Introduction to Education, Chapter 13, Caprice Paduano

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Introduction to Education, Chapter 13, Caprice Paduano

  1. 1. Caprice Paduano Chapter 13Becoming a Professional Teacher 13-1
  2. 2. 1. Why is your induction into teaching important?2. What can you learn from observing in classrooms?3. How can you gain practical experience for becoming a teacher?4. How can you develop your teaching portfolio?5. How can you benefit from having a mentor?6. What opportunities for continuing professional development will you have?7. What new leadership roles for teacher are emerging?8. How do teachers contribute to educational research?9. How are teachers providing leadership for school restructuring and curriculum reform?10. What can you expect as a beginning teacher?11. How will your performance as a teacher be evaluated? 13-2
  3. 3. Due to problems and concerns that new teachersexperience school districts and states havedeveloped induction programs•Induction programs provide beginning teacherswith continued assistance during the first year ofteaching•Induction programs have the following purposes • Improve teaching performance • Increase retention of beginning teachers • Promote personal and professional well being • Satisfy mandated requirements • Transmit the culture of the school to beginning teachers 13-3
  4. 4.  Field Experiencesclassroom observations and work in the classroom, required bycolleges Technology and Classroom Observations  Distance Learning use of technology such as video transmissions that allow students to receive instruction at multiple sites, and now allows preservice teacher to observe classroom settings off campus as a group 13-4
  5. 5. Focused Observationsfocused notices of differences in communications, behaviors,lessons in the classroom; may be guided questions, Observation toolsInformal qualitative descriptionsFormal quantitative checklists 13-5
  6. 6. TutoringVideoPracticaClassroom AidesStudent Teaching Student teaching journal Reflective teaching logsSubstitute Teaching 13-6
  7. 7. Classroom Experiences•Microteaching – brief single concept lessonstaught to a small group of students•Teaching simulations – analysis of written orfilmed teaching situations • Colleges and districts are experimenting with Virtual Reality (VR) to increase effective teaching skills 13-7
  8. 8. Advantages of Substitute Disadvantages of Substitute Teaching Teaching• Gain experience, confidence • Low Pay and techniques • No benefits• Compare and contrast different schools • Lack of organized structure to improve conditions• Become better prepare for interviews • May not be welcomed• Network • Must adapt quickly to different philosophies• Chance to see and hear of job openings • Lack of continuity• Learn about politics of schools• Choose days to work 13-8
  9. 9. ProfessionalPortfolio – collection of work thatdocuments accomplishments in the area ofprofessional practice Contents Lesson Plans Communications sent Resume’ Uses Establish growth Reflection and goal setting Vehicle for collaboration and demonstrating knowledge Interview tool Alternate assessment measure that can be preparation for state, regional or national accreditation 13-9
  10. 10. Finding a Mentor Mentoring – one to one teaching from a more experienced teacher to the protégé’ 13-10
  11. 11. Reflection and Self-Assessment for Professional GrowthTeacher Workshops In-service workshopsTeacher Centers Provide atmosphere and location for increased understanding and share resources 13-11
  12. 12. Professional Development Schools (PDSs) School-university partnerships Linking school restructuring and reform of teacher education Provide the following opportunities Learning programs for diverse students Practical thought provoking preparation for novice teachers New understanding and professional experience for veteran teachers Research adds to knowledge for all to make schools more productive 13-12
  13. 13. Supervising and Mentoring of Student Teachers Veteran teachers must rethinking their own teaching, justify and strive to continue learningGraduate Study Required to maintain certification 13-13
  14. 14. Teacher Involvement in Teacher Education,Certification and Staff Development Teachers are serving as mentors Teachers are designing in-services Teachers are becoming board certified to meet high standards and improve educationTeacher-Leaders Teacher assuming greater leadership in organizations Writing grants Organizing staff development Creating connections with community and area colleges Hybrid Teachers 13-14
  15. 15. TeacherResearcher – professional teacher whoconducts classroom research to improve teachingConducting Classroom Action Research Action Research – classroom based study by teachers, to improve instruction Identified Question Observation Reflection Hypothesis Test 13-15
  16. 16. Leadership and Collaboration for School ReformExamples: • Participating in Professional Teacher Organizations • Taking part in school decisions • Writing Standards • Sharing Ideas • Mentoring • Personnel Decisions • Improving Facilities and Technology • Working with parents • Creating Community, Business and College Partnerships • Being Community Leaders • Becoming Involved Politically • Being Visible and communicating positive information 13-16
  17. 17. First Day Set high standards the first day Create pleasant learning climateAdvice from Experience Teachers Plan Extra Activities Personalize the day and activities Don’t put all effort into first day – plan a smooth year 13-17
  18. 18. Quantitative and Qualitative EvaluationQuantitative - paper pencil rating forms used bysupervisors to record events or behavior objectively innumber and frequencyQualitative –written open ended narrative descriptions ofclassroom events in terms of qualities, subjective 13-18
  19. 19. Clinical SupervisionSupervisor follows 4 step model  Preconference  Observation  Analyzes and Interprets Data  Post Conference 13-19

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