Welcome Student Teaching Orientation Lori Mueller Southeast Missouri State University Spring 2013 June 12, 2009 Over the next few weeks… Remember…. You are a Guest University Supervisors Please Provide to Your University Supervisor: ♦ Contact information ♦ Up-to-date weekly schedule (if requested) ♦ Reflective journal (a mandatory requirement that must be maintained by every teacher candidate) ♦ Written and detailed lesson plans ♦ Completed forms for final conference meeting Your first eight-week supervisor’s requirements may vary from your second eight-week supervisor’s requirements. Evaluations 2 formative evaluations by field supervisor for each placement 2-3 formative evaluations by cooperating teacher for each placement 1 summative evaluation for each placement completed by field supervisor in conjunction with the cooperating teacher Teacher Candidate Responsibilities ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Follow a Code of Ethics Provide non-discriminatory and professional educational services Protect the health and safety of all students Use reasonable disciplinary action in consultation with your cooperating teacher and per building policy Do not falsify or misrepresent records or facts about your qualifications Do not knowingly make false or malicious statements about students or colleagues (including discussions on social networks) ♦ Use caution while using social networks If you are not sure if it is appropriate, don’t post it! ♦ Nothing is ever “deleted” from the Internet ♦ Employers can and will look you up on social networks Your pages should reflect a positive profile of you! ♦ Be aware of the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act (state law that limits teacher-student interactions) ♦ Google yourself to see what image your name portrays What You Need to Know for the Field Lesson Plans ♦ All student teachers are required to prepare lesson plans in a format that is acceptable to both the cooperating teacher and the University supervisor ♦ Prepare a lesson plan for every lesson you are responsible for teaching Recommended: Lessons should be prepared at least two days in advance for review by the cooperating teacher Work Progress Report Provide documentation of your activities associated with student teaching ♦ Observations: Time observing teacher/students ♦ Participation: Time working with students ♦ Actual Teaching Time: Time in charge of classroom ♦ Activities Related to Teaching: Time grading, record-keeping, assemblies, extracurricular activities ♦ Preparation for Actual Teaching Methods: Time preparing materials ♦ Methods Conferences: Time dedicated to formal and informal method conferences with cooperating teacher and University supervisor Must be Completed on a Timely Basis Attendance Dress & Appearance Six Important Issues that Impact all Teachers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Data Privacy Physical and Emotional Limitations Personal Interactions Child Abuse Cultural Competence School Safety Skills Employers Seek ♦ Honesty and Integrity ♦ Communication (verbal and written) ♦ Interpersonal (relates well to others) ♦ Teamwork (works well with others) ♦ Strong Work Ethic ♦ Motivation; Takes Initiative ♦ Flexibility/Adaptability ♦ Professionalism and Etiquette ♦ Customer Service ♦ Detail-Oriented ♦ Organizational Skills Substitute Teaching ♦ You should not work as a substitute during student teaching – that is not the intent of this experience. ♦ If you have a substitute certificate, in an EMERGENCY, you may stay in your assigned classroom with students while your cooperating teacher deals with the emergency (e.g., taking a sick/injured child to the nurse’s office); other certified personnel should be available to assist. ♦ For a full-day, planned absence of the cooperating teacher, a paid substitute should be in the room with you. ♦ You MAY be paid for after school activities (e.g., coaching) or subbing on breaks that are not part of your assignment. Co-Teaching ♦ Based on the St. Cloud model ♦ Becoming more prevalent in St. Louis school districts, the Southeast region, and across the state ♦ Have been piloting with some Block IV Southeast students and incorporating into the curriculum ♦ If you have a co-teaching placement, you will either be trained today or by your district Educator Evaluation System ♦ Schools have to adopt the Missouri system, or one that incorporates the seven essential principles of effective evaluation, in the next year – some are piloting now ♦ Teachers will be evaluated on professional commitment, professional practice, and professional impact ♦ For more information, visit http://www.dese.mo.gov/eq/ees.htm Contact Information Dr. Lori Mueller, Coordinator Mrs. Anita Sides, Administrative Assistant Clinical Experiences One University Plaza, MS5600, Scully 304 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 573-651-2125 Questions? Comments? Certification What you REALLY need to know ♦ www.dese.mo.gov ♦ If you are still working on the Praxis II, please have your scores sent to SEMO ♦ Submit your online application when Mrs. Holder e-mails you Contact Information Dr. Lori Mueller, Coordinator Mrs. Sherry Holder, Administrative Assistant Certification & Assessment One University Plaza, MS5600, Scully 304A Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 573-651-2556 Questions? Comments?