I consider myself t be pretty average. But the process has made me better. I can read through my own portfolio now and see errors or mistakes I made back then--see why it was not a 4 or 4.25.
Am I qualified to help? Here are the actual scores for my portfolio entries Two of them call for videos. I was lucky for entry 2--I could tape several classes with the same lesson, and then pick the one I thought held my best fifteen minutes. Taping my pan of the media center. Recorded narration on tape recorder--cassette-ld school. Then walkd around video taping the pan.
Assessments--1st three opposite last three Thought I stunk up the first three and aced the last three.
Surprised when I got the scores and really processed them. Learning my scores--nightmare.
Your scoring guide is ON the CD that came in your box.
Read the retired prompts Read the Scoring Guide--WHAT does a four look like? Understand how the scoring works
Understand the weighted scores! Know where you a score can have the most impact. Make your own NB calculator using excel
Join the group--give it a try. You can always leave it if it doesn’t help. Invaluable info for me particularly on understanding entry 2 and how to set up my pages when I could no longer cut words. TIPS galore. There wil be both unofficial mentors and candidates there, as well as retakes and those who have passded already and stay to help incoming candidates.
Two friends Similar views on the process Opposing views the yahoo group Great tips
Entry 2 - What it isnt - a booktalk-- nor a reading promotion program like AR
What it is--a planned out lesson Similar to entry 1 and entry 3; there are definite goals and objectives, with a fringe benefit being that you manage to highlight and promote literature, and bonus if they are in your library!! Sticky not story
Required direct and obvious connection to a content area. Don’t be vague. Don’t make the asessor guess.
Interaction Teacher to Student Student to Teacher Student to Student Making connections Self Text World Interaction Teacher to Student Student to Teacher Student to Student Making connections Self Text World
Guide discussions so that students are making inferneces. Just ask questions that start with why or what do you think--questions that will kaek kids explain their thinking. I used pictures in my book, and asked what period did they think it was --they had to use the picture clues to know it was a historical fiction--I asked why they thought it was a histroical fiction--clothes, horse drawn carriages, etc.
Allow kids to interact with your resources-- Come up to the page referred too Hand out similar books My kids used dinosaur books
Txt to txt
Make connections to other media resources!! Stir interest beyond your chosen piece for the lesson. Biorgraphies Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins Leonardos Horse
Spotlight is NOT for you; instead its for your students. What have you done to make them shine?
National Board Certification for Media Specialists: What you need to know
<ul><li>Instructional Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Fostering an Appreciation of Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of Instructional Technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Documented Accomplish- ments: Contributions to Student Learning </li></ul>2.75 3.00 3.00 3.00
LibraryMedia Yahoo Group: Differing Perspectives <ul><li>Frank Moore North Myrtle Beach High School North Myrtle Beach, SC </li></ul><ul><li>Jessica Felker Nursery Road Elementary Columbia, SC </li></ul>
What is my expertise for the portfolio entries? <ul><li>Entry 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation of Literature </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry 4 </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documented Accomplishments </li></ul></ul></ul>
Entry 2: Fostering an Appreciation of Literature