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1 Candidate Teaching Summit Presentation Alan Cook’ s

2 Alan Cook Email Me My Website Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each. -Plato

3 20 year master auto technician 2005 – Alex Cook born Soon after, realized that a change was needed. Enrolled in WAIT in 2007 to test waters, later transferred to MAT program. Introdu ction

4 Alan’s Placement Master of Arts in Teaching : Early Childhood Education Hamilton Crossing Elementary 5 th grade Mrs. Rachel Thompson All subjects

5 Hamilton Crossing Elementary 500 students attend HCES Central Bartow county, north of Cartersville Zoned to include middle and lower-middle class neighborhoods 2008 Title I distinguished school.

6 My Class ►Collaborating Teacher: Mrs. Rachel Thompson ►12 students – 6 male, 6 females ►Self-contained EIP classroom ►5 SST files ►11 Caucasian, 1 African-American ►Lower level learners

7 Our Schedule 7:35 am – 8:00 am: Homeroom 8:00 am – 8:45 am : Math Intervention 8:45 am – 10:30 am : ELA/Reading block 10:30am – 11:25am: Special Areas 11:25am – 12:33 pm: Math 12:33 – 1:03: Lunch 1:03 – 1:20: Recess 1:20-2:25: Science/Social Studies Block

8 Beginning Candidate Teaching Thoughts “16 weeks is SO long…” “How am I gonna survive this?” “My teacher is pregnant? How’s that gonna work?” Feelings “I can see light at the end of the tunnel!” “My hands will stay clean and uninjured.” “Can I do all of the things we learned in a real classroom setting?”


10 DOMAIN I: How did I use knowledge of curriculum, learner differences, and ongoing assessment data to plan for student access to same essential content? PLANNING FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT

11 REQUIRED ARTIFACTS: 1.Life Science Lesson Plan–Traits of Living ThingsLife Science Lesson Plan–Traits of Living Things 2.Reading Lesson Plan – Literature CirclesReading Lesson Plan – Literature Circles 3.Physical Science Lesson Plan – Physical Changes and States of MatterPhysical Science Lesson Plan – Physical Changes and States of Matter 4.Math Lesson Plan – Perimeter, Area and Volume review.Math Lesson Plan – Perimeter, Area and Volume review.

12 Other Artifacts Example of pre-assessment online Done with Google Docs forms, Data automatically loads to spreadsheet for data analysis Student Interest Survey Also done via Google Docs.

13 DOMAIN II: How did I utilize a variety of strategies to differentiate instruction and assessment? PROVIDING DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT

14 REQUIRED ARTIFACTS: Assessment Activities Pre-assessment “The Secret Garden” pre-assessment / anticipation guide (html)The Secret Garden” pre-assessment / anticipation guide (html) Ongoing assessment Teacher-made math practice.Teacher-made math practice. (html) (html) Post-assessment Area of irregular shapes quizArea of irregular shapes quiz (html) (html)

15 Rubrics Literature Circle Project Rubric (html) Literature Circle Project Rubric (html) Science Lesson Observation Rubric (html) Science Lesson Observation Rubric (html) Math Lesson Graphing Rubric (html) Math Lesson Graphing Rubric (html)

16 Technology Activities Math Jeopardy Slide Shows Some work with MS Word Krypto played via iPhone app

17 Science Experiment Video Change of states in matter video

18 Links to Sites Used BrainPop Jeopardy Labs Discovery Education Study Island

19 Student Work

20 DOMAIN III: How did I use systematic formal/informal assessment as an ongoing diagnostic activity to measure student growth and to guide, differentiate, and adjust instruction? IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING

21 REQUIRED ARTIFACTS: Lesson in which assessment results led to adjustment in lesson plan – Science (html) lesson on changes in states of matterassessment results Science (html) Results from this lesson led to some re- teaching of several students and even retesting of one specific student.

22 Assessment Tools Completed Rubrics (html)Completed Rubrics (html) Google Docs SpreadsheetGoogle Docs Spreadsheet Observational Check sheet

23 Impact on Learning o Science Lesson – Traits of Animals (html)Traits of Animals (html) o Reading Lesson – Literature Circles (html)Literature Circles (html) o Science Lesson – Matter Changes (html)Matter Changes (html)

24 DOMAIN IV: How did I display a professional commitment to the teaching philosophy of differentiated instruction to support students’ diverse learning needs and to maximize learning? How has my teaching philosophy changed during Candidate Teaching?

25 REQUIRED ARTIFACTS: Attended Bartow County 5 th grade Math Vertical Alignment Meeting February 3, 2011. Member of S.P.A.G.E. Evaluations from College Supervisors, Collaborating Teachers Attended all faculty and grade level meetings.

26 My Philosophy OriginallyNow No one best way to teach a diverse group of children Philosophies such as Perennialism and Essentialism still have their place in modern teaching. A good teacher, like a good mechanic knows what tools and techniques to use at the right time Same, only reinforced They do have a place, but a lesser place than I thought when I wrote this. Constructivism now leads the pack of major philosophies that I align with. Amen.

27 CONCLUSION: Student teaching has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional life. I look foreword to applying all of the things learned here to my own classroom. I am more confident than ever that I will be able to positively impact student learning because of this experience.

28 REQUIRED ARTIFACTS: Continuing Plan to Develop as a Professional Educator Join other professional organizations Pursue Ed.S. and PhD. Join committees at school such as math vertical alignment team. Continue research into Differentiated Instruction.

29 Future Challenges as a Teacher Finding a job Dealing with parents Avoiding politics Following my own way despite the advice from older teachers. Balancing teaching and family life.

30 A Comparison Differences between being a Candidate Teacher and a First-year Teacher Getting paid! Having COMPLETE control and responsibility Being seen as a professional instead of a student

31 My Advice Advice to Future Candidate Teachers Be prepared to work constantly. Have no other worries than teaching Get to know your students, your teacher’s least favorite may be your favorite. Tame the paperwork monster

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