Your To Do List: 1. Pick up your PROGRAM. 2. Check Kathryn & Jolene’s Lists. If your name is on one of their lists make sure you meet with them. 3. Check the “ Who is your University Supervisor” lists! Today’s Schedule 8:30-9:30 Welcome/General Orientation to Student Teaching 9:35 -11:15 EdTPA/TK20, MTLE, & Licensure Informational Sessions 11:20 – 12:15 Introduction of University Supervisors. Meetings between SCSU students and supervisors SPED Students ONLY Meeting 12:15 -1:00 11:30 -1:00 in Voyager North Lunch on your own 1:00 – 3:15 Co-teaching 3:15 TESL Students Meeting with Dr. Robinson in Ballroom 3:15 HPE Students meet in Halenbeck Hall Conference room Teacher Candidate Responsibilities Download or purchase the handbook Know the contents and expectations Eligibility questions please see Jolene. Placement questions please see Kathryn You must be registered for student teaching! Field Experience Placement during your Student Teaching Elementary Education: Mondays in the field Can you believe it? Where will you be one year or two years from now? (Table Talk) Stephen R. Covey “Start with the end in mind.” Stephen R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. Knowing what I know now… Setting Goals… Short Term: Student Teaching: Standards (INTASC,NYAEC) EdTPA: Get the rubrics now and each week work on understanding them. MTLEs: Keep taking them until you pass! Long Term: Getting your first job: Preparation and Relationships A Thought for New Teachers to Ponder…….. “I have come to a frightening conclusion. I am the decisive element in the classroom. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt, or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or de-humanized.” -- Hiam Ginott A Major Impact on Your Future What is Professionalism? (elbow partner) Everything counts… FIRST IMPRESSIONS MATTER! The Ever Important… Tips to a Great Handshake 1. Extend your hand and grip the other person's hand so that the web of your thumbs meet. 2. Shake just a couple of times. The motion is from the elbow, not the shoulder. 3. End the handshake cleanly, before the introduction is over. If you want to count, a good handshake is held for three or four seconds Adapted and taken from: http://www.dummies.com/WileyCDA/DummiesArticle/id-704.html Remember you are a GUEST in the classroom… If you are no longer wanted in the classroom, you will be asked to leave. At that point are mediation plan must be met before you are placed again. Calendar Issues Responsibilities of a Teacher Candidate: (complete list in handbook) Follow the Code of Ethics for MN teachers • Provide professional educational services in a nondiscriminatory manner • Protect the health and safety of students • Maintain confidentiality • Use reasonable disciplinary action • Do not falsify or misrepresent records or facts about your qualifications • Do not knowingly make false or malicious statements about students or colleagues EXPECTATIONS Taken from eduClipper The Charlotte Observer reported that an afterschool staffer from Charlotte was fired for his Facebook comment that he likes “chillin’ wit my niggas” and a “suggestive exchange” with a female friend. Two probationary teachers faced termination for their Facebook musings that “I’m feeling pissed because I hate my students,” and I’m “teaching in the most ghetto school in Charlotte.” MORE Social Media The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch ran an exposé entitled, “Teachers’ Saucy Web Profiles Risk Jobs.” One 25-year-old female bragged on her Social Media site about being “sexy” and “an aggressive freak in bed.” Another confessed that she recently got drunk, took drugs, went skinny-dipping, and got married. In Illinois, a 56-year-old former language-arts teacher was found guilty in September on sexual abuse and assault charges involving a 17-year-old female student with whom he had exchanged more than 700 text messages. In Sacramento, a 37-year-old high school band director pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct stemming from his relationship with a 16-year-old female student; her Facebook page had more than 1,200 private messages from him, some about massages. In Pennsylvania, a 39-year-old male high school athletic director pleaded guilty in November to charges of attempted corruption of a minor; he was arrested after offering a former male student gifts in exchange for sex. And then there’s the sad tale of Pennsylvania college senior who was dismissed from her student teaching position because of “unprofessional” postings on her Social Media site, which she urged her students to visit. Her site included comments criticizing her supervisor and a photograph of her wearing a pirate hat and drinking from a plastic cup with the caption “drunken pirate.” LESSON LEARNED!!!! The lesson from the Snyder case is this: Unprofessional and inappropriate Internet postings by college students can be used to prevent them from entering the teaching profession. Seriously. Have you ever ‘googled’ yourself? Try it! Know what comes up. Schools are ‘googling’ you!!! What you need to provide for your supervisor: • Contact Information • Weekly Schedule EdTPA • Good Teaching Good planning Good assessment Good instruction Good reflection • Every teacher candidate is expected to write a detailed reflection and video tape teaching as an evaluative tool. • December of 2015 Principal asked hirining candidate for EdTPA score… What is Professionalism? JOB FAIR Early Spring Minneapolis Convention Center Contact Career Services Professional Development Conference Thursday March 3rd , 2016 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM Student teachers are required to attend! EXCEPTION: Block 3 and CFS teacher candidates attend final semester of student teaching. Formal Evaluations • Six formative evaluations will be completed by your university supervisor. (Elem. & CFS three each semester) • Six formative evaluations will be completed by your cooperating teacher. (Elem. & CFS three each semester) • An online final summative evaluation will be completed at the end of the student teaching experience by the university supervisor and your cooperating teacher. Standards of Effective Practice for Teachers Dispositions dis·po·si·tion noun \ˌdis-pə-ˈzi-shən\ : the usual attitude or mood of a person or animal : a tendency to act or think in a particular way Dispositions vs. School •Positive learning environment •Work ethic •Willing to learn/improve •Enjoy working in school •Commitment to educational learning •Instruction tied to standards, curriculum, and students •Collaboration •Value active inquiry, reflection and problem solving skills •Enthusiasm •Value diversity •Ongoing assessments/strategies •Be reflective •Ability to connect with students •Work ethic •Willing to learn/improve •Classroom Management •Professionalism •Teamwork/ team player •Flexible/adaptable •Enthusiasm •Communication (written/verbal) •Differentiated instruction •Time Management •Realistic Expectations PART TWO CRITICAL ISSUES FOR ALL EDUCATORS Health Insurance Six Important issues that impact all teachers • • • • • • Data Privacy Boundary Issues Personal Relationships Child Abuse Cultural Competence School Safety Data Privacy Issues: Keep student information private Much of the information you will deal with is private educational data on students and is protected by both state and federal privacy laws. Sharing information when there is no valid educational reason for doing so may subject you to discipline by the district and to civil liability. When discussing students with colleagues, ask yourself whether the discussion is really necessary to provide educational services to the student. Do not discuss individual students outside the school setting. Be sure volunteers in your classroom know they must keep information on students private. •Do not release information •If you can’t release something in written form, you can’t release it orally. •Do not list the names of top scorers or students who need to turn in work. •Do not post students’ work on your class web site unless you have their parents’ permission. •Ask if your district allows you to display photos of students or send home videos of students. •If in doubt, when asked for information, withhold the requested information until you check with your principal. •If anyone questions you about a student, respond simply that the information is private student data and that you cannot discuss it. Boundary Issues “Don’t let allegations of inappropriate touch ruin your career” It’s sad but true. Every year a dozen or more Minnesota teachers on average are accused of inappropriate touch. Even when the charges are proven false, the impact on you personally, your career and your colleagues can be devastating. Be aware of, and sensitive to, physical and emotional boundaries. Remember, you are not your students’ friend—you are their teacher. Let professional counselors and psychologists assist them with emotional issues. Here are some ways to reduce the risk of being accused: Avoid physical horseplay with students. Don’t let students sit on your lap. Do not meet with students alone in a closed setting. If you are male, be especially careful. Regardless of gender, if you teach fifth grade or above, avoid touching any students unless absolutely necessary. Avoid personal notes to students unless they deal solely with educational matters. Be especially careful with e-mail, Twitter, Snap Chats, and text messages. Use extreme caution when meeting with students in non-school settings, especially when other adults are not present. You should always have parent and district approval. Never use physical force to punish a student. Personal Relationships… • AVOID… • Not Acceptable… • Teachers “in the news” • You WILL lose your license! • They did! Child Abuse “Teachers must report suspected abuse and neglect” If you know or have reason to believe that one of your students has been the victim of child abuse or neglect, Minnesota law requires that you report it. It is not sufficient to simply report it to the administration. The law also provides you with immunity for reports made in good faith. If you are unsure, you should err on the side of reporting and leave the investigation to the proper authorities. One sign or symptom may not necessarily indicate child abuse, but some clues might lead you to suspect it: has a pattern of unexplained injuries or an inordinate number of “explained” ones inappropriately dressed for the season habitually late or often absent arrives early and leaves late because he or she is reluctant to go home unusually fearful of adults or other children goes to the bathroom with difficulty or has trouble sitting constantly tired or shows evidence of malnutrition Cultural Competence “The ability to work effectively across all cultures in a way that acknowledges and respects the culture of the person or organization being served.” (Hanley 1999) “If there is a lack of a close fit between the primary cultures of teachers and students, students are at risk for school difficulties.” (Cooper, 2002) Teachers Should: •Respect cultural differences •Believe all students are capable of learning •Have a sense of efficacy •Know the cultural resources that students bring to school •Be aware of the culture of their classroom •Implement an enriched curriculum for all students •“Build bridges between instructional content, materials, and methods, and the cultural background of their students.” (Cooper, 2002) •Be aware of cultural differences when evaluating students •Be aware of their OWN culture in the classroom SCHOOL SAFETY “Help provide a safe learning environment” Statistically, public schools are one of the safest places for children. But it is still essential to be prepared for the possibility of violence or other life-threatening emergencies. Where do you start? Familiarize yourself with your district’s crisis management policy. Make sure you receive training in crisis procedures, including opportunities to practice the procedures with students present. Lock down procedures Police canines Know your school building Know the staff and other adults authorized to be in your school. Pay attention to warning signs that a student could become violent. Help foster a safe and respectful environment in your classroom and school. For additional assistance, you can access Education Minnesota’s Crisis Response Team through your building representative or local president. QUESTIONS?