Teachandtrain 2009 National STAR Events July 12-16 Nashville, TN
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Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Teach and Train, an individual event, recognizes participants who demonstrate their ability to explore and experience the career of teaching or training. Participants must prepare a portfolio of the teaching/training career, prepare and execute a complete lesson/workshop plan and an oral presentation. Senior and occupational participants will also complete a shadowing experience of “best practices” educator.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Event Rules 2008-2009 STAR Events Manual Pages 173-185
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org • Basic Event Elements • Shadowing Experience – Senior and Occupational Only • Portfolio – may be a hardcopy or electronic portfolio. Should include career exploration, self-assessment, lesson/workshop plan, coursework, evidence of prior presentations, works cited/bibliography • Up to 10 minute oral presentation
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org • Getting Started • Project Ideas to Get You Started: • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher • Elementary Teacher • Middle School/Jr. High Teacher • High School Teacher • Music/Art Teacher • Physical Education Teacher • Corporate Consultant • Leadership Development Facilitator • Relationship Workshop Presenter
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org The FCCLA Planning Process The Planning Process is always the best place to start a project. Get a copy from your adviser or find it on the National FCCLA Web site, www.fcclainc.org
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Teach and Train Tom Presenter National FCCLA National High School Reston, VA Southern Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Table of Contents Career Exploration Self Assessment Shadowing Experience Lesson Plan Evidence of Previous Presentation Works Cited/Bibliography
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Career Exploration What are the requirements of an education career? A high school FCS teacher must have a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or related field and a secondary education certification in their respective state, including adequate hours of student teaching. Some schools prefer teachers to have a master’s degree. What is your plan for higher education? I plan to attend San Francisco State University and major in Family and Consumer Sciences, get my teacher certification, and am considering a master’s degree. What skills are needed for this career? Like other teaching professions, this career requires organization, public speaking skills, good communication, and the ability to work well with youth. FCS in particular, requires the ability to grasp several concepts in various areas as the subjects can range from technical information, like personal finances to creative processes, like fashion design.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Career Exploration What education path will be needed for this career? One interested in this career should finish high school, with several FCS, chemistry, and AP courses, complete a college degree and consider getting their master’s degree. What is the current job outlook for this career? What is the future job outlook for this career? Currently, there are many FCS teachers looking to retire and schools want to replace them or close the department. In the future, there will still be high teacher retirement so there will probably be a high level of FCS teacher openings.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Career Exploration Many teachers leave the profession during the first five years, what could you do now to think ahead to sustainability? I would build relationships from the beginning with area FCS teachers to form a support structure for questions and resources. Who could be a mentor to you in this career pursuit? My current FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser is very supportive and has agreed to mentor me through college.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Self Assessment What personal interests do you have in this career? I have enjoyed my FCS classes and have been part of the Teacher Academy at my school. As part of the academy I’ve been a teacher’s assistant for the FCS department. What personal skill inventory do you have that indicates that you might be suited to this career choice? I am organized, work well with all types of students, and am able to convey concepts to others in ways they understand easily.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Self Assessment Why do you value this career? I believe that teaching youth is incredibly valuable to America’s future and this field in particular is important to establishing healthy families and successful workers. What learning style do you have that would suit this career? I have a hands-on learning style and find that FCS courses add hands on experience to what students learn in textbooks during other classes. I believe my ability to learn easily this way helps me teach others through tactile lessons.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Self Assessment Describe why a career in education or training appeals to you. I have enjoyed my experience in the teacher academy and want to continue learning about learning. What other aspects of your self assessment have you considered? I thrive in environments where I am challenged and presented with new information. As I’ve gone through the teacher academy program, I see the field of education offering continual challenges and constant opportunities for learning.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Shadowing Experience Describe the shadowing experience, where, when, length of shadowing, why you chose this person to shadow, and the settings in classrooms or trainings sessions you observed. I shadowed Mrs. Black, who is a FCS teacher in a neighboring high school. I went to the high school for the one-hour 8th grade FCS course once a week for one semester. I chose Mrs. Black’s 8th grade class to shadow because she teaches several different units within one semester so I was able to observe many things in one experience. The units I observed were “Introduction to Foods Science”, “Personal Finance”, “Introduction to Fashion Design”, “Career Exploration”, and “Leadership”. There were 24 students in the classroom, split almost evenly between males and females. In addition to Mrs. Black, the class also had a permanent teacher’s aide for a special needs student. I had an opportunity to teach a lesson during the financial unit.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Shadowing Experience What observations did you make about room management techniques? Mrs. Black effectively used her students in teams as well as separating them for individual learning depending on the project for easy classroom management. I became much more aware of the difficulties teachers face in holding a class full of students together for a lesson. What observations did you make about the content/curriculum being taught? In an eighth grade semester long course it is difficult to cover much of each area. Each unit was limited by a two week time frame, so it was important that students and Mrs. Black stayed on track so students could get the most out of the semester.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Shadowing Experience How did the teacher or trainer manage the lesson? Each day students began the class answering questions from the smart board during Mrs. Black’s transition between classes. Because the students were in the eighth grade, Mrs. Black made sure to include at least one hands-on activity during each class period. At the end of each unit Mrs. Black used a jeopardy game to orally test students on information. Additionally, students took pre- and post- tests for each unit. What evidence did you see of planning? As I prepared for my lesson, Mrs. Black met with me outside of the shadowing session to coach me in effective teaching skills and go over any questions about content. She assisted me with preparing materials needed for my lesson and we worked together to develop test questions for the pre- and post-tests and jeopardy quiz of the financial unit.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org • Shadowing Experience • Discuss with the teacher/trainer the following. • the school’s or organization’s mission statement • the curriculum standards or guidelines • the career of teaching/training • maintaining a professional motivation for the career • their “best advice” to a new teacher/trainer or potential teacher/trainer • why did they chose the presentation strategies methods that were used • how did they chose the activities • how did they accommodate diverse learning styles, or accommodations needed, learning styles, language, cultural values, and ethical standards or teaching/training • Answer on the following slide.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Shadowing Experience Discuss with the teacher/trainer the following. (cont.) Mrs. Black worked to achieve the school’s mission of quality education for all students. She uses state and national FCS standards as her guide for teaching. Mrs. Black remains motivated as an officer for her state ACTE organization and is a member of AAFCS. Her best advice to me was to also belong to these organizations and become active for better networking and support from my peers. Mrs. Black always uses the same type of presentation of using essay questions, oral testing, in-class activities, so each student has an opportunity to learn, no matter their learning style. At the beginning of the semester, she presents a unit on character building where she addresses diversity, cultural values, and respect for fellow students. Overall Mrs. Black has found a high level of fulfillment in her teaching and it shows in her classroom.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Shadowing Experience Include other applicable observations. My experience in Mrs. Black’s class solidified my desire to teach Family and Consumer Sciences. I look forward to my time at SFSU and observing other classrooms to learn more about teaching FCS.
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Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Lesson Plan Evaluation All the students did very well on their projects. I based my evaluation of the lesson on active participation levels during both the activity and the discussion time, as well as how in depth students went in their reflection. All students were very interested in the activity and participated actively. The discussion time did not go as well as planned and I believe it was due to too few follow up questions. Most students enjoyed the activity and had a lot to write about in their reflection, which indicated to Mrs. Black and me that they learned a lot. If I were to teach this lesson to eighth graders again, I would probably add more questions following the activity as our group discussion time was not as effective as it could have been. In addition, I may choose to use the shorter version of the lemonade stand so there is more time to discuss the important aspects of the lesson. Overall, Mrs. Black and I both believe that the lesson was successful.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Evidence of Prior Presentations Thank you note from Mrs. Black
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Follow Up This experience has shown me that I am, in fact, interested in pursuing a career in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. However, it has given me a different perspective on the career of teaching. I understand now how much planning, patience, and work teachers put into their jobs. I also realize the amount of support teachers need to do their job well. A single teacher needs the backing of his/her administration, classroom aides, guidance counselors, fellow teachers and staff, and parents. In addition to this, teachers have to pay attention to the needs and progress of each student in order to effectively communicate the important material. Finally, teachers must also be willing to learn as well as teach. They must constantly work to improve their skills, knowledge, and teaching techniques to keep up with expanding material, national and state mandates, and technological advancements in the classroom. As demanding as a career in teaching can be, it is also incredibly rewarding and I can’t wait to have a classroom of my own someday.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Bibliography Ramey, Derek. "Lemonade Stand." Cool Math. 2008. 15 Oct. 2008 <http://www.coolmath-games.com/lemonade/index.html>. "Today's Profession Offering Tomorrow's Careers." 2003. American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 30 Oct. 2008 <http://www.aafcs.org>.
Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org Evaluating Your Project The new STAR Events rubrics are a great way to make sure that your project is up to the highest standards. Use the rubric as you prepare your portfolio and speech to make sure you are ready to compete! ***Please note that there are TWO rubrics for this event! There is one rubric for Junior participants and another one for Senior and Occupational students.
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Teach and Train www.fcclainc.org • Tips for Success • Follow the Rules! – The 2008-2009 STAR Events Manual is now available at www.fcclainc.org. If you have questions, ask your adviser or state adviser to help clarify the rules. Use the rubric to make sure your project meets high standards. • Be Purposeful – think about how you can do this project to benefit you long term. Choose an area that is of interest to you and it will be fun and very useful to your future! • Thank your contacts – if you shadow a teacher/trainer or connect with one during your lesson/activity presentation, be sure to thank them keep in contact. Relationships with people in the field can be very advantageous if you decide to pursue this as a future career.
Teachandtrain 2009 National STAR Events July 12-16 Nashville, TN