Robert ByrdCandidate Teaching Summit Presentation email@example.com http://studentweb2.reinhardt.edu/psoe/byrd77361 The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. ~Sydney J. Harris
Candidate Teaching • Robert Byrd • River Ridge High School Cherokee County • Ninth Grade and Eleventh Grade • Ms. Jennifer Dow • 9th College prep. ELA. 9th Honors ELA 11th American Literature.
To the left is a contract to teach school from 1828. The contract is for my Great Great …. Grandfather, Charles Byrd. He taught a class of twenty five students at $3.50 per student for a six month period, payable in corn, grain, colts, yearlings, bees wax, or pay on his account at the general store. Here I am 184 years later. I would be happy to have a contract payable in colts and yearlings.
River Ridge High School Arnold Mill Rd. Woodstock, GA Cherokee County Opened in 2009 Now serving 9th-11th grades.
River Ridge high school is located in the northern portion of Woodstock, Georgia in Cherokee County. • RRHS is a new school containing ninth through eleventh grades. • The community that feeds into RRHS is lower to upper middle class . • There are approximately 1100 students. • RRHS has a broad multicultural diversity of students. Student diversity ranges from North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Eastern Europe, India, and the far East Asian communities.
Schedule • 1st period planning 8:30 -9:30 • 2nd period 11th American Lit. 9:35-10:30 • 3rdLunch 10:35 – 11:30 • 4th 9th College prep. ELA 11:35-12:30 • 5th 9th Honors ELA 12:35-1:30 • 6th 9th College prep. 1:35-2:30 • 7th 9th College prep. 2:35-3:30
INTRODUCTION:January 2nd 2012 begins a new journey into the realm of candidate teaching. At 49 years old there is little that I fear; there are many things I respect. The esteemed position of teacher is one of the things I greatly respect. It is with great anticipation that I started the semester. I was eager to find if I truly have what it takes to take on the awesome responsibility of being certified as teacher. While I never claim to be perfect, I do know that teaching is what I truly enjoy. Through my journey in life I have learned that life is all about continual learning and growth. Through this experience I have grown in knowledge and wisdom for what it takes to not only be a teacher, but to be a good teacher. Ms. Jennifer Dow has been an outstanding model of an outstanding teacher. I know that through trial and perseverance, I to shall one day be an outstanding teacher.
PART II. CANDIDATE PROFICIENCY EVIDENCE: Documentation of Competency
DOMAIN I:PLANNING FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT • Proficiency 1.0: The teacher candidate uses knowledge of curriculum, learner differences, and ongoing assessment data to plan for student access to same essential content. • Reflective Analysis: How did you use knowledge of curriculum, learner differences, and ongoing assessment data to plan for student access to same essential content?
Night by: Elie Wiesel non-fiction memoir 9th ELA Lesson Plan Ender’s Game by: Ormond Scott Card science fiction 9th ELA Lesson Plan Non-fiction Expository writing. 11th grade American Literature Lesson Plan
DOMAIN II:PROVIDING DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT • Proficiency 2.0: The teacher candidate utilizes a variety of strategies to differentiate instruction and assessment. • Reflective Analysis:How did you utilize a variety of strategies to differentiate instruction and assessment?
Allusion Lesson Rubric Expository Writing Student’s power-point
DOMAIN III: IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING • Proficiency 3.0: The teacher candidate uses systematic formal/informal assessment as an ongoing diagnostic activity to measure student growth and to guide, differentiate, and adjust instruction. • Reflective Analysis:How did you use systematic formal/informal assessment as an ongoing diagnostic activity to measure student growth and to guide, differentiate, and adjust instruction?
Ender’s Game Lesson Pre-assessment The pre-assessment determined that most of the students were deficient with the literary element of allusion. In the reading of Ender’s Game , there are several references of allusion. Therefore, I prepared a lesson on allusion. I had observed in other lessons that the students enjoyed an element of competition and they also enjoyed being creative in the area of power-point presentations. I utilized this assessment to create a lesson that optimized on the student’s interest. The students were broken into teams and created a power-point presentation about allusion following a rubric I created for them. The teams could win on multiple levels; therefore, creating an opportunity for each team to win at multiple levels. Power-Point Rubric After the students completed their power-points they presented them and were graded as a team; their rubric being the guide by which they were scored. The students were also given a post-test to determine if they understood the material they had just worked on. Post-Test
DOMAIN IV:PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES IN SUPPORT OF DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION & ASSESSMENT • Proficiency 4.0: The teacher candidate displays a professional commitment to the teaching philosophy of differentiated instruction to support students’ diverse learning needs and to maximize learning. • Reflective Analysis:How did you display a professional commitment to the teaching philosophy of differentiated instruction to support student’ diverse learning needs and to maximize learning? How has your teaching philosophy changed during Candidate Teaching?
Reflection of Domain 4 While observing my ninth grade college prep students, I began to see that quite a number of students were reading well below grade level. I therefore devoted more time to in class reading. One of the books we were reading was Ender’s Game by Scott Card. Through a power point presentation I introduced the fiction novel and modeled reading strategies, and discussed literary elements that would help the students with their reading skills. Then as we began reading the book I would model reading aloud to them and then discuss what I had read. I then had the students read pop-corn style around the room discussing the book as we went. I then gave the students silent reading time, and along with silent reading they had a study guide they were to fill out as they went. The study guide also had other activities as mentioned before in a lesson plan about allusion. This afforded the students the opportunity to use technology to develop their own power-points and take ownership of their lesson and learning. Students need constant motivation and redirection to stay focused on a task. It is often necessary to take multiple approaches to one lesson.
Professional Development Activities • Parent Student Conference • IEP Conference Professional Organization Memberships • SPAGE
Teaching Philosophy at the conclusion of candidate teaching as • contrasted with an earlier philosophy http://studentweb2.reinhardt.edu/psoe/byrd77361/Philosophy.htm My Teaching Philosophy
PART III. CONCLUSION: Mat Candidate Teaching Experience Approximately 3 Minutes
My Candidate Teaching Experience This time of candidate teaching has been a tremendous learning experience. I could not have asked for a better collaborating teacher. She gave direction, encouragement, and well administered advice. As I embark upon my search for employment in the educational field I will seek to add to my certificate to make myself more marketable. In the mean time I’m going fishing. See you at the lake this summer.