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1 CHAPTER 15 Collin College EDUC 1301 What Does It Mean to Be a Professional Educator?

2 I. Chapter 15 – What Does It Mean to Be a Professional A. Profession or not? B. Being a professional C. Professional development Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

3 A Profession:  Offers a unique service to society  Relies on intellectual skills for performance of its service  Has a long period of specialized training  Offers individuals and the professional group autonomy and decision making authority  Requires members to accept personal responsibility for actions and decisions  Is self-governing; has a code of ethics Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

4  Divide into Groups of 3  Consider the Question  Review the Six Characteristics of a Profession  Explain how each relates to teaching  Decide as a group YES or NO and defend your answer to the class Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

5  Children have many teachers (parents, media)  Limited training period – Bachelor’s degree and lack of competition for entry  Constraints on Autonomy (Curriculum, working conditions, clients required)  Little personal accountability for failure or malpractice; little involvement in professional organizations  Low-paying & high-job security Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

6  Teachers’ Commitment to Service  The Teacher’s Unique Skills  Domain of Control – Autonomy in classroom Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

7 Level One Imitative- Maintenance “Going through the motions” Level Two MeditativeReflects, but within a limited range Level Three Generative- Creative Takes wide view of knowledge, creates desire to learn Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

8  Standard I. The teacher designs instruction appropriate for all students that reflects an understanding of relevant content and is based on continuous and appropriate assessment.  Standard II. The teacher creates a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence.  Standard III. The teacher promotes student learning by providing responsive instruction that makes use of effective communication techniques, instructional strategies that actively engage students in the learning process, and timely, high-quality feedback.  Standard IV. The teacher fulfills professional roles and responsibilities and adheres to legal and ethical requirements of the profession.  Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

9 Teachers: 1. Know the subjects they teach and how to teach these subjects to students. 2. Are committed to their students and their learning. 3. Are responsible for managing and monitoring learning. 4. Think systematically about their practice and learn from experience. 5. Are members of a learning community. Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

10 NEA  2.7 million members  Geographically diverse membership  Offers a wide range of services  Endorses candidates and positions that favor education Money & size increase influence AFT  About.9 million members  Members in key urban areas  Known for aggressive labor-relations tactics  Champions reform efforts that benefit education and teachers Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

11  National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

12  Includes all members of school community  Focus on continuous improvement Individual, collegial, organizational  Respects & nurtures intellectual capacity  Emphasizes best practices Content, technology, teaching strategies, etc.  Planned Collaboratively Coherent long-term plan  Evaluated on basis of student learning Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

13  Independent Study Action research  Group Study  Graduate Study  Professional Development Programs  Supervision  Mentoring  Systematic Reflection on Practice  150 hours required each 5 year cycle Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved

14 Copyright by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved HOMEWORK  Lesson Plans Due Field-Based Reflections Due (Blackboard) ITEMS DUE May 5 Portfolio Due


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