USC/USCA Educational Technology Program AEET/EDET 650 Internship ContractInternship Site: Contacts:Ravenel Elementary School Suzannah Eleazer150 Ravenel School Road, Seneca S.C. 29678 Teacher864-886-4450 864-886-4450 firstname.lastname@example.org Kayla Smith 864-364-2770 email@example.comContextLocation of Internship:My internship will take place in an educational setting, specifically a second grade classroom. I will alsoaddress the faculty and staff at the school/district where I work by developing a website on the features of aSmartboard. Currently, I am employed at Ravenel Elementary School through the School District ofOconee County and I will be completing my internship within these entities. Ravenel Elementary is locatedin Seneca, South Carolina, and supports approximately 50 faculty and staff (administrators, teachers,instructional aides, special education personnel, etc.). The products that I will use to complete thisinternship include: a website, Smartboard, tutorials, Journeys Reading Series, and a blog. Ultimately, Ihope to increase my students’ comprehension while reading the specified stories each week and alsoenhance interaction and communication skills within the class. In addition, I plan to create a website on thefeatures of a Smartboard and present information on how to develop interactive lessons to increase studentinvolvement.Mission:The mission of our school is to “nurture a partnership among all members of our Ravenel School family inorder to grow life-long learners who are creative, critical thinkers, and socially responsible leaders preparedfor the 21st century” (School Website).“We envision a school that: Responds to the individual needs of students, Assessment is on-going anddetermines instruction, Values the role of parents, community, and school to educate our children,Excellence is the standard, Nurtures problem-solvers and responsible citizens for a global society, Eachmember of the school community is a life-long learner, Loves each child who enters our doors” (SchoolWebsite).“At Ravenel Elementary School, we believe: All students can learn. It is our charge to educate the whole child. Student learning is the primary focus of the school and each child has the right to achieve this potential. The school thrives when all students and community members share a sense of duty to one another. Students succeed when they are empowered to make appropriate decisions and accept responsibility for their choices.
School should be a place where respect, responsibility, and honesty exist where students feel safe. On-going assessment should drive the curriculum and should determine the instructional needs of individual learners. Education should prepare students for the 21st century. Home, community, and school work together to benefit all students” (School Website).Learning Goals and ObjectivesDuring the internship, I will develop and refine my skills, knowledge and ability to: Identify specific areas of need through a pre-assessment in order to address the teachers at my school. Develop an appealing website on the features of a Smartboard, including how to create interactive lessons to enhance student involvement. Construct an online resource to assist teachers in the implementation of a Smartboard. Create a tutorial on the classroom blog and educate my students on how to use the features within this tool, express their thoughts and opinions through written communication, allow for interaction and involvement within the class, and also show them that they may access this information from various places (e.g. school, home, etc.). Examine reading selection test scores before- and after- the blog has been implemented to determine if the online blog increased student comprehension.Responsibilities and TasksTo achieve my objectives, I will: Create a pre- and post- assessment in order to address the specific areas of need for teachers at my school. Meet with my mentor to discuss these issues and determine the best plan of action. Acquire knowledge on the features of a Smartboard with the intention of developing an effective online resource (website) to assist teachers in the implementation of this tool. Design an appealing website on a Smartboard that considers the principles and theories discussed in our foundational courses. Set up a classroom blog and maintain the tool throughout the corresponding time period. Develop a tutorial(s) to teach my students about online blogs. Provide ample time for students to become involved and interact with one another about the reading selections each week using the online blog. Examine test scores (pre- and post- blog) to identify strengths and weaknesses (increase student comprehension?).DeliverablesTo demonstrate achievement of my objectives, I will submit for my internship portfolio: An online resource (website) displaying the features of a Smartboard A classroom blog with student responses Any tutorials that I create for the Smartboard website or classroom blog Pre- and post- assessment data from addressing both areas (Smartboard and classroom blog) 3-10 page reflection on internship experience
Schedule and MilestonesWeeks 1-2 Meet with my mentor about specific areas of need for teachers within my school. Acquire information about the Smartboard. Develop tutorial about and begin creating our classroom blog. Gather reading selection test scores prior to implementing the blog.Weeks 3-4 Finish developing the blog and introduce this tool to students. Allow time for students to participate in the blog. Continue to obtain information about the Smartboard. Begin creating website on the Smartboard.Weeks 5-6 Continue classroom blog and Smartboard website. Meet with my mentor about the progression within my internship.Weeks 7-8 Continue classroom blog with students. Finish Smartboard website.Weeks 9-12 Make final edits and revisions on the classroom blog and Smartboard website. Write 3-10 page reflection and turn in to Dr. Smyth. Submit all artifacts within my internship portfolio. Have mentor write evaluation(s) and submit to Dr. Smyth.
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