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Career Day Elementary Education April 26, 2007
Education <ul><li>93 colleges in PA  </li></ul><ul><li>completion of state-approved teacher education programs including a...
Certification <ul><li>Praxis I and Praxis II assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Background checks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Pen...
Continuing Education <ul><li>Act 48 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>six collegiate credits  or  six PDE-approved in-service credits ...
Curriculum <ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify what a student should know and be able to do at varying grade ...
PSSA’s <ul><li>Pennsylvania System of School Assessment   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards based criterion-referenced asses...
Attitudes and Beliefs <ul><li>All children can and do learn </li></ul><ul><li>Learn at different rates </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Sample Schedule <ul><li>Opening Activities, Morning Announcements </li></ul><ul><li>Math (1.25 hr) </li></ul><ul><li>Conte...
At the end of the day… <ul><li>The job is not done. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prepare for ...
Perks and Rewards <ul><li>Helping children learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeing them “get it” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sol...
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Career Day '07

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

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