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2009 Portfolio

  1. 1. My Journey to Becoming an Effective Educator<br />By Talecia Stephens<br />“The best way to predict your future is to create it”. ~Abraham Lincoln<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />All About Me<br />Academic Scholar<br />Knowledge of Subject Matter<br />Effective Practitioner<br />Technological Applications<br />Multiple Assessments<br />Multicultural and Global Perspective<br />Special Populations Perspective<br />Reflective Practitioner<br />Field Based Experience<br />Professional Dispositions<br />Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives<br />Future Plans<br />
  3. 3. All About Me <br />22 years old<br />Top 10 percentile at BSU<br />Spontaneous, Sociable, and Outgoing<br />5 yrs of Teaching Experience<br />Love teaching and interacting with young children<br />Love Math and Technology <br />
  4. 4. My Experience<br />North View Elementary School<br />Mrs. Barton and Mrs. Woods<br />Pre- K<br />22 students<br />Chapel Forge Special Center<br />Mr. John and Ms. Nina<br />3 year olds<br />AM class – 4-6 students<br />PM class – 7 students<br />Autism, Developmental Delay and Speech Delay<br />
  5. 5. Mrs. Barton’s Pre-K Class Phase I<br />
  6. 6. Mr. John’s 3 yr old AM ClassPhase II<br />
  7. 7. Mr. John’s 3 yr old PM ClassPhase II<br />
  8. 8. Academic Scholar<br />Knowledge of Subject Matter<br />
  9. 9. Knowledge of Subject Matter Teaching Philosophy<br />Align assessments with the objectives and lessons<br />
  10. 10. Knowledge of Subject MatterPraxis Scores<br />Praxis I: 528<br />Praxis II: EC 164/174 SPED 319<br />
  11. 11. Knowledge of Subject Matter Transcript<br />
  12. 12. Reflection<br />Be a hard worker and the same characteristics should shine through your students. <br />Modeling is the most effective way to influence students’ behaviors.<br />Be as non biases as possible. My purpose is to only address the needs of my students and their success.<br />Promote intrinsic motivation so students will feel good about their grades vs. trying to gain a reward.<br />Learn from my students as they learn from me.<br />“To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work”. ~Sister Mary Lauretta<br />
  13. 13. Academic Scholar<br />Effective Practitioner<br />
  14. 14. Effective PractitionerLesson Plan<br />The Great Shape Hunt<br />
  15. 15. Effective Practitioner Unit Plan<br />Theme: Welcome to School<br />
  16. 16. Effective PractitionerBulletin Boards<br />These bulletin boards were created to help students identify their peers, staff and faculty members.<br />
  17. 17. Effective PractitionerCreative Activities <br />
  18. 18. Reflection<br />Build Strong Relationship with your students<br />Bulletin Boards <br />Helped me learn about my students<br />Helped students learn about their peers<br />Helped student learn about who works to support their learning<br />Fostered a sense of “safe environment” and “belonging”<br />Make learning fun. <br />Teach through different modalities. <br />Being enthusiastic and creative really motivates the students for learning.<br />Create a positive and safe environment for students.<br />Establish clear rules and consequences.<br />Create eye-catching and purposeful bulletin boards and lessons.<br />
  19. 19. Academic Scholar<br />Technological Applications<br />
  20. 20. Technological Applications Starfall<br />The students were on computers daily during center time.<br />The website starfall.com teaches reading and makes learning fun. <br />The website includes exciting phonics games and online interactive books.<br />
  21. 21. Technological Applications Library<br />Our class went to the library each Wednesday to play interactive games with Mr. Krainer.<br />They learned Math and Reading Skills.<br />They also checked out new books each week.<br />If you want to trick a child into learning, then give them access to technology. <br />~Talecia Stephens<br />
  22. 22. Technological Applications Smart Board/ Interactive Board <br />Review our lessons<br />Plot<br />Characters<br />Play games<br />Sing songs <br />
  23. 23. Technological ApplicationsTech/Talk<br />Helped non-verbal students to communicate.<br />Used tech/talk with the story “Too Much Noise”<br />Used to help students identify animals’ sounds in the story.<br />
  24. 24. More Pictures of Technology<br />
  25. 25. Reflection<br />Expose students to authentic experiences.<br />Make any lesson fun by simply adding technology. <br />Use a variety of technology tools to enhance instruction.<br />Help students become technologically savvy so they will be good researchers in the future.<br />
  26. 26. Academic Scholar<br />Multiple Forms of Assessments<br />
  27. 27. Multiple Forms of AssessmentShape Recognition<br />
  28. 28. Multiple Forms of AssessmentBook and Print Awareness Checklist<br />
  29. 29. Multiple Forms of AssessmentNumber Knowledge<br />
  30. 30. Multiple Forms of AssessmentAction Research (Summative)<br />
  31. 31. Reflection<br />Assessment information is used to plan meaningful learning experiences.<br />It is a great tool when used properly. It should be paired with instruction to help students build upon weaknesses. <br />It also determines what objectives need to be met. <br />
  32. 32. Academic Scholar<br />Multicultural and Global Perspective<br />
  33. 33. Multicultural and Global Perspective<br />October is Hispanic Heritage Month.<br />Exposure<br />
  34. 34. Multicultural and Global Perspective Pennies for Peace<br />
  35. 35. Literacy & Informational Evening for ESL Families<br />
  36. 36. Multicultural and Global Perspective Language Diversity<br />
  37. 37. Reflection<br />Learn students’ background: their learning styles and abilities<br />Hispanic Heritage Month<br />Pennies for Peace<br />Language Diversity<br />As a teacher, I will make all students feel worthy regardless of gender, socio-economic status, culture, and/ or disability.<br />
  38. 38. Academic Scholar<br />Special Population Perspective<br />
  39. 39. Special Population PerspectiveOral Motor<br />
  40. 40. Special Population PerspectivePDS Clinic<br />5yrs old/ Kindergarten<br />Loves Cars and Dinosaurs<br />Reads Level 2 books and self-corrects<br />Knows all 30 of his sight words<br />Knows all upper and lower Case letters<br />Is more encouraged to read<br />
  41. 41. Add Special POP Motor ?<br />
  42. 42. Reflection<br />Only provide support when necessary.<br />Accommodations that I learned to apply to my lessons are prompting, using visual aids such as PCS, and giving additional wait time.<br />
  43. 43. Reflective Practitioner<br />Field Base Experience<br />
  44. 44. Field Base ExperiencesMentor Teacher Opinionnaire<br />My Field Base Experience has made me a more confident and assertive person. I had positive interact with parents, students, and teachers. I have also become more patience. I believe in learning from my mistakes. I reflect daily to find ways to improve myself. Mrs. Shaw says I am very conscientious. <br />
  45. 45. Field Base ExperiencesSummative Evaluation<br />
  46. 46. Field Base ExperiencesComments from Mrs. Caldwell<br />
  47. 47. Sibling’s Night at Chapel Forge<br />Identifying parts of the body<br />Sight<br />
  48. 48. Sibling’s Night<br />Touch<br />Smell<br />
  49. 49. Field Trip at the Pumpkin Patch<br />
  50. 50. Field Trip<br />
  51. 51. Reflection<br />I believe in collaborating to learn new ideas such as effective strategies<br />There is always room for improve. I will continue to raise expectations for myself.<br />We have to pick and choose our battles.<br />Avoid Conflicts<br />
  52. 52. Professional Dispositions<br />Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives<br />
  53. 53. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives<br />My Last Day at Northview<br />
  54. 54. Personal and Interpersonal PerspectivesParent & Student Comments<br />
  55. 55. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives<br />
  56. 56. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives<br />
  57. 57. Personal and Interpersonal Perspectives Letter Of Recommendation<br />
  58. 58. Inquiry Group<br />Good Teaching Strategies<br />Have a passion<br />Use Practical Applications<br />Explain to students why they learn a certain topic<br />Ask for Resource<br />
  59. 59. ACT Meeting<br />November 12, 2009<br />Discuss The Hidden Senses<br />
  60. 60. Reflection<br />Build good reputation with parents colleagues, and students.<br />Stay updated on new educational research and techniques.<br />
  61. 61. Risk Watch Day<br />Community Helpers<br />Firefighters<br />School Bus Driver<br />Ambulance Paramedic<br />
  62. 62. Fall Parade<br />We were scarecrows<br />
  63. 63. Future Plans<br />Write children’s books<br />Teach Pre- K<br />Earn my Masters in Teaching<br />Join Social Committee<br />After teaching, I want to become a Counselor <br />
  64. 64. The End<br />