edline daily homework
f. Works with other staff and building and district leadership in analysis of student progress. Artifact:
Handout Edline Faith Standard License Honors
5a. This handout is a review for a test which is aligned exactly with the format of test. In a lower level math class, I find that it is often the case that students understand how to do the mathematics, but simply don’t understand what the question wants them to do. Aligning the review to the test helps these students tremendously.
5e. This is a link to Edline where I post grades at least once a week to communicate with students and parents progress of each student.
Standard 5 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 6 Demonstrates competence in classroom management.
a. Creates a learning community that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement, and self-regulation to every student. Artifact:
b. Establishes, communicates, models, and maintains standards of responsible student behavior. Artifact:
c. Develops and implements classroom procedures and routines that support high expectation for student learning. Artifact:
d. Uses instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement. Artifact:
Creates a safe and purposeful learning environment. Artifact:
Prayer Faith Standard License Honors
6e. I Begin class with the Notre Dame Prayer book for students called “Day by Day”. I feel that praying with my students brings to the forefront that I care about my students. Students will perform better for teachers they respect and like.
Standard 6 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 7 Engages in Professional Growth.
a. Demonstrates habits and skills of continuous inquiry and learning. Artifact:
Works collaboratively to improve professional practice and student learning. Artifact:
c. Applies research, knowledge, and skills from professional development opportunities to improve practice. Artifact: Edline interactive – E-Portfo
Establishes and implements professional development plans based upon the teacher’s need aligned to the Iowa teaching standards and district/building achievement goals. Artifact:
Edline E-Portfolio ICTM Conference Faith Standard License Honors
7c. E-Portfolio was one of the most helpful in-services I’ve had here at Dowling! It is an excellent way to display my academic and professional background and to show evidence of meeting the Iowa Teaching Standards.
Standard 7 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Standard 8 Fulfills professional responsibilities established by the school district.
Adheres to board policies, district procedures, and contractual obligations. Artifact:
Demonstrates professional and ethical conduct as defined by state law and district policy. Artifact:
c. Contributes to efforts to achieve district and building goals. Artifact:
d. Demonstrates an understanding of and respect for all learners and staff. Artifact:
e. Collaborates with students, families, colleagues, and communities to enhance student learning. Artifact:
Edline Interactive Faith Standard License Honors
8c. Creating an Interactive assignment on Edline was easy and fun. I will plan on creating and using more of this type of assessment next year.
Standard 8 Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
Faith Standard Demonstrates an active faith life professionally as well as personally.
a. Gives evidence of valuing Catholic philosophy of education. Artifact:
Contributes to the ongoing building of the school as a faith community. Artifact:
c. Demonstrates commitment to the values of personal prayer and participation in community worship. Artifact:
Fosters apostolic consciousness and an awareness of peace and justice issues in students by witnessing to and encouraging Christian service. Artifact:
Fosters awareness of multicultural and gender fair issues as justice issues.
Kairos Lenten Talk Prayer in Class Faith Standard License Honors
Faith f. Kairos is one of the best experiences a student or teacher could have at Dowling. To be able to build and participate in community worship with students at Dowling is why I teach in the first place. My faith is strengthened every time I attend Kairos. The student talks are amazing and working with Christy Sheaf is the best!
To view the Kairos link: username: dckairos
then go to "ministry and service" scroll down to but do not click on "retreats“, click on the pop up… “Kairos”
Faith Standard Artifact Reflection Faith Standard License Honors
License Iowa License Faith Standard License Honors
Honors 10-year Service Award 2005 Educator of the Year 2009 Masters Math 2006 NHR’s Outstanding American Teacher 2006 Who’s Who Among Teachers Faith Standard License Honors
. IF I DID A FORMAL OBSERVATION - any modifications you made in lesson(s) design following any lesson observation I did this school year – I generally make suggestions in the comments section of these reports – briefly, tell me how you incorporated my suggestion(s) into a future lesson(s) – if I didn’t observe you formally, ignore this one.
- No Formal Observation in 2009
. Gold seal lesson # 1 – please explain how this went for you (planning the lesson, teaching it, etc., and be sure to include your perception of how the students reacted to the lesson)
. Gold seal lesson # 2 – (this semester) – same as #2 above
. Explain how you’ve used 2-3 of the strategies in the Instructional Strategies Handbook - - - if you used these in conjunction with one of the GSL’s, then explain in your GSL reflection.
. Self-evaluation - - - look back over the year, and prepare a 1-2 pp. written self-evaluation of your work this year. Explain what worked (and what didn’t) and review your own progress toward the goals you had for the year. (see #7 below)
. Review your evaluation (annual progress check) from last year – explain how you’ve improved and any steps you took this school year to follow suggestions I might have made
. I’d like your self-evaluation to include your thoughts on your own readiness to do the 21 st century instruction you’re being asked to do (competence with technology –smart boards, white boards, etc. that will be in the new rooms, gold-seal lesson design, etc.)
. Review the draft IPDM you sent me on March 13 – if you want to make any changes, do so and re-print it and submit with all the above – if you have no changes to make, note that to me and I’ll review it as is
Summative Evaluation Requests Gold Seal #1 Gold Seal #2 Reading Strategies IPDM 2009 Self -Evaluation Annual Progress Check Self -Evaluation Sample Graded Work Sample Graded Work 2 Faith Standard License Honors