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  • 1. Career Day Elementary Education April 26, 2007
  • 2. Education
    • 93 colleges in PA
    • completion of state-approved teacher education programs including a student teaching or intern experience
    • Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education
  • 3. Certification
    • Praxis I and Praxis II assessments
    • Background checks
      • The Pennsylvania State Police Request for Criminal Records Check (Act 34)
      • The Federal Criminal History Record (Act 114)
      • The Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 151)
  • 4. Continuing Education
    • Act 48
      • six collegiate credits or six PDE-approved in-service credits
      • or 180 continuing education hours or any combination of the above every five calendar years.
    • Master’s Degree, Administrative Certificate, Supervisory Certificate
  • 5. Curriculum
    • Standards
      • Identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade levels.
    • Anchors
      • The Assessment Anchors clarify the standards assessed on the PSSA and can be used by educators to help prepare their students for the PSSA.
  • 6. PSSA’s
    • Pennsylvania System of School Assessment
      • Standards based criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student's attainment of standards
      • Determines the degree to which schools enable students to attain proficiency of the standards.
      • Grades 3 through 8 and grade 11: assessed in reading and  math . 
      • Grades 5, 8 and 11: assessed in writing .
  • 7. Attitudes and Beliefs
    • All children can and do learn
    • Learn at different rates
    • Types of learning styles
      • Tactile, Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic
  • 8. Sample Schedule
    • Opening Activities, Morning Announcements
    • Math (1.25 hr)
    • Content  Sci., S.S., Health)
    • Special (Art, Music, Phys. Ed., Technology)
    • Lunch/Recess
    • Language Arts (3 hrs!!!)
      • Read Aloud, Word Study, Writing, Reading
    • Pack-Up, Planners, Organize
  • 9. At the end of the day…
    • The job is not done.
      • Meetings
      • Prepare for the next day
      • Grade papers, tests, projects, etc.
      • Report cards
  • 10. Perks and Rewards
    • Helping children learn
      • Seeing them “get it”
      • Solve their own problems, get along with others, etc.
    • Support from team members, Admin.
    • Respectable salary
    • Time off in the summer
    • Opportunities for growth
    • Continuing education
  • 11. Questions?