Standard #7: Planning for Instruction. The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
7(a) The teacher individually and collaboratively selects and creates learning experiences that are appropriate for curriculum goals and content standards, and are relevant to learners. (Performances)
7(k) The teacher knows a range of evidence-based instructional strategies, resources, and technological tools and how to use them effectively to plan instruction that meets diverse learning needs. (Essential Knowledge)
7(p) The teacher takes professional responsibility to use short- and long-term planning as a means of assuring student learning. (Critical Dispositions)
In my words: As a teacher, I will plan for instruction that adapts to and accommodates fore very student. I will plan instruction that meets goals, connects content areas and skills from other subjects, and provides knowledge both in and out of the classroom.
Gallery of Artifacts:
Creating syllabi for my classes
Name Tag/Phone Wall: for classroom organization, set-up, and management.
Computer Name/Number Cards: assigning each student a computer number to assist with behavior management.
Paper/Binder Planning Strategy: taking each page of a novel and adding it to a sheet of notebook paper to add comments, notes, ideas, etc.
My planning and method of assessment – using dry erase, plastic sleeve seating charts!
Today’s Goals: helping students focus at the start of every class period.
Here I organized exactly how I wanted my last few days to go. It’s specific enough to include activities, homework, essential questions, and ideas.
Unit Planning – I created a long-term unit plan for each of my classes to organize how I was teaching, what activities, and when. This is mine for House on Mango Street. The highlighter corresponds with assessments and standards.
I created a plethora of activities for my sixth graders to do after their personal narratives!
When I had a doctor’s appointment, I created mock substitute plans for my cooperating teachers so they would know my expectations for the day!
6-week unit plan for House on Mango Street.
Classroom calendar and daily learning targets.
List of Artifacts:
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