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Internship For Portfolio

  1. 1. Internship Holmes Middle School <ul><li>Mentor: Lisa Willson </li></ul><ul><li>Intern: Zulema Roque </li></ul>
  2. 2. Overview of the TEA Program <ul><li>As a secondary level EFL teacher, I know I came to the United States to take part in an intensive six-week professional development program meant to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance my expertise and teaching skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop personal lesson plans for implementation upon returning home </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase my knowledge about the United States and US educational system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop productive and lasting relationships with my American counterparts and students </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Internship Log Sheet <ul><li>The internship log is made up of three main components: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing internship goals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Daily internship log </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflecting on the initial goals </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. TEA Internship Goals <ul><li>To increase the number of teaching strategies in my “bag of tricks”, especially as related to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students working in groups and/or interactively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom management </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To understand the US special education system in terms of its </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrative procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation of students and plans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To learn administrative procedures to help my school back home become completely bilingual. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Log Entries Summary <ul><li>Period 2: Level 1 ESOL Literature, 6th. Grade </li></ul><ul><li>Period 4: Planning / meeting period </li></ul><ul><li>Period 6: Level 1 ESOL Literature 7th. and 8th </li></ul>
  6. 6. Day 1 <ul><li>General school and schedule orientation, including school library and cafeteria tour. </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed interests and drafted goals </li></ul><ul><li>In class: Gave personal introduction to students, class topics included: Short vowel sounds, song, word sorts. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Day 2 <ul><li>Finalized goals </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed plans for remaining internship days </li></ul><ul><li>My mentor wrote that I would like to observe a science class, and she also arranged a meeting with the special education department chair </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed Kagan structures and the LEARN lesson model. </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewed the Virginia Dep. of Education Standards of learning (SOL) website. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Day 3 <ul><li>Observed (mainstream) 7th. Grade Language Arts class </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared materials for and conducted word sorts for r-controlled vowels </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted with song segment of class and activities: re-learning about jobs in the community </li></ul>
  9. 9. Day 4 <ul><li>First day students used laptops in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted students in logging, and typing sentences in Microsoft Word. </li></ul><ul><li>Students had hand-written the sentences the day before, based on non-fiction books about people who work in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed grading system, including how parents are notified of grades, and the computer software used to manage, calculate and report grades. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Day 5 <ul><li>R-controlled vowels </li></ul><ul><li>Lon and short vowel sounds </li></ul><ul><li>Song: Down by the bay </li></ul><ul><li>Skills: Reflect, review, share, edit, identify questions </li></ul><ul><li>My mentor wrote that I assisted in the routine classroom activities in period 6 and that I observed an ESOL Science class during period 2. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Day 6 <ul><li>My mentor wrote that I prepared, led and reviewed a quiz-quiz-trade activity. She says that I guided students through their classroom routine and that many students had bonded with me already (me too), and looked to me to assist them with their pronunciation, writing work, or social struggles. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Day 7 <ul><li>On this day, all TEA interns didn’t attend schools, because of a trip to Philadelphia organized by Robinson High School </li></ul>
  13. 13. Day 8 <ul><li>My mentor wrote that I led the entire class </li></ul><ul><li>Sound and spelling focused on geography words </li></ul><ul><li>The song was a traditional one </li></ul><ul><li>She wrote that I introduced facts with a “tea party” and used photographs and the computer to help students reach that day’s goal: To learn facts and information about Guatemala </li></ul>
  14. 14. Day 9 <ul><li>On this day we had a rural school visit with the program. </li></ul><ul><li>I visited Rockville High School </li></ul>
  15. 15. Day 10 <ul><li>Topic: 5 senses </li></ul><ul><li>We saw, tasted, felt, heard and smelled pumpkin and learned English words to describe these things. </li></ul><ul><li>Also: we carved a pumpkin and made a jack-o-lantern for Halloween </li></ul><ul><li>The students and I said farewell to each other. </li></ul>
  16. 16. TEA Internship Reflection <ul><li>Strategies: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Observed and more importantly, practiced many. Will take Kagan structures and Holmes 5 back to Guatemala and implement. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Differentiation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will plan for this in methodical ways. Has many ideas of ways to address different student needs. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special Education: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learned how different groups were organized to address their needs. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Additional Comments <ul><li>My mentor wrote literally: “Zully was an absolute delight to work with. The students and I will miss her” </li></ul><ul><li>Personally, I am deeply and eternally grateful to my mentor, Lisa Willson, for being such an incredible mentor, and a wonderful friend to me. What I learned from her, not only professionally but as a human being, is priceless… </li></ul>