Standard 7: Instructional planning. The teacher consistently plans and evaluates instruction based on knowledge of the learner, subject matter, community, intended student standards and curriculum.
- Plans and implements curriculum and instruction according to students’ developmental needs, prior knowledge and interests, for both individuals and groups
- Plans curriculum and instruction beginning with identified learning standards and goals (academic, social skills, life skills, and communication skills)
- Designs coherent daily, unit, and semester/year-long plans through curricular mapping
- Reflects systematically and continually on instruction and makes adjustments accordingly
- Coordinates with students’ teacher(s) across all settings (SPED, ELL) to enact Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
- Implements lessons using effective pacing, well-sequenced procedures, and well-prepared materials
Kandinsky's Mathematic Shapes: In this lesson I collaborated with the 3rd grade teacher at Pownal Elementary to create a cross-disciplinary lesson. At that time, the third grade class was learning about geometry and measurement in their math workshop. I was planning a lesson primarily focusing on line and shape and wanted to incorporate their current math curriculum into my lesson.
Adobe Photoshop Elements Intro Handout: I have a strong background in Photoshop, so when I began my high school internship, my mentor asked that I jump right in and begin teaching in Photo 1. To start off, I did an overview demo of the basic tools of Photoshop Elements. This was a lot of information for students to take in all at once, so I created a handout that outlined all of the tools I was demonstrating. For the students new to Photoshop software, it was an extremely handy reference tool.