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Practicum Orientation Spring 2013

Tift College of Education . Practicum Orientation Spring 2013. Housekeeping Items. Name Badges Signing in today What do I do if I do not have a placement?. Next Steps. Contact Cooperating Teacher and/or school Clearly articulate plans for the experience

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Practicum Orientation Spring 2013

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  1. Tift College of Education Practicum Orientation Spring 2013

  2. Housekeeping Items • Name Badges • Signing in today • What do I do if I do not have a placement?

  3. Next Steps • Contact Cooperating Teacher and/or school • Clearly articulate plans for the experience • Deliver the Cooperating Teacher Folder • Begin the planning process • One full day in school between January 9th and January 17th (except Friday)

  4. Teacher Code of Ethics and Basic Professional Principals

  5. First Impressions

  6. Dress Professional Dress in a manner that sets you above the rest! No revealing clothing No low-riding pants or Capri pants No JEANS No shirts that show your bellybutton No Flip Flops

  7. Sign in and out each and every day. • You are a guest in the school. • BE ON TIME- Consistently

  8. Technology DO incorporate technology in your lesson plans. DO use appropriately in all classes – Mercer and assigned school. DO NOT use personal cell phones, computers, iPods, or any other technology device while working with students, teachers, or parents.

  9. Code of Ethics • New Child Abuse Reporting Law (see handout)

  10. The Course

  11. Planning (To Know) The Transforming Educator Reflection (To Be) Student Learning Instruction (To Do) Assessment (To Do)

  12. Practicum Expectations • Begin the lesson planning process ( Teaching a minimum of 10 lessons) • Integration of course work and classroom • Begin the delivery process • Continue to reflection process • Minimum of 60 hours of contact time with students • Attend weekly and consistently .

  13. Course Organizational Requirements • Live Text is a REQUIREMENT for this course. If you have not purchased an account, please do so, TODAY! • Now is the time to begin familiarizing yourself with the GADOE website www.doe.k12.ga.us • Common Core is rolling out in every system. Begin to get familiar with this now.

  14. Working with your Cooperating Teacher

  15. As you begin, observe, observe, observe all aspects of the teachers routine. • Plan, Plan, Plan with your cooperating teacher. Remember, they must approve all aspects of instruction in that classroom • Ask for feedback from your cooperating teacher. Do not take feedback too personally. The cooperating teacher can help you grow.

  16. Working with Students

  17. From the very first day…. • Learn students names • Call students by their names • Play an active roll in the classroom (let your CT be your guide) • Get familiar with the demographics of the school & community. • Never share confidential information about students

  18. Lesson Planning For effective facilitation of learning, initial planning is ESSENTIAL. A lesson plan must be written in advance, and approved by the cooperating teacher.

  19. Avoiding the Pitfalls Plan ahead and not haphazardly Be attentive and enthusiastic Attend consistently Take lesson planning seriously Stay away from staff that talk about your cooperating teacher negatively

  20. Evaluations

  21. Each teacher candidate will be evaluated the following way: 2 Cooperating Teacher Evaluations 2 University Supervisor Evaluations 2 Summative Evaluations (US & CT) 2 Dispositions

  22. Working with your University Supervisor

  23. Problems with Assignments? Problems with Cooperating Teacher? Problems communicating with schools? Keep your supervisors cards handy!

  24. Seminars • Dates are determined by your University Supervisor • Helpful to you during your experience • No points for attending, but you can lose points for non-attendance • University Supervisor can determine the need for additional seminars

  25. Other Items Grading Evaluation Rubric Code of Ethics Placement Confirmation Forms Handbooks

  26. Remember You are a Mercer Student We have High Expectations

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