Planning for instruction is of upmost importance as educators. I have shown proficiency and growth throughout the semester in planning and assessment strategies. This semester fostered a lot of growth in utilizing assessment strategies, gathering student data, and building rubrics. Integration of technology in the classroom is very important. I worked with student though programs like Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator to create plans and initial drawing for their paintings and drawings. These are valuable resources and beginning learning how to use these technologies early will benefit students later in their educational career.
Element a: Teachers demonstrate knowledge about the ways in which learning takes place, including the levels of intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of their students.
Element b: Teachers use formal and informal methods to assess student learning, provide feedback, and use results to inform planning and instruction.
This artifact is an example of an assessment info graphic regarding assessment. The product is introduces formative and summative assessments combining english, art, and agriculture education.
Element c: Teachers integrate and utilize appropriate available technology to engage students in higher level thinking skills.
This artifact is a video of a virtual reality painting I created with my group during a digital drawing seminar. This was created on Google Tilt Brush on the HTC Vive.
Element d: Teachers establish and communicate high expectations and use processes, such as questioning, to support the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
This artifact is the lesson grading rubric outline my expectations for the end goal of the lesson. It outlines qualities of exceptional though emerging work.
Element e: Teachers provide students with opportunities to work in teams and develop leadership qualities.
This artifact is a reflection from the AVID tutoring program this semester at TVHS. One of the main objectives of AVID is group work. We work with the students in small to medium size groups in a student centered discussion focusing on questioning
Element f: Teachers communicate effectively, making learning objectives clear and providing appropriate models of language.
This artifact is a reflection I wrote for my second lesson taught in the classroom at TVHS. The lesson was a group student driven critique for their mandala painting. I discussed learning objectives and expectations before we began the critique, as well modeled proper vocabulary and discussion tactics.